Samsung Family Hub smart fridge – CES 2018
Samsung Electronics has unveiled the next generation of its award-winning Family Hub refrigerator.
A winner of the 2018 CES Best of Innovation award, Family Hub sets a new standard for connected living.
Family Hub in 2018 offers a wide range of smart features that allows you to synci up food storage with meal preparation. Also, you can keep family members better connected and organised, as well as provide enhanced entertainment.
Family Hub is also more intuitive and intelligent with the addition of Bixby voice control and its integration with Samsung’s SmartThings IoT ecosystem.
Connected home control
The new Family Hub works with the SmartThings ecosystem. This enables you to control and monitor your connected home from the Family Hub screen.
The SmartThings app seamlessly connects the Family Hub with hundreds of Samsung and third party compatible connected devices.
This means that, as well as being able to see what’s inside your fridge from the grocery store or leave a note on the White Board, you can do countless other things.
So, while you’re in the kitchen you can see who’s at the front door with the Ring doorbell. Furthermore, you could adjust the thermostat, check on a sleeping baby in the next room, and more, right from the refrigerator screen.
Enhancing food management
Of course, Family Hub can help you manage food. The nifty View Inside app enables you to see inside the fridge from anywhere.
However, new for 2018, Meal Planner takes food management to a more personalised level by providing recipes for the family based on food preferences, dietary restrictions and food expiration dates.
Family Hub also saves time and money with a new Deals app. This hands you the ability to find great bargains and save them directly to the Shopping List or loyalty card.
The new Family Hub also keeps the family more closely connected and organised.
You can share calendars, photos and notes. Additionally, thanks to Bixby, Family Hub can also recognise individual voices and provide personalised information based on preferences.
Ask “Hi Bixby, what’s new today?” and it will provide a read out of the news, weather and calendar updates specifically tailored to the user.
Finally, you can access millions of songs through various music streaming platforms and live radio apps, and mirror your Samsung Smart TV right on your fridge.
The new Family Hub also features AKG Premium Quality Sound Speakers for sound that is deep in bass and rich in mid-range.
Additionally, you can now stream content direct from your smartphone to the refrigerator.
Expanded range of content
Samsung is expanding the Family Hub’s range of content with new collaborations with leading companies like HomeAdvisor, Pinterest, The Weather Company and Buzzfeed’s Tasty.
Samsung also continues to collaborate with key partners including all recipes, Ring, and Grubhub to further refine and enhance the kitchen experience and promote smart lifestyle choices.