Samsung Electronics today announced the launch of Samsung Home Hub, a new way to manage home appliances with an innovative, tablet-style touchscreen device that provides instant access to customized and connected home services. The Samsung Home Hub offers improved connectivity with a range of smart home appliances, and uses AI and SmartThings to understand users’ needs and automatically provide the right solutions. In doing so, it helps users streamline their chores and responsibilities on a shared device that everyone in the home can access.
“Samsung Home Hub brings seamless connectivity to the smart home and makes users’ lives easier by understanding their preferences and setting their home devices and smart appliances up accordingly,” said Hyesoon Yang, Executive Vice President and Head of Customer Experience at the Digital Appliances Business of Samsung Electronics. “The connectivity of our devices and the Samsung Home Hub’s intuitive interface allow everyone in the home to get through their to-do list quickly.”
Connecting a Broader Range of Devices
With Samsung Home Hub connecting to smart home appliances in every corner of the home, you can now manage your daily routine, handle chores and take care of your house, all on a single device. As a home controller, it gives you a sweeping view of your entire connected home and allows you to stay on top of everything seamlessly.
From launch, Samsung Home Hub will be able to connect to every product within the SmartThings ecosystem, including your Samsung smart appliances. Soon, you will also have direct connectivity to other devices in your smart home system, such as your lights and door lock system.
Customized Experiences With AI and SmartThings
For the first time ever, a broad array of customized, AI-based SmartThings services have been united and can be controlled from one dedicated device with the Samsung Home Hub. These SmartThings services fall under the categories of Cooking, Clothing Care, Pet, Air, Energy and Home Care Wizard.
To make dinner time easier, SmartThings Cooking allows you to conveniently search for, plan, purchase and prep weekly meals with Family Hub™. When it’s time to do the laundry, SmartThings Clothing Care connects to appliances like the Bespoke Washer and Dryer and the Bespoke AirDresser and provides customized care options based on your garments’ material types, your usage patterns and the current season. What’s more, SmartThings Pet allows you to check in on your pet with the smart camera on the Bespoke Jet Bot™ AI+ and adjust settings on appliances like the air conditioner to make the environment more comfortable for your pet.
Meanwhile, SmartThings Air can provide automatic dehumidification and connect with air conditioners and air purifiers to manage the air quality in your home according to your preferences. To help you save on energy costs, SmartThings Energy1 on the Samsung Home Hub analyzes your usage patterns2 and uses its AI-equipped power saving mode to help reduce your energy bills. And to stay on top of it all, SmartThings Home Care Wizard monitors all of your smart appliances, sends you notifications when parts need to be replaced and offers guidance if something goes wrong.
Elevated Usability With Bixby
Samsung Home Hub is an exclusive 8.4-inch tablet that can be operated from its dock or used on the go around the home. For voice control, the Samsung Home Hub has two microphones and two speakers to allow you to easily hear notifications and use Bixby voice commands. If you have a question, just ask Bixby. Featuring high-performance microphones, the Samsung Home Hub can pick up verbal commands spoken from the broader room when docked.
In recognition of its innovativeness, Samsung Home Hub received a CES Innovation Award from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) ahead of CES 2022.
Samsung Home Hub will be available in Korea in March, and globally after that.