Above: Samsung’s 2017 Family Hub refrigerator
Continuing its tradition of making your icebox one of the savviest devices in your home, Samsung announced at CES 2018 that it’s offering improved integration of its SmartThings ecosystem into its line of Family Hub refrigerators.
SmartThings is Samsung’s connected home hub, allowing various devices to speak to and work with one another. By bringing more advanced SmartThings connectivity to Family Hub, users can now control and monitor all of their home’s connected devices from the screen on their fridge’s front door.
This command extends to compatible third-party devices, like the Ring doorbell, as well as things like thermostats. Users can also view camera feeds from inside their homes to see what’s happening in another room.
SmartThings integration adds another layer of convenience to the Family Hub experience, even if you aren’t spending a ton of time staring at your fridge door (though, admittedly,