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How do smart fridges connect to the internet?

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Reviewed By: Kevin Pocock

Last Updated on June 14, 2023
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If you’re thinking of investing in a smart fridge or have recently purchased one, you might be wondering – how do smart fridges connect to the internet?

A smart fridge is a refrigerator which has the capability to connect to the internet. It does this via Wi-Fi, and in some cases cloud technology.

Smart fridges have a motherboard and computer memory which stores information about items in the fridge and can send this information over the internet to your phone, tablet, laptop and other smart devices.

Upon setting up your smart fridge, you will be asked to connect to your home Wi-Fi network. Once this is done, you will be able to connect the fridge to your phone via the accompanying app. For example, if you have a Samsung Fridge, like the Samsung – 29 cu. ft. Smart 4-Door Flex™ refrigerator with Family Hub™ and Beverage Center – currently $740 off at Best Buy – you’ll need the Samsung SmartThings app. LG fridges use the ThinQ App. Check out the LG 25.5 Cu. Ft. French Door Counter-Depth Smart Refrigerator with InstaView, which is on sale too at Best Buy for $2,399.99. That’s down from $3,499.99, meaning you’ll save a whopping $1,100.00!

How does a smart fridge connect to the internet?

Smart fridges use a Wi-Fi network to connect to the internet. Although a few years back some smart fridges used ethernet cables to connect to the internet, this method is pretty outdated now. Wi-Fi is a quicker and easier way of connecting a smart fridge to the internet. It also makes it more simple to connect to other smart home appliances on the same network.

PC Guide Expert Opinion

Smart fridges connect to the internet via your home’s Wi-Fi connection. This means they are then easy to reach from your mobile phone, tablet, laptop or other smart home appliances. A Wi-Fi connection

It’s pretty simple to set up, and once the smart fridge is online, you can use the accompanying app to control it remotely, wherever you are.

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