Integration with Philips Hue

  • 31 October 2012
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http://www.meethue.com/en-US I'm thinking disco lights or setting lights from the mood of the playing song. Sunrise feature for the alarm. Or sundown from the sleep timer.

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I like this idea. I recently bought the http://getambify.com/ app and hooked it up with my Philips Hue. A lot of potential, but if it was integrated with my SONOS system, it would be home run! Here's my video of Philips Hue and Ambify - http://youtu.be/PfWr_MhEU4M
Please make the actual integration happen with Philips Hue! Instead of being forced to use the phone's microphone to listen to the music it should get the data directly from the app.
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A member of the Sonos team recently worked on an integration project for Sonos with Phillips Hue and has published his work on GitHub for those that are interested and OK with a bit of tinkering. http://www.malcolmcrum.com/wp/control-your-phillips-hue-lights-with-sonos/139/ I should point out that this is not an official Sonos integration but it might be of some interest to this topic.
One more customer who would like to see hue integration
+1. My most wanted SONOS-feature! Along with longer fade-in time and fade-out time, preferably adjustable.
That would be awesome to have Hue and Sonos work together to have disco lights effects or ambient lights based on the song playing. something like Ambify app, but with Sonos.
And one more customer who would lovee to see a Hue integration !
Never say never, but I feel like this will never happen, even though it absolutely should.
Waaaaaahhhhh! Not sure if this is helpful, but in the process of adding Soundcloud to Sonos.... I walked into the room where I have 3 Hue lights & a bridge and almost went into epileptic seizure until I could get the Hue lights back under control from their "Dance Party Strobe" mode that automatically linked to the music I was playing on Soundcloud via Sonos.

Can't find anything on the Sonos site, or Soundcloud and a Google search brought me to "Huegasm" which allowed be to gain control again. Can't even find anything in the Sonos app related to music connections/sync. But something integrated/synced automatically!
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That would be SO awesome!
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Recommend checking out the Hue Disco http://huedisco.com app for iOS. Would be slick to somehow integrate directly with Sonos...
That would be so great. I read somewhere that a guy had come up with a solution, but that was way too complicated for me. Do you think Sonos would be looking at this?
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Since Logitech has added support for Hue in their remotes (to set the right light setting when watching or playing different content in a home), I see no reason for Sonos not to follow this trend. Problem with Hue is that there is lag. I guess Sonos would be able to compensate for this so lights would react on the beat of the music. Sonos, please check out the apps; 'Hue Disco' and 'Ambify' which uses the microphone of the smartphone. Pretty stupid when Sonos could integrate directly with no lag 🙂
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John, cool that someone at Sonos have been playing around with Hue and found it easy to integrate to. The implementation does not appear that useful to me and I would like a much deeper integration which will allow for cooler features like described in my initial post. I'm thinking something like Sonos seeing the bulps or lights connected to the network. These could then be added to zones (zone players and lights in the same room) and controlled automatically by these via features like disco lights (Sonos should compensate for the lag of the Zigbee network and change lights in advance), light setting via the mood of the song playing (see service like www.moodagent.com), a sunrise for the alarm (see Philips Wakeup light), a sundown for the sleep timer (see Philips Wakeup light), etc. I bet the marketing department would eat up features like these 🙂
This seems like such an obvious and fun idea. Both the Sonos community and company would benefit!
This would be a perfect addition to the Sonos System!
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Any ideas of a update or future feature to sonos for intergreation for Philips Hue
Of course this should be integrated...
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So far seen SmartThings ( only available in USA ) Integrates Sonos with philips hue , belkin wemo , etc , gives your house automation a voice through Sonos in each room , I hope will be in UK soon
I'd love to see this integration between sonos and my hue lights! Please give Malcolm some extra time to implement it 🙂
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I just got the Hue Tap. How awesome would it be to start Sonos by hitting a light button!
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I just got the Hue Tap. How awesome would it be to start Sonos by hitting a light button!
where did you buy the Tap?
I just got the Hue Tap. How awesome would it be to start Sonos by hitting a light button!
That's what I was wondering too 🙂 I can't buy one yet here in the us, any chance you want to buy a few more and sell them with some profit on e-bay? 🙂
I just got the Hue Tap. How awesome would it be to start Sonos by hitting a light button!
I bought it in Haarlem, Netherlands. I got the last one that was on stock. @robertjan, we can always make a deal as soon as I can buy one
It doesn't need to be music or disco effects all the time: I'm currently listening to SimplyNoise - thunderstorm (http://www.simplynoise.com/download.php?key=18336dd65313) very often which is 1h of rain and thunder only and I wondered how it would be like if the thunder was supported by some flashing lights. If it was done right, or the light effects for a track could be scripted, this could be a nice addition to the sound system!