Hue Camera for Philips Hue

Hue Camera for Philips Hue

By Erwin Zwart

  • Category: Utilities
  • Release Date: 2015-03-18
  • Current Version: 1.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 8.18 MB
  • Developer: Erwin Zwart
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4
4
From 246 Ratings

Description

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

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Reviews

  • Doesnt work properly

    1
    By Mg00000
    The lights have a huge delay, and sometimes it seems like its just showing random colors. Don't recommend, I would like a refund.
  • Too slow

    1
    By Guilyerme
    It doesn’t work as well and it’s too slow.
  • Horrible

    1
    By HoleFiller944
    If you like watching movies while pointing your phone at your TV the whole time then this is the app for you. If you stop pointing your camera at the TV it just stays one color. Waste of money and time.
  • Doesn't work quite right...

    2
    By DncnBug
    I have to uninstall and re-download the app every time I want to use it. So inconvenient. Otherwise, it's pretty cool. Maybe I don't have it set up quite right, but each bulb is the same color; it would be cool if each bulb portrayed the color on the side of the screen it was on.
  • Not worth the money

    1
    By avenue101
    Need to keep camera facing the tv. Good idea but bad if you need your phone.
  • Light doesnt transition

    2
    By Danimal310
    Light just stays the same color. Waste of money and time.
  • I want to watch on the tv not the app

    1
    By WillBe3812
    Screen should go to sleep - I don’t want to watch the app screen and the tv
  • So close but needs work

    2
    By cheifsmackahoe
    Should be free for a variety of reasons. One being that the app does really work unless your pointing the phone at the tv. I repeat, your phone has to aim at the tv. This app should be free for this joke of a process to work.
  • Doesn't use groups/rooms. Made me dizzy

    1
    By nuclearspike
    It pulses my lights even when on slow and after a few minutes it made me dizzy, like I'd spun in a circle for minutes. The list of lights is not ordered or grouped. I have more than 50. It would be good to be able to disable an entire room at once or at least sort them alphabetically.
  • Nice tech needs a little more...

    4
    By prochauffeur
    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 👍🏻.

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