Cannot connect to new bridge firmware The app is totally useless if you want to connect for a first time with a bridge that is running the newest firmware. The app cannot find the bridge. Please update the app to be able to find the bridge, then I will re-rate accordingly.
White balance adjustment would make it better When watching movies, I have my hues set to a warm, dim white to resemble the atmosphere in a proper cinema. I wish that this app would let the non-colored light be a little more warm to create a nicer atmosphere when using ambilight. I only really want the hues to change color when there's an obviously strong color, otherwise I would prefer a user configurable warm white and not the cold white used now. Also I wish that the latency would be smaller since the hues are always at least half a second behind.
It's OK Not bad, but battery hog (27 % battery usage, ~3h 20m 55s CPU total), doesn’t work properly if you delete lights from the bridge, and contact/feedback form doesn't work. Exemplary permissions (none!), no ads, totally secure.
Works like it should Works perfectly with my setup. Just switch on the TV, wait a minute till the TV is hooked on the netwrk, then start the app and all's good (if things are set up properly:). The bulbs are set to a real nice brightness level so that the TV's ambilight is still effective and they react instantly and unobtrusively. While the app runs in the background I can use my phone without limitation and turn off the display too. Awesome!
Can you make it work also with lan support on tablets? This would take five stars if it could support also lan connection from android devices!! Please can you fix that? Should not be difficult :-)
Missing a widget Would it be possible to make a widget for switching on and off without needing to open the app? Lights do not switch off when exiting the app, so I need to switch them off from the Hue app/widget, which is quite inconvenient.
Based on all the feedback we received we have increased functionality and made improvements to the Ambilight+hue app. Thanks for your feedback.
Please update your TV to the latest software.
The 2.0 version of the Ambilight+hue app contains the following updates:
- Improved algorithm, to make it faster and more stable;
- Tablet specific design;
- Various small improvements
Voice control app for Philips HUE on Phones, Tablets and Wear TRIAL VERSION