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LG's SmartThinQ wants to be the main hub for your smart home

And it looks similar to the Amazon Echo.

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LG's SmartThinQ home automation platform has existed for a few years now, but it's always felt like an afterthought for the electronics giant. This could be changing soon, however. Last week, LG introduced the SmartThinQ Hub, an Amazon Echo–esque device designed to be the centerpiece that controls your smart home, and it brought it to CES 2016 for everyone to see.

Gallery: LG SmartThinQ Hub hands-on | 10 Photos

Much to our disappointment, there's no working demo at the Las Vegas Convention Center, but LG says its SmartThinQ Hub can pair with appliances, as well as stream music and display information like calendar events, reminders and the weather—which it's able to do via a built-in 3.5-inch LCD. As with most new products LG is showing off at CES, we don't know how much the Hub will cost, either, but we'll likely find out in the coming weeks or months.

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