The Best Outdoor TVs For Your Backyard: from Full Sun to Shade 2023


Want a great outdoor TV viewing experience?

With better weather on the way and the possibility of getting together with friends you haven’t seen in over a year, your backyard is the ideal candidate to become the ultimate family room. And with the addition of one of the latest outdoor TVs, your patio can be the center of your family life. The big game, movie night, binge-watching — it’s all better outdoors with the fam.

You can’t just take any flatscreen and prop it up on your garden wall, though. Outdoor TVs are designed to handle moisture, high temperatures, and dust, and still deliver picture quality that can dazzle. Recent tech developments have led to vast improvements in picture, sound, streaming, and functionality, but the fact is, you still need to pick the right unit for your lighting conditions.

Our obsessive team of backyard barbecuers has combed through crucial details such as screen brightness, HDR compatibility, IP ratings, app implementation, and mounting hardware (spoiler: You’re going to want an articulated mount, no matter what TV you buy). They’ve selected only the very best models, one of which is certain to be perfect for your space, conditions, and style. It’s a lot to absorb and a big decision, so don’t hesitate to give our team a call or chat with a product expert. We’re happy to help you make the right choice.

Here Are Our Picks for the Best Outdoor TVs of 2023:

The Best Samsung Outdoor TV

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Samsung QN65LST7TA 65" The Terrace QLED 4K UHD Outdoor Smart TV

Regular price $4,997.99
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  • Optimal Environment: Full Shade
  • IP Rating: IP55
  • TV Screen Type: QLED
  • Picture Quality: 4K UHD
  • Brightness: 2000+ nits
  • Motion Rate: 240

Samsung’s QLED panels have led to new levels of brightness, color, and just plain wow since they were first introduced five years ago with their indoor TV lineup. Since then, they’ve upped the performance substantially, and now with The Terrace, you can get that superb viewing experience in a weatherproof unit that is ideal for fully-shaded environments — think covered patio or screened pergola. Anti reflection technology minimizes glare from nearby lightsources and outside light. Compatible with 4K and HDR content, The Terrace can also upscale lower-resolution content to 4K using AI interpolation.

With an IP55 rating for water and dust resistance, The Terrace can hang with ambientmoisture and the traditional summer water fight. Temperature fluctuations aren’t a problem for The Terrace, either.

The Terrace separates itself from other outdoor TVs with its comprehensive smart features. This is the first outdoor TV we’ve seen that can deliver on its promise to become the headquarters for all of your household Samsung SmartThings as well as stream content from any app, source, or device. With a hardwired internet connection, The Terrace becomes a powerful Wi-Fi hotspot, as well as delivering streamed content with rock-solid reliability.

If smart features, voice control, and connectivity are central to your household’s lifestyle, then The Terrace is a great choice for your full-shade outdoor entertainment center.

The Best Full Shade Outdoor TV

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Furrion Aurora 55" Full Shade Smart 4K Ultra-High Definition LED Outdoor TV with IP54 Weatherproof Protection

Regular price $1,599.99
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  • Optimal Environment: Full Shade
  • IP Rating: IP54
  • TV Screen Type: LED
  • Picture Quality: 4K UHD
  • Brightness: 400 nits
  • Motion Rate: 60Hz

Your patio may be fully covered and out of the sun, but that doesn’t mean you should mount just any TV out there. You need something that can withstand whatever extremes the weather is going to throw at you and still provide a beautiful, reliable picture that you can enjoy from anywhere you want to sit. The Aurora Full Shade Smart TV is what you need.

There are no compromises made in this 4K LED TV. The picture is superb, the viewing angle is ultra-wide, and the anti-glare technology is second to none. It’s got built-in extended range WiFi, so it can connect to all your streaming services and serve as the center of your home entertainment center. It also has 3 HDMI inputs, so you can connect any device to play any media, even gaming consoles.

When the weather chases you back indoors, the Aurora Full Shade Smart TV can handle whatever temperature, dust, and moisture comes its way. The components and screen are well-protected and will give you years of reliable operation. Furrion’s cases are IP54 rated for dust and water and IK08 rated for impact.

We’ve got wall mounts and covers that will complete the picture for you, make your installation smooth, and your viewing position flexible. Make sure to add those when you check out!

