While it’s hard to argue against a $2000 OLED TV as the best TV you can buy right now, everyone’s needs and priorities are different. And sometimes, you’re just looking for the best Smart TV under $200.
Maybe you need a second TV for your bedroom. Maybe you want a screen that doesn’t eat up all the space in the room. Maybe you’re on a tight budget. Whatever the reasons may be, they’re valid. And there are some great options from the best affordable flat-screen TV makers out there, including TCL, Vizio and Insignia, so you know you’ll be getting a TV that’s well-made.
Prime Day is also coming up on June 21st and 22nd, and needless to say, there are most likely going to be plenty of TV deals to take advantage of during the two-day sales event. We’ve highlighted some worthwhile deals below, and you should also check out our designated Prime Day content to get the latest updates:
With this in mind, we’ve rounded up a handful of the best smart TVs under $200 that you can buy in 2021. Keep scrolling to find the cheap TV of your dreams.
1. TCL 3-Series LED Smart TV
PICK OF THE DAY
Take everything good about our top pick the Hisense H4F (see below) and shrink it down to 32 inches. That’s exactly what you’re getting with the TCL 3-Series TV. Like the Hisense H4, the 3-Series features Roku’s smart TV interface, has 1080p resolution and full HD display for clear color, detail and contrast. The direct-lit LED not only gives you great picture quality but also has a 60Hz refresh rate so fast action scenes won’t have motion blur.
2. Hisense H4F 40-Inch 1080p Smart TV
BEST SMART TV UNDER $200
We’re not sure anyone could have pictured the day when we could buy a 40-inch flatscreen this cheap, but if you’re looking for the best smart TV under $200, it’s the Hisense H4F. This 1080p TV features Roku’s smart TV interface, which means you’ll have access to all of the latest and best streaming services, including Peacock, HBO Max and Paramount Plus. It can even link up with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa for hands-free controls. And while this may not have the mind-blowing picture quality of an OLED TV, it does come with features like game mode. Plus, you can take comfort in the fact that you got a 40-inch TV for less than a budget android phone.
3. Vizio D-Series 32-Inch 1080p Smart TV
Cheap TVs are not often known for their wealth of connectivity options, but for one of the best smart TVs under $200, the fact that this 32-inch Vizio D-Series TV offers both AirPlay 2 and Chromecast functionality is genuinely great. These streaming technologies make it easy to push content from your phone to your TV, which means that you don’t have to bother much with the TV remote if you don’t want, and you’re less dependent on waiting for your smart TV software supporting your favorite streaming services. But taking things one step further, this 1080p TV can also link up with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa, providing you with convenient hands-free control if you’re feeling extra lazy.
4. Insignia 24-Inch Fire TV
BRAND TO WATCH
If you are heavily invested in the Amazon ecosystem, then a TV featuring tech giant’s Fire TV smart interface is the best TV under $200 you can buy. Their entire Insignia brand is rumored to be on sale during Prime Day, so be sure to check out all the TV sizes, some of which are already on sale below.
On all of their TVs, all of your rentals and purchases from Amazon are integrated into the interface, along with all the best movies and TV shows from the Amazon Prime Video service. But not just limited to Amazon’s content, you can find all of your favorite streaming apps on Fire TV as well, which includes Netflix and Disney Plus.
Their 24-inch, 720p Insignia Fire TV that currently costs less than $100. While it’s nice enough to find a great TV under $200, finding one for less than $100 is just incredible. We’ve also included another model below.
Insignia 39-Inch Smart HD Fire TV
5. Toshiba 32-Inch Smart HD Fire TV
JUST UNDER $200
Okay, so this one might not count since it’s a single penny under the price limit, but we’re including it anyway as an affordable option. It comes with Alexa voice control capabilities so you can launch apps, search for titles, play music, control your smart devices and more. You can stream over 500,000 movie and TV titles and seamlessly integrate onto the same screen as well. You can connect compatible devices via HDMI and USB, and you’ve got options when it comes to syncing apps, games and other fun add-on.
Related: The Best 65-Inch TVs
6. Hisense H55 32-Inch Android Smart TV
BEST ANDROID TV UNDER $200
You don’t often see the Android TV running on cheap and budget TVs, but it makes a rare appearance on this 32-inch Hisense TV. While the Roku smart TV interface is generally regarded as the best due to its app selection and ease of use, Android TV is right up there thanks to its equally impressive app selection and Chromecast, which lets you push and control content from your phone to your TV. But this Hisense TV not only has a smart TV interface, it has Android TV. This not only means it has one of the widest selection of streaming apps around, but it also works with Google Assistant and Chromecast, making it one of the most connected devices you’ll own.
7. LG 24-Inch 720p LED Smart TV
BEST SMART TV FOR THE KITCHEN
24-inch TVs are small 2021 standards, but they still represent some of the best TVs under $200. Primarily designed to fit in a secondary room such as a bedroom or a kitchen, this LG TV can either be wall-mounted or sit on a flat surface, such as a shelf, counter or console. You might see the 720p resolution and think that this TV is archaic, but the truth is that the small screen size means that you can get the same sharpness and detail from lower resolutions. What this TV does have, however, is LG’s solid WebOS smart TV interface, which directly connects you to dozens of the top streaming apps and thousands of hours of entertainment. Plus, this TV has wide viewing angles, making this a great pick for watching TV as you move through the kitchen
8. Westinghouse 24-Inch Roku HD LED Smart TV
BEST SMALL ROKU TV
You’ve decided that you want a Roku TV, but 32-inch is much too much television for you? Well then, consider the Westinghouse 24-Inch Roku HD LED Smart TV, which offers virtually all of the same core features are the TCL and Hisense Roku TVs, but in a size that’s eight inches smaller. That means you get 720p resolution, 3 HDMI inputs, a USB input, and access to all the same great streaming apps in a space-saving form factor. Plus, if you buy a Westinghouse Roku TV right now, you’ll also get a free three-month subscription to Apple TV Plus. What’s not to love here?
9. Sceptre 43-Inch Android Smart LED TV
BIGGEST TV UNDER $200
A 43-inch TV for $200 is such a good deal in any scenario that we’d probably consider it even if it lacked smart TV software. But like the Hisense 32-inch TV, this 1080[ Sceptre display has Android TV, Chromecast and Google Assistant support.e Like virtually any of the best TVs under $200, the Sceptre won’t bowl you over in terms of picture quality, but it does give you all of the connectivity you need, including 3 HDMI ports, a USB port and optical audio out. If you are looking for the biggest, cheapest TV you can find, this is your best bet.
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