Surround lighting experience

Sync with TV

How to get lights that sync with TV

There are two ways to do it: the Philips Hue Play HDMI sync box or Hue Sync TV app (not available in Canada). Watch a movie, binge the latest show, or play a game with lights that brighten, dim, and change color along with the action on the screen. Don’t just watch TV — experience it.

Philips Hue Play HDMI sync box 

Philips Hue Play HDMI sync box 

Connect up to four HDMI devices — set-top boxes, gaming consoles, and more — and plug directly into any TV.

What you need

You’ll need just a few other things to sync your lights to your TV.

TV with orange and blue surround lighting

Color-capable lights

Any Philips Hue White and color ambiance light works! Fill your Entertainment area with lightstrips, lamps, bulbs, and more.

Hue Bridge hanging on wall

Hue Bridge

The heart of your smart lighting system, the Hue Bridge unlocks the full suite of smart lighting features, including Hue Sync. 

Person controlling surround lighting in the Sync tab of the Hue app

Hue app

The Sync tab is your control center for all things syncing. Adjust light intensity, choose sync modes, change brightness, and press play. 

The top picks

Play gradient lightstrip

Mount directly to the back of your TV for a multicolor light show that reacts to the screen.  

Play light bars

Lay them flat or stand them up to get the perfect combination of color around your home theater. 

Play gradient light tube

Place or mount this light beneath the TV, and then rotate for a wash of colorful light.

How-to videos

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Questions and answers

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What do I need to be able to sync my smart lights with the Philips Hue Play HDMI sync box?
What is the best way to set up an Entertainment area?
How can I watch Netflix with Hue Sync?

¹ Available on 2022 and newer Samsung QLED TVs in the Q60 or higher range (support for Q700 coming soon). If your TV supports the Hue Sync TV app, it will appear when you search for it in Apps. Alternatively, check the product specifications of your TV model on

*When a bulb displays "Up to" a certain number of lumens in its specifications, it displays the maximum lumen output of the bulb. It shows how bright the bulb can get at 2700 K (White bulbs) or 4000 K (White ambiance or White and color ambiance bulbs). Learn more about brightness