Liberate the light
See what Philips hue can do for you. Connect this to your Ambilight TV and give your whole room the Ambilight experience.
Philips Ambilight redefined the way you watched TV forever. But that was just the start. We wanted to bring the power of Ambilight beyond the screen and into your room.
Now we've paired Ambilight technology with the hue lighting system. It means you can enjoy unlimited Ambilight, anywhere in your home. And all at the touch of a button.
Meet Ambilight+hue at www.philips.com/ambilight+hue.
* Philips Ambilight TV model from 2011 and later
Now there's so much more hue can do.
First there was hue. Now there's hue 1.1 and it's bringing a whole bunch of great new features with it.
You've told us how much you enjoy hue and how it makes a difference in your homes. It rocks, we all agree. In just a short time since the launch, you've built a vibrant, vocal community of hue lovers that's given us lots of invaluable feedback. And we've been listening.
So, enough chitchat. What's changed? What's new? And how can you get it?
Let's start with a biggy. It's called Geofencing. It means your hue lights can now automatically turn on or change settings as you arrive home. It's like a happy puppy welcoming you at the front door! But without all the slobber or the chewed up shoes. Plus, don't ever worry if you've switched your lights off or not. Just walk out the front door and they'll switch themselves off. All without you ever having to take your smartphone out of your pocket.
Another thing you've asked for is Recurring Alarms. You can now calendarize your time settings and have hue wake you up and put you to bed at the same time every day, without having to set it each time. We've also improved the security feature, making hue an even better guard dog than before. Just set the alarm to “randomize” and the lights will turn on at slightly different times while you're on holiday. Because who switches on the lights at 18:00 sharp every night? Not you. And bad guys know that. But this keeps them guessing and adds another level of security. Woof!
With the new timer function, hue can turn the lights off, flash, or change color after a set amount of time. So you can time your workout with light, have your lights flash when your favorite show is about to start, or even shine bright pink to let you know when the cupcakes are ready. It's also great for telling the kids that playtime is up and it's time for bed. It's so much cooler if hue tells them it's bath time than when daddy does!
We're very excited about our partnership with IFTTT. This super useful service enables you to connect your hue lights to over 60 different products and services with IFTTT Recipes. Try Recipes that do all kinds of neat things like:
- Change your light's color to let you know when it's raining outside
- Blink your lights when your favorite sports team starts a new game
- Randomly change your light's color with a text message
- And much, much more. The possibilities are endless!
That's just a few of the things waiting for you in the hue 1.1 update. It's out on the 14th of May 2013. If you've got the iOS hue app, just accept the update when you're prompted and you'll be ready to go.
Hope you enjoy it!
From all of us at Team hue.