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Philips Hue + Spotify: the first deep integration of lighting and music

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Signify today announces that Philips Hue has created the first deep integration of lighting and music, providing consumers worldwide with an immersive experience of light and music like no other. Thanks to Philips Hue + Spotify, the Philips Hue system is enriched with a new algorithm that analyzes the metadata of each song in real time to make the lights blink, dim, lighten and change color according to the beat, mood, genre and rhythm of any song on Spotify.

Advanced light scripts for each song

Philips Hue and Spotify have teamed up to go much further than other integrations and enable the experience through the Philips Hue app itself. With Philips Hue + Spotify, the Hue application analyzes the metadata of each Spotify song in real time, resulting in a light script that, in addition to incorporating the music’s beat, now also reflects the mood, genre, rhythm, segments, intensity, tone and more.

Whether you’re relaxing, entertaining friends or doing chores accompanied by your playlist, you’ll hear music in a completely different way.


Thanks to the new Sync tab in the Philips Hue app, the experience can be easily customized. Users can start and stop synchronization, change the brightness and intensity of the lights, or choose a palette to change the light colors.

“As the world leader in intelligent lighting, we are constantly looking for new ways to continue to offer Philips Hue users the most advanced intelligent lighting experience. Entertainment, of which sound is an important ingredient, is the main focus of Philips Hue. By innovating with Spotify as an industry leading partner, we are proud to offer our users an immersive integration of music and light in a way never seen before,” said Jasper Vervoort, Business Leader Philips Hue at Signify.

How Philips Hue + Spotify works

Philips Hue and Spotify integration is free to use with the Philips Hue app – you just need a Philips Hue Bridge and colored Philips Hue lights to enjoy the experience, like white and color smart ambient lamps, a Hue Go or the new Lightstrip Extension . As the integration is built into the Philips Hue app, you don’t need a microphone to react to the music. This ensures that the lights can react to music without interfering with background noise and offers complete flexibility to simultaneously use the phone for other purposes.

Integration works with any Spotify-compatible sound device, such as a speaker, smartphone, or computer. To experience this immersive integration of light and sound at home, link your Philips Hue and Spotify accounts in the Philips Hue app and play music from any device connected to your Spotify account.

“At Spotify, we’re constantly working to create the best sound experience for every moment, on any device, throughout the day,” said Sten Garmark, VP Consumer Experience Spotify. “We look forward to introducing this innovative integration with Philips Hue, where smart lighting will add another dimension to enhance your next session.”


The Philips Hue + Spotify integration will begin rolling out globally as an early access program for Philips Hue App 4 users from September 1, 2021. Once the functionality is available for your account, which can take up to 7 days , will check for an update of what’s new with the Spotify card. Activate early access and follow the instructions to be one of the first to try it. After October 2021, functionality will be an integral part of Hue App 4.

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