The Play Sync Box syncs your Philips Hue smart lights with your TV for a new movie experience.
Philips already has experience with light that adapts to the content being displayed. We are talking about the Ambiglow technology used in brand TVs, when a light halo appears on the wall behind the device, visually enlarging the screen. As for the ability to create similar effects with Hue lamps, it was before. However, to implement this, the user had to install the Hue Sync application, which only worked on the computer and required it to be connected to the TV.
In the case of the Play Sync Box, everything will be much simpler. The device itself is very simple, it's just a small hub with 4 HDMI 2.0 connectors, to which all your devices are connected, whether it be a TV, Apple TV or game console. At the same time, the Play Sync Box can automatically switch between HDMI inputs, depending on which device is currently being used.
The user can connect up to 10 Philips Hue Color Ambiance lights, which are controlled via the Hue Sync Mobile app. This allows you to create a real symphony of light, which will be in perfect harmony with what is happening on the screen. Journalists who have already tried Philips device in action, left the most positive impressions about him.
Perhaps the only drawback of this approach is the rather high cost of the Play Sync Box, which is $230. However, a person who is engaged in the arrangement of a truly smart home should not be embarrassed by it. On sale the device should appear on October 15th.