How do I set up my Twinkly Music?

Step by Step procedure to configure Twinkly Music for the first time.

Applies to Twinkly Music and to all  the compatible devices:
Generation I and II devices, including Home Range Devices (Line, Flex), and Twinkly Plus Power Line Controller .
It isn’t available for TW2016 Strings (2016/17 Edition) and  PRO Ethernet controllers.


It is a revolutionary technology ready to give color and shape to any sound.

Twinkly Music's cutting-edge algorithms decode any sound source in real-time, whether it's classical Christmas songs or ultimate techno music, to identify relevant musical elements and make the effects come alive into a combined audio-visual experience.

Setup process

Equipped with a very sensitive digital microphone and powerful multicore DSP, Twinkly Music Dongle analyzes any sort of music and literally gives shape to the sound.

First time use step-by-step

  1. Plug your Twinkly device

    The Lights should come with a rainbow effect, nothing too flashy.

  2. Find a USB plug adapter or an old iPhone or Android charging block and connect the USB Twinkly Music Dongle

  3. Plug it into an outlet in the same room where you have the lights and play your favorite music.

    You will see a blue light on the Dongle that will start flashing

    Once it is a steady blue light with a faint white flash you’re ready

  4. Now, turn up the volume

  5. On the Dongle you will see a button,  you can use it to activate the magic of Twinkly Music. Simply push the button to switch between different effects. The button is just below the blue light on the Twinkly Music Dongle

  6. You should see the lights reacting to the ambient sound. It is listening and analyzing those sounds to give you a visual representation of the frequencies around you.

  7. Find your favorite effect and try a few different songs.  Each song’s pitch, volume, tone, rhythm, instruments will give a different look to the lights. 

Now that you know the power of Twinkly Music, we recommend you take the next step, the FULL Twinkly experience.

For this, you will need to have the latest version of the Twinkly app on your mobile phone, and a local wifi connection (it will require network name and password) with Internet access.

Now, you can configure Twinkly Music to work with the light set in your local WiFi network.

Open the app, go to DEVICES

  • Select “+” to add a new device

  • Choose Twinkly Music from the list

  • Follow the instructions, press and hold the controller’s button until the light is light blue

  • Choose in the app the local WiFi name, and type in the password

  • If your local network does not appear, refresh the list of available networks using the swipe down menu
  • Go on until the app will recognize the Twinkly Music device

  • Go back to the Drivers (Generation I) or Mood and Drivers (Generation II)


Congratulations! Now, the configuration is completed.

You will see both Twinkly Light Set and Twinkly Music status LED blue with a faint white flash.

This means that the Twinkly devices are online and ready to work together.

Now, turn up the music.

You can simply push the Twinkly Music button to switch between the different effects: you will see how fun it can be, to play with your effects, syncing them to the music, and watching the lines and the shapes moving to their rhythm.

Find your favorite effect and try a few different songs. Each song’s pitch, volume, tone, rhythm, instruments will give a different look to the lights.


      Keep in mind that it's not technically possible to set up and use multiple dongles on the same account and network.


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