Samsung Smart Refrigerators: Smart Features and How They Work
In today's continually growing world of technology, many homeowners are opting for smart appliances that can diagnose and troubleshoot issues and communicate with smartphones — all while remaining energy efficient.
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Samsung smart refrigerators come in a variety of styles, including 3-door and 4-door French door models and customizable Samsung BESPOKE designs. All of the brand's smart models offer multiple user-friendly features to make your life easier. But what smart functionality do you get for the price? Here’s what you need to know.
What’s a Smart Refrigerator?
Smar refrigerators connect to the cloud via Wi-Fi. While specific features can vary depending on the model, the units generally allow users to scan the inside of the fridge to see its contents, check remotely that the doors are closed and determine if repairs are needed. Smart refrigerators are also designed to conserve energy, and some models even play music and stream videos to keep you entertained during meal times or when cleaning the kitchen.
What Can You Do With a Samsung Smart Fridge?
Samsung smart refrigerators offer a wide range of smart features. For instance, the Samsung 4-Door Flex Family Hub refrigerator provides 29 cubic feet of space, and it boasts a unique four-door design with a beverage center. The Samsung BESPOKE French door smart fridge also features the four-door design and smart hub technology, along with changeable door panels that can be customized in eight colors.
The lower compartments of both Samsung smart refrigerators are customizable for refrigeration or freezing, and the ice maker lets you choose between standard cube ice or ice nuggets that allow for faster chilling of your favorite beverages. Here are some additional Samsung smart refrigerator features:
- Touch screens for setting temperatures, streaming music and looking inside the unit
- Wi-Fi connectivity and control of the fridge from your phone, which lets you look inside when grocery shopping to see what items you need or adjust interior temperatures remotely. To use this feature, you'll need a Wi-Fi connection and a Samsung account.
- Fingerprint-resistant finish
- High-efficiency LED lighting
- Built-in Amazon Alexa in Family Hub models
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Can You Watch TV on a Samsung Smart Refrigerator?
The Samsung Family Hub refrigerator offers multiple smart and interactive features, including the option to watch TV via the screen on the front of the door. The interactive fridge with screen also allows you to look up your favorite recipes, view digital calendars and leave notes for family members or housemates.
A Wi-Fi connection, Samsung account and Samsung smart TV are required to watch TV on your fridge. Simply connect your smart TV to the refrigerator's Family Hub via Wi-Fi, and you can stream your favorite shows and movies as well as music.
Can You Connect the Samsung Smart Fridge to Your Phone?
The Family Hub lets you mirror your phone's screen through Wi-Fi to the refrigerator screen. To do this, you'll need to download the Samsung SmartThings app directly to download to your iPhone or Android device.
Once the app is downloaded, you can access the Family Hub connection screen to sync the phone through Wi-Fi. By connecting your phone to the smart fridge, you can stream videos, receive troubleshooting diagnoses, share photos through the smart touchscreen and even text and access the internet, all from the comfort of your kitchen.