This tool uses the new Philips Hue entertainment API for some kind of ambilight. It works really well on my PC and since there are builds for most OS including linux I was wondering if it may be possible to get it running on my OSMC Vero 4k?
If yes - can someone explain to me how I can get this to work?
Philips Hue works with Hyperion and I have that running on my OSMC on RPi.
I have Pimoroni LED strips behind the TV but last weekend I added a single Philips Hue colour bulb just to see if it works … and it does.
Note - the Philips Hue LED strip has a lot of LEDs but they are not individually addressable - so you get only one colour to represent the entire screen and you are limited to around 10 colour changes per second across all of the lights on a Hue box.
If you wanted to split the colours of the LED (say 2 sides or 4 sides to the rear of the TV), would you need 4 light strips or can it be done via extensions?
I dont the extensions are individually addressable…
Also, just looking at Hyperion for the first time, would you point the host ip address to your hue hub?
The a Philips light strip extensions simply allow you to extend a strip so that whatever colour you set is propagated to all of the LEDs. It is like one long Philips Hue bulb.
So you would need separate strips.
This would be an expensive way to do things and would not be as accurate as having each LED individually addressable.
Also - yes, the IP address that you give is for the Hue hub.