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Cheap TV deals are in season right now. Currently, you can save from $50 to $1,000 off your dream TV — if you know where to look. 

Some of our favorite TV deals right now come from Amazon and Best Buy. Amazon, for instance, has smart TVs on sale from $149. If you're looking for a premium TV, Best Buy is taking up to $1,000 off LG, Vizio, and Sony OLED TVs. The sale includes deals on some of our favorite OLEDs of 2021 with prices as low as $1,199.

To help you find more of the best TV deals, we're rounding up today's top discounts from all of your favorite retailers including Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, and more. From budget 4K TVs to the best TV of 2021, here are the best cheap TV deals today. 

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TV deals and Memorial Day

Memorial Day is still a few days out, but Memorial Day sales have already started. The retail holiday is an excellent opportunity to buy a new 4K TV on the cheap as retailers offer hundreds of TV deals throughout the holiday. Expect to see big-screen TVs crash below $500, whereas we may see OLED TVs (in particular Vizio's OLED TV) hit the $999 or less. Be sure to follow our Memorial Day TV sales guide for the best deals. 

32-49 inch TV deals

The best 32- to 49-inch TV deals

Don't have the space for a mammoth-sized TV? Perfect for a studio or spare bedroom — these affordable sub-49-inch TV deals should fit in the smallest of rooms. 

Insignia 32" Fire TV: was $189 now $149 @ Amazon
The Insignia 32-inch Fire TV is the cheapest smart TV you can buy right now. Although we normally wouldn't recommend a 720p TV, this set is cheap enough that you can place it in a guest bedroom or children's room. It features a voice remote with built-in Alexa, so you get all the features of Amazon's bigger Fire TVs. Best of all, it's $40 off and at its lowest price ever. View Deal

TCL 32" Roku Smart TV: was $179 now $158 @ Amazon
Don't need a 4K TV? Amazon has the TCL 32-inch Roku Smart TV on sale for $158. This TV deal is cheap enough that it won't break the bank. We also like that it features Roku's platform, which is our favorite OS for streaming. View Deal

JVC 43" 4K Roku TV: was $249 now $235 @ Walmart
The JVC 43-inch Roku TV is a good cheap TV deal for folks who want an affordable smart TV that doesn't take up much space. There's no HDR support, but you do get the Roku platform, which is our favorite platform for streaming shows. View Deal

Toshiba 43" 4K Fire TV: was $349 now $289 @ Best Buy
The Toshiba Fire TV is the perfect smart TV for anyone who wants a modern TV on a small budget. It features Dolby Vision support, 4K resolution, and built-in Amazon Alexa support. As part of its latest TV deals, Best Buy has it on sale for $289. View Deal

Westinghouse 43" 4K Roku TV: was $399 now $298 @ Walmart
This Westinghouse TV is great for anyone who wants an affordable smart TV. Thanks to its Roku platform, this TV can stream from all the top providers like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Apple TV, Disney Plus, and more. It also supports Alexa/Google Assistant and HDR10 content. It's one of the best cheap smart TV deals you'll find. View Deal

Samsung 4K TV sale: deals from $328 @ Walmart
Walmart has numerous Samsung 4K TVs on sale with prices from $328. The sale includes Samsung's Q60T, Q70T, Q80T, and various other QLED lines. A few 8K TVs are also on sale as part of Walmart's TV deals. View Deal

50-59 inch TV deals

The best 50- to 59-inch TV deals

55-inch is the new 42-inch, so it's no surprise that the majority of TV deals out there are for larger sets in this size range. Whereas a 55-inch 4K set used to cost over $1,000 a few years ago, these days you can get a solid 55-inch 4K set for less than $400. 

Toshiba 50" 4K Fire TV: was $429 now $349 @ Best Buy
Despite its low price, the Toshiba 4K Fire TV is an excellent TV deal for anyone in the market for a big-screen TV. You get Dolby Digital/HDR10 support, built-in Amazon Alexa, and support for popular streaming apps like Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu and Prime Video. View Deal

Hisense 55" 4K Android TV: was $399 now $379 @ Best Buy
While it's a modest price cut, the Hisense 55-inch 4K Android TV is still one of the best TV deals around. The 55-inch TV features Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, Google Assistant/Alexa compatibility, and easy access to thousands of apps for streaming and gaming. View Deal

Insignia 55" 4K Fire TV: was $429 now $389 @ Amazon
This inexpensive Fire TV lets you add a new smart TV to any room you want. Built-in Fire TV access means you've got support for Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu and, of course, Prime Video. Currently on sale, it's one of the cheapest TV deals you can get. View Deal

Samsung 55" Q60T 4K TV: was $749 now $679 @ Amazon
The Samsung Q60T is one of the least-expensive Samsung TV deals you'll find. The budget friendly QLED TV delivers rich color and sharp details along with support for Alexa, Bixby, and Google Assistant. You also get HDR10+/HLG support and Dolby Audio support. View Deal

Sony 50" X80J 4K TV: was $849 now $699 @ Best Buy
Sony TV deals are rare to find, but Best Buy has a deal you don't want to miss. For a limited time, it has the Sony 50-inch 4K Google TV on sale for $699. This model features Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, Alexa/Google Assistant compatibility, AirPlay 2 support. View Deal

Hisense 55" Quantum 4K TV: was $749 now $699 @ Best Buy
The Hisense H9G is a solid competitor for its price. It highlights Hisense's proprietary ULED technology, which is the brand's optimized LED/LCD display tech. It has Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and more local dimming zones than its predecessor. We also like its game mode, which makes input lag a thing of the past, so commands from your controller are instantaneous. It's one of the best TV deals out there for cash-strapped gamers. View Deal

Samsung 55" 4K TV w/ Soundbar: was $949 now $875 @ Amazon
If you're looking for a completely new setup, you'll want to check out these cheap TV deals at Amazon. They're offering a variety of bundles that include a Samsung TV with a Samsung soundbar. The cheapest bundle (pictured) includes the Samsung 55-inch 4K TV with a Samsung Soundbar w/ Alexa.View Deal

Vizio 55" OLED 4K TV: was $1,299 now $1,199 @ Best Buy
Vizio's first OLED TV is here and it's now on sale. The 55-inch 4K OLED TV packs Vizio's new IQ Ultra CPU and the company's new ProGaming Engine, which is designed for Xbox Series X and PS5 gameplay. It supports Dolby Vision HDR, DTS Virtual X, Vizio SmartCast, and a host of digital assistants for hands-free control of your TV. View Deal

LG 55" CX OLED 4K TV w/ speaker: was $1,999 now $1,349 @ Amazon
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The LG CX OLED TV is the best TV we've ever tested. It features Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, Dolby Atmos audio, Nvidia G-Sync compatibility, and both Google Assistant/Amazon Alexa support. But it's the TV's performance which won us over with its excellent picture quality and potent audio. Add it your cart and you'll automatically get a free LG XBOOM speaker. Even better, it's $100 cheaper than last week, which makes it one of the best TV deals of all time. View Deal

60-85 inch TV deals

The best 60- to 86-inch TV deals

If you have the room (and budget) for a giant TV, there are dozens of options to choose from. Here are our favorite cheap TV deals of the moment. 

Onn 65" 4K Roku TV: now $528 @ Walmart
It's not a TV deal per se, but Walmart has the Onn 70-inch 4K Roku TV on sale for $528. That's one of the least-expensive 70-inch 4K TVs we've seen. It features HDR support and three HDMI ports. View Deal

LG 75" 4K TV: was $629 now $569 @ Best Buy
The LG UN7070 Series is a big-screen TV that packs all the right features, yet won't break your budget. It offers built-in Alexa/HomeKit/Google Assistant support, HDR10/HLG support, and a remote with voice control. It's just $569 at Best Buy, which makes it one of the top cheap TV deals of the day. View Deal

Samsung 70" 4K TV: was $749 now $699 @ Best Buy
The Samsung TU7000 delivers nice blacks and overall solid contrast. It also has low lag time, which makes it a great pick for gamers. You only get two HDMI ports — most 70-inch TVs have at least three — but otherwise you get 4K resolution, HDR support, and Samsung's Tizen OS. It's one of the best TV deals for Samsung fans on a budget. View Deal

Sony 65" 4K Android TV: was $999 now $898 @ Amazon
The X800H is part of Sony's 2020 line of TVs. It features Alexa/Google Assistant compatibility, Dolby Vision/HDR support, AirPlay 2 support, and a built-in gaming mode. For a limited time, it's $101 off, which makes this one of the best Sony TV deals we've seen. View Deal

Sony 65" X80J 4K TV: was $1,149 now $899 @ Best Buy
One of the best Sony TV deals of the moment, Best Buy has the Sony X80J on sale for $250 off its retail price. This model features a massive 65-inch 4K display, HLG/Dolby Vision/HDR10 support, and compatibility with AI home assistants like Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. View Deal

TCL 75" 4K QLED Roku TV: was $1,199 now $999 @ Amazon
The TCL 75S535 is part of TCL's QLED series of TVs. The QLED TV has up to 80 zones of LED local dimming. It also supports HLG/HDR10/Dolby Vision content and an Auto Game Mode, which switches the TV to low-latency game mode when it detects a console connected and powered on. Rarely on sale, this is one of the best TV deals if you're looking to get the most for your money. View Deal

Samsung 75" 4K TV: was $1,199 now $1,099 @ Best Buy
Big-screen Samsung TVs aren't cheap. However, as part of Best Buy's current TV deals the retailer is knocking $100 off Samsung's 75-inch 4K 8 Series TV. The unit features HDR10 Plus/HLG support, Alexa/Google Assistant compatibility, and Samsung's Tizen OS. View Deal

Vizio 65" OLED 4K TV: was $1,899 now $1,799 @ Best Buy
Best Buy has the Vizio 65-inch OLED 4K TV on sale for $1,799.99. That's $100 off and the cheapest it's been this season. However, it's not uncommon to see this TV as low as $1,499, so if you can afford to wait — we highly recommend it. View Deal

LG 86" 85 Series 4K TV: was $2,299 now $1,776 @ Newegg
Get this positively giant TV at a steal! The LG 86UN8570 86-inch 85 Series 4K Smart UHD TV combines LG's webOS smart TV platform with a huge 4K IPS panel, 120Hz refresh rate, and full support for premium features, like Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos sound. View Deal

LG 65" CX 4K OLED TV w/ LG speaker: was $2,799 now $1,949 @ Amazon
LG's best OLED TV is on sale. Amazon has the LG 65-inch CX OLED TV on sale for $1,949.99. Plus, you'll get a free LG XBOOM speaker. It's one of the best TV deals you'll find on an excellent set. View Deal

Samsung 85" OLED Q807 4K TV: was $3,797 now $3,297 @ Amazon
It certainly doesn't come cheap, but this is one incredible display. Who needs a movie theatre when you have an 85-inch QLED TV at home? We reviewed its smaller 55-inch sibling and were plenty impressed, at $500 off now is a great time to buy this behemoth.View Deal

TV buying tips and guide 2021

  • Don't buy a TV with less than 4K resolution. 4K is the standard these days, so unless you see a very cheap 720p or 1080p set, try to stick with 4K.
  • Likewise, don't buy a TV without "smart" capabilities. This makes it easy to stream content from apps like Roku, Hulu, and Prime Video. If you don't like the idea of owning a smart TV, you can always leave it disconnected from your network (which essentially strips all of its smart features). 
  • Look for HDR compatible sets. They offer more realistic colors and better contrast. There are 5 HDR formats, but the main ones you want are HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Vision. 
  • Avoid paying for extended warranties. New TVs include a 1-year warranty and your credit card company usually provides additional protection. 
  • Stay away from refurbished TVs (unless the savings are massive). The problem with refurbished TVs is that if your TV has more dents and scratches than you anticipated, return shipping is usually on you, and shipping a large TV can get expensive very quickly. 
  • Check out our full list of TV buying guide.

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1. Insignia Fire TV Edition (2020 model)

Amazon smarts and Alexa built-in

Available Screen Sizes: 43, 50, 55, 65, 70 inches | Screen Type: LCD | Refresh Rate: 60 Hz | HDMI ports: 3 HDMI, 1 USB | Size: 48.9 x 28.6 x 3.3 inches | Weight: 29.3 pounds

Responsive Fire TV OS
Alexa brings lots of tools and smart home integration
Wide sound
Less than accurate colors
Poor contrast

The budget friendly Insignia 4K Fire TV Edition (2020 model) is a smart TV for people who want Alexa and a wide variety of streaming services in a single package. The cheap 4K TV offers HDR support (Dolby Vision) and a huge library of apps. However, its real selling point is its price and wide range of smart capabilities, which makes this one of the best cheap TV deals you can get. 

While it's true that you get what you pay for — the performance isn't top-of-the-line, the gaming support is middling and the Fire TV platform is a little too Amazon-centric for our liking — it's still a great choice for casual viewers. And that's before the TV deals kick in. 

Read our full Insignia 4K Ultra HD Fire TV Edition NS-55DF710NA21 review.  

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2. TCL 6-Series Roku TV (R635)

Excellent value

Available Screen Sizes: 55, 65, 75 inches | Screen Type: QLED | Refresh Rate: 120 Hz | HDMI ports: 4 HDMI, 1 USB | Size: 48.3 x 28.1 x 2.8 inches | Weight: 41.9 pounds

Excellent QLED and mini-LED display
Great gaming performance
Roku TV offers a huge app selection and easy interface
Improved Roku remote
Sound is a little weak
Roku is missing some of the latest apps

When it comes to value, the TCL 6-Series Roku TV (R635) is our top pick. The Editor's Choice TV offers premium picture quality and a great smart TV experience for less than its competition. The R635 also ups the ante with mini-LED backlighting in addition to QLED. The result is impressive color and brightness, with some of the best HDR performance we've seen on anything this side of an OLED display.

Features like THX Certified Game Mode also help make the 6-Series one of the best gaming TVs available. From the design's smart touches, like cable management in the stand, to the always-solid Roku TV platform, the TCL R635 is one of the best TV deals you'll find right now. 

Read our full TCL 6-Series Roku TV (R635) review.

