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Best streaming and TV gifts for your 2017 grad

It's time to stop studying and turn on the TV! The new graduate worked hard to get through school, and he or she deserves an entertaining new gift. Here's a few suggestions.

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Google Chromecast ($35)

Your grad is always on her phone. She loves watching YouTube videos. You love a bargain. Sounds like Chromecast, which allows her to blow up those phone videos to TV size, is the perfect gift.

Check out the full Grads Gift Guide.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote ($40)

Or maybe your grad likes to talk to Alexa so much that he wants it on his TV too. This streamer could be just the ticket.

Check out the full Grads Gift Guide.

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Roku Streaming Stick ($50)

Your grad already has your old smart TV in her bedroom, but she's annoyed that she can't watch all her favorite shows on there because it doesn't have a good YouTube app. The Roku Stick does, along with thousands of other apps.

Check out the full Grads Gift Guide.

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Roku Premiere+ ($100)

What's better than a Roku Stick? A Roku box, complete with 4K and HDR video capability to grow with your grad's entertainment budget. And his roommates will appreciate the headphone remote.

Check out the full Grads Gift Guide.

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Nvidia Shield ($200)

So your grad loves gaming almost as much as he loves streaming. The new Shield could make him a happy camper, especially if he already has a 4K TV.

Check out the full Grads Gift Guide.

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Apple TV ($150)

If your grad 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 the full Grads Gift Guide.

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TCL Roku TV ($170 and up)

As stoked as your grad would be to get a new TV with thousands of built-in streaming apps, you'll be even more stoked at the value.

Check out the full Grads Gift Guide.

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Vizio M series ($450 and up)

Maybe your grad is grown up enough now to appreciate and deserve a big 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, starting at 43 inches.

Check out the full Grads Gift Guide.

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