Samsung Family Hub smart fridge adds BIxby and SmartThings control for 2018

Gwen Vasquez
January 9, 2018

To make it easier for all the gadgets coming to homes, SmartThings Cloud creates a single point of control for everything, Samsung said.

The new line-up of Family Hub refrigerators is expected in the USA by May 2018 and there is no update on the price yet. One of the major trends from last year's show was Alexa in everything, but for CES 2018, Samsung is bucking the trend by adding a different voice assistant into its smart Family Hub refrigerator: Bixby. The award-winning smart fridge now gets a new version and as early as now, we know that it's also a victor after receiving the "2018 CES Best of Innovation" award in Las Vegas.

Ltd. today unveiled the next generation of its award-winning Family Hub refrigerator, continuing to pioneer and redefine the refrigerator category. The smart home industry is slow in advancing but we have a feeling it will go bigger this year. These include syncing up food storage with meal preparation, keeping family members better connected and organized, and providing enhanced entertainment. The company will be showing off the new Family Hub refrigerator this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show so watch out for that one fridge that integrates Samsung's SmartThings IoT ecosystem and Bixby. So from this fridge's screen, you can adjust a SmartThings-compatible thermostat or view what's happening outside your front door or in another room of the house with a SmartThings-compatible camera. We just don't think it has the same power just yet, despite its integration with Samsung SmartThings and other recently shown off developments such as individual voice control.

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Aside from food and grocery management, the Family Hub offers personalized recipes for everyone in the family.

Now, let it be known that a Family Hub fridge is not cheap, with prices ranging from around $2,000 to almost $4,000. The new Family Hub also features AKG Premium Quality Sound Speaker for sound that is deep in bass and rich in mid-range2.

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