Philips Hue Sync TV app arrives for Samsung TVs

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Excellent news Samsung TV homeowners, you will not must fork out $250 for a Hue Play HDMI Sync Field to get that Ambilight impact, as Signify has introduced a brand new app that does the job with out the necessity for added {hardware}.

Nonetheless, it isn’t all arising roses as you may must fork out $130 (£115 within the UK) for the Philips Hue Sync TV app.

That appears massively costly for one thing that you simply’d count on Samsung to – most likely – bundle in without spending a dime in a 12 months or so.

It’s, in idea, a saving on the Hue Play Sync Field however I nonetheless cannot see many individuals coughing up $130 for an app.

That is to not say it would not sound superb. It does. It basically means your Samsung TV will be capable to act as a Play Sync Field, providing a singular gentle syncing expertise with something you watch or play in your TV.

In actual fact, it is even a bit higher than the Field because it not solely scans your TVs HDMI ports to detect what visuals to go with, it additionally works with the Samsung TV’s native streaming apps, equivalent to Disney+ and Netflix. It additionally helps all picture codecs together with 8K, 4K and HDR 10+.

Just like the Sync Field, you’ll after all want some Hue lights to create the Ambilight impact.

It really works with a spread of Hue bulbs – you configure the structure within the Hue app – however the most effective expertise (in my view) is while you throw a Hue Gradient Lightstrip into the combo.

No matter your setup, you’ll want a Samsung QLED TVs within the Q60 or larger vary from 2022 onwards to become involved.

We’re large followers of the Hue Sync expertise; it actually does add an additional dimension to film watching, or enjoying blockbuster gaming titles and something that makes the method simpler must be applauded. However $130… for an app? No probability.

Elsewhere at CES 2023, Signify additionally took the covers off of the Philips Hue Resonate downward wall gentle, the Philips Hue Faucet dial change with mini mount and the Philips Hue PAR38 floodlight bulbs.

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