UK launch of high-end Philips Hue TV set is delayed due to weather
Philips has revealed the UK launch date of its high-performance Hue TV sets has been pushed back by two months due to severe weather.
The Hue TV series, which began in November 2015, was initially due to launch in March 2016, but the launch date was pushed back due to the storm that hit the UK in late February.
Hue TV is the latest of a series of high tech products to be launched in the UK that promise to bring a more sophisticated and engaging interface to home automation, as well as a range of other new devices and services.
According to Philips, the delay was caused by severe weather in the US, where the company expects temperatures to drop to around -30C for the week of the US presidential election.
Hence, Philips will be taking “time to ensure that all of the systems we have tested are in safe hands before we take them to market.”
As part of the delay, Philips said it was postponing the launch of its new high-powered Hue TV line.
It is the company’s second attempt at creating a TV set in the United States.
Philips launched its first TV set, which was based on the original Philips Hue, in 2016.