Philips Hue Setup

Step-by-Step Instructions for Best Experience
(Reference Model: Philips Hue Sync Box)

What do you need to sync your lights

  1. Color-capable lights + Hue Bridge. Click here for the purchase link

  2. ​Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box. Click here for more information

  3. Hue Sync Mobile App. Click here for more information

Step 1: Connecting Philips Hue Sync Box to Shockwafe Soundbar

 

  1. Connect Soundbar to TV via HDMI ARC

  2. Connect Philips Hue Sync Box to the Shockwafe Soundbar via HDMI Port 2/3*

  3. Connect Your Devices (Streaming Devices, Blu-ray, Gaming Consoles) to the 4 HDMI ports of the Hue Sync Box**

TV's ARC/eARC

Soundbar's ARC

Philips Hue Sync Box

Blu-Ray Player

Streaming Devices

Gaming Consoles

*It is not recommended to connect the Hue Sync Box directly to the TV as his will limit the audio output (up to Dolby Atmos via Dolby Digital Plus) from the TV to Soundbar via ARC input. In addition, Connecting your Hue Sync box in between the Soundbar and TV causes CEC switching issues and disables ARC. So a direct connection provides the best possible bandwidth/compatibility for your devices while not compromising any features, such as ARC from your TV. 

 

**Device such as cable box / satellite dish is recommended to be connected to the TV as they require a direct connection to the TV for any HDCP encryption software / keys)

Note: Connecting an HDMI splitter in between the soundbar and TV will prevent your TV from sending audio via the ARC connection.

Step 2: Setting Up Your Philips Hue Sync Box

Step 3: Get to know the Philips Hue Sync Box

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