Perfect for following recipes or playing.
Samsung’s Family Hub fridges are a bit of a novelty, as they have giant touch screens that double as a smart hub or tablet. With the new Family Hub Plus refrigerator, Samsung added an even larger 32-inch touchscreen for making grocery lists, following a recipe, or browsing TikTok.
While the previous model had a 21-inch screen for displaying content, browsing the web, or controlling SmartThings devices, this latest model is bigger and better. And while I’m still not sure if anyone really needs a smart fridge, if you want one, Samsung has you covered.
The company will officially announce the Smart Fridge and all its features (and we’re assuming the prices) at CES in early 2023. We know that with a bigger screen, it’ll get Google Photos support, more apps, and OneDrive integration.
The large new Samsung Family Hub Plus refrigerator includes the free Samsung TV Plus service, which offers about 190 TV channels in the US and over 80 in South Korea through the Samsung TV Plus app. Yes, this means you’ll be able to stream TV channels from the kitchen while you wait for your ground beef to brown in a skillet.
Featuring a new 32-inch vertical touchscreen, the huge display doubles as a perfect place to use other Android apps. More specifically, thanks to the vertical orientation, it will perfectly handle the TikTok, Instagram or Twitter interface, allowing owners to scroll through their favorite social media content or follow a new recipe. In fact, one owner managed to play Condemn on your Samsung fridge.
In a press release, Samsung even mentioned a new picture-in-picture (PiP) mode so you can read a recipe on the screen while playing a YouTube video in a floating window. Users can access and play photos and videos from Google Photos or even upload images to display as a collage through the companion app called “Samsung Bespoke Atelier”.
And finally, in addition to keeping things in check with Samsung’s SmartThings, the Family Hub Plus is compatible with Amazon’s Your Essentials service, which allows users to order groceries from the Fridge screen. We’ll learn more next month, but expect it to cost upwards of $3,200.