Ting’s holiday gift guide for cord cutters
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Here’s our holiday gift guide for cord cutters
The holidays are weeks away and you’re probably already in the holly-jolly gifting spirit. If you have a cord cutter on your shopping list, or someone who’s expressed interest in cutting the cord, we have some great gift ideas for every budget.
Cord cutting equipment
LG 49” 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV: $399.99
A clear picture and good sound quality are essential to cord cutting. The Target Black Friday preview shows that all TVs will be on sale, and this one has 4.5 out of 5-star customer reviews. It’s the right time to upgrade.
Google Home Mini $29.99
This small device will keep your entire home connected with voice activation. Cord cutters will love using Google Home to cast content to their TVs. It gives hands-free help in any room. Google Home Mini is powered by the Google Assistant, so you can ask it questions and tell it to do things. Just start with “Ok Google” to get answers from Google, tackle your day, enjoy your entertainment, and control your smart home.
Fire Stick: $39.99
This is the next generation of Amazon’s bestselling Fire TV Stick. It’s the most powerful streaming media stick under $50 – now with the Alexa Voice Remote.
Mohu Leaf: $59.99
An indoor antenna that allows those without a cable subscription to get access to basic channels.
Designed for use with select HDTVs, this multidirectional Mohu Leaf 50 MH-110584 antenna comes with a Clean Peak amplifier that ensures clean, powerful signals and features a range of up to 50 miles for optimal coverage.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A Tablet: $277.99
A tablet makes a great gift for anyone who wants to watch their streaming content on the go. The Samsung Galaxy Tab A has good reviews and holiday deals put it at a reasonable price point.
Amazon Fire Tablet 7: $49.99
Looking for a Fire Tablet? Here’s the next generation of Amazon’s best-selling Fire tablet ever – now thinner, lighter, with longer battery life and an improved display.
2nd Gen Echo: $99.99
The new 2nd Gen Echo brings great sound and a personal assistant to your home. The all-new Echo (2nd Gen) has a new speaker, new design, and is available in a range of styles including fabrics and wood veneers. Echo connects to Alexa to instantly play music, make calls, set alarms and timers, ask questions, control smart home devices and more. Starting at just $99.99, this is an excellent deal for holidays.
Roku Stick+: $69.99
The Roku Stick+ is easy to install, offers simple navigation, and a 4K HDR video. It has vibrant HDR displaying an incredible range of colors, brighter whites, and deeper blacks with enhanced point-anywhere remote and headphones for private listening. Give a Roku Stick+ to those who are just starting out with cord cutting, or as an upgrade to their current setup.
Amazon Fire TV: $69.99
Check out the all-new, streamlined Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD and HDR support. It includes HDMI output and micro USB for power. If you know someone who already uses an Amazon Echo, the Fire TV makes a solid companion. The two work together so users can control their Fire TV with Alexa.
Stocking stuffer subscriptions
Netflix Gift Cards: $30, $60, or $100
With genres to fit every personality, Netflix is a great choice for nearly anyone on your list. Look for physical gift cards in stores, or buy online and have the gift code emailed to your recipient.
Hulu Gift Cards: $25 or $50
Give your friends and family the gift of great TV with a Hulu subscription. You’ll find gift cards in amounts ranging from $15-$100 at many major retailers. You can also buy online and have the gift card code emailed to the recipient, making it a great alternative to mailing a gift.
Sling TV Gift Cards: $25, $50 or $100
With a quick email, you can give the gift of live TV to anyone on your list. Sling TV makes it easy to watch sports, news, and prime-time favorites, along with giving access to on-demand content. The email gift card offers the most convenient delivery possible.
Amazon Prime Membership: $33 or $99
Prime video, streaming music, free e-books, and two-day shipping make for a thoughtful gift for anyone.
Sling TV device deals
Give the full entertainment experience this holiday season with one of our device deals:
- Roku Express – Get a free Roku Express (retail price $29.99) when you prepay for two months of Sling TV.
- Roku Ultra – Get $50 off a Roku Ultra (retail price $99.99) when you prepay for three months of Sling TV.
- AirTV Player – Get an AirTV Player + Adapter for $50 when you prepay for three months of Sling TV ($129.99 value). Or, get an AirTV Player bundle and an indoor antenna for $70, when you prepay for three months of Sling TV.
- Indoor Antenna – Customers who qualify for an OTA antenna (based on geographic location) can get a free Winegard indoor antenna ($59.99 retail value) when you prepay for two months of Sling TV.
FREE 4K Apple TV
If you want a free Apple TV 4K, AT&T has a great deal for you. Right now, if you prepay for four months of DIRECTV NOW, you can get a free Apple TV 4K.
Typically, an Apple TV 4K costs $170, but with this deal, you can get four months of DIRECTV NOW and a 4K Apple TV for $140. This is a great deal and, as best we know, the least expensive way to get the 4K Apple TV.
If your cord cutter has a media server that uses Plex, check out Plex Pass to help them unlock all the best features Plex has to offer. Right now, Plex Pass is on sale starting at just $15.
Free Roku Stick
DIRECTV NOW is offering a free 2017 Roku Stick with the new voice remote which has the ability to control your TV with the remote. All you need to do is prepay for one month of DIRECTV NOW.
One of these cord-cutter gifts is sure to be the answer to your gift-giving needs this holiday season. Better hurry because some of the items we’ve listed here may be available at the seasonal sale price for a short time and there may be a limited supply.