Getting a new TV doesn't have to break the bank. We've compiled the most affordable options for you.
If you're shopping for a new TV, there's no shortage of options to choose from, including plenty of advanced models with cutting-edge features like 8K resolution and OLED displays. But if you just need a basic TV to stream your favorite shows, there's no need to drop thousands on a high-end TV. You'll find that there are plenty of budget-friendly options available that still feature a solid picture and user-friendly interface at an affordable price.
We've rounded up some of the best bargains available on some of these more affordable models below. We haven't tested all of these TVs ourselves, but based on their specs and what we know about these brands, we're comfortable recommending them at these prices. We'll continue to update this page as deals come and go, so check back often to make sure you're getting the best price available.
This 4K UHD Insignia might not have made it onto our list of the best TVs for this year, but it still boasts impressive specs that make it a highly competitive model and a solid deal. It runs Amazon's Fire TV OS, so you can instantly access all your favorite streaming content, and it also supports Apple AirPlay (though not Chromecast). It's equipped with an HDMI eARC port so it's easy to run the audio through a soundbar or surround-sound system, and the Alexa voice remote allows for easy hands-free browsing.
The Toshiba C350 is packed full of features, including AirPlay support, a hands-free Alexa voice remote and a low-latency gaming mode. It's equipped with a Regza Engine 4K for an impressive picture, as well as support for Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10 Plus. And with DTS Virtual: X technology, it should be capable of pushing out immersive audio.
Read our Toshiba Amazon Fire TV Edition C350 series (2021) review.
With Amazon's growing selection of smart devices and streaming sticks, it was only a matter of time before it started manufacturing its own smart TVs. The Omni series is the step-up model and comes with a microphone built directly into the TV for truly hands-free voice control, and boasts vivid 4K UHD resolution.
You can grab this model for $470 -- but if you're a Prime member, you can get it for as little as $440.
You can read more about the differences between the two models here.
The Fire TV 4 Series is definitely a basic 4K TV compared with the Omni Series above, but that doesn't mean it should be dismissed out of hand. It landed a spot on our best budget TV list, which means it has a lot to offer.
There are some trade-offs when you opt for a budget set, but it might still be worth it at the much lower price, especially while it's discounted by 31%. It lacks some higher-end specs like Dolby Vision and gaming features such as AMD FreeSync and doesn't have a built-in microphone, but this TV does deliver a brilliantly bright image, which makes it one of the best pictures on any entry-level model, and it's a great fit for those who are already using the Amazon ecosystem.
Vizio's V-Series made its way onto our best TVs list as a runner-up budget option thanks to its impressive picture and because it comes with Chromecast and Apple AirPlay built in, which plenty of other smart TVs do not. These allow you to stream, or even mirror, content from your phone or computer. It also boasts 4K UHD picture, and an IQ active processor that enhances the quality of any non-4K content. We liked the picture quality of the TCL above more, but the convenience of this model is tough to beat.
The TCL 3-Series is an ultracheap option for those who don't need a large or midsize screen. At less than $150, this is the only TV on our list that doesn't support a 4K picture, though at this size that's hardly necessary. It does, however, come with Roku built-in, so you can still stream all your favorite shows and movies. With 1080p resolution and three HDMI ports, this is a no-frills smart TV that gets you exactly what you pay for.
This A6 model from 2022 features Google TV offers 4K resolution, Dolby Vision and HDR10, along with both Google Assistant and Chromecast built-in. It also comes with a voice remote and offers optimizing modes for sports and gaming.
This 50-inch TV delivers 4K resolution and HDR10, providing vivid colors and contrast for a rich image, along with Dolby Audio. The popular Roku platform is built right in and you can control your TV from your phone through the Roku app for iOS or Android for voice control, private listening via headphones or the ability to cast photos and videos from your phone.
The TCL 4-Series made its way onto our best TVs for 2023 list as our the best cheap TV out there at the moment. Even at full price, the TCL 4-Series is one of the best value TVs we've seen. For just $280, this 55-inch Roku TV boasts a 4K ultra-high definition picture with HDR and allows you to access all of your favorite streaming apps right out of the box.