Best TVs for Apple TV iMore 2020
Apple TV will connect to any HDTV with an HDMI port. But that doesn't mean any old television will do. If you want the best picture and sound at the best possible price, with some future-proofing thrown in, and there are only a few flat panels that will do!
- Top pick: LG B8 Series
- Budget pick: TCL 6-Series
- Best LED TV: Samsung Q90 Series
- Premium pick: LG E9 Series
- Best smaller TV: Samsung UN43RU7100FXZA
- If money is no option: Sony 8K 85-inch Smart TV
- Apple TV app compatible: TCL Class 6 Smart TV
- Great for the wall: The Frame from Samsung
- Apple HomeKit compatible: VIZIO M-Series Quantum
In terms of value and performance, the LG B8 Series is pretty much the best TV you can buy. Thanks to its OLED display, it has perfect blacks and a very wide color gamut, allowing for incredible 4K visuals and excellent viewing angles. This set supports HDR 10+, has four HDMI ports, three USB ports, and a sleek, modern design. It comes in 55 or 65-inch.
TCL's top-of-the-line 6-Series has a display that belies its price tag, with excellent color in beautiful 4K, with 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. Available in 55 or 65-inch.
Samsung's "QLED" TV is the best TV outside of OLED TVs. Quantum dot LEDs have much less chance of image burn-in and can produce better blacks and more colors than your typical LED display. This TV shows you everything Samsung is known for, from outstanding color and well-balanced contrast to deep blacks and little motion blur, all in glorious 4K, with HDR10+ support. Available in 65, 75, and 82-inch.
With an even more powerful processor, this LG model delivers even more color and even finer, deeper blacks than its B8 brethren. It has Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa integration, which means your Apple TVs Siri capabilities will complete the trifecta of assistants. Of course, LG's webOS smart platform is loading up and ready to go, and the E9 offers four HDMI ports and three USB ports for all your external media. With Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos built-in, as well as HDR10+ support, this TV promises one of the most immersive experiences available today. It comes in 55 or 65-inch.
If you're looking for the ultimate 4K experience, but over 50 inches is just too big, then check out the 40- and 43-inch models from the Samsung NU7100 line, which have displays that produce all of the incredible colors that Samsung's TVs are known for. This model supports HDR10+, has deep blacks, gets wonderfully bright, and has Samsung's excellent smart platform. It comes in 43, 50, and 55-inch.
If you want massive, futureproof TV and you don't mind paying for it, the Sony 8K 85-inch Smart TV is the cream of the crop. Its 8K display is perfect for showing 4k content on your Apple TV, but also futureproof for when 8K content becomes more widely available. Plus, tack on HDR 10, Dolby Vision, and AirPlay 2 support, and this TV has the whole package.
The TCL Class 6 Smart TV is the newer model of TCL, but still packs all the same great features you expect from TCL. The minimal, nearly bezel-less design helps you focus on nothing but the picture, and because it has Roku built right in, you can also download the Apple Tv app right on to the TV! It comes in 55 or 65-inch.
The Frame was designed to be hung up on the wall like a piece of art, and regardless of what size you get, it's 4K QLED display is brilliant for watching movies and gaming alike. It also supports AirPlay 2, can download the Apple TV app, and is even Alexa-compatible is you're into that sort of thing. Available in 43, 49, 55, o5 65-inch.
With HDR 10, Dolby Vizion, AirPlay 2, and HomeKit compatibility, the VIZIO M-Series Quantum is a perfect TV to complement your Apple TV 4K. Plus, it even has Chromecast built-in making it super easy to stream your content from your other devices right on to the biggest screen in your home! Available in 55 or 65-inch.
Get the screen that works for you
Shopping for a TV can be tricky, especially since what may seem like an awesome deal (according to the salesperson) can often be a dud. If you want the best all-around TV you can buy right now, then buy the LG B8, which offers the best in OLED panels today.
Of course, LG's OLED panels are so good that if you want a premium TV to give you the best picture, you can get the LG E9 Series is it. Not only is it super sharp and has great color, the. LG E9 has both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support, meaning you can get the most out of your home theater with this TV.
You're Apple TV paired with any of the TVs above is bound to give you a wonderful entertainment experience, and last you for years to come!
For even more TV choices, check out our list of the best TVs period. We're sure you'll find something to suit your needs.
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