The Philips Hue LED lightbulbs were one of our favorite new gadgets of 2012. You can use your iPhone to turn the bulbs on, change colors, and create different themes.
Utilizing the power of Philips Hue, an iOS developer has made a crazy new app called Ambify which changes the color of your bulbs in tune with the music you’re listening to. It’s either the most fun thing to happen to your music since iTunes Visualizer, or the best way to self-induce a seizure. Or both.
Setting up Ambify is super easy. Once you download the app you’ll be walked through a couple steps to make sure Ambify can communicate with your Philips Hue bridge. Once you’re connected you can play any song from your iPhone or iPad’s music library and the Philip Hue lights will change color in tandem with the music.
The app costs $2.99 and comes with a couple of tweaks so you can change the way the lights change colors. You can also use AirPlay to stream music to your TV or AirPlay speakers, but unfortunately, the app doesn’t work with Rdio or Spotify.