How to Use Philips Hue Sync Software

Introduction

In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Use the Hue Sync software on your Windows or macOS computer.
Before We Begin:
  • Have your Hue lights setup.
  • Be at your computer.
  • Have the Hue Sync software installed on your computer.
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1 Hue Sync Check

Hue Sync is software you can install on your Windows or macOS computer, to allow you to sync your lights to the music, video, or game on-screen, and provide a more immersive experience.

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In This Guide
You'll Learn How To:
  • Use the Hue Sync software on your Windows or macOS computer.
Before We Begin:
  • Have your Hue lights setup.
  • Be at your computer.
  • Have the Hue Sync software installed on your computer.
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Hue Sync is software you can install on your Windows or macOS computer, to allow you to sync your lights to the music, video, or game on-screen, and provide a more immersive experience.

Hue Sync has four main areas to explore:

Scenes
Scenes Scenes allows you to apply a general color scheme for your party, or to reset your lights after using one of the other functions.
Games
Games Enhances your games by syncing your gameplay up with the lights in your room.
Music
Music Provides a lightshow that covers your entire room in a pattern that shifts and changes based upon the music you're listening to.
Video
Video Syncs up your movie, TV, or video-viewing on your computer to the lights in your room.

Scenes lets you set, or reset to a simple, static, non-changing scene for your lights. This is a convenient way to 'set things back to normal' after you watch a movie, play a game, or listen to music with Hue Sync.

  1. Open Hue Sync.
    Hue Sync
  2. Select Scenes.
    Scenes
  3. Select the scene or color you'd like your lights set to.
    Hue Sync Scenes with scene choices highlighted.

You can always explore further features and options with the Hue Sync software by visiting www.meethue.com/entertainment/hue-sync on your computer.

Games allows you to sync your gameplay in your favorite games to your room lights, to create a more immersive, fun experience.

  1. Open Hue Sync.
    Hue Sync
  2. Select Games.
    Games
  3. Select how strong you'd like the effect to be. Select if you'd like to use audio effect to further enhance the action of the lights, then select Start light sync.
    Hue Sync Games with effect strength, audio effect, and Start light sync highlighted.
  4. Start, or return to the game you want to play. Your lights should now be synced up to the action in game.

You may need to further adjust these options depending on personal preference and the type of game you are playing.

Once you are done enjoying your Hue lights being synced up, it's best to disable the Sync, so it won't cause you problems later.

  1. Open Hue Sync.
    Hue Sync
  2. Select Stop light sync at the bottom.
    Stop light sync button highlighted.

If you want, you can now use Scenes to set your lights to a single, static scene, instead of the last color scheme set by the sync process.

Music allows you to sync your Music to your room lights, to create a more immersive, fun experience.

  1. Open Hue Sync.
    Hue Sync
  2. Select Music.
    Music
  3. Select how strong you'd like the effect to be. Select the color palette you'd like your lights to use. Then select Start light sync.
    Music sync with strength, color palette and Start light sync highlighted.
  4. Start, or return to the music you want to play. Your lights should now be synced up to your music.

You may need to further adjust these options depending on personal preference and the type of music you are listening to.

Video allows you to sync your movies to your room lights, to create a more immersive, fun experience.

  1. Open Hue Sync.
    Hue Sync
  2. Select Video.
    Video
  3. Select how strong you'd like the effect to be. Select if you'd like to use audio effect to further enhance the action of the lights, then select Start light sync.
    Hue Sync Video with strength audio effect and Start light sync highlighted.
  4. Start, or return to the video you want to watch. Your lights should now be synced up to the action on screen.

You may need to further adjust these options depending on personal preference and the type of video you are watching.

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