6 Best Outdoor TVs 2021

6 Best Outdoor TVs 2021

Last updated on October 22, 2021

Want a great outdoor TV viewing experience? Get out!

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.  

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$3,997.99

Regular Price: $4,999.99

Save: $1,002.00 (20%)

Savings include $1,000 instant rebate. Offer ends 10/24/2021.

Pricing shown for 65" model.

Screen Sizes Available:  55”  |  65”  |  75”

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 light sources 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 ambient moisture 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. 

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

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

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

Screen Sizes Available:
55”  |  65”  |  75”

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2. The Best Waterproof Outdoor TV: 

Séura SHD2 Shade Series

$4,399.00

Pricing shown for 65" model.

Screen Sizes Available:  43"  |  55"  |  65"  |  75"

Séura has earned a reputation for being the Cadillac of outdoor TVs, and it’s easy to see why. Not only do their Shade Series TVs come in all-weather, IP56-rated cases that can handle rain, snow, and wind without any performance problems, but they’re also . . . gorgeous. Super-thin edges and mirrored side panels make these well-appointed units blend in with any wall covering or surface. A choice of case colors turn these from TVs into framed masterpieces that elevate the look of your outdoor architecture.

You’ll want to spend some time watching the screen, too, and you’ll be thrilled when you do. The 4K, HDR-enabled panel is brilliant and clear, with luscious depth to shadows and breathtaking colors. Adaptive brightness adjusts the screen constantly, so the picture is consistent even when the ambient light is changing.

With many outdoor TVs, you should plan to add a separate soundbar to improve the sound. With the Séura Shade series, a first-class soundbar with front-facing speakers and 50 watts of power is integrated into the TV. If that’s not enough sound for you, the Shade series offers digital- and analog audio outputs as well, which makes it a breeze to integrate with external sound systems.

You can attach all your favorite streaming devices via HDMI, but with the Shade series' LAN port, you can connect the TV directly to your cable modem or router for hard-wired, uninterrupted streaming and access to the internet.

The Séura Shade series offers a ton of value for the money.

SHD2-65 Shade Series 65" Outdoor TV with Soundbar

SHD2-65 Shade Series 65" Outdoor TV with Soundbar

  • Optimal Environment: Full Shade
  • IP Rating: IP54
  • TV Screen Type: LED
  • Picture Quality: 4K UHD with HDR
  • Brightness: 700 nits
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz

Screen Sizes Available:
43"  |  55"  |  65"  |  75"

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Screen Sizes Available:  75"

The Terrance line of outdoor smart TVs took the top 4K smart TVs available and packaged them to work on . . . well, out on your terrace. The Terrace Full Sun QLED 4K TV takes that same gorgeous screen and totally cool functionality and lets you enjoy it out in the open desert, for all intents and purposes.

To get The Terrace Full Sun to go into the wild, Samsung gave it a case that will withstand all weather conditions. You can even hose it off if you get caught in a dust storm out on your personal savannah. Its Direct Sun Protection feature protects the screen and components at full power for up to six hours in blazing daylight; in fact, you and your family are going to dim long before this TV will in full sun. Reflection and glare are a non-issue with a combination of highly effective anti-glare technology plus Samsung’s Adaptive Picture and Direct Full Array 16X technologies — your screen will always be optimized for harshest lighting conditions.

While you’re soaking up the rays, you’ll interact with one of the most sophisticated smart TV operating systems available, with multi-room control of connected smart devices, built-in voice assistants such as Bixby, Alexa, and Google Assistant, access to nearly every imaginable streaming service and app, and tech that future-proofs your investment and ensures you’ll be enjoying the latest content for a long time to come. With this much compelling entertainment potential beckoning us to be outdoors, the reason we all liked to be inside escapes us right now.

  • Optimal Environment: Full Sun
  • IP Rating: IP55
  • TV Screen Type: QLED
  • Picture Quality: 4K HDR
  • Brightness: 1,500+ nits
  • Motion Rate: 60Hz

Screen Sizes Available:
75"

4. The Best Overall Outdoor TV: 

Séura Ultra Bright Outdoor TV

$10,999.00

Pricing shown for 65" model.

Screen Sizes Available:  65"

If your ideal outdoor TV installation site is in full sunlight for any length of time during the day, you’re going to need one heck of a special TV. The Séura Ultra Bright is that TV.

Its screen has every feature you’d expect for a first-class viewing experience, such as 4K UHD and HDR capabilities. But pump that up with a 1000-nit brightness rating, and you’ve got beauty that will stun from across the backyard. The picture is remarkably consistent, even in changing light conditions, as Séura’s Adaptive Picture Technology constantly adjusts the brightness based on the ambient light around the TV. Add UV protection high-temperature blackening prevention panels, and you’ll get blackout-free performance, even in relentless summer sunlight.

The Ultra Bright series offers connectivity that you’ll find only on a TV designed for high-end, professional installations, such as LAN ports for IP control and HDBaseT for integration with networks and very high bandwidth streaming. Don’t feel like configuring a LAN network on your Linux computer this afternoon? No problem. You can also just pop open the waterproof compartment and plug in your Roku or Apple TV unit into one of the HDMI ports.

No matter what wall surface you plan to have behind this TV, it’s going to make the wall look better. The ultra-slim frame and mirrored side panels make this much more of a work of art than an appliance. And although the Ultra Bright can handle extremes in temperatures and weather, you’re going to want to go for the optional screen cover — yes, even that looks good.

If you’ve got a grand vision for a TV that’ll keep you riveted even in harsh conditions, look no further. One of the Séura Ultra Bright series TVs is what you need. 

STM3-65-U 65" Ultra Bright Outdoor Television

STM3-65-U 65" Ultra Bright Outdoor Television

  • Optimal Environment: Full Sun
  • IP Rating: IP54
  • TV Screen Type: LED
  • Picture Quality: 4K UHD HDR
  • Brightness: 1000 nits
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz

Screen Sizes Available:
65"

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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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