CES 2018: Philips and Razer Team Up for Game-Activated Hue Lights

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Philips and Razer today announced a new collaboration that allows Philips' Hue line of lights to integrate with Razer Chroma-enabled devices.

When using a device that features Razer Chroma, which includes everything from the Razer Blade line of laptops to Razer Chroma keyboards, gaming controllers, and mice, allowing your Philips Hue lights to react to whatever game you're playing.

You can choose to set each bulb to a preferred color or sync all of your lights with one touch using Razer's Synapse 3 hardware configuration software.

With Chroma Studio, you can also create different lighting effects across all Synapse-enabled devices that extend to Hue lights or use pre-configured effects like cascading waves or fire.

Razer says that its Razer Chroma devices and Hue lights are able to provide a fully immersive gaming experience, activating with game cues. When there's a flickering lamp, for example, the lights in the room will flicker, or when you score a kill, you'll be rewarded with a unique lighting scene.


Game developers can use Razer's Chroma SDK to built lighting effects that will impact Hue and Chroma devices, and many games have already adopted support, like Overwatch, Quake Champions, Factorio, Killing Floor 2, and more.

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31 months ago
This actually sounds like a lot of fun! If I still played PC games I'd be all over this. As it is, this makes me curious: could I also tie in the Hue lights to iTunes or VLC? That'd be pretty cool for party lighting. I've never thought of this before :)
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31 months ago
I guess it would be pretty cool for lightning effects.
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31 months ago

As it is, this makes me curious: could I also tie in the Hue lights to iTunes or VLC? That'd be pretty cool for party lighting. I've never thought of this before :)

Yes - music and movies will be synchronised via an update called Hue Entertainment, which was supposed to be available last month.
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31 months ago

Yes - music and movies will be synchronised via an update called Hue Entertainment, which was supposed to be available last month.

The Hue app was updated overnight but I have yet to test it out.....I can confirm that the "Entertainment" piece is in there
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31 months ago

The Hue app was updated overnight but I have yet to test it out.....I can confirm that the "Entertainment" piece is in there

Indeed - I see it now. Unfortunately for now it looks like we have to wait for iMovies, Netflix, et al.
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31 months ago
The spirit of Ambilight will go on, and on, and on!
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