Choosing the Best Outdoor TV for Your Space

A TV hanging from a column in an outdoor kitchen and sitting area.

Want to bring game day or movie night onto the patio or backyard? Good news: outdoor televisions are made specifically for this purpose, designed to stand up to rain, snow, dust, insects, salt air, humidity, and extreme temperatures. The best TV for outside spaces will also offer more brightness, reduced glare, and a sharper image than indoor TVs. When choosing the perfect TV for outdoor use, here’s what to consider:

WHERE WILL YOUR OUTDOOR TV BE PLACED?

An outdoor TV in the middle of a sitting area.

FULL SHADE

The best TV for outside areas that are fully shaded—like a screened-in room or covered patio—is one from SunBriteTV’s Veranda Series. These televisions are waterproof and resistant to moisture, dust, grease, and insects. They’re also 30 percent brighter than standard indoor TVs, thanks to a direct-lit 4K UHD screen specifically designed for shaded viewing areas. And don’t worry about seasonal changes: these outdoor TVs are rated to perform in temperatures from -24° F up to 104° F.

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PARTIAL SUN

Outdoor spaces that receive a mix of sun and shade can be tricky, but the best TV for outside areas like this is one from SunBriteTV’s Signature Series. Specifically made for changing light conditions, these televisions feature anti-glare screens and pre-configured daytime and nighttime settings for optimal viewing any time of the day. They’re also weatherproof and rated to perform in temperatures ranging from -24°F to 122°F.

An outdoor TV in the middle of a sitting area under the sun.

FULL SUN

The best TV for outdoor patios that receive full sun is one from SunBrite TV’s Pro Series. These are ideal for even the harshest outdoor environments. A tempered glass shield protects the screen from the elements, while a built-in heating and cooling system allows the display to operate in temperatures from -40° F up to 122° F. This is also SunBriteTV’s only series with a 4K, 84-inch option and touch-screen models, both of which are ideal for commercial settings.

HOW TO MOUNT AN OUTDOOR TV

An outdoor TV in the middle of a sitting area.

FIXED WALL MOUNT

Ideal for spaces where the TV will be viewed straight on, fixed wall mounts hold the TV flat against a wall.

A TV mounted on the wall with a tilt wall mount. The wall mount is in an image on the top left of the larger image.

TILT WALL MOUNT

Like fixed wall mounts, tilt wall mounts are flush against the wall but may be tilted to adjust for glare.

A TV mounted on the brick wall. The mount is shown on the top left of the image.

ARTICULATING WALL MOUNT

If glare is a primary concern, opt for a full-motion articulating wall mount, which has a retractable arm that can be tilted and maneuvered across a range of angles.

A TV hanging from the ceiling mount in an outdoor kitchen.

CEILING MOUNT

Ceiling mounts are a great choice for windy areas or spaces where mounting on the wall isn’t an option.

A TV on top of a hole made at the top of a fireplace.

TABLETOP STAND

An outdoor tabletop stand sits below the TV, supporting the screen to sit in an upright position.

A TV mounted on a pole.

POLE MOUNT

Great for TVs in open-air environments, pole mounts can be set in concrete or planters or bolted to the floor.

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