Syfy is bringing the classic 12 Monkeys science fiction thriller to TV in a new series that will provide an immersive lighting experience for iOS device owners with a Philips Hue lighting system. For the first time ever in a TV series, viewers will be able to sync their household lighting to the action within each episode of the Syfy original series.
Syfy updated its iOS Sync app earlier this year with support for Philips Hue prior to the re-airing of Sharknado and the debut of Sharknado 2. The system requires users to install the Syfy Sync second screen app [Direct Link] to enable the feature.
Starting with the series premiere on Friday, January 16 at 9pm ET/PT, 12 Monkeys fans who pair the Syfy Sync app for phones and tablets with Philips Hue bulbs while watching the program will be treated to a specially designed “light track” – marrying the action on the screen to the lighting in your room – which will add a heightened engagement through a more immersive viewing experience. When combined, the app will detect audio cues from 12 Monkeys and translate them to the Web-enabled Hue system. Fans will then be enveloped in the onscreen action through ambient lighting effects designed to engage viewers in an entirely unique way.
Syfy will provide this immersive lighting in all 13 episodes of 12 Monkeys beginning in mid-January. The first episode will air Friday, January 16 at 9pm ET/PT.