Philips Hue is an amazing product for those who want to add a bit of the future to their homes. It’s easy to use, and it doesn’t require a lot of skills to set up. It’s also easy to integrate with other smart devices, so you can create a whole house that works together.
Philips Hue is a smart lighting system that can be controlled by your smartphone, tablet, or PC. If you want to use your Philips Hue light bulbs in your home, you need to make sure that they are synced with the TV and other devices in your home.
To set up Philips Hue, you’ll need to connect it to your Wi-Fi network and download the Philips Hue app on your phone. Then, once you’re connected, you can use the Philips Hue app to change the colors of your lights and other settings like brightness levels.
How to Sync Phillips Hue With TV in 4 Simple Steps!
1. Install the Philips Hue Sync App
If you want to sync your Philips hue with your TV, there are a few steps you’ll need to take. First, you’ll need the Phillips Hue sync app for your Android or iOS device. Once it’s installed on your phone, open the app and tap Begin. Next, turn on your lights and tap Next. Finally, plug in the adapter and follow the instructions from there.
2. Connect Your TV to the Sync Box
Plug the Sync Box into an outlet near your TV. Next, plug your power cord into the Sync Box. Plug one end of an HDMI cable into the back of your TV and another end into the Sync Box. Plug a third HDMI cable from the back of the sync box into your media player.
Connect one end of another HDMI cable to your Philips hue bridge and plug it in near the sync box. Connect your Phillips hue lights with this same cord and plug them in wherever you want them in the room.
3. Select Your Light Settings
After you’ve installed your light bulbs, the next thing you’ll want to do is set up your lights and make any adjustments. Select light settings in the menu on the left-hand side of the screen. This will bring you to a screen that allows you to select which bulbs are available for adjusting.
4. Enjoy Your Ambient Lighting!
Once you have your lights set up, all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the show. All of your ambient lightings will be synced with the color palette on your screen!
Sync Your Philips Hue With Your TV Using HDMI Cable Or Wireless Connection (Wi-Fi)
HDMI CEC, or Consumer Electronics Control, is a feature that allows you to control your devices using the remote control of your TV. This can be done by pressing buttons on the TV’s remote and sending an HDMI signal to the device. ARC (automatic reset) allows you to re-sync your Philips Hue lights with only one button pressed on the TV remote control unit.
1. Check your TV settings
Make sure that your TV has HDMI CEC and ARC. HDMI CEC is a feature that lets you control devices with one remote, while ARC sends audio from your TV to your speaker system.
2. Turn on HDMI CEC and ARC on your TV
- HDMI CEC (HDMI Control) is a standard that allows your TV to control the Philips Hue lighting system via the HDMI cable.
- ARC (Audio Return Channel) allows you to send audio from your TV back through its HDMI port, so it can be heard by speakers connected to your home theater system.
To turn on these features on your set-top box or streaming device, go to Settings > System > HDMI Control and/or Audio Return Channel respectively.
3. Sync the lights and the TV in the Hue app
To sync your lights and the TV, start by going to the Hue app on your phone or tablet.
- Tap on the “TV” icon in the bottom right corner of the app. This will open a menu that shows all of your connected TVs (if you have more than one). If you don’t see any connected TVs here, then simply tap “Add New TV.”
- Select an available device from this list and follow along with our instructions below!
4. (Optional) Change how the lights turn on and off
If you want to change the brightness and color of your lights, you can do so by going to the Philips Hue app. To access it, open your phone’s Settings app, then navigate to “Apps.”
Once in this section of the menu, scroll down until you find “I’d like more information about my account” at the bottom of your screen.
Click on this link and follow any instructions provided by Philips to set up and confirm your account. After doing so (and assuming all goes well), go back into Settings again and tap on “Accounts & Devices” under Other Apps > Philips Hue Lights/Zones > Scenes/Routines/Schedules.”
When you’re watching a movie or television show, you want your lights to change as the scene unfolds. The Philips Hue system gives you this flexibility, but it also makes sure that your lights don’t distract from what’s happening on screen.
The Hue system uses state-of-the-art software to detect what kind of mood is happening in each scene and then reacts accordingly.
For example, if there’s an intimate conversation between two characters, their room will light up with warm yellow light, if explosions are happening outside an office building at night time (a common occurrence in many action movies), the room will turn into bright blue hue, if there’s rain pouring down outside during a stormy day again common from many action movies the room becomes dark red and shows only dimness.
How to Sync Phillips Hue With TV- Final Thoughts
In this guide, we’ve covered everything you need to know about how to sync Philips hue with TV. The best part about using your lights with a TV is that they’re not just pretty decorations they’re pieces of technology that can help make your home a more pleasant place to be.
We hope these tips can help. We’ll help you get started in the best way possible and walk through each step of the process so that you can be up and running in no time.
If you enjoyed this article, check out our “How to Set Up Phillips Hue Without Bridge” article here!