How to make hue lights dance with music

Sync smart light with music

Unleash your inner rockstar

Turn your bedroom into a concert hall. Crowd surf in your living room. By syncing your smart lights, you can watch your music spill over from your speakers into the room around you in colorful, dynamic light. 

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Hear, see, and feel the music

Music is an emotional experience. Whatever you listen to, you feel. By syncing your lights to a song, you can create your own personal mood music — no matter the genre.

Match light to the beat

We use specially created algorithms to ensure that each light script, which tells your lights how to react to the music, is perfectly tuned to each song — not just the beat but the overall feeling of the music.

Personalize the experience

Make every listening session your own. Customize the way your lights react to the music: change the intensity and brightness of the light effects or even their color palettes to vary the look.

Play on any device

Whether you’re relaxing on your bed with headphones or using a full-fledged sound system, you can sync your smart lights to music with any audio device.

3 ways to sync

There are three ways to sync your lights to your music, so choose the one that fits your audio setup best — and all you need are color-capable Philips Hue lights and a Hue Bridge.

Philips Hue + Spotify

Have a Spotify account? Just go to the Sync tab in the Philips Hue app to let your lights react to music playing from the Spotify app.

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Philips Hue Play HDMI sync box

Connecting your HDMI devices to a Hue sync box doesn’t just give you surround lighting — it gives you sync with music, too.

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Hue Sync desktop app

Sync music directly from your PC or Mac with the free Hue Sync desktop app.

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Philips Hue + Spotify

Enhance the music experience by using Philips Hue + Spotify. The first of its kind, this deep integration features more precise light scripts — and an even easier way to link your accounts directly in the Philips Hue app.

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Color lights and Hue Bridge required

To see your lights react to music, you need color-capable Philips Hue smart lights and a Hue Bridge. 

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‎iLightShow for Philips Hue on the App Store


Sync your smart lights to your favorite songs! Create your own ambiance, from chill to party, it's all up to you.
iLightShow connects Apple Music and Spotify streaming services to Philips Hue, LIFX and Nanoleaf Aurora or Canvas lighting systems. Perfect to make your home parties really awesome! Transform your apartment or house into a real dancefloor. Simple but efficient, iLightShow does not need many options, you just need to login to Apple Music / Spotify or use the microphone and link your Philips Hue Bridge, we do all the rest for you.

Why should you use iLightShow?

During parties with friends, turn on your LIFX / Philips Hue / Nanoleaf lights and transform your house or apartment into a festive place.
Relax while listening to music and create your own ambiance, from chill to electro, iLightShow will create light effects on all musical styles.
Want to stay awake while working at home? iLightShow can provide you with a lot of powerful energy.

• Real-time lights synchronization (Philips Hue, LIFX and Nanoleaf Aurora or Canvas smart lights)
• Automatically syncs the lights to the official Apple Music / Spotify music players
• Automatically syncs the lights to the music analysed/detected via the microphone
• Super accurate - works on top of a pre-computed analysis
• Stop / Resume Apple Music or Spotify playback as much as you need
• Add / Remove Hue / LIFX bulbs during the show just with one click!
• Control the brightness and intensity of the show
• Either let the app control the colors or select the colors of your choice
• Automatic Light effects, like strobe and flashes (Stroboscope)
• Delay the sync when using external accessories
• Philips Hue multi-bridges support
• Sonos speakers synchronization (only with Spotify and Apple Music)

• Philips Hue Bridge and some Philips Hue Smart Bulbs (for more information, see http://meethue. com). Also works with TRÅDFRI bulbs, linked to the hue bridge.
• OR/AND LIFX lights (no bridge required)
• OR/AND Nanoleaf Aurora or Canvas panels (no bridge required)
• An Apple Music account OR Spotify Music Account

Song in app preview: Hawaii - Tobjan (No Copyright Music)

Need some support? Contact me on Twitter or Facebook at @iLightShow

Version 2.2.1

Improvements of the analysis for local songs

Ratings and Reviews

6.6K Ratings

Great functionality

This app lets me sync my Philips Hue Go lamps to music. I absolutely love this functionality. The effect looks amazing. I do tend to set the effects to ‘chill’, as I find ‘auto’ and ‘party’ change to quickly to my taste.

When I used the app to play jungle sounds (yoga type music) I was absolutely amazed by the effect.

One bug that I hope to see changed in a future update: I normally play my music on two connected HomePods. When I use Airplay from the music app, the paired HomePods are visible as an option. However, from this app I can only select one of the HomePods; the second one cannot be seen. I found a workaround (that is a bit of a hazzle) though: if I set the Airplay from the app to my AppleTV, I can then change the Airplay in the Apple Music app to switch to my paired HomePod.

Don’t hesitate to upgrade to the Premium Package

I was recently shown this app via the #AppAdvice daily recommendation. As most of my close friends know I simply love my #Phillip Hue lights and wanted to coordinate my extensive music 🎶 library with my Hue lights. I the initial free version permits limited lighting with the app, therefore if you’re a Hue light junkies like myself you will need to purchase the premium package to incorporate all your Phillips Hue lights. It’s not quite intuitive regarding the music library integration, however the app developer is very responsive and helpful and I was therefore able to achieve my desire effect, so much so that I upgrade to their Premium package, I’m truly a happy camper 🎶 💡

Great, but needs a couple improvements

This really is a great app and I really enjoy how it interacts with my hue lights. There are only a couple issues (that I don’t believe have been addressed) that hold it back from a 5 star:

1) Buying premium isn’t that bad, not that expensive... but I can’t share across devices. I bought this on my phone and would like to share it with my wife and son. But I also don’t want to pay another $5 each to do so. If there was a way to share the premium feature then that would be fantastic.

2) This is the biggest drawback to me... the app doesn’t run in the background. If I leave the app or close my phone, everything stops working. It’s not realistic to think that I’ll leave my phone on for hours while listening to music or hosting a party. If this can be addressed then that would make this app a 5 star for me.

The developer, Nicolas Anjoran, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
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