Hue Disco

We’ve had our hands on the starter kit for a couple of days now, and we’re slowly but surely starting to discover new ways to make our smart lighting setup even more awesome than it is out of the box. That said, Hue Disco, from MediaVibe, is the first app we’re featuring here in the lead up to our full review of Philips Hue.

If you’re looking to start the party properly, look no further than Hue Disco. The app controls your Hue lights and makes them react to the sounds your phone microphone picks up. It has three different modes for disco settings: Color Gradient, 80’s Disco, and Reggae.

It also features seven different “moods”:

  • Color Gradient
  • Sunrise
  • Candle Light
  • Christmas FX
  • Rain Drops
  • Complementary
  • Reggae
  • Love Shack

Moods don’t react to your microphone, but they’re still pretty awesome. My current favorite is Candle Light, but the fiancé is digging Love Shack – and come a couple months from now, it’ll be all about those Christmas FX.

Jesus, is it really almost that time of year, again?

  • Microphone sensitivity sliders let you control how often music is turned into light (change) and control silence detection. (dB)
  • Brightness control sliders manage the maximum and minimum brightness of your disco setup
  • Color control slider helps you set the saturation of bulbs.
  • Color range control
  • LED indicators to show when your thresholds are being ‘hit’ by the music.
  • Interactive UI responding to music
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Hue Disco
Developer: MediaVibe
Price: $3.99
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Disco Hue runs $3.99 on the Play Store, but it’s 100% money well-spent, in my book. The look on my kids’ faces when this app does its thing is worth every penny of it.

Family and friends – are you rocking a Hue light setup? Drop us a line in the comment thread and let us know which apps you’re using and love. Once we have a collection of good apps worth featuring, we’ll do a round-up of the best in the bunch.

Talk atchya soon!