Samsung TVs get support for Philips Hue Sync- This is evident from a message from SamMobile. It is part of a larger update to SmartThings, Samsung’s smart home platform. Worldwide, with 62 million users, this platform is one of the largest smart home platforms and the South Korean company continues to work on new possibilities, including a kind of Ambilight for Samsung TVs.
In addition to support for the latest smartphones, Android 13 and One UI 5.0, Samsung will add support for Philips Hue Sync. In fact, this is a kind of Ambilight (see photo), but for Samsung TVs. The Philips Hue lamps synchronize with the content on the television screen, whereby the lamps discolour, dim or become brighter. This is of course possible with all Philips Hue lamps in the room, but you can also only use Philips Hue lamps behind your television for the real Ambilight effect. In fact, the SmartThings update does the same as the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box† And then the update for SmartThings is a considerably cheaper option, because in principle it is free to use.
Samsung TVs get support for Philips Hue Sync probably in August
By the way, SmartThings will also get a wakeup routine, so that the smart lights in the morning brighten at a calm pace to wake up quietly. SmartThings will also get some cosmetic changes, although it is not yet clear how much the interface will change. The latest version of SmartThings should be released in August. Further details are still lacking at the moment, so it is not yet clear which Samsung TVs this will apply to. Earlier it became clear that SmartThings also new smart home standard Matter is going to support.