Having cable is so two years ago. But Chromecast means the tech lover in your life isn’t stuck watching House of Cards hunched over a tablet, either. Find shows on your smartphone and watch them streaming on your TV. Roku and Apple TV pull from a wider range of sources, but Chromecast is about a third of the price and hits the triumvirate of online streaming—Netflix, Youtube and Hulu+—along with other options in the Google store.
Suggested by Erica R. Hendry