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Philips - Hue Play White & Color Ambiance Smart LED Bar Light (2-Pack) - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 335 reviews

96%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Beware of Philips Marketing

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    seanharmon1
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    The units themselves work great. The setup and pairing was easy. The colors are fantastic. Everything you would expect from a Philips Hue product. But... Do not be fooled by their marketing. They do not easily sync with the content on your TV. You'll need Philips Hue Sync running on a PC. Once this is installed, Philips expects you to either connect an HDMI cable or cast the content from your PC to your TV. Only then will the lights sync with your TV. In the age of the streaming device and smart TV, this is not a good solution. I'm still going to keep the units, as I hope Philips will introduce an installed application for my Fire TV or other smart device to provide better content sync. I've also had no luck getting these lights to sync with my Sonos home speakers.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Inconsistent Hue Play Entertainment

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    callmeageeth
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    I bought this to replace the LED light strip (from Hue) that was behind my TV. While the LED strip worked flawlessly, I found these to be a bit wonky in use. When changing the colors directly from your phone they respond, but when using them for Hue Play, they simply don't work for me. It could very well be user error or a setting on my computer that's plugged into my TV. So while I can't recommend it for purposes of Hue Play based on m experiences, if you intend on using this for decorative purposes around your house, I wholeheartedly recommend it. I recommend all Hue lights, but they're addictive, once you start getting smart bulbs in your house you'll keep going.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great potential but limited

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    Bigo
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    A decent alternative to using a RGB strip, but are more expensive. It does include sticky tape to attach to tv, but you also have two different stands to use. Using them to match lighting on a movie or game is a nice feature. They can get very bright and have nice color saturation. What's holding this back is the match lighting is limited to the hue sync program that has to be installed on a PC. There are work around for PS4 by using remote play. If Phillips could get these to sync with the TV without the need for a PC they would appeal to a lot more people.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun but major compatibility issues

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    MB221
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    The colors and scenes are great however, if you use iTunes or Apple TV the sync feature is not compatible with protected content. After contacting philips about this issue, they said that there is nothing that they can do about it. I would recommend they are fun for music and mood setting but they will not sync as advertised with protected content from iTunes or Netflix!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK, but terrible mounting system

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    Happyguy
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    Why Philips did not make a better swivel mounting system blows me away. Good product but terrible mounting and stands to place behind pictures ect. Any your app is terrible Philips! Still better than the other junk that is out there though

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Does not provide much light

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    Willy
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    I bought this thinking it would light up a wall. You would need multiple sets to get it done. The pictures in the adds can not be achieved with one set. The lights do look good if you want to spend the money for additional sets

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad, but could have been better as a set of 3.

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    DaveD0996
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    This kit was great to expand my house hue setup and use these behind my entertainment center but it would have been nice to just buy a set of 3 since the power adapter supports it anyway. Color mixing is pretty good on them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cool lights but no TV experience

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    Dragonfly
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    A quick read said these would change color with Movies. A more in depth read is that they change colors with movies ON A Computer. A little disappointed. But the light is nice and bright and controlable with Alexa and apps.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very cool, not worth the price however

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    Brandon
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    Basically the summary. Little decal lights with smart functionality. I have purchased a ton of hue products in my opinion they are very cool, but vastly over priced. Recommend if you have cash to blow.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not what expected

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    MimiH
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    Setup went okay. But then when we went to use it found that music or movie or whatever needs to go through a computer running their program and weren't set up for that

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great color

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    Kayb
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    I love the colors. I am very happy with how easy it was to position the devices on the back of my TV. Not sure that the design is best suited for a flat surface though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Over priced

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    Legion
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    Great for setting the stage for your environment, however technology isn’t quite there yet for immersive gaming and videos.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Hmmm

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    Extreme
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    For $80 bucks i wish was brighter - I love the tech and ease of use but BRIGHTER plz

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    okay

    Posted
    Ralph
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    it was okay but it just wasnt for me it does what it suppose to

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    More for a kid

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    Stan
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    I got these thinking it they would be less intrusive, thinner, and brighter

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend