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What Is New in the Philips Hue App 4.31

What Is New in the Philips Hue App 4.31

Philips Hue App 4.31 (by @linusmimietz at Unsplash)

Once again a very interesting new version of the Philips Hue app has been released with promising features. A couple of days ago the Philips Hue App has been updated to 4.31. With this version, Philips Hue introduces a very nice cool new feature; Controlling the HDMI sync box from within the Philips Hue app.

HDMI Sync box

The focus of this update is about controlling the HDMI Sync box from within the main Philips Hue application. If you use the Philips Hue Play HDMI Sync Box, you no longer have to use the Hue Sync App to control it. With the update to version 4.31, the functions have been integrated into the Sync section of the Hue app.

The official update description writes:

The Sync tab now allows you to control your Hue sync box, along with Spotify. Two ways to sync, one tab!

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This is a very cool feature because with this update, together with version 4.16 where the Bluetooth functionality was merged in the Philips Hue app, there is only 1 app needed to control everything for you Hue app. You can find the Sync box integration in the Sync tab and you will see that it looks exactly like the current app.

Controlling the HDMI sync box from within the Philips Hue app

Bug fixes & stability improvements

But as the actual release message already made clear some bug fixes and improvements were also deployed. As with almost every update, bug fixes & stability improvements need to be done to keep the app running as you expect. This means coding bugs need to be crushed and old code needs to be thrown out of the window. Let’s hope we will see some nice performance improvements with this.

Via this site, you can check out the official release notes published by Philips Hue.

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