CES 2018: Philips and Razer Team Up for Game-Activated Hue Lights

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Philips and Razer today announced a new collaboration that allows Philips' Hue line of lights to integrate with Razer Chroma-enabled devices.

    When using a device that features Razer Chroma, which includes everything from the Razer Blade line of laptops to Razer Chroma keyboards, gaming controllers, and mice, allowing your Philips Hue lights to react to whatever game you're playing.

    You can choose to set each bulb to a preferred color or sync all of your lights with one touch using Razer's Synapse 3 hardware configuration software.

    With Chroma Studio, you can also create different lighting effects across all Synapse-enabled devices that extend to Hue lights or use pre-configured effects like cascading waves or fire.

    Razer says that its Razer Chroma devices and Hue lights are able to provide a fully immersive gaming experience, activating with game cues. When there's a flickering lamp, for example, the lights in the room will flicker, or when you score a kill, you'll be rewarded with a unique lighting scene.


    Game developers can use Razer's Chroma SDK to built lighting effects that will impact Hue and Chroma devices, and many games have already adopted support, like Overwatch, Quake Champions, Factorio, Killing Floor 2, and more.

    Article Link: CES 2018: Philips and Razer Team Up for Game-Activated Hue Lights
  2. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    I guess it would be pretty cool for lightning effects.
  3. LiveM macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2015
    Good: flashes of light from gunfire.
    Bad: getting dazzled by headlights in driving games.
  4. kukhuvud macrumors newbie

    Jun 15, 2017
    Los Angeles, CA
    This actually sounds like a lot of fun! If I still played PC games I'd be all over this. As it is, this makes me curious: could I also tie in the Hue lights to iTunes or VLC? That'd be pretty cool for party lighting. I've never thought of this before :)
  5. LiveM macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2015
    Yes - music and movies will be synchronised via an update called Hue Entertainment, which was supposed to be available last month.
  6. fullfast macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2010
    The Hue app was updated overnight but I have yet to test it out.....I can confirm that the "Entertainment" piece is in there
  7. opeter macrumors 68000


    Aug 5, 2007
    Slovenia, EU
    This will be good for Twitch and Youtube Streamers ;)
  8. LiveM macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2015
    Indeed - I see it now. Unfortunately for now it looks like we have to wait for iMovies, Netflix, et al.
  9. kyjaotkb macrumors 6502a

    Nov 20, 2009
    London, UK
    The spirit of Ambilight will go on, and on, and on!
  10. AmazingRobie macrumors 6502


    Jun 10, 2009
    Christmas all year round. I know this is only an example of how these can be used, but this room looks like an energy nightmare. LEDs or not. Imagine if every idiot in the world lived like this. Congratulations, you win electric company. Just say no.
  11. foxcub6 macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2011
    So far it’s s major disappointment I thought Apple TV may be included sadly not as yet otherwise it’s a pointless excersise for me
  12. LiveM macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2015
    I think it is mostly just an API that developers can pick up and use, so it is going to take time for adoption to propagate through the industry.

    Having tried a good app for camera-based synchronisation with movies, I definitely expect to use this, especially as I already have the lights I need.

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