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The best apps, games, and entertainment for all of your new tech in 2020

Our favorites for all your new devices

15 updates since Dec 22, 2020, 2:00 PM UTC
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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 for the year 2020. Check out our app picks for iPhones, Android phones, PCs, M1-equipped Macs, and TVs. We’ve listed our favorite mobile games from Apple Arcade and Google Play Pass, and our top choices for the PS5, Xbox One and Series X / S, and Nintendo Switch. We’ve also compiled our favorite streaming shows on Disney Plus, Hulu, and Netflix; some great sci-fi books; and exciting new podcasts.

So take a look at what The Verge staff recommends, and enjoy!

Photo by Alex Castro / The Verge