kb-network    News 09 Jan 2018

Samsung Electronics has unveiled the next generation of its Family Hub refrigerator

Making its debut at CES 2018 and winning the 2018 CES Best of Innovation award, Samsung Electronics’ Family Hub refrigerator has set the bar high for personalised living.

The new Family Hub refrigerator offers a range of smart features including Samsung’s Bixby intelligent voice assistant, the option to sync food storage with meal preparation, it can also keep family members better connected and organized, along with providing enhanced entertainment.

Speaking of the product, John Herrington, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Home Appliances, Samsung Electronics America said, “Since Family Hub’s introduction in 2016, consumers have embraced it as their home’s digital command centre, to help manage food, family and fun. We’ve been listening closely to current users and created a new Family Hub that’s even smarter and more advanced than before. The integration of Bixby and SmartThings into the Family Hub is bringing a new level of intelligent connectivity into the room where people spend the most time; the kitchen.”

The new Family Hub will be available this spring and will include smart features such as:

Connected Home Control
The new Family Hub works with the SmartThings ecosystem, allowing users to control and monitor their 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. So now, in addition to seeing what’s inside their fridge from the grocery store or leaving a note on the White Board to remind the kids to clean their rooms after school, users can do countless other things without ever leaving the kitchen. These include seeing who is at the front door with the ring doorbell, adjusting the thermostat, checking on a sleeping baby in the next room, and more, directly from the refrigerator screen.

Food Management
Family Hub helps consumers manage food, with the View Inside app that enables users to see inside the fridge from anywhere. 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 expirations dates. Family Hub also saves time and money with a new Deals app that gives users the ability to find great bargains and save them directly to the Shopping List or loyalty card.

Bixby assistance
The new Family Hub keeps the family more closely connected and organized, with the customised ability to share calendars, photos and notes. With 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 readout of the news, weather and calendar updates specifically tailored to the user.

Entertainment options
With innovative TV and music options, the original Family Hub transformed the kitchen into an area for socialising with family and friends. Users can access millions of songs through various music streaming platforms and live radio apps, and mirror their Samsung Smart TV. The new Family Hub also features AKG Premium Quality Sound Speaker and allows users to stream content from their smartphone directly 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.

Samsung | news.samsung.com