Samsung has introduced advanced voice capabilities to its Family Hub that allow users to talk to the smart refrigerators to use it.
This convenient enhancement is meant to make it possible to carry out a wide range of tasks, from looking inside the fridge to playing music, by simply speaking to the fridge.
According to JS Park, Executive Vice President of the Digital Appliances Business at Samsung Electronics, the company has continuously enhanced the Family Hub since its first introduction at CES 2016, focusing on improving consumer lifestyles.
“Our endeavor to advance the smart features of home appliances has always been closely tied to our mission to make a meaningful difference in the lives of individual consumers and families with innovations that matter,” said JS Park.
Samsung is also actively working to evolve Family Hub into an Internet of Things (IoT) control center, to the point where users will be able to control all of their home’s connected appliances through voice recognition. Just imagine being able to summon your robotic vacuum to clean up the kitchen or monitor your laundry cycle while you cook. The possibilities are endless.
The firm is also helping to deliver a smart home with the Samsung Connect app, which is compatible with all devices and operating systems and allows users to control Samsung products through the cloud. With Bixby in Samsung smartphones, it is possible to control the Samsung Connect app by voice recognition.
The company’s remote diagnosis service will be upgraded by linking with the Samsung Connect app. Customers will also be able to receive guidance through their smartphones to identify and solve problems with Samsung’s smart home appliances in real-time.
Samsung is the first in the industry to receive the OCF certification for its smart TVs, Family Hub refrigerators and air conditioners, and intends to expand the certification to all of its home appliances throughout the year.
It is also working with various third parties to integrate voice support for functions including Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant into smart home appliances including its refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners and robot vacuums, and Google Home support in its robotic vacuums as well. As the first in the industry to apply open APIs to home appliances, Samsung plans to focus on expanding services through collaboration with various smart home companies.