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Thunder for Philips Hue done right. Finally.

Meet the most spectacular and realistic Thunder Ambiance app available for Philips Hue. It's truly immersive.

Hue Thunder provides an unique thunder simulation in various settings. Every time you start one of the ambiances it will be different and unpredictable. Al light effects have been precisely created and synced with thunder sound to create and impressive simulation with your Philips Hue setup. It will impress everyone.
Hue thunder can also be used to train pets to get used to thunder sounds and lightning flashes.

Our unique node based soundscape engine, which is behind the beautiful designed and intuitive user interface, is truly innovative. It uses techniques which are used by top game designers and audio engineers to mimic nature's way and randomness. On top of that our soundscape apps use a unique and simple to use occurrence slider to let you decide how often a specific bird or other sound is used in the preset. Still it's totally unpredictable when a specific sound is being heard therefore producing an amazingly natural sound experience. It can run for hours on end without getting repetitive like other sound engines do.

Choose from the following thunder presets and themes:

Thunder presets:
- Light drizzle.
- On a rainy day.
- Heavy rain pours down.
- Light thunder storm.
- Inside the thunder storm.
- Heavy thunder storm.
- Tornado Alley.
- Hurricane mayhem.

Thunder Ambient presets:
- A damp rain forest.
- At the beach after a warm day.
- Staring out the window in a busy city.
- A walk in the city under the umbrella.
- Bad weather camping at the lake.
- Storm over NYC.
- After the storm.
- In the car.
- Bike ride through Amsterdam.

The following elements can be altered during playback:
- Sky brightness.
- Sky On/Off
- Thunder brightness.
- Thunder occurrence.
- Environment volume.
- Thunder volume.

Other features:
- Bluetooth and Airplay supported with delay compensation.
- Sleep timer to safely fall asleep with a stormy fading background. Lights turn off after sleeptimer is finished.

(Hue Thunder also works without Philips Hue, but obviously without light effects).

iOS Store Category:

Primary: Entertainment

Secondary: Weather

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Version History

Launched Feb 23, 2017 (almost 4 years ago).

Releasing new versions every about 2 months, on average.

May 24
2019
(Current)
Version 2.7

* Fix for Airplay / HomePod issues introduced in 2.6
* Small bugfixes

2.6 release notes:
+ More detailed control over individual sounds. Don't like the traffic sounds in a setup? Disable it. It's now possible.
+ Cross Fading between presets! Switch seamlessly between presets to let the storm pass by.
+ When activating or de-activating an individual sound within a preset it fades in our out.
* Fixed Sky Brightness lowest value's.

Apr 29
2019
Version 2.6

+ More detailed control over individual sounds. Don't like the traffic sounds in a setup? Disable it. It's now possible.
+ Cross Fading between presets! Switch seamlessly between presets to let the storm pass by.
+ When activating or de-activating an individual sound within a preset it fades in our out.
* Fixed Sky Brightness lowest value's.

Nov 13
2018
Version 2.5

- Even more diversity in Thunder sounds and light effects.
- Siri Shortcuts support! Open a preset, scroll to the bottom to find the new Siri Shortcuts button or use it in the shortcuts app as you like.

Nov 02
2018
Version 2.4

* Sleeptimer fixed.

Thanks Gary for pointing it out.

Oct 31
2018
Version 2.3

* Audio normalized.
* Fixed bug that prevented single thunder shots in "A damp rain forest".
+ Swipe down in detail screen to dismiss.
+ Restore lights to state when the app was started on quit.
+ New official Philips light icon set.

Sep 19
2018
Version 2.2

Option to bring back mixing audio with other apps. Find the toggle button in the top right menu.
Better audio interruption handling.
Fixed background icon in "After the Storm" preset.

Aug 23
2018
Version 2.1

This update 2.1:
Fixed: black screen on startup on iOS 10.

From previous update 2.0:
FIXED:
High Battery consumption when not in use.
NEW:
Thunder on demand! Use the pulsating thundercloud button to trigger a thunder strike when you want.
AirPlay 2 and HomePod stereo pair (and zones) support.
Improved detail screen layout.
Control Rain, Wind and Other sounds individualy.
Broader occurance range for thunder and lighting.
Fade out volume when using sleeptimer.

Aug 14
2018
Version 2.0

FIXED:
High Battery consumption when not in use.

NEW:
Thunder on demand! Use the pulsating thundercloud button to trigger a thunder strike when you want.
AirPlay 2 and HomePod stereo pair (and zones) support.
Improved detail screen layout.
Control Rain, Wind and Other sounds individualy.
Broader occurance range for thunder and lighting.
Fade out volume when using sleeptimer.

Mar 08
2018
Version 1.5.1

Fixes issue where using the sleeptimer could result in erratic behaviour ending in a crash.

Jan 16
2018
Version 1.5

Fixed bug where app would go into 'Soundscape mode' when returning from background.

Jan 10
2018
Version 1.4

Fix for empty light list when Hue Entertainment Area is present on the bridge.

And from the previous update:
NEW:
4 New Free Presets!
- Storm over New York City.
- After the storm.
- In the car.
- Bike ride through Amsterdam.

Updated/Fixed
- iPhone X support.
- Ambient sounds have unique randomness now.
- Manual Sky color option.
- Sky color OFF option. (Brightness slider all the way to the left).
- Fix for 'stalling' lightning. Lights could stay on too long sometimes.
- Thunder doesn't have a brightness , lightning does. Right Bob?

Dec 19
2017
Version 1.31

NEW:
4 New Free Presets!
- Storm over New York City.
- After the storm.
- In the car.
- Bike ride through Amsterdam.

Updated/Fixed
- iPhone X support.
- Ambient sounds have unique randomness now.
- Manual Sky color option.
- Sky color OFF option. (Brightness slider all the way to the left).
- Fix for 'stalling' lightning. Lights could stay on too long sometimes.
- Thunder doesn't have a brightness , lightning does. Right Bob?

Jul 16
2017
Version 1.3

Bug fix for sky colors not reacting directly

Jul 10
2017
Version 1.1

- Fixed issue where background light fx could overwrite thunder light fx.
- Added 2 minute fade on all sound when sleeptimer is active. Sweet dreams.
- Sleeptimer now turns off selected lights. (how did we not see that in the release)
- Even more dynamic sound effects. Improved random algorithm.
- Added in-app Airplay / Bluetooth button.
- Some interface fixes.
- Better landcape mode on iPad.
- Fixes rare crash for some users.

Feb 23
2017
Version 1.0

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