The 5 Best 60-inch TVs of 2021

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Customers have made the 60-inch TV one of the most popular choices for home theater and living room upgrades, and for good reason. A 60-inch screen is capable of providing great viewing angles and picture quality without overwhelming your space. Every brand from Samsung and Sony to TCL and Hisense offer great 60-inch class options with different feature combinations to suit your needs. Are you a movie buff that needs great picture quality time after time? You'll want to spring for an OLED model from LG or Sony. Are there music lovers in your home? Check out TVs with Dolby Atmos support for virtual surround sound or eco sensors that automatically adjust volume to suit your environment. 

Most new TVs feature integrated voice controls via voice-enabled remotes or integrated microphones on the TV itself; you can use popular virtual assistants like Alexa or Google Assistant, or connect an external smart speaker like the Apple Homekit or use a brand's proprietary assistant, like Samsung's Bixby. Console gamers can pick up a TV that supports variable refresh rate technology like Nvidia G-Sync or AMD FreeSync for ultra-smooth video and a more immersive experience. Take a look at our top picks below to see which model is the right choice for you.

The Rundown
If you don’t mind spending extra for a seriously dazzling and perk-packed TV, then you can’t do much better than the Sony X900H 65-inch 4K TV right now.
This TU-8300 65-inch model is for anyone who wants to bring some curve appeal into their home theater setup.
This Roku-based TV features an updated processor engine to provide you with stunning 4K resolution.
Dual band Wi-Fi connectivity lets you download other apps for more entertainment as well as Alexa Skills.
It uses LG's OLED technology to produce individually lit pixels for a wider color range, better contrast, and better detailing.

Best Overall: Sony 65" Class X900H Series LED 4K UHD Smart Android TV

What We Like
  • Bold 4K HDR image

  • Android TV interface

  • Dolby Atmos + Dolby Vision support

What We Don't Like
  • Expensive

  • No HDR10+

If you don’t mind spending extra for a seriously dazzling and perk-packed TV, then you can’t do much better than the Sony X900H 65-inch 4K TV right now. Sony’s sets are typically pricier than most, but the differences shine through once you see the screen in motion. At 4K resolution with Dolby Vision HDR support, Sony’s TRILUMINOS display and X-Motion Clarity technology ensure that everything looks crisp and smooth, whether you’re watching TV, a movie, or playing games. And yes, it’s naturally well suited for the upcoming PlayStation 5.

It’s also loaded with extra features, such as Chromecast and Apple AirPlay 2 compatibility for mirroring your smartphone or tablet display, and it uses the stellar Android TV interface that holds the key to loads of streaming video apps. It also supports Dolby Atmos for truly enveloping surround sound.

Best Curved TV: Samsung TU-8300 Curved 65-inch 4K TV

What We Like
  • Unique curved design

  • Crisp 4K panel

What We Don't Like
  • Viewing angle quirks

  • HDR impact is modest

Curved televisions didn’t catch on in a big way, but Samsung still has a couple of models for anyone who wants to bring some curve appeal into their home theater setup. This TU-8300 65-inch model is the 2020 version of the RU7300, which we reviewed in the smaller 55-inch incarnation.

Samsung’s design has a bit more spunk than a lot of sub-$1000 4K sets, although to be honest, the curved panel doesn’t seem to make a significant difference when it comes to the so-called immersiveness of the viewing experience. If anything, it limits viewing angles and adds some quirks when it comes to reflecting light. That said, it is distinctive, and while HDR didn’t seem to make a big impact on the 2019 model, the 4K clarity really shined through. The 2020 edition has some new perks, too, such as Ambient Mode+ which mimics the wall or surface behind it when idle, and a remote access feature to mirror your computer screen.

"At 3840x2160 (4K Ultra HD) resolution, Samsung’s RU7300 has sharpness covered, delivering crisply detailed visuals across the board. Native 4K media looks fantastic, as expected, and lower-resolution media scales up pretty smoothly." — Andrew Hayward, Product Tester

Samsung 55-inch RU7300

Lifewire / Andrew Hayward

Best Roku TV: TCL 65R635 65-Inch 6 Series 4K QLED TV with Dolby Vision HDR

What We Like
  • Voice enabled remote

  • Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision HDR

  • Integrated cable management

What We Don't Like
  • Pricey

  • No Bluetooth

This Roku-based TV features an updated processor engine to provide you with stunning 4K resolution, Dolby Vision HDR support, and a variable refresh rate to give you the best viewing experience whether you're streaming your favorite movies or playing the latest video games. The THX certified game mode kicks in automatically when you turn on your console so you get the best sound and picture possible and take advantage of your new PS5 or Xbox Series X graphics capabilities; no more frustrating screen tearing or muffled audio to trip you up during critical moments. The screen uses QLED technology and 160 contrast control zones to give you a wider color range and better contrast for enhanced detailing. 

