The 25 best cord-cutting gifts for 2022

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Cutting the cord by eliminating a traditional cable subscription has never been easier. However, there is no shortage of options when it comes to how you can cut the cord. For the cord cutter in your life, you have many gifts to consider.

The trick is not making decisions for your cord cutter. Don’t just buy a random set-top box without knowing if they already have one or what platform they prefer. From there, it’s just figuring out what they might still need.

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OTA antenna

Leaf antenna of Mohu
Mohu

The first thing any cable cutter needs is an OTA antenna. This simple little product will let them watch network TV channels, many of which are in HD, for free. Simply put the antenna in a spot without many obstacles and you’re good to go.

Mohu Leaf 30 internal antenna

The Mohu Leaf 30 can receive TV signals up to 40 miles away at 1080p. Features a reversible design to blend in with your room.

HDHomeRun

HDHomeRun Flex
Silicon powder

A great companion to an OTA antenna is a HDHomeRun. These little boxes connect to your OTA antenna and a router to stream TV channels to the HDHomeRun companion app. This means that OTA channels can be watched on any device on the home network, not just on the TV with the connected antenna.

HDHomeRun Flex Duo 2

HDHomeRun Flex Duo 2 has dual tuners for watching two simultaneous streams at a time.

HDHomeRun Flex 4K

HDHomeRun Flex 4K has four tuners for watching four streams simultaneously. It is capable of streaming 4K TV channels (if available in your area).

A great decoder

Roku TV box.
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The serious cord-cutter is going to need a serious set-top box for streaming, not just a streaming stick. A set-top box is usually larger and has better internals for fast browsing and streaming. One of them is a good choice for the main TV in a home.

RokuUltra 2022

Roku Ultra has everything you want from a streaming device, with Dolby Vision and Atmos providing quality 4K picture and sound.

Apple TV 4K 2022

Apple’s set-top box features Dolby Vision 4K and HDR10+ for vivid picture quality, as well as Dolby Atmos for cinema-like three-dimensional sound.

Amazon Fire TV Cube

A high-powered Fire TV device with 4K capabilities, Wi-Fi 6 support, Dolby Vision, HDR, Dolby Atmos audio, and built-in Amazon Alexa.

A secondary TV dongle

Amazon Fire Stick 4K
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A set-top box is great for primary TVs, but something smaller works best for any secondary TVs in the house. A streaming stick or dongle can be hidden behind the TV; some don’t even require a remote.

Fire TV Stick Lite (2020)

Affordable, unobtrusive, and featuring plenty of streaming options, the Fire Stick TV Lite is a good way to upgrade a non-Smart TV without too much hassle.

Fire TV Stick 4K

One step up from the Fire Stick TV Lite is the Fire Stick TV 4K. It offers a Dolby Vision upgrade and TV controls on the Alexa remote.

Third generation Google Chromecast

A streaming device that doesn’t require a remote. All you need is a phone and you can stream a multitude of movies, TV shows and music from streaming apps.

Blu-ray player

Another way to cut the cord is to step away from streaming altogether. Rather than relying on digital purchases and streaming apps for your favorite movies and TV shows, buy them on Blu-ray and get a Blu-ray player instead.

Panasonic DP-UB150-K

This Blu-Ray player from Panasonic is good value for money, thanks to state-of-the-art picture and sound features.

Super Mini Blu-Ray Disc Player

This compact Blu-Ray device packs a lot of punch for its small size. Complete with multiple ports and solid resolution and sound, it’s an impressive buy all round.

Streaming TV subscription

Netflix gift card.
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Replacing cable usually means getting content from a streaming service instead. For that, there are “on demand” services like Netflix and Disney+, as well as live streaming TV services like Sling TV and YouTube TV. Giving away a few months of subscription would be appreciated by anyone.

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Digital content gift card

Apple Store Gift Card.
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There are some places with large libraries of digital content that can be purchased or rented. An Apple gift card can be used in iTunes and the App Store, and a Google Play Store gift code can also be redeemed for movies and TV shows, among others.

Amazon Gift Card

Amazon offers a huge selection of digital content to watch, as well as DVDs and Blu-rays.

A pair of scissors

A pair of scissors.
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Just kidding. Unless…


Here it is; more than enough gifts to make the cable haters in your life feel like they’re in streaming heaven. Switching from traditional cable isn’t always cheaper, but it’s often a lot more affordable once you have the right gadgets.

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