Philips Hue expands collaboration with Samsung SmartThings

Philips Hue expands collaboration with Samsung SmartThings
Philips Hue expands collaboration with Samsung SmartThings
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Signify, the world leader in lighting, and SmartThings, Samsung’s global connected living platform, will expand their partnership to make it even easier for users to enjoy exciting TV entertainment with surround lighting.

For more than a year, viewers have been able to connect their compatible Samsung TV to their Philips Hue lights to create the ultimate lighting experience for their home theater. In spring 2024, the Philips Hue Sync TV app will have a monthly subscription option and will be integrated with the SmartThings mobile app for even easier control.

Monthly subscriptions and additional countries
Philips Hue introduces a subscription model based on a monthly fee of EUR 2.99. Users can choose between a one-time payment to unlock the app on one Samsung TV, or a monthly subscription that supports up to three Samsung TVs in the same household.

Easier controls and advanced automations via SmartThings
Thanks to the integration with the SmartThings ecosystem, Samsung users can also control the Sync TV app via their smartphone, in addition to their other SmartThings-compatible devices. The app allows users to adjust settings using their smartphone without having to pause TV content. The SmartThings app allows users to choose between different modes and start or stop syncing. Additionally, users can automate multiple devices to create the perfect movie setting at the touch of a button.

Music mode illuminates the sounds of a playlist
Users of the Philips Hue Sync TV app on compatible 2024 Samsung TV models will soon find a new feature in the app: Music Mode. Instead of following the content on the screen, your Philips Hue lights respond to the audio of what’s playing on the TV. Music mode is compatible with all music playing on the TV and turns your living room into a private concert hall. It will also be available later this year on compatible Samsung TVs produced in 2022 and 2023.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with SmartThings to give users more control over their entertainment experiences,” said Jasper Vervoort, Business Leader, Philips Hue at Signify.

“The integration of the Philips Hue Sync TV app into the SmartThings ecosystem allows users to create immersive entertainment routines across multiple devices, enhancing their smart home experiences like never before,” said Mark Benson, head of SmartThings US . “This partnership underlines our commitment to delivering seamless and innovative solutions that enrich our users’ lives and make their smart home experiences even more enjoyable.”

Availability and compatibility
The Philips Hue Sync TV app is available for Samsung Q60 series or higher QLED TVs produced from 2022 onwards. The integration of the Philips Hue Sync TV app into the SmartThings app and monthly subscriptions will be available from spring 2024. Users can access these features after downloading or updating to the latest version of the Sync TV app. Music mode will be available for compatible 2024 Samsung TVs at launch. It will be available for compatible 2022 and 2023 Samsung TVs later this year.

The Philips Hue Sync TV app is available for Samsung Q60 series or higher QLED TVs manufactured from 2022 onwards.

More information:
Signify
www.signify.com

The article is in Dutch

Tags: Philips Hue expands collaboration Samsung SmartThings

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