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The Philips Hue Play Sync Box offers Siri integration for syncing smart lights with your home theater

Signify today announced an update for its Philips Hue Play HDMI sync box that supports voice control with Siri, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. There is now support for HDR10 + and Dolby Vision content as well as for the infrared remote control.

For unknowns, the Philips Hue Sync Box offers four HDMI inputs. You can connect your media devices to your Hue setup so your smart lights can respond to and play back the content you are watching or listening to.

With today’s update, you can now use Siri, Alexa or Assistant to set the scene using the Philips Hue Play Sync Box. By updating the Hue Sync application, you can simply say ‘Hey Siri, start syncing my lights’ and the Philips Hue Play Sync Box adapts to the content you watch on TV.

Siri support also extends to controlling the sync box, e.g. B. switching from audio to game or video mode, switching from HDMI channels and switching on and off.

You can now also use your standard infrared TRV remote control to control the Philips Hue Play HDMI sync box:

In addition, the Philips Hue Play HDMI sync box can now respond to your standard infrared TV remote control or the Harmony universal remote control. Configure your sync box to respond to any button on your remote using the Hue Sync mobile app, and you’re good to go. For example, you can switch between multiple HDMI devices or switch the sync box on or off.

You can read Signify’s full press release below. You can order them Philips Hue HDMI Sync Box on Amazon, although it is currently out of stock. You can place the order and it will be shipped as soon as it is available.

Hey Alexa, Google and Siri! Update my Philips Hue Play HDMI sync box

Signify extends the Philips Hue Play HDMI synchronization box with voice control, infrared remote control and support for HDR10 + / Dolby Vision content

Somerset, New Jersey – Signify enriches Philips Hue Play’s HDMI sync box with the latest software update. You can now enjoy synchronized surround lighting effects from your color-enabled Philips Hue lights when watching Dolby Vision or HDR10 + content that is streamed to compatible TVs through the sync box. The list of supported TVs and HDMI devices can be found here Here.

‘Synchronize my lights’

Popcorn in one hand and a drink in the other, ready to turn on your personal surround lighting experience? Just ask Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri to help you! The latest software update extends the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box with voice control. Users can turn the sync box on or off, start or stop light sync, switch from audio to game or video mode, and even switch HDMI channels with a voice command.

(Remote) control your life

In addition, the Philips Hue Play HDMI sync box can now respond to your standard infrared TV remote control or the Harmony universal remote control. Configure your sync box to respond to any button on your remote using the Hue Sync mobile app, and you’re good to go. For example, you can switch between multiple HDMI devices or switch the sync box on or off.

How to install the software update

Obtaining these functions is easy. Just follow the steps in your settings menu for the Hue Sync mobile app to install the software update and take advantage of the new features.

About Asmaa Sims

Asmaa, who was born and raised in Pakistan, now lives in New York and works in a technology company. He also writes blog articles about technological developments.

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