Samsung's 2018 TVs get voice assistant integration...with Bixby

Samsung's 2018 TVs get voice assistant integration...with Bixby

Integration with Smart Things means users can control a wide range of devices at home from the touchscreen on the fridge.

Samsung announced SmartThings Cloud in October, as it continues its expansion beyond phones, pushing out connected TVs and appliances. The award-winning smart fridge now gets a new version and as early as now, we know that it's also a victor after receiving the "2018 CES Best of Innovation" award in Las Vegas.

The new Family Hub will be available this spring.

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Samsung says Bixby "enables easier interaction between the TV and its users, thanks to its intuitive UX, and comprehensive voice analysis capabilities". One of the major trends from last year's show was Alexa in everything, but for CES 2018, Samsung is bucking the trend by adding a different voice assistant into its smart Family Hub refrigerator: Bixby.

Family Hub is a smart fridge that knows your needs. These include syncing up food storage with meal preparation, keeping family members better connected and organized, and providing enhanced entertainment. It makes use of intelligent connectivity as offered by SmartThings and the Bixby voice control.

The latest Family Hub model (which leaves us all asking, how many features is too many features) uses Samsung's SmartThings integration so the fridge is basically interconnected to the rest of your home. You are free to check the Family Hub screen and access other connected gadgets like the security camera, doorbell, and thermostat among others. The SmartThings app seamlessly connects the Family Hub with hundreds of Samsung and third party compatible connected devices. The Family Hub also integrates with grocery delivery apps like Instacart. For richer audio experience, Samsung has used speakers by AKG Acoustics this time.

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