Philips Hue Spotify integration starting today; also new Hue bulbs

Cupertino, August 17, 2021

A new Philips Hue Spotify integration has been announced, rolling out to the Hue app from today. This will sync your lights to the music you play on Spotify, fully automatically or with some degree of manual control.

Unlike third-party apps like Hue Disco, the integration doesn't rely on your iPhone's microphone to listen to the music ...

Instead, it extracts all the music data it needs from the metadata already embedded in Spotify tracks.

Weave light and music.

It's the first of its kind. We've partnered with Spotify to offer a unique light and music integration that links your Philips Hue and Spotify accounts, making your lights respond to the Spotify music you love.

With Philips Hue + Spotify, the Hue app analyzes the metadata of each Spotify song in real time, resulting in a light script that not only includes the beat of the song, but now also displays the mood, genre, tempo, segments, loudness, pitch and more.

Whether you're relaxing on the couch for a nice night out, having friends over for a party, or doing your chores on a custom playlist, you'll experience music like never before.

If you don't like the default light show, you can instruct the app to respond more softly or dramatically to the song.

If your Hue app has a Sync tab in the bottom center of the home screen, tap it. Otherwise, tap the Explore tab and swipe through the screens to the Spotify tab. If you don't see either option yet, the update has yet to roll out to your device and should appear within the next few days. (Annoyingly, the way new features are added to the app means that the app will claim to be up-to-date even if it's still waiting for the latest updates).

Dynamic scenes are included in the same update.

Slowly transition your color-capable Philips Hue lights in a room or zone through the different colors of any color scene in the Hue scene gallery. To use dynamic scenes, press the play button that appears on the scene map.

With this first release, the dynamic effects will be subtle. You may not notice your lights changing at first. In a future release you will be able to control the speed of dynamic scenes - stay tuned for the update!

Only color scenes you've added to My Scenes from the Hue scene gallery can be dynamic. In the future, you will be able to make all color scenes - even those you create yourself - dynamic.

The Philips Hue Ambience Gradient Lightstrip that was reported back in July has now landed. Instead of choosing a single color for the entire light strip, you can now choose gradients that display different colors along the length of the strip using scenes created by Philips.

An 80-inch strip costs $149.99, with 40-inch extension strips available for $59.99.

Also available are the Signe Gradient floor and table lamps, which bring the same multi-color options to floor lamps.

In addition, Philips now offers more powerful standard lamps - up to 1600 lumens (100w equivalent) and a White Ambience version of its artful filament lamps.

We are expanding our range with brighter bulbs and now offer 800 lumens (60W equivalent), 1100 lumens (75W equivalent) and 1600 lumens (100W equivalent).

The Filament collection now includes lamps that offer thousands of shades of warm to cool white light for the perfect light throughout the day.

Watch the promo video for the Spotify integration below.

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