HelloHue for Plex and Philips Hue
Sync and control your Philips Hue lights with Plex!
This Channel is based on PlexWink by @vanstinator.
This channel detects when a media is playing, paused or stopped on your Plex Clients. Then it checks if it’s a video, the client name, and the user who owns the stream. If it matches your criteria it triggers your lights with the actions you have set up.
You can also turn your lights on and off inside the channel.
The config is pretty simple and only needs to be done once. Configure your settings following the details below.
One room is composed of one client, one or multiple users and one or multiple lights, as well as the actions : on play, on stop, on pause, dim value, and only trigger if it’s dark outside.
Plex.tv loginis your Plex login.
Plex.tv passwordsis your Plex password. It is only sent to plex.tv to get an identification token (so you must have a working internet access).
Plex Server Addressis the local adress + port to reach your server (example :
Philips Hue Bridge Addressis the ip address of your Philips Bridge.
Nearest city from your locationUsed to calculate to calculate sunrise/sunset hours at your location.
Activate HelloHue in room 1Tick to activate room 1 (and fill the client, users and lights settings for room 1).
Name of plex client able to trigger in room 1You can find the list of users in PMS -> settings -> devices. Only put ONE client per room. If your have two clients in the same room, activate an other room and fill the settings with the other clients name and the same lights names.
Name of the users able to trigger in room 1You can find the list of users in PMS -> settings -> users -> myhome. You can put multiple users (comma separated values, case sensitive).
Name of the lights to trigger in room 1is the list of lights that will be triggered in room 1. You can put multiple users (comma separated values, case sensitive).
When a media is playing in room 1is the action that will fire when a media is playing in room 1.
When a media is paused in room 1is the action that will fire when a media is paused in room 1.
When a media is stopped in room 1is the action that will fire when a media is stopped in room 1.
Choose dim value in room 1is the value your lights will dim to. (20 is the min brightness and 240 is max)
Randomize hue and saturation on Dim/Turn On in room 1will randomize your light color each time the action turn on or dim is fired.
Only trigger lights if it's dark outside in room 1Tick to only trigger your lights between sunrise and sunset.
Activate HelloHue in room 2Same thing as
Activate HelloHue in room 1…
How to install:
- go to
Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/Plug-ins/
- If existing, delete
- get the release you want from https://github.com/ledge74/HelloHue/releases
- unzip the release
- restart your plex media server!!!
- more indepth: see article on Plex website.
On first run:
- Configure your Channel preferences (see above for help, make sure that you are connected to the internet as the channel will request a token from plex.tv)
- Go to the channel (on any device)
- If you see,
Press button and your bridge and click to connectclick on this menu AFTER having pressed the physical button of your bridge.
- The click on
- If you see the menu
My Lightsthen you are all good!
Use the channel:
My Lightsallows you to trigger your lights from the channel
Enable HelloHuedisable the channel (stop listening to items being played)
Disable HelloHueresumes the channel (start listening to items being played)
Advanced--> ```Restart HelloHue`` takes into account your new Plex.TV login/password if you updated it in the channel settings.
How to report a bug and ask for features
If you have a problem with this channel, raise an issue on GitHub or on this topic. Don’t forget to add a Log file of this channel : https://support.plex.tv/hc/en-us/articles/200250417-Plex-Media-Server-Log-Files
- When stopping a media on PHT (for mac), the action will take some time (a few minutes). This is linked to a bug in PHT or PMS. --> use OpenPHT to fix this issue
- HelloHue doesn’t work with PlexBMC
Support the project
I’ve developed HelloHue on my free time, so if you like it please think about buying me a beer!