While it’s really great to get a new tech device — a phone, a laptop, a game console, a Kindle, or a TV — as a gift, it’s even cooler to start working or playing with it. But where to begin?
Here at The Verge, we want to help, so we’ve put together lists of our favorite apps, games, and shows. Check out our app picks for iPhones, Android phones, PCs, Macs, and TVs. We’ve listed our favorite mobile games from Apple Arcade and Google Play Pass, and our top choices for the PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. We’ve also compiled our favorite streaming shows on Disney+, Hulu, and Netflix; some great sci-fi books; and exciting new podcasts.