Manage and synchronize your Philips Hue lights with the beat of your music or your screen.
The best music and screen syncing app for your Philips Hue lights.
- Synchronize your lights directly with the beat of your music from an active Chrome tab, microphone or your entire system.
- Synchronize your lights with the average color on your screen.
- Customize your perfect party atmosphere with a variety of configurable options.
- Turn lights on/off, change the color and brightness of the lights.
- Customize the brightness range of each light. This is especially useful when grouping Hue lights of different maximum lumens.
- Put your lights into strobe or colorloop modes.
- Randomize the color of your lights.
For optimal beat detection you may need to adjust the sensitivity slider on the Music tab.
Huegasm Lite is now available as a separate extension without the music/screen syncing, but completely free.
WARNING: Flashing Hue lights may trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy. Use at your own risk.
Is Huegasm available on other platforms?
My lights start to lag or get unresponsive. Sometimes they continue flashing even after I turn off the music. What's happening?
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)
The Hue bridge can only handle so many requests a second before it starts to queue any additional, incoming requests to be run at a later time. Try lowering the beat sensitivity if you notice this happening to you.
It is also recommended to not run several Hue applications at once as they may clog your system and cause performance degradation.
For best performance, it's recommended to use v2 of the Hue bridge.
Huegasm isn't changing my lights to the music coming from my Chrome tab. What's wrong?
First make sure that Huegasm is listening to the correct Chrome tab. When you click on the big button on Huegasm's "Music" tab, a blue rectangle should appear by the tab title indicating that Chrome is sharing its audio stream with Huegasm. If you've ensured that this is working correctly, try turning up the beat sensitivity through the slider on the "Music" tab. Do note that the volume of your music also affects the sensitivity of beat detection.
I get a "Uh-oh. Failed to retrieve your system's media stream: TrackStartError" when I try to listen to "System". What's wrong?
This is a known Chromium issue. In one reported case it was caused by connecting multiple monitors via USB and in another it happened on a system with surround sound. Refer to:
Why does this extension require the permissions that it does?
"Read and change all your data on the websites you visit" - needed for all extensions that interact with extenerla web pages. Huegasm needs this to be able to listen to to the music from your browser's tab.
"Capture content of your screen" - needed to capture the sound coming from your system. Also used for screen syncing.
Huegasm does not collect any information about you and has no server component.