Samsung Electronics Unveils a New Era of Connected Living with Updated Family Hub™, Global Launch of SmartThings Home Life

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The global launch of SmartThings Home Life and updated Family Hub connects users worldwide to an ecosystem of smarter living solutions that expand their home life experience.


Samsung Electronics recently announced the global launch of SmartThings Home Life, offering consumers worldwide a more holistic smart home experience. Samsung’s SmartThings Home Life, introduced at this year’s Bespoke Home 2022 virtual event, is currently available in Canada and integrates the SmartThings Cooking and SmartThings Home Care services.



SmartThings Home Life is a new addition to the SmartThings app[1] [2], which provides centralized and integrated control over your Samsung appliances[3]. Connecting the convenience of SmartThings services, which includes SmartThings Cooking and SmartThings Home Care in Canada[4] [5], SmartThings Home Life expands the quality of your life at home and puts you in control, all from your smartphone.


In the SmartThings app, users can simply tap the “Life” tab to navigate to SmartThings Home to unlock a new level of home connectivity. With 270 global partners and the ability to integrate with thousands of devices, SmartThings is currently enjoyed by close to a quarter of a billion registered users worldwide[6]. What’s more, Samsung’s updated Family Hub™ further adds to an expansion of experience at home with its new AI features that add convenience to your daily routine.


“Our goal is to harness connectivity between smart devices to enrich and streamline everyday routines,” said Chanwoo Park, Executive Vice President and Head of IoT Business group of the Digital Appliances Business at Samsung Electronics. “The global launch of SmartThings Home Life will expand our services and empower users everywhere to focus less on their daily tasks and more on living in each moment.”




SmartThings Cooking

SmartThings Cooking[7] is a cooking service that does it all, from finding recipes and auto-setting appliances to managing shopping lists and preserving food[8]. Powered by Whisk’s Food AI, SmartThings Cooking recommends personalized recipes and meal plans based on users’ tastes, dietary needs and groceries on hand. SmartThings Cooking communicates directly with all of Samsung’s smart kitchen appliances[9], like Family Hub, ranges, ovens, and cooktops for a seamless cooking experience.



SmartThings Home Care

SmartThings Home Care keeps tabs on all connected Samsung household devices, including Bespoke appliances, by checking their status and usage patterns, providing information about accessories and enabling convenient online purchases. This service sends notifications and guides users on regular maintenance based on the collected usage data such as cleaning each device and replacing specific components. By letting SmartThings take care of your home, you can troubleshoot home appliance issues independently without relying on a repairman for simple tasks.



Family Hub

Since its launch in 2016, the Family Hub has been continually updated to offer the latest in connected experiences for Samsung refrigerator users, transforming refrigerators into communication and entertainment hubs for the kitchen. What’s more, the Family Hub also doubles as a home control for the SmartThings app. Family Hub offers entertainment, smart features, and connectivity to the kitchen. Art Gallery allows households to decorate their kitchens and refrigerator screens with stunning artwork, while Dual AI Voice Assistant enables consumers to access the features of Amazon’s Alexa[10] and Samsung’s Bixby on a single device. Family Hub’s food recognition technology allows for food and drink identification and management, and Smart Recipes empowers Bespoke users at home to create delicious meals with easy-to-follow instructions.


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[1] The SmartThings app must be installed and connected to devices in order to utilize its features. Application requirements may differ depending on each device. Available for download from Google Play Store or App Store. The app is compatible on Android 8.0 (RAM 2GB or more) and higher/iOS 13.0 and higher. Use of SmartThings App requires a Samsung Account.
[2] Wi-Fi connection and Samsung account are required for proper use.
[3] Supported SmartThings features and services may vary depending on the connected devices.
[4] Services must be installed in the SmartThings app to be accessed.
[5] Applicable models may vary by country.
[6] Based on current Samsung worldwide figures as of June 2022.
[7] This feature is only available for select models, which may vary by country. The ‘Cooking’ service must be pre-installed on your SmartThings app for this feature to be operational.
[8] Recipes and services available for each region may vary.
[9] This feature can only be implemented in select models only.
[10] Amazon Alexa compatibility is currently available in the US and Canada since Q2 2022.

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