Philips Hue are the most complete smart bulbs to add a touch of color to the house. And from today they have a new function that will allow you to adapt the color to the sound of the music . Signify, the company behind Philips Hue, has announced several new models, from a light bar to be placed near the TV to new, more efficient and brighter bulbs.
For users who already have a Philips Hue bulb there is also news. Through a partnership with Spotify, users will be able to link their Philips Hue with their Spotify account and turn the lighting into an equivalent of a song viewer, dancing as the song progresses.In xiaomist.com Philips Hue: 21 tips and tricks to get started or master your smart bulbs
Leveraging Spotify Metadata to Get Good Synchronization
As of today, September 1, this new function is available in an 'early access'. After a few weeks in beta, it is expected that by October it will be available openly to all Philips Hue users who have a Spotify account and have a compatible Philips Hue Bridge or light bulb.
This alliance is mainly based on the access by Philips Hue to the metadata of the Spotify songs, which will allow it to have a few milliseconds of advantage and be able to send the order to the light in advance so that the synchronization is ideal .
Philips explains that this feature will be available to both Spotify Premium and Spotify Free users . In the latter case, when an ad appears, Philips Hue will display a default pattern.
Usually to get a music visualizer you need an external hardware device that "listens" what is playing and adapts the light. In this case, the synchronization is achieved through the cloud, based on that alliance between the two companies. Yes, it will be necessary to have a Philips Hue Bridge or one of the new bulbs that can connect to the application and to these servers.In xiaomist.com Matter is born: this is the standard promoted by Google, Apple and Amazon to connect home devices under the same platform
The Philips app will allow users to tailor the lighting effects. In case of leaving it synchronized with Spotify, they will dance according to the musical genre, the volume and the tempo of each song.
The news Philips is allied with Spotify so that all Hue lights can be a music visualizer synchronized with the songs was originally published in xiaomist.com by Enrique Pérez .