Hue Thunder for Philips Hue 9+

Beautiful and immersive


Designed for iPad

    • 4.1 • 63 Ratings
    • $3.99



Thunder for Philips Hue done right. Finally.

Meet the most spectacular and realistic Thunder Ambiance app available for Philips Hue. It's truly immersive.

Hue Thunder provides an unique thunder simulation in various settings. Every time you start one of the ambiances it will be different and unpredictable. Al light effects have been precisely created and synced with thunder sound to create and impressive simulation with your Philips Hue setup. It will impress everyone.
Hue thunder can also be used to train pets to get used to thunder sounds and lightning flashes.

Our unique node based soundscape engine, which is behind the beautiful designed and intuitive user interface, is truly innovative. It uses techniques which are used by top game designers and audio engineers to mimic nature's way and randomness. On top of that our soundscape apps use a unique and simple to use occurrence slider to let you decide how often a specific bird or other sound is used in the preset. Still it's totally unpredictable when a specific sound is being heard therefore producing an amazingly natural sound experience. It can run for hours on end without getting repetitive like other sound engines do.

Choose from the following thunder presets and themes:

Thunder presets:
- Light drizzle.
- On a rainy day.
- Heavy rain pours down.
- Light thunder storm.
- Inside the thunder storm.
- Heavy thunder storm.
- Tornado Alley.
- Hurricane mayhem.

Thunder Ambient presets:
- A damp rain forest.
- At the beach after a warm day.
- Staring out the window in a busy city.
- A walk in the city under the umbrella.
- Bad weather camping at the lake.
- Storm over NYC.
- After the storm.
- In the car.
- Bike ride through Amsterdam.

The following elements can be altered during playback:
- Sky brightness.
- Sky On/Off
- Thunder brightness.
- Thunder occurrence.
- Environment volume.
- Thunder volume.

Other features:
- Bluetooth and Airplay supported with delay compensation.
- Sleep timer to safely fall asleep with a stormy fading background. Lights turn off after sleeptimer is finished.

(Hue Thunder also works without Philips Hue, but obviously without light effects).

What’s New

Version 3.0

Compatibility update.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
63 Ratings

63 Ratings

MadMadMikey ,

Amazing (for a while)

This is an amazing app. The effect is incredible, especially if you’re using multiple lights in the ceiling. I’ve run this at parties and people really love it. There’s one problem though, and it appears to be recent. The sound runs continually but the actual lighting effects freeze up after about 30 minutes. I entertain frequently and want this effect running throughout the night. It’s a quick fix. You just have to pause it and play it again, but when you have a home full of people it’s easy to forget. If they could fix this so it can run continually I’d change my rating to 5 stars.

Edit: Issue still isn’t fixed despite update. Some background noise keeps going but the lights still freeze. I’ve tested it on every scene. Works for 30 minutes tops.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the amazing review. We updated the app and your issue should be fixed. Please report through the feedback option in the app.

Ajaxean ,

Great value. Clever app.

A lot of fun and could be quite relaxing. For an inexpensive app, it's a five star. My top wish is that there was a lightning on command button. I think that would be the biggest and easiest crowd-pleasing feature to implement. Nitpicky comments: As other reviewers have said, there could be some more settings for tweaking the lightning-thunder time delay (I usually want less time, not more like some others), and I'd like the ability to make lightning even more frequent than the current max. Only other "complaint" is that there are sometimes flashes without accompanying thunder sound. This is certainly realistic to life when sometimes you see lightning but don't hear thunder. But is mildly unsatisfying to me. With the app, I'd want a perfect 1:1 correspondence between lightning and thunder. Otherwise, it's a great idea and a very good implementation of it. I love Hue Disco too by the same developer. Makes owning Hue Lights a real delight.

Developer Response ,

Single shots are now available. Press the thunder icon to trigger a thunder on demand!

B9222 ,

Works, Neat for a while, Creates “phantom” light that shows in other apps.

App is pretty neat. The effects are cool with a Bluetooth speaker so the sound is more full. It was fun for 5-10 mins but the novelty wore off quickly.

The app created a “phantom” room or entertainment area or something on the hue bridge called “ThunderG” which I can find no way to remove. It appears on all Hue-supporting apps (including on our Vivint panel… annoying) except the official Hue app. I can find no way to delete it except completely factory resetting the Hue hub.

Worst of all somehow the ThunderG room has been turning on randomly during the day for us despite it not being used in our automations. This continues to happen even after removing the app from my phone so I don’t think it’s specific to the app itself, but it certainly never happened until we tried this app… Now I’ve got to figure out how to fix it because we keep getting woken up at 3am when the lights turn on.

App Privacy

The developer, iMakeStuff, 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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