Lifx (Ambilight) Addon for Kodi

A Kodi add-on for your Lifx lights.


This Kodi add-on controls Lifx lights based on the following light groups, fully configurable using the setup wizard from addon settings.

Theater Group

Lights in the theater group act like wall lights in a typical theater. When playback starts the lights dim and they undim when playback is paused or ends. If you only want some of the lights to undim during pause, it is possible to configure “subgroup” in add-on settings -> Theater and only dim the subgroup.

Ambilight Group

Ambilight group tries to control the lights similarly to modern ambilight TVs. The add-on tries to figure out the most represented colors and brightness in each frame and change the lights to reflect that. They can also be configured to work similarly to theater group when playback is paused. Turns the Lifx lights in Ambilight group in to a room-sized environment.

Static Group

Static lights act opposite to the theater lights – they are turned on when playback starts, turned off when you pause the playback and go back to initial state after the playback stops.



Kodi + Lifx + Ambilight + Movie (LOTR) Test

Kodi + Lifx + Ambilight + Movie (LOTR) Test

Kodi (XBMC) + Lifx + Ambilight + Video Test

Kodi (XBMC) + Lifx + Ambilight + Video Test

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v1.0.0 (Mar 09, 2018)





Example Use Case

I have 7 Lifx lights - TV Left, TV Right, Ceiling 1, Ceiling 2, Kitchen 1, Kitchen 2, Hallway.

I want to use

For this, you can configure the addon settings as the following


Known Issues

Raspberry Pi users:

ARM based devices/Nexus Player/Any other Android devices:

AppleTV 4K:

Nvidia Shield / most Android boxes:

Addon settings: