Philips Hue can do a lot of cool things, other than just lighting up your home. It’s really pretty incredible everything that Philips Hue is able to do. It can sync with Razer Chroma, as well as Spotify, to make for a pretty interesting light show at home. On top of that, with the Philips Hue HDMI Sync Box, you can also plug it into your TV and have it sync with your TV for movies, TV shows and even games.
That’s really just the tip of the iceberg on everything that Philips Hue can do, other than light up your home. Today, we’re going to show you how to sync your music from Spotify with Philips Hue. It can be a bit daunting, since there are quite a few steps here, but it is pretty easy to do.
How to sync Philips Hue lights with Spotify
To set this up, you’ll want to firstly, open up the Philips Hue app.
From there, tap on the “Sync” button in the center bottom.
It’ll now show a screen about syncing your lights to your entertainment. Tap on “Get Started”.
Next, you’ll be asked how you want to sync your lights. Choose the first option, which is “Spotify Account”.
On the next screen, Philips Hue will tell you that you’ll need to go ahead and link your Philips Hue and Spotify accounts. Then tap “Next”.
Philips Hue is transparent about how they’ll use your data. So read that screen, then tap on “Next”.
On this next page, you’ll login to your Philips Hue account.
Then you’ll login to your Spotify account.
Spotify will then show you what Hue is asking permission to do. Which is to view your Spotify account data, and view your activity on Spotify. If you agree to that, tap on “Agree”.
Now that your accounts are linked, you need to create an Entertainment Area. Tap on “Next”.
Philips Hue will ask if you watching a TV or a movie, or Listening to Music. Tap on “Listening to Music”.
You’ll want to give a name to your entertainment area. By default, it’ll be “Music Area”. But you can change it to a home office or something else.
Next, you’ll choose the lights you want to add to this area.
After that, you’ll need to position these lights.
Choose the location and also the height of the lights. Then tap on “Next”.
After that, you’ll get a confirmation that the Entertainment Area was created. Tap on “Done”.
In this next phase, you can choose to set up a smart home assistant to use with your music sync. Both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are available.
And you’re all set now. You can start playing some music and turn on music sync. And you’re good to go.
Make sure that after you start playing some music, that you go back to the Philips Hue app and hit the Sync button in the middle. That will activate the lights to start the light show with your music. From here you can also choose the intensity, color, and brightness.