Samsung ia bringing the Family Hub 2.0 platform to its latest home appliances, featuring enhanced usability with improved app integration, support for voice commands and new apps.
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.
With the Family Hub 2.0, usability, as well as food management, has been enhanced through 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 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 countries around the world.
The Family Hub 2.0 has also been enhanced when it comes to family communication. A new a 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 smartphone, share photos, access updated calendars, handwrite memos in real time, and post memos from wherever they may be.
Samsung's 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 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.
All of Samsung's built-in appliances are smart and equipped with Wi-Fi connectivity, so users can remotely control them from their smartphones.