Philips Hue Links Up With Spotify, Launches New Range
Philips Hue has unveiled a new range of smart lighting products, as well as software updates including deep integration with Spotify.
Headlining the product offering is the new Philips Hue Play gradient light tube, following on from last year’s Play gradient light strip. Designed to sit above or below a TV as part of a home theatre setup, the light tube can blend multiple colours in a single unit; this gradient technology has also arrived in the Philips Hue gradient Signe floor lamp and the Philips Hue ambiance gradient light strip.
Philips Hue is also integrating with Spotify, allowing customers to link their Hue app with their Spotify account. Once linked, the Hue app extracts metadata from songs played through Spotify and creates a light script that can react to beat, mood, and genre, further customisable through the Sync tab of the Hue app. The integration is available in early access from today ahead of the full rollout in October.
Also on offer are new Filament bulbs in white ambiance; 1100 and 1600 lumen variants of the classic Hue smart bulbs; and the Enrave ceiling or pendant light, with the Infuse ceiling light to come next year.
According to Jasper Vervoort, Business Leader Philips Hue at Signify, these developments demonstrate Philips Hue’s innovations as a leading smart lighting brand.
“We are constantly looking to offer our Philips Hue users new and exciting ways to create immersive and personalised lighting experiences at home.
“With the newest additions to the gradient collection and the integration with Spotify, we offer consumers the possibility to blend light, colour and sound and enjoy the most advanced smart lighting experience yet,” he said.
The new Play gradient light tube will be available next year from Philips and major CE retailers for $349.95, with other products to release over the next few months and into the new year.