Thorlight for Philips Hue 4+

Animate your smart lights

Odin Brousseau

Designed for iPad

    • 4.6 • 2.2K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Thorlight is an innovative application to control Philips Hue, LIFX, Nanoleaf and Yeelight smart lights.

One of the unique features of Thorlight is the ability to know smart lights positions within an environment and play nicely controlled animations using all lights as a whole. More than 50 meticulously crafted animations that will precisely synchronize your lights for overwhelming effects rather than random light colour changes. Enjoy your smart lights more and more every day and discover all the capabilities your lightings system can really offer you.

Let make your smart light system a bit more incredible!


- Incredible animations aware of Philips Hue, LIFX, Nanoleaf and Yeelight light positions.
- Simple and quick interface.
- Beautiful gradient that span all over your environment.
- Effective for a high number of smart lights.
- Communication between applications on the same network.
- Music and sounds enhanced animations with background support.
- Sequencer to create selection of your favorite animations for total automation on events.
- Today Widget integration that provides quick access without unlocking your phone.
- Apple Watch support for quick access.
- Configuration for lights, groups and devices like Hue Tap.
- Configuration lock for parental control and limit some users to specifics groups of lights.
- Reliable alarms and timers saved on Philips Hue Bridge.
- Demonstration mode to discover not purchased animation sections.

* Thorlight does not work with Bluetooth connectivity, a network connection is required.

What’s New

Version 3.7

- Fixed discovery of device network following a request to users for access to local network
- Ability to add Philips Hue bridge and Yeelight manually
- Fixed some interface issues

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.2K Ratings

2.2K Ratings

Bigbenzdriven ,


Seems like it could be a cool app. However the directions for all the grouping and linking etc is quite confusing. For example just clicking the gradient option and then selecting blue-pink, lights turn blue and then do nothing else even minutes later. I figured the lights would move through blue to pink spectrum gradually. But then again nothing to give a description of what the different selections are suppose to do. Most likely will be deleting this app.

I was promptly contacted by the app developer after sending in my review and rating. After three or 4 emails he was able to help through the app. I got my lights setup and he was able to better explain the parts I was confused with like light bands etc. I have to give kudos to app developer for reaching out to his customer and providing great support. So thank you very much for that. Good having used the app further I’m overall pleased. In the future I plan to unlock some of the other features the app has to offer. I would now recommend this app to others. And if you have any trouble or question please contact the app developer so he can you.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for taking your precious time communicating with me. Every user feedback are important and they help shape and improve Thorlight for user to enjoy their Hue lights.


Pretty reliable but...

The main "normal" work flawlessly. But I bought one additional add on under animation "sky". It worked pretty good for about a month but now it says "I have reached the maximum....boa boa... and it won't let me use it. It was a one time purchase not a limited number of uses. Pretty dissatisfied withy that. But the normal section works pretty well.

Thanks for response to my review, but... terminating all concurrent does not work. I get the warning saying I can only have 3 run and a choice to terminate. I select terminate all events and absolutely nothing happens. I try to run the clear sky animation again and I get the same warning and nothing happens. Can you walk me thru the steps to reset and how to properly use animations?

Thank you yet again, but the option you provided worked only once. I've used nearly every option of "stopping" I can come up with. Included, selecting all lights, then swipe screen left, and hitting "stop" and then again , hitting "turn off and stop". Then try starting a sunny animation or moonlight animation and I get that same message. I repeat the stop process and nada. Maybe your update will be the fix. Maybe I delete and re download and start again. Right now I am going to use another app. Thank you for getting back to me. That means more to me then the bug.

Update- with feedback from developer and instruction I have no issues with the app. It works perfectly as advertised.

Developer Response ,

Purchased animation are permanent. The error you are experiencing is "Maximum concurrent effect reached" is a limit of number of animation that can be run different group. Thorlight allow 3 animations to be run on 3 different groups at the same moment, once that limit reached the user must stop animation on other group or use the "Terminate all running animation" to easily stop all other running animation. Please use the "Help -> Contact developer" option in the app for direct support. Thanks

EDIT: After further discussion an issue as been identified and a fix is coming in next update. Current solution is to select "All lights" group in top menu and then press the "Stop" button in the right option panel. Again, thanks for sharing the issue.

EDIT2: Version 2.1 now address this issue.

TiffanyBlue_805 ,

I Love It!

Thorlight is an awesome app! I've been using it for over a year now and I love's definitely one of my top 3.
It's got the best features out there, and on top of that - it's free! There are extras available for purchase as well, and I enjoy each one I've chosen.
Something impressive & unique about Thorlight is the fact you can PREVIEW the themes you're interested in buying prior to making your purchase! This way, you can be sure your lights will look & perform as you imagined & your money will not be wasted.
You can also upload your own photos to create color themes, scenes & animations; choose colors, groups, or rooms individually; build your own dynamic themes using your favorite photos; set the timing & sequence of color changes...I'm pretty sure it does anything imaginable with Hue.
I'm always excited when I find new things this app can do!
Another thing that sets Thorlight above the rest is the fact they provide fun new lighting themes every now & then and they keep the app functional, updated, and running smoothly at all times.
You will not be disappointed! Get the app & Have some fun!

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