Samsung: next generation of Family Hub refrigerator at CES 2018


Samsung Electronics unveiled the next generation of its Family Hub refrigerator, a winner of the 2018 CES Best of Innovation award. Family Hub in 2018 offers a wide range of smart features: these include syncing up food storage with meal preparation, keeping family members better connected and organized, and providing 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. 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 the 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, right from the refrigerator screen. Besides, 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 personalized 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. Finally, Samsung is expanding the Family Hub’s range of content with new collaborations with companies like HomeAdvisor, Pinterest, The Weather Company and Buzzfeed’s Tasty. The new Family Hub will be available this spring.