Maybe a TV is too expensive to give this year, but worthwhile stuff to connect to a TV starts at £30. Check out our favourite picks to go with a TV this year, including video streamers, universal remotes, Blu-ray players, soundbars and more.
In the spirit of "if it ain't broken, don't fix it," Roku added voice search to its £99 Roku 3. It also removed a couple of features from its second-best box, the £60 Roku 2, while turbocharging its response time. The Roku 2 is now just as fast as the Roku 3, and as snappy as any other streamer we've tested.
Meanwhile the features reserved for the Roku 3 all reside in the remote: voice search, point-anywhere Wi-Fi control and the headphone jack for private listening. All are pretty cool and work well, but not one is essential. If you won't use them much, and want to save 30 quid, then buying a new Roku 2 instead is a no-brainer.
The ultimate gift for the Apple fan who has everything, the new Apple TV lets them get many of their games and other apps onto the big screen, and includes an awesome touchpad remote with Siri voice search.