As Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicks off this week in Las Vegas, Samsung on Sunday unveiled what it has in store for its consumers this year. Among the latest home appliances, the company has includes an upgrade to its two-year-old line internet connected refrigerator.
The new Family Hub comes with features like Bixby, voice assistant, and an inbuilt camera. Thanks to SmartThings ecosystem, the new Family Hub touchscreen connected to the fridge now allows users to control activities around their homes.
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With the help of SmartThings compatible camera connected to third-party devices and several Samsung devices, you can view who is at your front door and also check on someone in the next room.
The Family Hub 3.0 fridge comes with a new Bixby voice assistant. With the help of this feature, users can ask the refrigerator to help in planning meals and keep track of whether the product is still fresh. The new Meal Planner app gives a daily recipe according to the family’s dietary restriction and food expiration dates.
More so, the device can recognize different household members’ voices; with this, users can now call an Uber and book for a ride. Unlike the new Bixby, the old Samsung refrigerator’s Bixby could only handle basic voice commands.
Users of the smart Samsung Family Hub can as well stream contents from their smartphones, listen to live radio or mirror Samsung Smart TV in the fridge.
The inbuilt camera on the fridge also helps you get a quick peek at what you should buy while at the stores.
John Herrington, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Home Appliances, Samsung Electronics said in a press statement that since the invention of the Family Hub in 2016, consumers had embraced it as a kitchen’s smart device that helps manage food, family, and fun.
Currently, the South Korean tech giant has expanded its Family Hub platform to a total of 14; this is after addition of four new 4D FDR models.