Signify has announced a number of new products and features including the new Hue Play gradient lights, Spotify integration and brighter versions of their classic bulbs.
Philips Hue + Spotify
Signify is teaming up with Spotify to bring integration to the Hue app.
Similar to the Hue Sync app, you’ll be able to synchronize your lights to the music but this time it’s all done in the cloud, and you won’t need a mic to detect the music.
“At Spotify, we’re always working to create the best listening experience for every moment, via any device, throughout your day,” said Sten Garmark, VP of Consumer Experience at Spotify. “We’re looking forward to introducing our innovative integration with Philips Hue, where smart lighting will add another dimension to enhancing your next listening session.”
The two companies are using an new algorithm that will analyze metadata in each song to make lights, flash, dim, brighten and change colour along with the beat.
“As a world leader in smart lighting, we are constantly looking for new ways to keep offering our Philips Hue users the most advanced smart lighting experience. Entertainment, of which audio is an important ingredient, is a key focus for Philips Hue. By innovating with Spotify as a leading industry partner, we are proud to offer our users an immersive integration of music and light in a way never done before,” said Jasper Vervoort, Business Leader Philips Hue at Signify.
To start using the Hue and Spotify integration, you’ll need the Hue 4.0 app, Hue Bridge and colour-capable Hue bulbs.
The Spotify integration will appear in early access starting today in the Hue app, it may take up to a week for the feature to appear. Then in October, the feature will be permanently part of the Hue 4.0 app.
New Hue Play gradient lights
After launching the Hue Play gradient lightstrip last year, Signify is back with another light with the new Hue Play gradient light tube.
The lamp has gradient technology to blend colours together and can easily be placed below a TV or above it.
In addition to the Hue Play gradient light tube, there’s Hue gradient Signe floor and table lamps and a Hue ambiance gradient lightstrip.
The Hue Play gradient light tube launches in North America on January 18th, 2022 and October 26th in Europe from $179 USD.
The Hue gradient Signe floor and table lamp launches on October 12th in North America and September 14th in Europe starting at $199 USD.
The Hue ambiance gradient lightstrip costs $69 USD for the 1m version or $169 USD for the 2m version and ships on October 5th in North America and September 14th in Europe.
Brighter Hue Bulbs
In addition to the new gradient lights, Signify is bringing brighter version of their White, White ambiance and White and colour ambiance bulbs.
The are now 1100 and 1600 lumen, so you can even brighter lights.
The Hue White 1100 lumen costs $14.99 USD, the White ambiance 1100 is $24.95 USD and the White and colour ambiance is $49.99 USD.
The Hue White 1600 lumen is priced at $19.99 USD, the White ambiance 1600 is $39.99 USD and the White and colour ambiance is $59.99 USD.
The new brighter Hue bulbs are available now.
Also, Signify is launching their Hue e-shop on September 12th.
Hue Play HDMI Sync Box Software Update
Later this fall, Signify will be launching a software update for their Hue Play HDMI Sync Box.
It brings compatibility to the new game consoles (PS5 and Xbox Series X) to enable 120Hz at 1080p and 1440p as well as 4K at 60Hz.