In 2016, Samsung announced what was then still strange to many. A refrigerator designed to be integrated into the connected home that allows its use for more than just preserving food. It was the Samsung RF9500K, an interactive fridge with a huge 21.5-inch screen on the front to interact with the refrigerator.
A fridge with Wi-Fi connection and screen? What then seemed crazy, today is more usual than ever. A smart fridge that allowed you to order food automatically directly to the supermarket through a huge touch screen on your front door as a control interface that is now renewed. At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Samsung has introduced the new Family Hub.
The new range of connected refrigerators from Samsung allows access to more functions through its touch screen and the hardware it incorporates. So it offers voice recognition technology or access to the transmission of music and radio, improvements that come flavored with improved capabilities of Artificial Intelligence and IoT thanks to Bixby, the virtual assistant of Samsung.
Stresses of the new batch the Family Board, a system that allows the use of the screen as a board to post it were. All family members can leave and share their notes with this system. During the time that the screen is not used, it becomes a kind of touch-screen portrayal in which all kinds of images can be displayed.
A Bixby renewed with Artificial Intelligence
In the Family Hub 2019 range also highlights the support for the new Bixby, seeking better integration into the SmartThings ecosystem. The refrigerator becomes the control center with which the owners can see and control the different intelligent and compatible domestic devices that can be connected in the same Wi-Fi network and also do it through voice orders through Bixby.
In this way you can ask for a summary of our daily agenda while having breakfast or a forecast of the state of the traffic while we cook before taking the car. The 21.5-inch screen the refrigerator will be responsible for displaying all the information consulted.
And given that the whole family can have access, Bixby will have the voice identification technology that allows to distinguish each member of the family, so that everyone can get personalized information in their consultations.
A Bixby that is more proactive and more conversational, now allowing a more natural interaction. Bixby offers more services and features. We can ask you to reflect a call we received on your mobile, ask for an Uber to search for recipes that suit your tastes and the new Bixby will respond with suggestions.