• Works with any HDMI device
  • Seamless light syncing
  • Easy to install yourself

The total media immersion experience

It looks like a black box, but does so much more. The Hue sync box unlocks the full surround lighting experience.

Personalise with the app

Use the Hue Sync mobile app to control your Hue sync box: change the intensity of the lights, adjust their brightness and change the sync mode.

Personalise with the Hue app

Go hands-free with voice

Use your voice to control the sync box with the help of your favourite virtual assistant, such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

Philips Hue voice activation

Control your way

Use the Hue Sync mobile app, your voice or a TV remote to control your light sync set-up.

Use your TV remote

Configure any infrared TV remote to control the Hue sync box just the way you need it.

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Hue sync box up to four devices

Add up to 4 HDMI devices

Connect your media devices – set-top boxes, gaming consoles, streaming sticks and more – to the Hue sync box, which automatically detects which input is actively playing and switches to it.

Create an entertainment area

Create an Entertainment area

To use the Hue sync box, create an Entertainment area in the Hue app: create a virtual version of your room and sync up to 10 Philips Hue colour-capable lights.

High-quality video

Supports high-quality video

Connect your media devices – set-top boxes, gaming consoles, streaming sticks and more – to the Hue sync box, which automatically detects which input is actively playing and switches to it.

Where to install a Hue sync box

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Replacement parts available for this product

Looking for replacement parts for this product? Find replacement power cables, mounts and more to breathe new life into your lights.

Questions & Answers

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Design and finishing







Operational humidity

5% <H<95% (non-condensing)

Operational temperature

0 °C - 40 °C

Packaging information




Power Supply

100 - 240 V

Power consumption

Standby power

1 W

Adapter voltage

24 V

Standby power consumption

1.5 W

Maximum power consumption

7.3 W

Product dimensions and weight

Net weight

0.455 kg


2.3 cm


9.9 cm


18.2 cm



2 year(s)

Technical specifications

Lifetime up to

10,000 h


10000 hrs

Mains power

100–240 V

Class of protection

II - double insulated

Time until standby

20 min

What's in the box

Power adapter


HDMI Sync Box


HDMI cable


What's supported

Philips Hue App

IOS 15 and above

Android 10.0 and above

Voice assistants

Amazon Alexa

Google Assistant



IR receiver



802.11 b/g/n/ 2.4 GHz


2.0b with HDCP 2.2

Video resolution

Up to 4K 60Hz; 1080p & 1440p 120Hz , HDR10+ & Dolby Vision,



Video formats

HDR10+; Dolby Vision

Audio formats

Dolby Atmos


Bluetooth 4.2 for installation with WIFI

Defined support period

5 years, except 3 years for Hue Bridge (see “End of Support Policy”)

Packaging dimensions and weight

EAN/UPC - product


Net weight

0.68 kg

Gross weight

1.04 kg


20.1 cm


29.6 cm


10.2 cm

Material number (12NC)



User manual

Disposal of the product

At the end of (economic) life, dispose the product according to local rules and do not dispose the product with regular household waste. The correct disposal of your product will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health


No dismantle information available

*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 colour ambiance bulbs). Learn more about brightness