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Published on January 6th, 2017 | by The GC Team


From CES 2017 – Las Vegas: LG showing new Smart refrigerator

With the Internet of Things (IoT) and the rapidly developing Smart Home shaping up as powerful themes at this year’s CES , LG Electronics has introduced the Smart InstaViewTM , “a new kind of refrigerator” that is embedded with an array of features including Voice Control through Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service, LG’s own WebOS smart platform, and Remote Viewing capabilities.

Control & Convenience

This flagship door-in-door refrigerator features a 29-inch touch LCD display that, via the InstaView feature, instantly turns transparent with just two knocks of the screen and allows users to look inside the refrigerator without opening the door. With webOS, consumers can also explore a range of WiFi-enabled features directly on the refrigerator, creating a powerful food management system accessible on the front of the fridge door.

Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service gives users access to “an intelligent personal assistant” that can search recipes, play music, place Prime-eligible orders from Amazon.com – including groceries – and add items to a shopping list. With more than 6,000 skills available, Alexa can also control the smart home, request car service, set kitchen timers and check the weather – all hands-free.

Song Dae-Hyun, president of LG Electronics and Home Appliance & Air Solutions Company, comments: “By working with Amazon, we are able to broaden our smart refrigerator’s capabilities and further provide our customers with a pleasurable cooking and dining experience.  Our Smart InstaView Door-in-Door refrigerator will allow users to enjoy their kitchen experience like never before.”

Versatile services

In addition to the services provided by Amazon, the LG Smart InstaView refrigerator offers a variety of other convenience-enhancing features. The Smart Tag menu allows users to add stickers and tags on the screen to indicate which foods are stored and input the expiration date of each item, so the refrigerator can issue reminders when foods near expiration. Family members can set up memos for each other and create to-do lists that display on the screen. To check inside the refrigerator remotely, a 2.0 megapixel panoramic super-wide-lens camera captures images of the interior from a variety of different angles which are accessible via smartphone, a must-have feature for anyone who would like to see what’s at home while grocery shopping.

Mike George, vice president, Amazon Alexa, says: “In working with an innovative home appliance company like LG, we can truly showcase how much better life can be for consumers everywhere, starting with updating one of the most important appliances in the home.”

LG’s Smart InstaView Refrigerator and the company’s full 2017 product line up are on view at LG’s booth in the Las Vegas Convention Center (Central Hall #11100).


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