Samsung SmartThings and Philips Hue have announced a partnership to create immersive music experiences by providing users with “dynamic customizable lighting that syncs with any music content and allows users to turn their smart home into the ultimate home entertainment center.”
SmartThings, an IoT platform that allows users to connect to and control devices remotely using companion apps and voice commands, is expanding its partnership with Philips Hue lighting in the form of a new integration with Hue Sync into the SmartThings platform. Galaxy users will be able to sync their Philips Hue lamps with most music streaming services directly from their smartphone or tablet.
“It is clear that consumers want smarter and more personalized technology, and this integration satisfies that desire by allowing SmartThings users to express their mood from the comfort of their own home,” said Mark Benson, Head of SmartThings USA. “For the first time, SmartThings users can sync their music and lights to set up their perfect home gym, house party or relaxation paradise.”
“Philips Hue has been a longstanding partner of SmartThings, offering complete home control of smart devices when Philips Hue lights are connected to SmartThings. For years, users have been able to connect Philips Hue lights to any Samsung device using the SmartThings app, creating scenes that not only activate light bulbs, but also smart blinds or TVs, turning the home into a true smart home.”
“We are thrilled to expand our existing partnership with SmartThings,” said Jasper Wervoort, Philips Hue business leader. “As a global leader in smart lighting, we are always exploring ways to deliver innovative and exciting lighting. As music is an essential part of everyday life, we are excited that by working with SmartThings, we can offer users a new way to enjoy their Philips Hue smart lighting along with their favorite music across a variety of music streaming services.”
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