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Stream TV shows from Netflix, Hulu on your HDTV with this $29 gadget

Have a loved one who’s still leery about streaming TV shows from Netflix and Amazon? Nudge them in the right direction this holiday season with this cheap, itty-bitty set-top box.

The $29 Roku Express sits right next to your HDTV and comes with just two ports: one for an HDMI cable that plugs into your TV set, another for power. Once you’ve hooked it up, just connect the Roku Express to your Wi-Fi network, switch your TV to the right video input (like, say, HDMI 1 or HDMI 2), and start streaming shows from the likes of Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, Google Play, and more. Also nice: the easy-to-use remote, which boasts big, bright buttons that send you directly to Netflix, Hulu and other streaming services.

Check out the Roku Express on Amazon!

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