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AmbiDesk for Hue

Version 3.5

Create ambient-light arrangements for Philips Hue.

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AmbiDesk for Hue overview

AmbiDesk for Hue uses the Philips Hue light system to simulate an ambilight (ambient light) effect in your room or wherever you use this technology based on the content of your screen. AmbiDesk can even be controlled by a free iOS Remote to start/stop monitoring.

In AmbiDesk for Hue, everything is about points-of-interest (POI). Once you have connected to your Hue Bridge, you get list of all bulbs which can be enabled, and a POI for each bulb registered with the bridge. You can freely position the POIs on your screen to create the ambilight effect. So whether you use your ceiling lights or mount a light strip behind your display, as long the Hue Bridge can determine each bulb separately, you can adjust your setup as you want.

AmbiDesk for Hue has now even a music/party mode, where your built-in SMicrophone is used to listen for audio, and to color your Hue lights based on the current audio musical notes.

What’s new in version 3.5

Updated on Jan 08 2021

Version 3.5:
  • This is a major update to how AmbiDesk for Hue connects and controls your Philips Hue Lights, completely rewritten the whole bare-bone subsystem, Discovery of Bridges and Connection are now much faster
  • This Update will require existing Users to restart the whole "Search for Bridge..." and "Connect along with "Press Link Button"
  • If you are unable to search for Bridges while the required Button is missing, go to Preferences and click the "Unlink" Button, all your Presets and Settings will remain as they were
  • Fixed the issue with Audio Visualisation not working for some Users due missing Microphone Permissions on MacOS Catalina and above





12.5 MB

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App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.11 or later
  • Philips Hue starter set
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