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Family Hub: Samsung latest's voice-controlled takes smartness to a next level

Family Hub: Samsung latest's voice-controlled takes smartness to a next level

The fridge also connects to a host of other Samsung SmartThings smart devices, if you've paid out for them. It can help you stay connected, organized, and entertained.

Bixby was previously added to Family Hub, but it only handled basic voice commands. Users can adjust the thermostat, switch off smart bulbs and even leave a note for family members from the screen on the fridge.

Aside from food and grocery management, the Family Hub offers personalized recipes for everyone in the family. We just don't think it has the same power just yet, despite its integration with Samsung SmartThings and other recently shown off developments such as individual voice control. SmartThings Cloud would allow people to control all their Internet-of-Things devices from a single app, instead of having one for each gadget. 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. Various music streaming apps and live radio channels can be streamed through the fridge, with an AKG speaker system built into the appliance.

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If you don't fancy hearing all the bad meetings you have coming up then you might want to use the speaker system, which can stream music directly from your connected smartphone to be broadcast through the high-quality AKG speakers built into the doors. Samsung is promising a wider array of content thanks to partnerships with the likes of HomeAdvisor, Pinterest, Tasty and The Weather Company. Samsung also continues to collaborate with key partners including allrecipes, ring, and Grubhub to further refine and enhance the kitchen experience and promote smart lifestyle choices. This will ensure that there is a Family Hub configuration to meet the needs of all consumers.

Samsung hasn't mentioned pricing yet, but the new fridge should reach shops this spring.