Electronics giant Samsung has unveiled a domestic refrigerator in the US that not only keeps track of the food inside it, but also streams music and shows TV programmes
The Samsung Family Hub Refrigerator is described by the manufacturer as ‘a sophisticated multi-tasker that reconnects families, organises groceries and home tasks, and provides entertainment.’
The Family Hub features a 21.5 inch HD screen located on the upper right exterior door, enabling people to post their calendars, and photos, as well as to scan in the kids’ works of art, ‘all with the ease and convenience of your smartphone’ Samsung says.
The Family Hub has also sought to up the ante on other connected fridges, with three high quality cameras inside the fridge which capture an image every time the door closes. Samsung explained: “You can then access those images anytime using your smartphone and take a peek inside your fridge. 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 and have a look right into your Family Hub fridge. There’s no more forgetting what you have at home, and you can even use the refrigerator to do online grocery shopping with the aid of a major credit card partner, as well as manage recipes and compile and share shopping lists.”
Most excitingly, some might think, the new unit also offers options for music streaming to play through its built-in speaker or via wireless speakers, to enjoy music throughout the home. If the fridge owner also has a Samsung Smart TV, the Family Hub can also screen TV programmes thanks to Smart TV’s Screen mirroring function.
The Family Hub also features the FlexZone section that enables the user to select the temperature for either refrigeration or freezer.