How do I sync Ambilight with Hue?

Answered by Douglas Hiatt

To sync Ambilight with Philips Hue, you will need to follow these steps:

1. Access your TV settings: Start by pressing the home button on your TV remote. This will take you to the main menu where you can access the TV settings.

2. Navigate to Ambilight settings: Once you are in the TV settings menu, look for the option called “Ambilight”. Depending on your TV model, it may be located under a different section or submenu. Use the arrow buttons on your remote to navigate through the menu until you find the Ambilight settings.

3. Enable Ambilight extension: Within the Ambilight settings, look for an option called “Ambilight extension” or something similar. This is the feature that allows you to connect and sync your Ambilight with Philips Hue. Select this option to enable it.

4. Configure Ambilight+Hue: After enabling the Ambilight extension, you will see an option called “Ambilight+Hue” or “Ambilight and Hue”. Select this option to access the configuration settings.

5. Start the syncing process: Within the Ambilight+Hue configuration settings, you will find a button labeled “Configure” or “Start” or something similar. Press this button to initiate the syncing process.

6. TV scans for Hue Bridge: Once you start the syncing process, your TV will begin scanning for the Hue Bridge, which is the central hub for your Philips Hue lights. Make sure your Hue Bridge is powered on and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your TV.

7. Follow on-screen instructions: Follow the on-screen instructions that appear on your TV to complete the syncing process. This may involve pressing buttons on your Hue Bridge or confirming the connection on your TV.

8. Enjoy synced Ambilight and Hue: Once the syncing process is complete, your Ambilight and Philips Hue lights should be successfully linked. You can now enjoy the immersive lighting experience as your Ambilight dynamically matches the colors and intensity of your Hue lights.

It’s worth noting that the exact steps and menu options may vary slightly depending on your TV model and firmware version. If you encounter any difficulties or cannot find the specific settings mentioned, refer to your TV’s user manual or visit the manufacturer’s support website for more detailed instructions.

I hope this helps you to successfully sync your Ambilight with Philips Hue!