Best Smart TVs iMore 2021
If you're in the market for a new TV, Smart TVs offer a simplified experience that lets you access all sorts of content directly from your TV through an internet connection. Pretty much all you can find nowadays are Smart TVs, which means if you're getting an amazing Smart TV, you're getting a great TV! We've whittled down the list to our top six choices for the best Smart TVs you can buy today.
- Smart OLED: LG OLED 55-inch Class 4K TV (2021)
- Supporting cast: Vizio 75-inch P-Series Quantum X 4K HDR Smart TV (2020)
- Great value: TCL 55-inch Class 4K TV (2021)
- 8K madness: Samsung 85-inch QLED TV (2020)
- Another winner: Sony 55-inch A8OJ OLED (2021)
- Great budget choice: Hisense 55-Inch Class R8 Series (2020)
Smart OLED: LG OLED 55-inch Class 4K TV (2021)Staff Favorite
Once again, LG has produced the best OLED TV you can buy. This year's model has perfect blacks and a very wide color gamut thanks to its display, allowing for incredible 4K visuals and excellent viewing angles. It also has Google Assistant and Alexa built-in and LG's fantastic webOS smart platform, which is as well-laid-out as easy to use. This set supports HDR 10+, Dolby Vision, has four HDMI ports, three USB ports, and a sleek, modern design. This model is also available with a 48-, 65-, 77- and 83-inch OLED display.
Supporting cast: Vizio 75-inch P-Series Quantum X 4K HDR Smart TV (2020)
The massive VIZIO P75QX-H1 offers a dynamic motion rate of 240, Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG, and naturally built-in Wi-Fi. With four HDMI ports, one USB port, and a composite port, you should have plenty of room for your attached accessories. You can also find this model with a 65- and 85-inch display.
Great value: TCL 55-inch Class 4K TV (2021)
TCL's 6-Series has a display that belies its price tag, with excellent color in beautiful 4K and Roku's smart platform built right in. The minimal, nearly bezel-less design helps you focus on nothing but the picture, and you'll have an excellent experience with this TV through a variety of uses, including low-lag gaming, extra bright sports, and great contrast and blacks for movie watching. You can also find this model with a 65- and a 75-inch screen, so you have a choice of the best Smart TVs.
8K madness: Samsung 85-inch QLED TV (2020)
No doubt, the Samsung Q950TS isn't for everything, thanks to its size and price. And yet, if you're looking for cutting-edge technology in your living room, this is it. With an 8K display, this incredible QLED TV features AI-enhanced image processing, wide view angles, and much more.
Another winner: Sony 55-inch A8OJ OLED (2021)
Also available with a 65- and 77-inch display, the Sony XR55A8OJ provides its XR cognitive intelligence processor and Pixel Contrast Booster for an incredible display. Inside, there's also Sony's Acoustic Surface Audio+ system, two-subwoofer bass system, and much more.
Great budget choice: Hisense 55-Inch Class R8 Series (2020)
You're going to love this television, which is also available with a 65-inch display. With a 4K ULED display, the Roku-powered TV offers terrific quality at an equally amazing price. Consider this one of the best Smart TVs that won't completely break the bank.
The days of needing a separate streaming box to access Netflix and other content are long gone thanks to huge advancements in Smart TV apps and services. The latest TVs offer popular platforms like Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, and AirPlay built-in, giving you simple ways to get to the favorite shows, movies, apps, music, and even games.
If you want the best Smart TV you can buy right now, then go with the LG OLED 55-inch Class 4K TV, which offers the best screen technology (OLED) on the market. This TV has the Google Assistant on board and runs webOS, which is fast, fluid, and thoughtfully designed.
If you want a TV that will be ready for the next round of high-definition content and money is no object, then the Samsung Q950TS is the one for you. This stunning 8K packs in over 30 million pixels across its large 85-inch display, and it can upscale your 4K until 8K content becomes more readily available. Smart features include Alexa and SmartThings integration, which gives you a familiar voice and smart home controls.
Finally, we also strongly recommend the Sony 55-inch A8OJ OLED. With a terrific display and amazing audio, this beautiful television will electrify your living room entertainment for years to come. Be sure to use your Apple TV with any of our favorite televisions and its many accessories.
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