The best Smart TVs

From LCD screens to OLED televisions; watch your favourite shows and movies on the best smart TV for your home

Smart TVs are the latest television tech advancement, and there's an overwhelming amount of choice on the market. But, with all the jargon that gets thrown about, buying a smart TV can be daunting. Taking into account everything from screen size, resolution and sound to connections, features and different budgets, we've rounded up our pick of the best smart TVs to help you make the right choice. 

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1. Sony Bravia XBR-XE90 Series

Great picture and great sound makes for great entertainment

Best for: Best picture & Sound combination
Screen: LED 49”
Quality: 4K HDR
Smart Version: Android
Reasons to buy
+Large screen+5 x brighter than LED
Reasons to avoid
-Not the cheapest 

The Sony Bravia is a Smart android TV which gives you a whole host of apps to explore including Google Play, Netflix, Amazon Prime and YouTube. It has a built in Chromecast feature which means you can stream media from your phone or tablet at the touch of a button as well as having HDMI and USB ports for connectivity to DVD/Blu-Ray players and games consoles. The picture and sound make for a high quality combination that makes this one of the best smart TVs for watching HD movies and playing games. 

LG OLED TV from John Lewis

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This model offers no compromises when it comes to picture quality

Best for: Great quality picyure
Screen: OLED 65"
Quality: 4K Ultra HD
Smart Version: Freeview Play
Reasons to buy
+Almost all retailers offer a long warranty+Incredible cinema experience 
Reasons to avoid
-Some note problems with the on-screen pointer

A state of the art television, the LG OLED65E8PLA is more than worth the investment if you have the money to spare. Experience beautifully realistic picture on a thin, glass-mounted OLED panel, with sharp 4K UHD resolution and all the benefits of HDR colour-scape. On top of all this, make the most of Dolby Atmos Sound which promises stunning soundscape for the full cinema experience. Complete with Google Assistant and a seamless webOS smart platform, you'll never be short of films, boxsets or TV shows to watch.

smart tv from amazon

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3. SAMSUNG QE65Q9FNATXXU 65" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR

A sleek and slimline model designed with home-lovers in mind

Best for: Stylish, slimline design
Screen: QLED 65”
Quality: HDR 10+
Smart Version: Samsung
Reasons to buy
+Sleek design+Incredible picture quality
Reasons to avoid
-Some have criticised sound 

With a gorgeous 360° design, ambient mode that means your TV looks good even when it's off and a near invisible cable, the Samsung Q9FN is a must-buy if you're conscious of your home's aesthetic. In addition to its gorgeous design, this model comes complete with Q colour, Q contrast and Q HDR for fantastic picture quality.

4. Panasonic TX-65EZ1002 OLED TV

A customisable TV that gives you the viewing experience you want

Best for: Customisation
Screen: OLED 65”/77”
Quality: 4K HDR
Smart Version: Home Screen 2.0 & Freeview play
Reasons to buy
+Effortlessly customisable+Huge screen
Reasons to avoid
-Ridiculously expensive 

With this smart TV, you can create an entertainment system that is tailored to your viewing needs and preferences. Simply set up the home screen with your favourite apps so that you can watch your shows at the click of a button. For those who want something as simple Samsung but with a little more quality, this is the smart TV for you. It comes at a cost though. If you have the cash to splash this would make the ideal television for the lounge as it aims to entertain all the family with ease.  

5. Bush 24 Inch HD Ready Smart TV With DVD Player – White

A budget-friendly Smart TV with catch-up and streaming services

Best for: Students
Screen: LED 24”
Quality: HD
Smart Version: Freeview Play
Reasons to buy
+Affordable+Wi-Fi connectivity
Reasons to avoid

Although small, this 24 inch smart TV is ideal for students or those buying a TV on a budget. It would conveniently fit in a small bedroom or is also the ideal size for those who would like a TV in the kitchen. Some may not be so keen on the colour white, but that is easily deflected by the low price and range of available features that have still been packed into this little gadget. You’ll have access to Netflix and a range of other apps, as well as all of the catch-up and on demand apps for BBC, Channel 4, ITV, and more. 

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