CES 2017: LG teams up with Amazon for latest refrigerator

To expand smart capabilities.

Unveiled at the recent CES was LG’s new flagship Door-in-Door refrigerator, Smart InstaView, featuring a 29-inch touch LCD display, which 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 host of Wi-Fi-enabled features directly on the refrigerator.

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

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The Smart Tag menu allows users to add stickers and tags on the screen to indicate which foods are stored as well as the ability to 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.

LG Electronics president of Home Appliances and Air Solutions, Song Dae-Hyun said, “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.”

It has been confirmed by LG that availability, pricing and specifications for Australia have yet to be determined.

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