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Amazon's Alexa was just about everywhere at CES, popping up in cars, home appliances, and even a dancing robot.
The Google Assistant can do everything from tell you about the day's weather forecast to streaming video and turning off the lights.
The change is a bit of an about face for Google, which is opting to bank on its successful Chromecast name for all supported hardware.
This will allow those with 4K televisions and a Chromecast Ultra to take full advantage of their capabilities, though the titles are going to cost you extra.
The social network's foray into football and other programming is behind the push into your living room.
The mobile app will automatically store music offline based on recent listening history while tapping into your location and other factors for music suggestions.
The new platform will enable you to issue voice commands for a wide variety of smart home and mobile apps and services.
Sporty Bluetooth 4.2 headphones from 66 Audio let you customize the sound and the button output with an app for iPhone and Apple Watch.
Clear your throat for a lot of "OK, Google" with these services that are ready on day one for Google's Echo competitor.
Some under-the-hood capabilities will eventually bring the kind of customization that you would expect from a dedicated music streaming app.
Pixel phones, Google Home, a 4K Chromecast, and maybe even a new tablet may come to dine at the hardware feast.
The latest Google-friendly set-top box supports 4K video, HDR content, and includes a Bluetooth voice remote.
Google hasn't said what's coming yet, but if you sign up for the initiative you'll be part of the group that's in the know.
The plan will be a win if you have your services bundled together, though it's likely to generate more net neutrality questions.
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