Samsung Family Hub™ Refrigerator now Available to Purchase in the UK

Nov 02. 2016

Next generation appliance set to revolutionise the kitchen and is available to buy now from selected retailers including Currys, AO.com and John Lewis

Samsung Electronics today announced that its premium Family Hub™ Refrigerator, designed with consumers’ evolving lifestyles in mind, is now available to buy in the UK. Providing new ways to shop for, cook and manage food as well as helping to plan family life and enhance the home entertainment experience, the Family Hub™ Refrigerator is the ultimate luxury smart home appliance.

Available in two models, the Multi-Door and the Fridge Freezer, the refrigerators’ unique 21.5 inch full HD LCD resolution screen located on the upper right exterior door is designed to act as a family’s digital command centre, combining powerful performance with ground-breaking technology. The screen allows owners to post, share and update calendars, pin photos, share kids’ works of art, and leave notes for the family, making the refrigerator the hub of the home.

Improved food management
From efficiently managing grocery needs, to helping you track product expiration dates, the Family Hub™ is the go-to resource to keep your kitchen fully stocked.

Using the latest in refrigerator technology, three high quality cameras inside the fridge capture an image every time the door closes. Owners can then access these images anytime using the Samsung Smart Home app (available on iOS and Android) on their smartphone to take a peek inside their fridge, so there will be no more forgetting that vital ingredient! Even at the supermarket, owners can check on what they need for dinner that night, by simply opening up the Samsung Smart Home app in order to have a real time view of the contents of their refrigerator.

Family Hub™ owners can also track expiration dates by entering the number of days their food has left. The number automatically counts down and can be checked via the Food Reminder app on the touchscreen without even opening the door, or via the Samsung Smart Home app.

Food for thought
Owners of the Family Hub™ will also be able to access recipes created by members of Samsung’s Club des Chefs including the Michelin starred, Michel Roux Jr., as well as thousands of recipes from partners such as Whisk*, which delivers personal recipe recommendations based upon your unique tastes and allows you to convert the ingredients required to the shopping basket within a few clicks, based on your favourite menus.

Nick Holzherr, CEO, Whisk.com, said “At Whisk.com we're passionate about helping people find the food they love and we've always dreamt about an integration directly into smart kitchen appliances. It's super exciting to see Samsung launch exactly that with the Family Hub Refrigerator - and for Whisk.com to have the opportunity to be part of it.”

Family Connection
The Family Hub™ also allows you to stay connected with the whole family and keep on top of everyone’s busy schedules. Simply sync your calendars to the FamilyHub™ to remember who’s doing the next school run, when your next yoga class is, or when the next parents’ evening is. Send notes and reminders to one another on the touchscreen with the StickiBoard App (available on iOS and Android) as well as sharing all your favourite pictures and memories on the main display**.

Connected entertainment
With the kitchen at the centre of the home, the Samsung Family Hub™ Refrigerator is perfectly suited to entertain friends and family. Owners can stream music through the TuneIn radio app through its built-in speakers or Bluetooth wireless speakers and can even enjoy their favourite programs on the Family Hub™ screen using Screen mirroring with a Samsung Smart TV***, a huge benefit if you’re preparing food but don’t want to miss a moment from your favourite show.

Innovative technology
The Family Hub™ is as impressively designed on the inside as it is on the outside. From the Samsung-exclusive CoolSelect Plus Zone™ that transforms from fridge to freezer to meet your food storage needs, to keeping food fresher for longer with its Triple and Metal Cooling system, as well as a whole host of other flexibility and design features, the refrigerator combines superior performance with unmatched innovation and design.

“The kitchen has always been the heart of the home and so we are delighted to have developed a premium appliance which enhances the way we live our lives, helping to connect families and make juggling family needs that little bit easier. Whether you want to bring your kitchen to life with movies and music, coordinate with the whole family using one central calendar or discover recipes and more efficiently manage your household groceries, the Family Hub™ refrigerator is the ultimate hub for your home,” said Nick Bevan, Head of Product Management, Domestic Appliances, Samsung Electronics UK & Ireland.

The Samsung Family Hub™ refrigerator is available to purchase from Currys, AO.com, John Lewis and other selected retailers as well as the Samsung e-store for an RRP of £4499.99 for the Multi-Door model and £2999.99 for the Fridge Freezer model.

For more information and stockist details please visit www.samsung.com/uk.

*App to be available from the end of October 2016
**Requires Smart Home App (available on iOS and Android)
*** Content must be streamed from a compatible Samsung Smart TV (2015+, 6400+ Series)

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