Using Hue bulbs to extend the Ambilight of my TV makes me happy. Using a Raspberry Pi instead of an app for that makes me even happier.
For some time now, I have been wondering whether there is an easier ways to link my Philips Hue smart bulbs to the Ambilight of my Philips TV. Basically, my current setup is that I need to launch the Ambilight+hue app each time I want to watch TV to establish the link. Newer Philips TVs (I think later than 2014) seem to be able to provide this functionality without relying on this app. Unfortunately, my TV is from 2013, so no luck here.
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