Expand your home theater

The surround lighting experience


The new way to watch, listen, and play

Surround lighting gives you an experience unlike any other. Watch a movie, binge your favorite TV show, or play the latest video game with lights that flash, dance, brighten, dim, and change color right along with the action on the screen. Don’t just watch TV — experience it. 

Take your home theater to the next level

Hue sync box

Connect up to four HDMI devices and plug directly into your
TV to start syncing your lights. 

Hue Play gradient lightstrip

Mount behind your TV for a multicolor light show that reacts to your screen. 

Hue Play light bar


Plug up to three light bars into a single power supply to keep that entertainment center tidy!

Hue Go


Rechargeable and portable, place the Hue Go anywhere you need a pop of color.

Hue Signe


A slender silhouette makes the Signe the perfect accent for dark corners in your home theater.

Surround lighting explained

What you need to sync your lights

Hue Sync mobilapp

Color-capable lights + Hue Bridge


Gather your Hue Bridge and color-capable Hue smart lights, and then set up an Entertainment area in the Hue app.

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Hue Sync Box

Philips Hue Play HDMI sync box

Pick your four favorite HDMI devices (or swap them out as needed) — set-top boxes, streaming sticks, gaming consoles, and more — to connect to your Hue sync box.

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Hue Sync mobilapp

Hue Sync mobile app

Download the Hue Sync mobile app to set up your Hue sync box, and personalize the way you sync: adjust light intensity, choose sync modes, change brightness, and more!

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How to set up and use the Hue sync box

Sync box set up
How to sync with your home theater

Get to know Hue Entertainment

Want to know more about syncing your Hue smart lights? We'll point you in the right direction.

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Sync with PC


Questions & answers

How does Hue Sync work?

Hue Sync — where your smart lights react to the content on a screen — works in one of two ways. You can either use the Philips Hue Play HDMI sync box with the Hue Sync mobile app or a computer with the Hue Sync desktop app. Hue Sync works by using a proprietary algorithm that analyzes the entire screen, producing a custom light script that is instantly sent to your color-capable Hue lights.

Which Philips Hue products can I use with the Entertainment feature?

You can use all Hue White and color ambiance bulbs and fixtures, as well as Hue Sync-compatible Friends of Hue products. 

What do I need to be able to sync my smart lights with the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box?

Getting started with the sync box is as easy as 1-2-3:

1. Install Philips Hue color-capable smart lights and a Hue Bridge with the Philips Hue app.    
2. Connect the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box to your HDMI devices and TV     
3. Download the Philips Hue Sync mobile app  

What is the best way to set up my entertainment area?

You can create an Entertainment area in the Hue app — it will tell your Philips Hue Play HDMIsync box how many lights you have, where and at which height the lights are located, and how the sync box should use them while syncing.  

For the best results, we recommend using several Philips Hue color-capable smart lights. TryPlay light bars placed around your TV, a Play gradient lightstrip attached to the back of your TV, and/or a Hue Go, Hue Signe, or any other color-capable light throughout the room. 

How can I watch Netflix with Hue Sync?

You can sync Netflix with your Philips Hue lights on your computer by using the Hue Sync desktop app or on your TV using a Philips Hue Play HDMI sync box and the Hue Sync mobile app and watching Netflix on an HDMI device, such as a gaming console or a Chromecast. The Hue sync box does not work with built-in TV apps. 


Learn how to connect Hue Sync with Netflix