Samsung’s New Smart Fridge Lets You Watch TV on a 32″ Vertical Touchscreen

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When refrigerators first began connecting to the internet in the late ‘90s, onlookers couldn’t imagine why anyone would need to watch TV in the kitchen or have recipes written on their fridge door. Well, fast-forward over two decades and it’s hard to imagine going anywhere without full connectivity.

Since 2016, Samsung has offered internet in the kitchen in the form of its Family Hub Refrigerator, which sported a 21.5” vertical screen and a camera so you can watch the progress of your cooking remotely. But it wasn’t until earlier this year that the company updated the appliances with access to its Samsung TV Plus service, offering 190 channels of free live TV to any subscriber.

With its latest iteration, dubbed the Bespoke Refrigerator Family Hub Plus, Samsung doubles the area of the touchscreen display to a whopping 32”, which, the company wants you to know, makes viewing vertically-oriented social media content from the likes of TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube more enjoyable. Much like your smartphone, the screen also supports picture-in-picture mode so you can watch videos and TV while checking on your recipes or ordering items from your Amazon Your Essentials shopping list. Also included is the SmartThings feature, which lets you use your fridge as a hub to control your house’s lights, blinds, and door sensors.

From January 5 to 8 in Las Vegas, Samsung will be showcasing the Bespoke Refrigerator Family Hub Plus at its booth at the CES tech event.