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Philips Hue Gets Spotify Integration, Turn Your Lights Into a Music Visualizer

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There are already many ways, apps, and hardware to sync your lights to music — including Signify’s own Hue Sync app — but those methods typically need letting an app or some other hardware listen in on everything you’re playing. This new joint venture avoids that by letting the Hue Bridge tap right into Spotify to see what’s playing once you’ve connected your accounts.

  • Philips Hue is getting all-new Spotify integration.
  • The new features are available from September 1.
  • You can sync your color Hue lights with your Spotify playlists.

The Philips Hue + Spotify integration will begin coming out globally as an early access program to Philips Hue App 4 users from September 1, 2021, onwards. Once the feature is ready for your account, which can take up to 7 days, you will get the notice of a What’s New update with the Spotify card.

Enable Early access and follow the instructions to be one of the firsts to try out the new experience. After October 2021, the feature will be a permanent part of the Hue App 4.

This new integration comes with a couple of catches: to use it, you’ll need a Hue Bridge, which not every Hue owner is going to have and the feature only supports color bulbs. But, you don’t need a paid Spotify subscription-free accounts will also work perfectly.

Philips Hue and Spotify have joint forces and enabled the experience through the Philips Hue app itself. With Philips Hue + Spotify, the Hue app examines the metadata for each Spotify song in real-time. This results in a light script that on top of including the beat of the song, now also indicates its mood, genre, tempo, segments, loudness, pitch, and more. The integration works with any Spotify-compatible audio device, such as a speaker, smartphone, or computer.

As the integration is embedded in the Philips Hue app, it does not need a microphone to react to the music. This guarantees that the lights can react to the music without any interfering background noise and gives you full flexibility in using your phone for other things at the same time.

The union works with any Spotify-compatible audio device To experience this light and sound integration at home, link your Philips Hue and Spotify accounts in the Philips Hue app, and then play a song from any gadget that’s logged in to your Spotify account.

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