The Chromecast play is a savvy one — but there’s still friction in the experience, specifically that you can’t just talk to your TV if you plug in a Chromecast. Furthermore, the Echo Show is in a class apart and mostly isn’t replacing an existing screen. Yes, Google is catching up with its assistant in the home, and the question will be, can it?

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