If you’re looking for streaming and cord cutting gifts that fall within that sweet spot between $50 and $100, we’ve got some worthy options to share with you. Most of these picks normally retail for somewhere between a Grant and a Benjamin, and some are dipping below $100 just in time for the holidays.
And thanks to those ever-evolving holiday discounts, you might score even better deals. So be sure to check out our Black Friday hub page to stay on top of all the latest deals and discounts.
(Note: Availability and prices below are accurate at the time of posting, but are likely to change throughout the holiday season.)
High-End Streaming Devices
Roku’s 2020-era Ultra still reigns at the top of the company’s streaming device lineup. The Ultra’s mix of excellent performance, solid feature set, and useful ports (Ethernet, USB) help make it an excellent option for anyone’s main streamer.
Fire TV Cube
While it hasn’t seen a hardware update in some time, Amazon’s Fire TV Cube remains a potent streaming device, especially for fans of hands-free operation via the company’s Alexa assistant. Performance remains top-notch and recent discounts place the Fire TV Cube well within the $50-to-$100 price bracket.
Fire TV Stick 4K Max
If you’re looking for a Fire TV experience in a more compact form factor, the new Fire TV Stick 4K Max should fit the bill nicely. Even at its regular price of $54.99, the Max offers excellent performance for the price and definitely keep an eye out for timely discounts.
Control Upgrade: Apple Siri Remote
When Apple updated the Apple TV 4K streaming device, it also introduced a new and improved Siri remote control. And for anyone that’s perfectly happy with their existing Apple TV, but could use an input device upgrade, the $59.99 Siri Remote might be a nifty gift.
A Sound Purchase: Roku Streambar
Soundbars are some of the easiest ways to upgrade the typically lackluster audio performance of many modern TVs. And Roku decided to up the value by packing in some streaming device smarts as well. The compact Streambar offers surprisingly stout audio performance in a small package that does double duty as a Roku streamer. Recent discounts have also brought the Streambar down well below the $100 mark.
When In Doubt: Gift Cards
Year in, year out, gift cards continue to be a dependable and useful present for cord cutters and streamers. You can customize the value in most cases and they can offer that special someone the underrated, but much-appreciated gift of significant savings.
Antennas Direct ClearStream 2V TV Antenna
If you’ve got a cord cutter on your list that’s looking to take advantage of over-the-air content, you have plenty of options. One popular choice for outdoor antennas is the Antennas Direct ClearStream 2V. We’ve seen it discounted for the holidays down to $78.72.
Winegard FL-5000 FlatWave Digital Indoor HDTV Antenna
For some, an indoor antenna can get the job done just fine. And for those folks, Winegard offers the compact FlatWave Digital Indoor HDTV Antenna for a solid price. At $64.99, the FL-5000 model boasts a 35-mile range, which could be just the ticket for some OTA content.
4K Blu-ray: Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection
Streaming media might be incredibly convenient, but physical media still offers image quality advantages and some sets include loads of bonus material. Case in point: The Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection on 4K Blu-ray. In addition to impressive audio and video quality, this set also includes several “making of” videos and other content for the biggest Indy fans. Meanwhile, Best Buy is offering a wide range of 4K Blu-ray collections at some significant discounts.