Innovations in some home appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines and Air Conditioners usually go unnoticed despite these machines being a fundamental necessity in most homes in the current generation. However, with the advent of smart connected technology, Samsung did something unusual with its Refrigerator last year when it introduced the Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator. It really took the media by a storm with almost every publication talking about it. Due to a good consumer response, Samsung refreshed this series earlier this year with the Family Hub 2.0 Refrigerators.
All that attention was for one reason only- A massive 21 inch touchscreen slapped on the front door. It also happened to be running Tizen and hence we got interested in it too. Why exactly would anyone need a touchscreen on a fridge you ask? Well Samsung believes there are a lot of reasons to have one and has made a series of videos to showcase some of the major use-cases for the Display. These use-cases include-
With Samsung's intention to make all its devices interconnected in the future, the Family Hub Refrigerator could play a central role in such innovations. Some of the features that would love to see coming in the future over an update or in a new product would be an integrated Bixby support and SmartThings or similar Home IoT solution. The European edition of Family Hub Refrigerators are expected to be getting just that in the near future.
You can watch all the videos below-
Samsung Family Hub™ - TV Mirroring
Samsung Family Hub™ - Tune in
Samsung Family Hub™ - ToDo
Samsung Family Hub™ - Shopping
Samsung Family Hub™ - Recipes
Samsung Family Hub™ - MobileApp
Samsung Family Hub™ - Memo
Samsung Family Hub™ - FamilyCalender
Samsung Family Hub™ - Custom Home Screen