Driving innovation in the connected kitchen, new product lines
deliver on the needs and wants of the modern consumer
LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Continuing to drive innovation in the connected kitchen, Samsung
Electronics introduced its latest edition Family Hub 2.0 refrigerator at
CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The next generation refrigerator, building upon
Family Hub 1.0 which was introduced to wide acclaim last year, features
expansion from four to 10 refrigerator models as well as enhanced
usability with improved app integration and diverse new app partners.
Additionally, signaling its expansion into new categories, Samsung also
introduced its new line of smart built-in cooking appliances.
Successful Family Hub Expanded Across Models
Driven by the success of Family Hub, Family Hub 2.0 will be available
across a full range of Samsung’s popular 3-Door and 4-Door French Door
models as well as the existing 4-Door Flex lineup, allowing consumers to
choose the refrigerator that best matches their household needs.
“After just one year of availability, the Family Hub has transformed the
concept of the connected kitchen by enabling users to order and manage
grocery shopping, connect with family and friends, and access
entertainment right from the comfort of their kitchen,” said Byung-Sam
Seo, President of Home Appliances at Samsung Electronics. “Taking
flexibility and functionality to a whole new level, the Family Hub 2.0
is entirely about helping consumers better manage as well as enjoy their
Key Enhancements in Usability with Improved App Integration and Voice
With the Family Hub 2.0, usability, as well as food management, has been
significantly enhanced through expanded and intuitive app integration.
For example, users can determine which food items need to be replenished
through the internal View Inside cameras. Images of those items can then
be added to the shopping list feature, and conveniently ordered through
the Groceries by MasterCard app. In addition, the Recipe app, powered by
AllRecipes, features recipe readout and enlarged text to make it easier
for users to multi-task in the kitchen as well as access recipe content
from diverse countries around the world.
The Family Hub 2.0 has also been significantly enhanced when it comes to
family communication. An entirely new and easy-to-use interface has been
developed to enable family members to create their own profiles using
avatars or their own personal pictures. With the 21.5-inch LED
touchscreen serving as an interactive digital bulletin board, family
members can then, through their profiles and the Family Hub app on their
smartphone1, share photos, access updated calendars,
handwrite memos in real time, and post memos from wherever they may be.
For a more convenient kitchen experience, Samsung’s advanced voice
technology has also been integrated across many of Family Hub 2.0’s
apps. For example, users can issue voice commands to learn the weather
and time, add products to shopping lists and order groceries online,
manage to-do-lists as well as calendar schedules, in addition to
controlling various other apps.
To provide further upcoming choices for food delivery and cooking,
location-based safety and home security services, and entertainment
offerings, Samsung is also collaborating closely with partners including
Grubhub, Nomiku, Glympse, Ring, Spotify, and iHeartRadio. With the
addition of new local partners, Family Hub is also winning adoption
among consumers globally. For example, E-Commerce grocery shopping
capabilities from grocers like EATALY and LiDL are bringing more
convenience to European consumers, and Morning Brief news content
provides relevant news from upday for users in Europe, NPR for users in
the US, and Kakao for those in Korea.
The Family Hub is a two time CES Innovation Award honoree; first with
Family Hub 1.0 in 2016 and again this year in the home appliances and
Samsung Brings Innovation to the Built-in Appliance Category
Signaling the company’s commitment to investing in categories in which
its expertise and innovation can enrich and empower the lives of
consumers, Samsung also introduced its new smart built-in cooking line
at CES 2017. The new product line includes various 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, all of
which seamlessly merge into any new kitchen design or remodel.
The Built-in Double Wall Oven incorporates Samsung’s popular Flex Duo™
technology, enabling three distinct oven spaces that can be individually
controlled with the Samsung Smart Divider. The Built-in Ovens also
utilize SteamBake and SteamRoast functions for better control of taste
and texture, and the new Built-in Cooktops feature some of the most
powerful burners and customizable configurations on the market. The
Built-in Cooktops’ new Magnetic Knob feature and Virtual Flame
Technology™ also deliver precise cooking control and simplicity when it
comes to cleaning. All a user needs to do is remove the knob and wipe
down the surface – overcoming the tedious, and time-consuming painpoint
of having to scrub away to remove grime on cooktops.
All of Samsung’s built-in appliances are smart and equipped with Wi-Fi
connectivity2, so users can remotely start, control and turn
off their ovens, as well as monitor their cooktop and range hood from
their smartphone. Finally, Bluetooth connectivity syncs the cooktop with
Samsung’s range hood to automatically start the hood’s fans or lights
when using the cooktop.
For more, please visit Samsung’s CES booth #15006, on Level 1 of the
Central Hall in the Las Vegas Convention Center from January 5-8, 2017.
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