Samsung Electronics just launched its latest edition Family Hub 2.0 refrigerator at the CES 2017 held in Las Vegas. This next generation refrigerator boasts of expansion from four to 10 fridge models. In addition to that, there is an improvement in usability with enhanced app integration. Plus, there are diverse new app partners.
According to Samsung, the Family Hub 2.0 will be available across a full range of the popular 3-door and 4-door French door models. It will also be available in the 4-door Flex lineup. This will basically give customers the opportunity to choose the fridge that is most ideal with their needs.
Byung-Sam Seo, President of Home Appliances at Samsung Electronics, says that the Family Hub transformed the concept of the connected kitchen. This is because it enables “users to order and manage grocery shopping, connect with family and friends, and access entertainment right from the comfort of their kitchen.”
The Family Hub 2.0 has increased usability with the expanded and intuitive app integration. Basically, with the help of the internal View Inside cameras, you can see which items you need to replenish. You can add the images of those items to the shopping list feature. Then, you can order them through the Groceries by MasterCard app. Not to mention that the Recipe app incorporates a recipe readout, as well as enlarged text. This allows users to easily multi-task in the kitchen.
Furthermore, Samsung developed a new and easy-to-use interface. This will enable members of the household to create their own profiles with avatars or own photos. With this, along with the 21.5-inch LED touchscreen, family members can post memos and real time, access calendars, and more through their smartphones.
Then, there’s the integration of the voice technology. This will allow users to change the shopping list, order groceries online, manage schedules, and even learn the weather.
But aside from the Family Hub 2.0, the company unveiled its new line of smart built-in cooking appliances as well. These include a wide range of models of Built-in Double and Single Wall Ovens, Built-in Gas Cooktops, Built-in Induction Cooktops, Built-in Electric Cooktops, and Built-in Range Hoods.