However, if Alexa and Google Home have taught us anything, the days of having to physically interact with our devices are coming to a close. Samsung is right on that curve: You can talk to the Family Hub 2.0 fridge and ask it to do a handful of tasks for you. That includes adding items to a grocery list or shopping cart in InstaCart, checking out using your voice, launching apps like Pandora, and having the fridge read back recipes to you.
In some ways, this makes a lot of sense. The kitchen is often a dirty place, and being able to have a hands-free assistant is definitely useful. Of course, for the vast majority of people, it'll make way more sense to spend $180 on the Amazon Echo rather than spend upwards of $5,000 on a new fridge whose "smart" features will be out of date in a few years. But hey, if you're building a new kitchen and want the fanciest fridge you can get, this is certainly a contender. That said, I might rather have LG's Alexa-enabled refrigerator instead.Click here to catch up on the latest news from CES 2017.