Samsung’s latest Family Hub update turns your smart fridge into a TV

An update to Samsung’s Family Hub smart fridge brings an art mode and live TV through the Samsung TV Plus streaming service. | Photo Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge Samsung is releasing a new update for its Family Hub refrigerators that brings Samsung TV Plus — the tech giant’s free, ad-supported live TV service — to its fridges with a tablet built-in. At its second annual Bespoke Home event on Tuesday, the company said the update (which was first announced last year) will arrive this July on Family Hub 2.0 models (2017 and later). The live TV option is only available in the U.S. and Korea. Currently, users of Samsung’s smart fridge can watch television on the fridge’s built-in touchscreen by mirroring a Samsung TV to the fridge or content from a Samsung smartphone. But without one of those devices, your fridge just had to be boring. I have attempted to watch TV on a Family Hub and it’s not a... Continue reading…

Samsung’s latest Family Hub update turns your smart fridge into a TV
An update to Samsung’s Family Hub smart fridge brings an art mode and live TV through the Samsung TV Plus streaming service. | Photo Illustration by Grayson Blackmon / The Verge

Samsung is releasing a new update for its Family Hub refrigerators that brings Samsung TV Plus — the tech giant’s free, ad-supported live TV service — to its fridges with a tablet built-in.

At its second annual Bespoke Home event on Tuesday, the company said the update (which was first announced last year) will arrive this July on Family Hub 2.0 models (2017 and later). The live TV option is only available in the U.S. and Korea.

Currently, users of Samsung’s smart fridge can watch television on the fridge’s built-in touchscreen by mirroring a Samsung TV to the fridge or content from a Samsung smartphone. But without one of those devices, your fridge just had to be boring.

I have attempted to watch TV on a Family Hub and it’s not a...

Continue reading…