So you have an Apple TV 4K capable of the latest and greatest sound formats, but your current speaker system is rather old, or worse, you still rely on your TV's built-in speakers. Don't worry; we can help give your home theater an upgrade! Whether you are in the market for a classic two-speaker set, a complete home theater package, or just a sound bar, these are our picks for the best Apple TV 4K speakers that you can buy today.
Play it loud with the best Apple TV 4K speakers
AirPlay 2 and more
The Sonos Beam soundbar gets our top pick thanks to its massive feature set, great sound, and the ability to work with your Apple TV 4K wirelessly through AirPlay 2. When we went hands-on with the Beam, we gave it high marks for its huge sound and superb channel separation, which accurately replicates stereo sound despite coming in the soundbar form factor.
Bang for your buck
If you're not convinced about the Beam but still want a Sonos product, go with the Sonos Ray. In our review, we loved the compact size of the Ray, which allows it to fit in more places, and the straightforward setup process. We also enjoyed the Sonos Ray's overall sound with two tweeters, two mid-woofers, and four amplifiers; plus, it supports AirPlay 2, making it an excellent match for the Apple TV 4K.
The whole package
The Nakamichi Soundwafe Ultra is a complete home theater system that includes not one but two wireless subwoofers. This system also comes with a soundbar, and four speakers, which, when combined, make up 9.2.4 channels of glorious Dolby Atmos and DTS:X home theater sound.
While it lacks support for Dolby Atmos and is incredibly small for a speaker, we found that the HomePod mini still manages to offer unbelievable sound in our recent review. Apple's HomePod mini keeps it simple with wire-free AirPlay 2 streaming, and with deep Apple TV 4K integration, you can set it as the default speaker for all of the content played through your streaming box. You can even pair multiple HomePod minis together to enhance the overall sound.
Atmos on a budget
This budget-friendly home theater system from Vizio provides everything you need to get started with your new Apple TV 4K. Included in the box are a 36-inch soundbar, subwoofer, and two compact speakers. The SB36512-F6 supports Dolby Atmos, and you can stream directly to it over Bluetooth.
If you already have an existing speaker system for your home theater, this Dolby Atmos speaker system set is an excellent addition. Sony's set gives you two speakers that you can place right on top of your existing pair to add additional height to your home theater's sound. You can also mount these 100-watt speakers on the wall with the included hardware to create an ever bigger soundscape.
Get the most bang for your buck
As you can see, there are a lot of excellent speaker options out there that can help you get the most out of your Apple TV 4K. Our favorite is the Sonos Beam because it's small and compact but packs enough audio drivers to fill up small to medium-sized rooms with vibrant sound. If you need something even smaller, then Apple's HomePod mini smart speaker also packs a surprising punch.
Already have an Atmos capable receiver and are looking for a speaker upgrade? Then the Atmos-enabled Sony SSCSE speaker set is worth a look. This affordable pair is tiny yet powerful enough for Atmos Height Effects when mounted on a wall or on the top of your existing bookshelf speakers.
Christine Romero-Chan was formerly a Senior Editor for iMore. She has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently part of the Digital Trends team, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.
When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.
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