Bixby can live in your Samsung refrigerator now


Back when Bixby was announced alongside the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, Samsung made sure to let us know that it won't be a feature exclusive to its smartphones. Little did we know that the first product that will receive Bixby, other than its newest flagship smartphones, was going to be a refrigerator.

Yesterday, the South Korean tech giant announced that its Family Hub 2.0 refrigerators will now come with a pre-loaded Bixby AI. Units that were already installed in users' homes will instead receive the feature through a software update.

If you're wondering what a digital assistant can do with your fridge, you're not alone. Fortunately, Samsung made sure to explain this, too. Having Bixby in your fridge means you'll be able to search for recipes and weather data, as well as play music and radio, by issuing the corresponding voice commands.

This move is quite obviously just the first step into smart home appliances by Samsung. However, it has a long road ahead if it wants to compete with Google Assistant or Amazon's Alexa, both in smartphones, and the IoT sector.

“The digital assistant Bixby can [teach] itself by analyzing user's voice commands,” said a Samsung official, adding that the Family Hub 2.0 fridges will provide services that are nothing like we've seen before.

source: PulseNews via SamMobile

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14 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Lets hope her virtual bottom don't get frozen...

2. adecvat

Posts: 640; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Or explode!

11. audibot

Posts: 634; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

well could be worse could be an apple fridge and when your kid goes to open it they get electrocuted or when you go to get ice and it shoots out sparks and flames melting your hand i can do this all night samsung haters get over it no one died and samsung stopped and recalled phones unlike apple that left phones out there saying its your fault so when you cant call for emergency response because you are holding the phone wrong its your fault not apples

10. audibot

Posts: 634; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

and when will bixby live in my phone samsung suck a d and get to work assho les

3. notfair

Posts: 740; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

Nope, thank you. Bixby is the only reason why didn't bought an S8 this year.

4. cmdacos

Posts: 4208; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Lol. That's the reason?

7. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

So? People wants choices.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31041; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bixby is going to be fantastic in time.

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

You mean creepy, right...?

12. audibot

Posts: 634; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

i give it 6 month to a year if they open it up away from pintrest and cnn only and others

8. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

In the fridge yet I haven't got it on my 8+ yet? What's up guys? :(

9. Ocr22

Posts: 29; Member since: May 12, 2017

Nice now the samsung washers and dryers should get it next. So i can have a conversation with them while doing my clothes .

13. audibot

Posts: 634; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

i see a world where you forgot to start the washer or dryer and you say hey bixby start the washer warm temp perm press and it does it, or same for freezer or at the store and say hey what do i need from the fridge and it shows you the inside video of the fridge and tells you low on milk or eggs or juice yogurt or kids lunch snakes etc

14. Ocr22

Posts: 29; Member since: May 12, 2017

@ audibot Hell yea that sounds awesome . i would like that a lot.

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