Hue Camera for Philips Hue 4+

Sync light color using camera

Erwin Zwart

Designed for iPad

    • 4.0 • 67 Ratings
    • $3.99



"It is most impressive when working with live video, as it does a good job of keeping up with changing action happening on screen" -

Hue Camera creates an Ambilight-like effect using your Philips Hue lights and your device's built-in camera. The custom build algorithm of Hue Camera continuously analyses all individual pixels and takes hue, saturation, luminance, occurrence and many more factors into consideration to determine which specific colour is the most contributing to the overall ambiance. Your house will for example turn green when watching movies in the forest and turn blue for underwater scenes.

Because Hue Camera uses the built-in camera, it's not limited to a specific device and can be used for content on televisions, Apple TV, gaming consoles, BluRay/DVD players and even things off-screen like photos and paintings. Although Hue Camera was designed to work within a wide range of situations, you can change the speed of colour transitions and the intensity of the colour to your liking.

What’s New

Version 1.4

* Resolves an issue with connecting to the bridge
* Support for the latests devices
* Support for iOS 13

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

prochauffeur ,

Nice tech needs a little more...

I have my entire home integrated with some sort of Home Automation, Philips Hue being the center of the Entertainment TOM as well as the living room. It has a hard time while watching 3D movies on my set in the living room. Reading other reviews I concur with the '... could use microphone in conjunction...' like other apps like 'DISCO' or 'SYNC MY LIGHTS'. I'd pay a little more for advanced controls like the ones in the apps listed above. It's a little hard for a phone to get the entire screen into the camera without getting some of the hue lights in it as well. Trying to get the camera lined up with the TV is a little cumbersome but that's not the apps fault, it's a wet ware problem. This app gets great reviews from CNET as well as some other highly respected consumer sites. I agree! Again if somehow you could integrate the use of the microphone and maybe a list of movies that have already been SYNC'd so that we [the consumer] could pick the movie on a list and begin there as well... again I would pay extra as well as many a friend would too. Keep up the updates and maybe a beta test app would be great as well. 🤘🏻as well as a 👍🏻.

Bizarrowill ,


This app turns anything you’re watching into an immersive experience. I use it when playing Rockband, games, movies etc and the house feels like a different place. 🤘🏻

coffeebean77 ,

Poor Service. App doesn’t work

I have written to the company twice via their website and received no response. The app won’t connect to my hue bridge and I’ve received no feedback on how to resolve this. Other apps have connected with no problem. I should get a refund since it doesn’t even work

App Privacy

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  • Family Sharing

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

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