THE Philips has a line of smart lamps called Hue. With them, you can set up scenes (make adjustments, for example, so that the environment is prone to watching a movie), change colors, turn on / off lights all over the house via iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple Watch or even talking with Siri (either on those devices or on the HomePod).
Now, another Apple device has joined the game; Yes the Mac!
Philips this week launched an application for macOS and also for Windows. O Hue Sync It is not complete as the iOS app, allowing you to have full control over the lamps. What it actually allows to synchronize the lights with the content that is being played on your computer or TV (games, video and music), in order to create a very cool effect.
Imagine that you are playing a steel game and your lights mimic the explosions on the screen. Or, when watching a stunning sunset in a movie, leave your living room bathed in the same shades of violet, orange and yellow that you see on the screen. And finally, take your music to a new level; your lights can dance to your favorite tracks.
You can customize the lighting experience by setting the desired brightness level and alternating the speed at which the lights change according to the content (choosing between ?Subtle?, ?Moderate?, ?High? and ?Intense? modes). In addition, when listening to music, you choose several different color palettes to match the genre: pastel colors, for example, go well with softer music, while lighter and stronger tones may be more suitable for rock and dance music , according to Philips.
In the video below, Philips teaches you how to configure the app on your computer:
Here, how to use it with your TV (via HDMI cable, AirPlay, Chromecast or Miracast):
The Hue Sync app is available for download on the Philips website and is compatible with macOS Sierra and High Sierra; on Windows, it requires version 10.