Hue Scintillator 4+

Animated home lighting effects

Flaming Pear Software

Designed for iPhone

    • 3.8 • 12 Ratings
    • $2.99

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Design animated lighting effects for Philips Hue, LIFX, Nanoleaf, and Avea with full control over color, speed, style, and more.

Just choose a mode, a palette, and up to 50 bulbs — right away the room comes to life with changing color.

Scintillator includes lots of pre-built effects and color palettes to get you started. Change them or make your own with the couldn’t-be-simpler editors.

For setting a mood, throwing a party, or just watching a movie, Scintillator creates a living colorscape to suit the occasion.

“Great for showing off what the bulbs can do.” — Digital Trends

“Best app for making light animations” — KuipoqiuK

"Simple, elegant. Gorgeous." – HotelGulf718

“Just mesmerizing.” — Dhrubin


◆ Gorgeous pre-built effects by the dozen

◆ Music visualizer with custom colors

◆ Scintillator understands traditional artists’ color harmony! Automatically create colors that look good together

◆ Lots of bulbs? Run multiple effects at the same time

◆ Full color palette editor with nearly unlimited swatches

◆ Sleep timers for automatic fade-and-stop

◆ Bulb set editor organizes all your bulbs

◆ Pull colors from photos

◆ Master brightness control per effect

◆ Fast or ultra-gradual effects up to 1200 seconds per step

◆ Listening sensitivity makes effects reacts to sound

◆ Share lighting designs with friends

◆ Import color palettes from COLOURlovers and Dribbble

To use Scintillator 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 1.83

- Fixed an issue with connecting to Nanoleaf.
- Cosmetic fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

Jpnjctn ,

Music library shows songs but won’t play any

I just purchased the app and I’m trying to use the visualizer and I can see my music library but I’m unable to play any of the songs. The apps ui is clean and straight forward and very easy to use and setup. Except being unable to get my music library to work pretty great first impression.

Thalinor ,

Apple Music doesn’t work, finds 9 lights but only controls 3

I’m pretty sure the two reviews here are fake, first off it says it found nine hue lights however there’s absolutely no way to configure any of these lights and for whatever reason it only controls two of the lights and my light strips, the rest don’t seem to do anything through this app. Secondly it didn’t automatically find my bridge or a friend of mine’s bridge; I figured my Internet connection might be a little weird due to our network set up so I tried his which has his hub plugged directly into the router. Unfortunately the only way to set it up was to manually enter my bridge IP address. Apple Music integration finds all of my music but it’s all grey’ed out, doesn’t work. Unfortunately because they didn’t add a microphone option you can’t even use the music visualization feature. How terrible can you be where you force people to use one music option (Apple Music) which is integrated directly into your app (and broken) instead of having something like a mic option to listen to music in the room instead. There’s absolutely no way to configure which lights that this app uses that I found, the interface is terribly stupid and simple, all together it seems like a half-baked app that still in beta testing and never gets updated.

Developer Response ,

To use more lights, try this:
- Double-tap an effect to get the effect editor.
- Next, tap the yellow circles to get the bulb editor.
- Then choose the bulbs you want from the list.
Once you make a bulb set, you can use it with multiple effects.

Nobodys_Side ,

Best Hue App

I’ve been using this app for years, and still no other app has come close to the functionality this one provides. It’s by far the most featured app for having lights display multiple colors in varying methods. It’s a must for party background 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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