There are two ways to do it: the Philips Hue Play HDMI sync box or Hue Sync TV app. 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.
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Sync with TV
How to get lights that sync with TV
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.
Hue Sync TV app
For most 2022 and newer Samsung TVs, the Hue Sync TV app lets you sync your lights to anything on the screen.1
Hue sync box VS Hue sync TV app
Hue sync box
Hue Sync TV app
What you need
You’ll need just a few other things to sync your lights to your TV.
Any Philips Hue White and color ambiance light works! Fill your Entertainment area with lightstrips, lamps, bulbs, and more.
The heart of your smart lighting system, the Hue Bridge unlocks the full suite of smart lighting features, including Hue Sync.
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.
Get to know Hue Entertainment
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Questions and answers
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 www.samsung.com.
*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.