Google’s original Chromecast media streamer proved to be nothing short of revolutionary in my life. The $35 stick was significant not so much for what it did but rather how it did it: The device took the overcomplicated task of Internet-to-TV streaming and made it as simple as can be. No clunky on-screen menus to navigate, no extra remotes to lose, no unnecessary hassles; just find something you want to watch or listen to in an app on your phone, tap a button, and boom — it’s playing on your TV.

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