Kenmore debuted its new line of sensible fridges on the Good Kitchen Summit in Seattle.

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Kenmore, the equipment model owned by Sears, has strengthened its ties to Amazon. Its new line of internet-connected fridges will work with the Alexa voice-activated digital assistant, the corporate introduced this week on the Good Kitchen Summit in Seattle.

The Wi-Fi-enabled fridges will ship alerts to your cellphone in case you go away a door open, when you’ll want to change a filter and if there are energy outages. You will additionally have the ability to alter your freezer and fridge temperatures once you’re away.

You should purchase one of many fridges, the Kenmore Elite 24-cubic-foot Counter-Depth French Door Backside-Mount Good Fridge, now for $2,499. The remainder of the road might be out there in December.

The fridges, together with Kenmore’s different sensible home equipment, work with Alexa because of a Ability referred to as Kenmore Good. When you have one of many home equipment and an Alexa-enabled sensible speaker, you allow the Kenmore Good Ability throughout the Alexa app and hyperlink your accounts. From there, you can provide voice instructions to Alexa relating to your Kenmore product, akin to, “Alexa, ask Kenmore Good, ‘What’s my freezer temperature?'”

Kenmore first signaled its rising relationship with Amazon in June, when it introduced that its home equipment could be out there to order by the net retailer. 

As Sears continues to shut a lot of its shops, the corporate’s efforts to work with Amazon present that it plans to increase the lifetime of the Kenmore identify by embracing the net market and internet-connected home equipment.

First printed Oct. 11, 12:09 p.m. PT.

Replace, 7:15 p.m.: Provides new value, decreased after the preliminary Kenmore announcement.


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