Samsung SmartThings and Philips Hue have announced an expanded functionality between the products to transform the way homeowners listen to music. Today, through a new integration with Hue Sync into the SmartThings platform, Galaxy users will be able to sync their lights to most streaming services, creating relaxing, moody and vibrant light shows to match the energy of one’s listening experience.
This feature adds to the growing list of holistic functionality each company has been providing to their respective services. Earlier this year, Philips Hue announced an added functionality for circadian lighting alongside several new design-forward features. Samsung, meanwhile, announced a massive upgrade for SmartThings, SmartThings Home Life, during this year’s Bespoke Home event, and have even rolled out SmartThings Cooking and SmartThings Home Care for Canadian Customers.
“It’s clear consumers want smarter and more personalized technology, and this integration delivers on that desire by allowing SmartThings users to express their mood from the comfort of their own home,” said Mark Benson, Head of SmartThings US. “For the first time, SmartThings users can sync their music and lights to customize their ideal home workout center, house party, or relaxation haven.”
New Integration Taps into the Growing Population of Smart Light Owners
With nearly 20% of U.S. consumers owning a smart light, this feature allows users to easily connect their Philips Hue lights via Hue Sync on the SmartThings app – allowing users to control, customize, and sync their lights to various music streaming services from their Galaxy mobile device to create an enhanced home entertainment experience.
For years, users have been able to connect Philips Hue lights to any Samsung device with the SmartThings app, creating scenes that activate not only light bulbs but also smart blinds or televisions, making the home truly a smart home. However, the ability for the music to control the lighting is a new feature that really taps into a richer, fuller experience that comes when listening to music.
“We’re thrilled to expand our existing partnership with SmartThings” said Jasper Vervoort, Business Leader Philips Hue. “As a world leader in smart lighting, we are always exploring ways to deliver innovative and immersive lighting experiences. Since music is an integral part of everyday life, we’re excited that by working with SmartThings, we can offer users a new way to enjoy their Philips Hue smart lighting together with their favorite music across various music streaming services.”
For more information about SmartThings’ partnership with Philips Hue and other initiatives, please visit www.smartthings.com.