LG to release an Alexa-powered smart refrigerator


With the rising interests in building a “smart home” and the popularity for related products, there soon will be very few aspects of the home that aren’t controlled by some kind of “smart,” or even AI-powered, device. At CES 2017, LG has announced an upcoming smart refrigerator with Amazon Alexa built right in for all your food an entertainment needs while in the kitchen.

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Smart refrigerators aren’t that new of a concept, albeit still rather niche, with Samsung already having a line of their Family Hub Refrigerators with touchscreens built into the doors. LG, not wanting to be left out, has just announced a brand new WebOS-powered InstaView Door-in-Door refrigerator powered by voice controlled Amazon Alexa.

So while you’re in your kitchen you’ll be able to use your voice to check on the current weather, play music, etc. as well as order food from Amazon Prime Pantry. The real stand-out feature, however, is when the user knocks on the door of the refrigerator the built-in screen will show you an image of what is currently inside your refrigerator. This is very handy to check on what you have and don’t have without constantly opening the door and letting out the cold air and also saving a bit on energy costs.

Also included is the expected suite of services you would expect from a smart device including calendar events, reminders, and more specific to a refrigerator the ability to search for a variety of recipes to cook.

No word yet on pricing or availability, but this sounds like an intriguing product for sure. Is an AI-powered smart refrigerator something you feel you need to round out the perfect kitchen experience?

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About the Author: Kevin Arnold

Kevin has been obsessed with technology ever since the days of playing with commands in MS-DOS. As a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology where he studied a combination of New Media Programming and Photography, Kevin lives in New York City where he works as a photo retoucher. His first "smartphone" was the good old LG Voyager with its slide-out physical keyboard. The first Android device Kevin owned was the now-infamous HTC Thunderbolt, which he still has in a drawer somewhere. Currently rocking both the Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X, Kevin has a (un)healthy obsession with phones and has owned more than he can remember. When he's not shopping for a new phone, Kevin enjoys lots of food and wine, video games, astronomy, and the Big Apple.