Philips Hue and Spotify announce immersive integration
Signify has announced that Philips Hue has created the first deep integration of lighting and music, providing an immersive experience like no other.
The new algorithm analyses the metadata of each song in real time to make the lights flash, dim, brighten and colour change along with the beat, mood, genre and tempo of any music on Spotify.
The experience is enabled through the Philips Hue app and, with the new Sync tab in the app, the experience can be easily personalised.
Signify business leader for Philips Hue Jasper Vervoort says: “As a world leader in smart lighting, we are constantly looking for new ways to keep offering our Philips Hue users the most advanced smart lighting experience. Entertainment, of which audio is an important ingredient, is a key focus for Philips Hue. By innovating with Spotify as a leading industry partner, we are proud to offer our users an immersive integration of music and light in a way never done before.”
The integration works with any Spotify-compatible audio device, such as a speaker, smartphone, or computer. To experience this immersive 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 device that’s logged in to your Spotify account.
Spotify vice president of consumer experience Stan Garmark says: “At Spotify, we’re always working to create the best listening experience for every moment, via any device, throughout your day. We’re looking forward to introducing our innovative integration with Philips Hue, where smart lighting will add another dimension to enhancing your next listening session.”
The Philips Hue + Spotify integration will start rolling out globally as an early access program to Philips Hue App 4 users from September 1, 2021, onwards. After October 2021, the feature will be a permanent part of the Hue App 4.