The Best Partial Sun Outdoor TV

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Furrion Aurora 65" Partial Sun Smart 4K Ultra-High Definition LED Outdoor TV with IP54 Weatherproof Protection

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  • Optimal Environment: Partial Sun
  • IP Rating: IP54
  • TV Screen Type: LED
  • Picture Quality: 4K UHD
  • Brightness: 750 nits
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz

If your patio is partially shaded from trees or a trellis or pergola, you know how hard it is for your eyes to adjust when the sun appears and disappears. For an outdoor television, keeping the picture bright, clear, and visible from a wide-angle is even more of a challenge. And yet, Furrion has, for all intents and purposes, solved the problem with the new Aurora Partial Sun Smart LED TV.

The superb 4K LED display is HDR-ready and provides a dazzling picture, regardless of the position or angle of the sun. Super-wide viewing angle and antiglare technology mean that the Aurora Partial Sun Smart TV can keep your family and friends comfortably entertained at any time of day — you’ll never have to move back inside to be able to see the ending of your favorite movie. Three HDMI inputs, all the A/V connections you could need, and extended WiFi range give the Aurora Partial Sun Smart TV the ability to stream, play, and provide any video entertainment you have cued up.

Furrion’s weather and dust-resistant casing is legendary in the industry, and their new impact-resistant screen means that once you install this TV on your patio, the only thing you’ll have to worry about is what you want to wear the next time you watch it.

Speaking of installing, nothing completes a successful integration of an outdoor TV into your life than the perfect wall mount hardware. We’ve selected two options that are perfectly matched for the Aurora Partial Sun Smart TV, so whether you mount your TV from the ceiling or the wall we've got you covered. A snug cover can help protect your new TV even more, and these are tailored for each of the four Aurora Partial Sun TV models.

The Best Full Sun Outdoor TV

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Furrion Aurora Sun 65" Full Sun Smart 4K Ultra-High Definition LED Outdoor TV with IP54 Weatherproof Protection & Auto-Brightness Control (2023)

Regular price $3,699.99
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  • Optimal Environment: Full Sun
  • IP Rating: IP54
  • TV Screen Type: LED
  • Picture Quality: 4K UHD
  • Brightness: 1,000 nits
  • Motion Rate: 60Hz

If you're like us here at World Wide Stereo, the recent arrival of excellent spring weather has you thinking about moving your indoor entertainment center to the beautiful, comfortable, great outdoors... Namely, your patio. Furrion has been the leader in producing durable and reliable TVs for outdoor installations for a long time. They were among the first companies to produce 4K LED screens for outdoor use, and their new Aurora Full Sun smart 4K LED outdoor TV builds on this experience to give you a truly breathtaking outdoor viewing experience.

With 1000 nits of brightness, a viewing angle of 178 degrees, and a very effective anti-glare screen, the Aurora Full Sun smart TV gives you the equivalent of a first-rate indoor viewing experience even when the sun is shining on the TV.

Boasting a weather-resistant rating of IP 54 and a truly impact-resistant screen (well, it might not take a direct hit from a foul ball, but anything short of that, you're good), the Aurora Full Sun smart TV will handle the elements and be ready to play your favorite content whenever you want.

In the past, outdoor TVs have been the opposite of smart. But the Aurora Full Sun Smart TV has all of the HDMI and A/V inputs and outputs that a modern indoor TV has and an extended WiFi range, so it really can take on the duties of being your smart household entertainment center.

Of course, one of the essential elements of viewing comfort is having a reliable and flexible wall mount, and don’t forget the cover too! We're as eager as you are to get you out of the house and into your favorite shows on your new outdoor TV!

One more thing...

Once you pick out your outdoor TV, a last word of advice: buy it from a trusted dealer. And the more experience and longer the track record, the better. A good dealer will take care of you in the event anything happens.

Speaking of trusted dealers…

World Wide Stereo is home to some 90+ industry-leading audio/video professionals who love what they do, and talking about it, too. We opened our doors in 1979, gained a small yet diehard following, won a slew of national awards for everything from killer car audio installations to customer service, grew the business online… and today we enjoy a faithful following of like-minded TV-watching, music-listening, gear-loving defenders of fun for the whole family. Our only rule: no one leaves unhappy. We’re brutally honest when it comes to this stuff. Want to know if something is as good as advertised? Even if you're shopping somewhere else? Call us or stop by one of our showrooms — we’ll give it to you straight. We love what we do, and we love sharing that love.

With us, you get our guarantee, which includes perks like free shipping, 60-day returns, and support even years after the sale — always. Hence our rule: "no one leaves unhappy." Ever.

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