Making an innovative move to become the new center of the home, Samsung announced a new model of refrigerator today at CES. The Family Hub Refrigerator is a connected family center with online grocery shopping and entertainment.
The upper right exterior door on the Family Hub refrigerator features a 21.5-inch full HD LCD resolution screen located as a digital family command center. The screen allows you to view and update calendars, pin photos (including those treasured kids’ works of art), and leave notes – the same way these things happen on smartphones and tablets. Access to the items displayed is not only local to the Family Hub, but also through the Internet for customization of the content that is on display in the most commonly visited place in the home.
Add the built-in speakers to Internet connectivity and the Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator is perfectly suited to entertain. Multimedia applications on the big screen offer options for music streaming and the chance to enjoy television programs using Screen mirroring from a Samsung Smart TV.
More applications allow online grocery shopping right from the refrigerator, as well as recipe management or shopping lists. One more big secret lies inside the Family Hub refrigerator that will make sure that the shopping list is complete (and never accidentally duplicates what you already have in the fridge): three high quality cameras inside the fridge capture an image every time the door closes. Even if you’re at the store and forget to check on what you need for dinner that night, you can easily pull up the Samsung Smart Home app on your smartphone and have a look right into your Family Hub Refrigerator.
And if all the technology isn’t enough, the Family Hub is full of features on the inside too, from the Samsung-exclusive FlexZone™ that transforms between fridge and freezer to a Triple and Metal Cooling system that keeps food fresher, longer. The Family Hub Refrigerator (model RF28K95800SR) will be available in Spring 2016 in both Counter Depth and Full Depth models with Stainless and a new Black Stainless surface.