With four HDMI inputs, you can connect everything from cable boxes and game consoles to Blu-Ray players and sound bars, and integrated cable management channels and clips means that your home theater will always look clean and organized. The voice-enabled remote allows you to use Alexa or Google Assistant for hands-free controls over your new TV, and the sleek, modern design ensures that this TV will fit into almost any home décor.

Best Budget: Insignia NS-65DF710NA21 65-Inch 4k Fire TV

What We Like
  • App access buttons on remote

  • Alexa Skills

  • Under $450

What We Don't Like
  • No Bluetooth

  • No Screen Mirroring

For more budget-conscious shoppers, the Insignia 65-Inch Fire TV is a great way to upgrade your home theater without emptying your wallet. It uses the Fire TV platform to give you instant access to apps like Prime Video, Netflix, and Hulu right out of the box; the remote also features fast-access buttons for popular apps so you can easily switch between them without needing to navigate pesky menus. The voice-enabled remote uses Alexa voice controls to give you hands-free use of your TV and connected devices, and if you connect the TV to a smart speaker, you can have truly hands-free control. 

Dual band Wi-Fi connectivity lets you download other apps for more entertainment as well as Alexa Skills to help turn your new TV into the ultimate entertainment hub. And just because this TV is more budget friendly, that doesn't mean it skimps out on picture quality. With 4K UHD resolution and HDR support, everything from the hottest blockbuster films to classic TV shows look amazing.

Best Picture: LG OLED65GXPUA 65-Inch OLED TV

  • OLED

  • VRR support

  • Free live TV

  • Expensive

  • Burn-in possible

This updated OLED model from LG features an art gallery-inspired design that allows for both flush and recessed wall mounting and a gallery mode to turn your new TV into a work of art when not in use to enhance almost any living room decor. It uses LG's OLED technology to produce individually lit pixels for a wider color range, better contrast, and better detailing than normal LED or QLED models. The third generation a9 processor is AI-enhanced to upscale non-4K content for a consistently gorgeous picture. The included remote is voice-enabled and the TV itself has integrated microphones for hands-free controls with or without a remote or external smart speaker. 

The HDMI inputs support variable refresh rate technology for smoother playback across multiple streaming services and devices. Audiophiles can set up a custom home audio configuration via HDMI ARC connections or Bluetooth for wireless sound bars and subwoofers; this will give you clean, room-filling audio that lets you enjoy your favorite music, movies, and shows by providing a more immersive listening experience. If you've cut the cord with your cable or satellite provider, you can watch free, live TV with the LG Channels app; you'll get live news, sports, and entertainment without an expensive subscription or contract.

Final Verdict

The Sony X900H the best 60-inch TV available. It's optimized for the PlayStation 5, giving you better, smoother video playback for a more immersive gaming experience. It also has Chromecast and Apple AirPlay2 built in for easy screen mirroring from your favorite mobile devices. The LG GX is king of picture quality. With OLED tech, you'll get individually lit pixels as well as more vibrant colors and deeper contrast.

About Our Trusted Experts

Taylor Clemons is an expert on gaming hardware and other consumer technology and has covered them for various websites for more than three years.

Andrew Hayward has been writing about technology, games, and esports since 2006, with his work appearing in more than 100 publications to date.


How do you know if a 60-inch TV is right for your living room/home theater?

You'll have to pick a spot where your new TV will be wall-mounted or on a stand, then measure the distance from that spot to where you'll be sitting and divide the measurement by 2. A distance of around 10 feet (120 inches) means a 60-inch television will be the ideal size for your living room or home theater.

Can you download apps to this TV?

As long as your TV features Wi-Fi connectivity, you can easily search for apps to download. Many newer smart TVs have a suite of preloaded, popular apps like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube so you can get started watching your favorite shows and movies without the hassle.

Can you connect a sound bar?

Check to see if your TV has an HDMI ARC connection, Bluetooth, or optical output. Any one of these connection types will allow you to set up a sound bar, subwoofer, receiver, and even satellite speakers with minimal effort. Also refer to your new TV's user manual for specific home audio setup instructions.

What to Look For in a 60-inch TV


It’s not only the size of the screen that’s important, as well as what you plan to do with it—but also the space you’re putting it in. Keep in mind where you plan to mount or place the TV, whether it’s on a wall or a stand, as well as how far away you’ll typically be sitting from it. A 60-inch 4K screen is ideal if you will be sitting around 7.5 feet away, as a good rule of thumb is 1.0-1.5x the size of the screen itself.

Display Type

OLED panels are widely considered the best due to their deep black levels and impeccable contrast, but those are usually found on the priciest of sets. Some QLED screens come close, though. Ultimately, there’s a lot of variance in screen quality across brands and price levels when it comes to aspects like brightness, contrast, and impact of high dynamic range (HDR) functionality.

Smart TV

Nearly any TV you buy today will have smart functionality built-in, which means you can access streaming video apps directly from the TV via an internet connection. There are many different interfaces, from Android TV to Tizen and Roku, and all will have the heavy hitters like Netflix, Hulu, and Disney+ available. Beyond that, some of the less-mainstream apps could be missing from certain platforms.

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