In Brief

Philips will launch the Hue Entertainment program update in December, which will sync a user's LED lights to match what's happening on their screen

Technology company Philips announced an updated version of its Hue lighting products, allowing customers to sync these smart light fixtures to additional devices, such as a television sets, game systems and music players. Philips calls the system Hue Entertainment.

When the lights are synced to an entertainment device, the LEDs brighten, darken and change color based on what’s happening on the screen. For example, if the display were to show an ocean view from the beach, the lights would resemble the light blue coloring found on the screen. When music is playing, the lights follow the tempo of the songs.

The Hue Entertainment product update launches in December of this year for free. Users who already own the second generation of the Hue Bridge device, or later, will have the update automatically downloaded to their products.

Philips Hue

Technology company Philips announced an updated version of its Hue lighting products, allowing customers to sync these smart light fixtures to additional devices, such as a television sets, game systems and music players. Philips calls the system Hue Entertainment.

When the lights are synced to an entertainment device, the LEDs brighten, darken and change color based on what’s happening on the screen. For example, if the display were to show an ocean view from the beach, the lights would resemble the light blue coloring found on the screen. When music is playing, the lights follow the tempo of the songs.