Smart appliances will put you in control of your kitchen

Smart appliances will put you in control of your kitchen

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You can preheat the oven while driving home from work or order the refrigerator to make more ice for a party using your phone.

LG Electronics has introduced voice assistant connectivity with both Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant to its portfolio of Wi-Fi connected smart appliances. In a press release, LG said it offers the most extensive range of Wi-Fi enabled appliances available in the United States with more than 100 SmartThinQ appliances including refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, air purifiers, vacuums and more.

LG uses an open platform, open partnership, open connectivity ecosystem that enables the company's smart products to work with a range of leading external partners – including Amazon and Google – to deliver the most convenient smart home experience that works with individual consumers' lifestyles.

"Consumers trust LG to meet and anticipate their needs with cutting-edge innovations that make life easier and more enjoyable," said David VanderWaal, senior vice president of marketing, LG Electronics USA. "With LG SmartThinQ appliances, we've made it simpler than ever to create a smart home experience that helps consumers better manage their busy lives. Whether they prefer to use our SmartThinQ mobile app or voice commands with either Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant, LG lets the consumer choose what's right for them when it comes to controlling their smart home."

Smart Appliances for a Simpler Life
Smart, connected home appliances have increasingly been at the forefront of conversations around home technology innovations. According to new nationwide smart home consumer research conducted for LG, more than half (51 percent) of consumers feel that they would become better cooks if they had a smart kitchen.

LG has stepped up the pace to make that dream a reality for consumers by offering innovative and simple ways to connect with smart products in the home with further updates to come across the LG brand.

At the same time, consumers can purchase LG smart appliances with confidence; according to J.D. Power, "LG received more 2017 customer satisfaction awards for Kitchen and Laundry Appliances than any other manufacturer."

Maximum Convenience with Minimum Effort
With an ever-growing list of capabilities, LG offers consumers more seamless options to control their home with a touch of a button via the LG SmartThinQ mobile app for Android and iOS, or simple voice commands. For example, with LG smart appliances, you can:

  • Remotely preheat LG ovens to lessen meal-preparation time when held up in traffic or caught in a long line at the grocery store, or ask Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant to turn off your oven while you carry a hot meal to the dinner table;
  • Receive mobile notifications if your LG InstaView refrigerator door has been left open, or ask Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant to make extra ice as you rush to get ready for a dinner party;
  • Use the LG SmartThinQ app to stop the LG washer or dryer when you're not home, or ask Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant to check time left in washing and drying cycles without having to make a trip to the laundry room;
  • Ask Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant to turn on the LG HOM-BOT robotic vacuum or LG PuriCare air purifier when hands are busy with other tasks, like cooking a meal;
  • Adjust the settings on your air conditioner to create a comfortable environment before arriving home from work, or ask Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant to adjust the temperature while relaxing on the couch or finishing a workout.

Read more about smart and connected homes.

 


Topics: Appliances, Connected Homes / Smart Homes, Home Design & Plans, Kitchen, Ranges, Sustainability Trends & Statistics

Companies: LG HVAC


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