In what LG is calling the largest Dash-compatible rollout in the appliance industry, the company has integrated Amazon’s vaunted automatic replenishment system into all its 2018 and 2019 Wi-Fi-enabled washers, dryers and dishwashers.
The move will allow end users to receive replacement shipments of laundry and dishwasher detergent, dryer sheets and other related household essentials directly from Amazon when their home supplies run low.
The function has been embedded into the appliances, and can be enabled via LG’s SmartThinQ app. Owners can then link their Amazon accounts and select their desired supplies for automatic delivery.
“We are thrilled to team up with LG to integrate Dash Replenishment into LG’s broad selection of smart appliances,” said David Jackson, general manager, Amazon Dash. Added David VanderWaal, LG’s marketing senior VP: “Our new smart features are now helping make mundane tasks like doing laundry and washing dishes easier than ever with Dash Replenishment compatibility while delivering a seamless experience in collaborative technology.”
While LG may have the largest assortment of Dash-compatible appliances — some 50 models in all — it doesn’t have the first. Whirlpool was one of the earliest partners in Amazon’s replenishment program, beginning with a 2015 laundry trial, while GE was first out of the appliance gate with a Dash-friendly washer when the platform went live the following year.