LG recently announced their new line of ThinQ TV’s that have Amazon’s Alexa integrated, and now the company is moving forward and implementing the popular voice assistant into kitchen appliances. The main appliance forerunning the new line is the InstaView ThinQ refrigerator, which has a 29-inch transparent touchscreen that is running on their WebOS platform and can be controlled via your voice. What will separate this model from Samsung’s line of smart fridges is how LG is automating the whole kitchen. When someone selects a recipe to cook, which the fridge can select as it can tell what you do and don’t have on hand, it will send the recipe to an oven with Alexa support to get cooking instructions spoken.
Additionally, the fridge can add expiration dates to your food, and remind you when it is time to get more, alongside handle the everyday tasks that come associated with Alexa, such as streaming music from popular services.
The company is also releasing other appliances, such as the EasyClean oven, which can automatically start preheating for a certain recipe. The oven then can tell the QuadWash dishwasher to prepare for its next cycle, based on what you’re cooking at the time. There is also CLOi hub support on both the appliances, alongside voice controls.
As usual, LG hasn’t made any specific details available, but we can expect most if not all of these appliances to cost on the higher-end of things. What do you think of LG’s Alexa-enabled appliances? Let us know in the comments down below or on any of our social media pages. Stay tuned to TechDependent for more of our CES 2018 coverage. To read up on what all has happened, click here.