Last fall, Signify launched a new Philips Hue device called Hue Play. The device allows you to have an Ambilight-like experience, without having to run a Philips TV. It all works pretty smoothly by briefly tapping into various sources of the HDMI switch which in turn scans the signals and changes the color of your Hue lamps. Upon release, the device received some criticism for only supporting the HDR standard HDR10, but with a new update, the device has become a little more useful.

With the new update, Hue Play will support both HDR10 + and Dolby Vision, which has become much more popular lately. This allows you to connect significantly more devices to Hue Play without losing visual quality when you watch fancy movies.

This is not all the new update has to offer. The update also adds support for smart voice assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri, which means you can tell the assistant to turn on or off the light, or switch HDMI input.