Hue TV 4+

Light your space with video

Flaming Pear Software

Designed for iPad

    • 3.4 • 45 Ratings
    • $2.99



Send colors from your TV to Hue, LIFX, Nanoleaf, and Avea bulbs. Just aim Hue TV at your monitor and your space lights up with colors that follow the show you're watching. Too cool!

Using your device’s camera, the app chooses the most important colors in the picture – up to three – and puts you in the show. Even add extra, harmonized colors for a sophisticated effect.

Too bright? The global brightness control lets you dial it down for a quieter mood.

- Change the speed and vividness to your taste

- Selection tool lets you focus on just one part of the screen

- Quick on/ quick off switch

- Use up to fifty bulbs

- Remembers your settings between uses

- Use Hue, LIFX, Nanoleaf, and Avea together at the same time

To use Hue TV you need at least one of...
- a Philips Hue bridge with at least one controlled bulb
- LIFX bulbs
- Nanoleaf panels and controller
- an Elgato Avea bulb and an iOS device with Bluetooth 4.0

LIFX bulbs should have the latest firmware update from .

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What’s New

Version 1.13

- Controls now appear correctly on devices with screen notches.
- Fixed an issue with connecting to Nanoleaf.

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Stephieeeeeesteph ,

Does an okay job!

I have Hue Sync Box on my main TV but use a Lifx strip on my smaller TV in the sunroom. For fun, I downloaded this this week because I miss my Hue Sync box when I spend spring and summers out in the sunroom. No problem connecting with my Lifx bulbs (didn’t try Hue yet). It works well - the lag is barely noticeable and you can adjust the brightness and intensity. The only issue I’m having is the camera/focus box at minimum size is still too big for my 32” TV. So I get some black upper/lower areas of a movie and even some of the backs of my wall. I don’t have anywhere closer to the TV to position my iPad, but for my limitations (32” TV corner mounted at the ceiling) and the price it does the job. It works better on my iPhone X than iPod Air 2.

Julian37 ,

Fun novelty

I do not find much lag at all with this app. I am using an iPhone 6+ with a gigabit LAN and an original hue base with 7 gen 1 hue bulbs and light strip. I agree with some of the other reviews that the lights changing all the time in the room can distract from the tv but is fun for some shows. I don't like that it does not drop the light to very dull or off during dark scenes. It holds the last light setting before the screen went to the dark scene. Hopefully they will fix this issue soon. I would think that should be easy to program. I am happy I purchased.

slyckmb ,

Wife Approved!!

I set this up in my man cave for the Super Bowl. The wife came in and said “Wow! I love your TV light!”

This is the first tv sync app I have tried and decided to buy it based on the reviews.

It is very easy to setup. I mounted and old iPhone on the wall behind my couch. I flipped the camera around to use the front facing camera so I could see the screen for setup. I connected my hue lights and it started working right away.

The device can be either vertical or horizontal. You can define a “pinch” box to tell the app which part of the camera picture to analyze to drive the color lights.

You can configure 5 color modes, but the documentation is sparse on what they do. You’ll just have to experiment to find what works best with your setup.

Overall, this is a very cool way to get tv color synchronized with your smart color lighting.

App Privacy

The developer, Flaming Pear Software, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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