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More news about Smartthings thanks to Philips Hue

More news about Smartthings thanks to Philips Hue

Signify and Samsung shake hands

Now the cooperation between Smartthings and Philips Hue will be even better thanks to the in-depth cooperation.

Signify, the company behind Philips Hue lighting solutions, announced it is entering into a deeper collaboration with Samsung that will lead to new Hue-based functionality in Samsung's SmartThings smart home solution.

In spring 2024, the Philips Hue Sync TV app will receive a monthly subscription and will be integrated with the Smartthings app to make it easier to control lighting via Samsung Smart TVs.

The monthly subscription, which is priced at €2.99 per month and unlocks the app on up to three Samsung TVs, but can also be purchased via a one-time payment for a single TV. The integration should make it easier for Samsung users to control the Sync TV app and other Smartthings-compatible devices without interrupting what's being displayed on the TV. It will also be possible to choose between different pre-set modes.

The Philips Hue Sync TV app is available for Samsung Q60 series or higher QLED TVs manufactured from 2022 onwards.

They'll also be launching a brand new function called Music Mode, where Hue lighting doesn't react to what's shown on the TV, but instead to the sounds playing on the TV. Music Mode will be compatible with all music playing on the TV, and will be available later this year on compatible Samsung TVs manufactured in 2022 and 2023.