Roku Express

At just $30, the tiny Express delivers all the joy of Roku's thousands of streaming apps, from Netflix to Amazon to Toon Goggles. It's not the fastest to respond, but dang, it's cheap.

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Roku Streaming Stick

The Stick is our favorite streamer, period, making it the best streaming gift too. It offers the awesomeness of Roku in a snappy interface and a discreet design that hides invisibly behind the TV.

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Google Chromecast

Your gift receiver back-to-schooler is always on his phone. He loves watching YouTube videos. You love a bargain. Sounds like Chromecast, which allows him to blow up those phone videos to TV size, is the perfect gift.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote

Its name might be a mouthful, but this speedy streamer is a tidy little bargain. For those who love Amazon video and talking into the mic, it's sure to please.

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Apple TV

If your recipient has a bunch of stuff on iTunes, or just wants something that looks and feels a lot like his iPhone, Apple TV is just the ticket. In addition to numerous TV apps it also works with many of the games and other apps he or she might already own.

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Amazon Fire TV

So what if that Amazon fan has a need for a bit more speed, or a few more connections? Give them the gift of this box.

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Roku Express+

The only device on this list specifically designed for TVs that lack an HDMI port, the affordable Express is the perfect way to bring old televisions (and their owners) up to streaming speed.

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Google Chromecast Ultra

Does your intended recipient love the phone-centric Chromecast and own a 4K TV? Google has the device for him or her.

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Roku Premiere+

Roku's $100 4K streamer is kind of like the Chromecast Ultra, but with an actual remote and onscreen interface. It's great for recipients who own 4K or HDR-equipped TVs and want an alternative to their built-in smart TV systems.

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Nvidia Shield

So your giftee is an avid gamer, has numerous "files" he'd like to play on the big TV, and also happens to watch his share of Netflix and YouTube. The Shield is his or her Rolls Royce.

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Samsung UBD-K8500

People with high-end TVs are the target audience for 4K Blu-ray, and this Samsung player hits them right in the bull's-eye.

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Xbox One S

Sure it can play games, but the newest Xbox is also a home theater powerhouse complete with 4K Blu-ray playback. And it matches the snow.

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Samsung BD-J5900

Yes, Virginia, they still make regular Blu-ray players. If someone you know has a sizeable collection, and wants a speedy way to spin it, this Samsung fits the bill.

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Channel Master DVR+

For the cable cutter on your list, this fee-free antenna DVR lets them time-shift and skip commercials. Happy holidays!

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