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Best home video and TV gifts for moms

Does mom need a new piece of streaming or television technology? Or do you just want to give her one anyway? Either way, here's a few suggestions.

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David Katzmaier
David reviews TVs and leads the Personal Tech team at CNET, covering mobile, software, computing, streaming and home entertainment. We provide helpful, expert reviews, advice and videos on what gadget or service to buy and how to get the most out of it.
David Katzmaier
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Roku Streaming Stick ($50)

Looking for the best gift for a mom who enjoys watching TV and video at home? Whether it's Netflix or Amazon or any of thousands of other streaming apps, Roku delivers the best, easiest, most customer-friendly experience for her. And the new 2016 Stick is the best value among Rokus.

Check out CNET's full Mother's Day Gift Guide.

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Roku 3 ($100)

Maybe mom wants to be able to find stuff easier, using just the power of her voice. The Roku 3 offers voice search on its remote, and she can even plug in her headphones, so she doesn't disturb the family during late-night binge sessions.

Check out CNET's full Mother's Day Gift Guide.

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Apple TV ($150)

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

Check out CNET's full Mother's Day Gift Guide.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick ($40)

And maybe mom is an Amazon gal, with a Prime account and plenty of movies and TV shows she's bought already from the mega-retailer. If so, she might love the streaming stick, and you'll love the price.

Check out CNET's full Mother's Day Gift Guide.

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Google Chromecast ($35)

Phone-savvy moms who're most comfortable using the small screen will find a lot to like in the cheap Chromecast, which suddenly lets them enjoy all those videos on the biggest screen in the house.

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TCL Roku TV ($170 and up)

If mom doesn't want to bother with a separate remote and switching inputs to watch streaming, maybe it's time for a new TV. The TCL models are inexpensive and deliver all the awesomeness of Roku's external devices.

Check out CNET's full Mother's Day Gift Guide.

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Vizio M series ($450 and up)

Maybe it's time for mom to get a new "main" TV. Our current favorite for the money is the excellent M series, a 4K model with a great picture and a wide range of sizes to choose from.

Check out CNET's full Mother's Day Gift Guide.

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LG 55EG9100 ($2,000)

Maybe mom deserves the very best, and you have the money to make it happen. This is actually the least-expensive OLED TV in the company's lineup, but its picture quality still runs circles around most other TVs.

Check out CNET's full Mother's Day Gift Guide.

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