The best Apple TV is the Apple TV 4K. But you won't get the most from this advanced streaming box unless you have one of the best TVs to connect it up to.
The Apple TV 4K can connect up to just about any modern TV. However, some TVs rise about the rest in terms of quality through a standard HDMI cable. That means if you want to ensure you'll get the best possible experience from your Apple TV, you'll need to pick one of the top TVs that's up to the challenge.
TVs are a major investment so it's important to do your research and find the right one for your needs. Just like when you spent all that time checking the MacBook Air with M2 was for you, there's no one-size-fits-all solution here which is why we've featured a number of excellent TVs.
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LG OLED C1
No longer the latest TV, the LG OLED C1 remains pretty much the best TV you can buy in terms of value and performance thanks to some excellent deals going on. Thanks to its OLED display, it has perfect blacks and a very wide color gamut, allowing for incredible 4K visuals and excellent viewing angles. Plus, it supports Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, meaning it's great for watching the latest movies. This TV also features four HDMI ports, three USB ports, and a sleek, modern design. It comes in 48, 55, 65, 77, and 83-inch models.
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TCL 6-Series QLED
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 50, 55, 65, or 75-inch models.
Samsung Q90 Series
Best LED TV
Samsung's "Neo 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 50, 55, 65, 75, and 85-inch.
Sony X900H Television
Great for gaming
If you like gaming — whether on Apple TV or console — the Sony X900H is perfect. Its gaming mode offers really low-latency input, which makes playing games a breeze. Plus, the 4K HDR display will make all your content looks absolutely beautiful and can reach a 120Hz refresh rate, meaning your picture will be super smooth for everything you watch.
The Frame from Samsung
Great for the wall
The Frame was designed to be hung up on the wall like a piece of art, and regardless of what size you get, its 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 if you're into that sort of thing. Available in 43, 50, 55, and 65-inch.
VIZIO P-Series Quantum
Apple HomeKit compatible
With HDR 10, Dolby Vizion, AirPlay 2, and HomeKit compatibility, the VIZIO M-Series Quantum is the 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!
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LG C2 OLED TV
The latest for a price
The latest LG C2 model (until the C3 arrives imminently) is the best OLED TV yet with improved brightness over the C1 while still providing viewers with stunningly vibrant colors and the deepest blacks possible. A plethora of modes such as Filmmaker Mode and Game Optimizer will suit your Apple TV well along with any other viewing you might have planned.
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Sony A80K OLED TV
The ultimate high-end experience
Excessive for some Apple TV users, the Sony A80K will make everything look fantastic. With a powerful processor constantly upscaling the image and making all kinds of tweaks in the background, you get the best image. It's designed for PlayStation 5 users but even Apple TV gamers will appreciate what's here with a wide spectrum of colors on offer and some truly lifelike brightness.
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Samsung Curved 4K TV
A more wraparound experience
With a subtle curve, the Samsung TU8300 Series provides a nice sleekness while still providing you with plenty of great picture quality. It's ageing technology in one way but its processor can still upscale content well. If you don't mind missing out on some useful options like Dolby Vision, you still get a good TV at an excellent price for such a well-known brand.
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How to find the best TV for Apple TV for you
The best TVs for Apple TV allow you to enjoy all your favorite content, including all the Apple TV+ shows and movies the way they were meant to be seen. With an Apple TV you can also stream content from other devices straight to your screen via AirPlay, so you can send a photo from your iPhone 14 Pro to your Apple TV, for example.
However, 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, buy the LG CX OLED, which offers the best in OLED panels today. It's going to give you a viewing experience like no other. You'll be in awe of the contrast and picture performance.
Secondly, if you want to ensure you have one of the best TVs for years to come, the Sony Z8H is expensive but mighty. While the Apple TV can't support 8K resolution right now, there's no doubt that 8K content is the future of home entertainment. You can get an amazing TV for right now and for the future if you splurge on the Sony Z8H.
Lastly, we would be remiss not to mention the TCL 6-Series QLED because it performs so well for its price point. If you have a really discerning eye, you may find that the picture is slightly less good compared to some of the top-end TVs. However, most people aren't going to notice too much of a difference — it's that good.
Your best 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. If you're new to Apple TV, be sure to read our Apple TV beginner's guide for step-by-step instructions and tips to make the most of your streaming device.
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Luke Filipowicz has been a writer at iMore, covering Apple for nearly a decade now. He writes a lot about Apple Watch and iPad but covers the iPhone and Mac as well. He often describes himself as an "Apple user on a budget" and firmly believes that great technology can be affordable if you know where to look. Luke also heads up the iMore Show — a weekly podcast focusing on Apple news, rumors, and products but likes to have some fun along the way.
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With contributions from
- Mick Symons