Alongside the Chromecast, the Chromecast Audio is one of the best value gifts in home theater. It offers easy operation and setup, and it sounds good for the money too. Add a Google Home Mini and you're ready for the future.
Why would anyone buy the terrible-sounding Google Home or Amazon Echo when they can get a Sonos One? Voice control, excellent sound quality and the best multi-room app out there. Get one for yourself while you're at it.
With the ability to stream 4K and HDR, a remote that can control you TV and Roku's best-in-class app selection, this is the stick to beat. That extender you ask? It's designed to boost the Wi-Fi signal.
Why pay for an expensive 4K player when the Sony can do most of the same things for a fraction of the price of an enthusiast model? The Sony UBP-X800 offers quick loading times and even has apps, something Oppo no longer does.
Good old dependable Yamaha. The RX-V483 is everything you like about the company and even throws in multi-room and Alexa control while it's at it. If you don't want to pay for Dolby Atmos, this is the one to get.