Signify announces voice control for Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box at CES 2020

    January 7, 2020

    • The newest update for the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box allows for easy voice control with Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri and the Google Assistant to further enrich your light sync experience
    • The new infrared receiver feature enables the use of your standard remote controls as well as the universal remote.


    CES 2020 - Las Vegas, Nevada (USA) Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), Signify, the world leader in lighting, reveals an exciting update for the recently introduced Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box enabling the use of voice control and infrared TV remotes.


    Get hands-free control of the sync box

    Craving for a night to enjoy a game or movie to the fullest? Just ask Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant or Apple Siri to turn on your Philips Hue HDMI Sync Box to start syncing your Philips Hue smart lights with your TV for a hands-free surround lighting experience.

    Getting the feature is simple: update the sync box via the Hue Sync mobile app and enable the voice assistant feature to use the voice assistant of your choice to easily sync your lights with movies, music, TV shows or video games.


    The voice commands for all three assistants include turning the sync box on/off, changing light settings or switching between HDMI devices.

    We are very excited about introducing voice control for the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box. This feature makes it even easier to control the sync box and adjust settings. We are happy to keep expanding our entertainment options with the latest innovations so that we can offer our consumers the best immersive surround light experience."


    Jasper Vervoort

    Business Leader, Home Systems & Luminaires, Philips Hue at Signify

    The voice control feature for the sync box will be available as of spring 2020 in an update that can be installed via the Hue Sync mobile app.


    New infrared remote control feature and more

    Additionally, you can now use any infrared TV remote control (standard and universal) to control the sync box, including for example turning it on and off and switching between HDMI inputs. Teach the sync box to respond to any button on your remote control via the app, or by configuring the sync box with the universal remote switch smoothly between multiple devices, making the sync box easier to use on an everyday basis in your home theater. 


    Sync box now available in more countries

    From February 4 onwards, the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box will also be available at selected retailers and in additional countries. Take your home entertainment to the next level with the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box in Mexico, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Hungary, Bulgaria and the Baltic countries as well! 


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    For further information, please contact:

    Signify/ Philips Hue
    Kathrin de Graaf (Global PR Manager)

    Tel: + 31 650294314


    About Signify


    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals and consumers and lighting for the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact connected lighting systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. With 2018 sales of EUR 6.4 billion, we have approximately 27,000 employees and are present in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We have been named Industry Leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for three years in a row. News from Signify is located at the Newsroom, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors can be found on the Investor Relations page.

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