Doesn’t work with Apple Music
I love this app and would normally give it 5 stars, but now that I mostly use Apple Music which always has album art, Cover Lights says it can’t find cover art :( Please fix this in an update soon!!!!!
Meets my needs, but could be a LOT more.
I have 13 Philips Hue bulbs in my office and wanted the ability to do EXACTLY what this app does. The experience with the app is simple, it’s easy to setup, and it lets you set the cover light positions uniquely for each album cover. That’s all very cool and it does that very well.Here’s what I’d additionally like (which would make this a 5-star app):* In Preferences, I can’t rename or renumber my bulbs… so I have a post-it note at my desk that says: light #11 is over there, light #6 is over here, etc. I know EXACTLY how I want my bulbs names and/or numbered… and there’s already UI to display and enable/disable bulbs. Surely adding editability of names or numbers wouldn’t be that hard.* I’d like to be able to set the color that the app goes to on music stop. Right now there’s a single toggle button: (off) = leave the lights AS IS when the music stops, and (on) = go to bright white. Given the number of bulbs I have in a small area, bright white is BLINDING.* It would be really awesome if you could set the sliders on both the cover (default) and per song. When you play a whole album, the lights are static. There are specific songs where it would be great to specifically change the mood of the room.* Going one step further — it would be nice to have a generic HSV image when you override, so I can say: for this SONG, I want these colors.* Lastly, you used SQLite instead of plists. :-( Had you used plists, I could have “built” all of these features myself by simply editing my plist file.Please keep working on this app! It’s definitely heading in the right direction and can really only get better.
Interesting for party use...
Does what it says. Not bad. Not bad at all. Simple, yet a fun way to spice things up at an intimate, smaller party at home. Very cool idea. Developer, I think you are on to something - now if you could change that horrible app icon, you’d really grab peoples’ attention :) Seriously though…change that hideous app icon.
Thanks for the update!
Updated my review to 5 stars - thanks for the option to disable the bright white on iTunes stop.Cover Lights is a great iTunes companion. When the iTunes track changes my 17 Hue bulbs adjust the lighting to match the album cover. Usually iTunes is playing through my AppleTV and to have ambient lighting in sync with the cover art on the big screen is very cool.
Impressed. Incredibly Clean. Easy
I am extremely impressed with this app. Simple set-up and an easy to use interface. Does a fantastic job finding all the colors on the album and setting them right. Worth more than the price they are charging.