Your lights meet your music.
- discover the lights connected to your Hue bridge
- turn lights on/off
- change the color and brightness of the lights
- put your lights into strobe or colorloop modes
- synchronize the beat of your music with your lights
Currently only a local audio ( .mp3, .wav, etc... ) or a SoundCloud link may be added to Huegasm. The SoundCloud link may lead to a song or a playlist. Do note that the artist must mark the song streamable on SoundCloud for Huegasm to be able to play it.
Can you support fetching music from Spotify/Youtube/*insert your favorite music service here*?
This is currently not possible. Modern music licensing puts heavy restrictions on how and where music can be played. Web applications like Youtube and Spotify make it impossible to stream directly from them.
*Note that I am actively working on a Chrome extension that may actively listen to your audio stream to get around some of these restrictions.
Why can't I add a certain SoundCloud song/playlist/artist to my playlist?
There is a number of possible reasons. Sometimes the uploader may prevent streaming from outside sources. Sometimes SoundCloud straight up fails to correctly send the music to the app ( can't really complain here as it's a mostly free service ).
Why can't I run Huegasm in the background?
Currently this app runs on top of the built-in Android browser. Much like many other modern web browsers, it aggressively throttles any windows/tabs that cannot be seen by the user. Huegasm works by sending many messages to your Hue bridge and is heavily affected by the aforementioned throttling. As such, Huegasm will stop playing music when brought to the background.
*Note that Android 7+ users may still run Huegasm fine in split screen mode.
My lights lag or are unresponsive for a given situation. What's up?
The Hue system has very real limitations as described here: https://developers.meethue.com/documentation/hue-system-performance#systemThroughput ( requires a registered account to view )
I would highly recommend to not run several Hue applications at once as they may clog your system and cause performance degradation.
The application feels unresponsive or laggy. What's up?
Huegasm runs best on Android version 6+. Older versions of Android have an outdated, laggy rendering engine that causes performance issues for Huegasm. If you're on a pre-marshmallow version of Android, I recommend using Huegasm from your mobile web browser: http://www.huegasm.com/
Is Huegasm available on any other platforms?
Currently Huegasm is also available as a web application at: http://www.huegasm.com/ and as a Chrome extension at: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/huegasm-for-philips-hue-l/mbjanbdhcpohhfecjgbdpcfhnnbofooj
The Chrome extension may listen for music straight from your browser tab.