Samsung NU6900 65-inch 4K smart TV

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3. Samsung 65-inch NU6900 4K Smart TV

A 65-inch smart TV bargain

Screen Size: 65 inches | HDMI Ports: 2 | Refresh rate: 60Hz | HDR Support: HDR10, HLG, HDR10+ | Dimensions (without stand): 57.4 x 33 x 2.4 inches

Attractive design
Great contrast and decent black levels
Decent smart TV experience
Only two HDMI ports
Limited color gamut leaves picture looking dull
No voice interaction

The Samsung 65-inch LED NU6900  has most of the features you would get from the best smart TVs, at an attractive price that's under $500. That's a steal for a 65-inch 4K set, and while the LCD TV may not offer Samsung's quantum-dot QLED display, everything on offer is poised to match whatever entry-level TV you might find on the market. Check out how to connect your Samsung smart TV to Alexa, if you wish.

For that affordable price you can get 4K resolution, HDR support and Samsung's excellent smart TV platform, at one of the best size-to-price ratios around. We're not so hot on the limited port selection or the lack of some more premium smart features, but the NU6900 is still a great option for anyone who wants to get a solid 4K smart TV without spending a lot. The attractive design, strong contrast and a decent smart TV experience make it a great set for the price.

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4. Toshiba 55-Inch 4K Fire TV Edition

The most affordable TV with Amazon Alexa inside

Screen size: 55 inches | HDMI ports: 3 | Refresh rate: 60 Hz | HDR Support: HDR10 | Dimensions (without stand): 28.7 x 49.1 x 3.7 inches

Amazon's Fire TV OS is easy to navigate
Built-in Alexa
HDR support
Aggressive advertising
Confusing app store
Mediocre picture and sound

The Toshiba 55-inch 4K Fire TV Edition (55LF621U19) is Amazon's second crack at selling its own smart TVs, which have one big selling point: Amazon’s Prime Video and Alexa voice controls are baked right in. In addition to Prime Video’s extensive catalogue of movies and shows, you’ve got one of the best voice assistants on the market as close as your remote. And it’s not some half-measure – the Alexa on your TV can do everything Alexa can do on the Amazon Echo, with skills for smart home control, looking up weather and restaurants and much more. All of this is built into the 55-inch Toshiba 4K TV, which sells for an affordable sub-$500 price.

The switch from last year’s Westinghouse models to Toshiba bring all sorts of improvements, like improved display quality, HDR support and a more refined user experience, but it’s held back by mediocre picture quality and middling audio. Edge-lit backlighting and limited HDR support just drive home the most frustrating thing about most of Amazon’s TV’s – no matter how good Amazon’s Fire TV is as a smart TV platform, the TV also has to stand  on its own merits.

In our tests, the Toshiba Fire TV had problems with unwanted haloing, due to the backlighting, but did well with detail and clarity. Color accuracy wasn’t fantastic, with a Delta-E rating of 5.05 (closer to 0 is better), and there were frequent issues with banding when smooth color gradients should be seen. Brightness isn’t bad for a budget-friendly TV, measuring 358 nits, but it’s not fantastic.

Read our full Toshiba 55-Inch 4K Fire TV Edition review.

Onn 50-inch 4K Roku Smart TV review

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5. Onn 50-inch 4K Roku Smart TV

A 4K bargain just for Walmart shoppers

Screen Size: 50 inches | HDMI Ports: 3 | Refresh rate: 60Hz | HDR Support: HDR10, HLG | Dimensions (without stand): 44.2 x 25.5 x 2.4 inches

Affordable smart TV
Slim, lightweight design
Roku interface and remote
Mediocre performance
Doesn’t get very loud

Walmart shoppers will want to pay attention to the Onn 50-inch 4K Roku TV, one of the least expensive 4K smart TVs on the market. Packed with Roku’s user-friendly smart TV platform on a large screen for a ridiculously low price, it's a great basic model for those on a shoe-string budget. It's especially attractive if you're looking for an affordable way to upgrade from a 1080p set or want to make the move from a dumb TV to a smart TV, complete with Roku's rich assortment of apps and services.

But if picture or audio performance matters to you, you might be better off spending a bit more for a different TV. The picture quality had noticeable issues with brightness, contrast and color reproduction, and we were disappointed by the set's weak speakers. Even among the most affordable TVs, there are models that offer better bang for the buck.

Read our full Onn 50-inch 4K Roku Smart TV review.

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6. TCL 3 Series 32-inch 32S327

A small and cheap Roku TV

Screen size: 32 inches | Resolution: 1080p | HDMI Ports: 3 | Refresh Rate: 120 Hz | Dimensions: 28.8 x 17.1 x 3.0 inches | Smart TV: Yes

Good for gaming
Alexa and Google voice control
Mediocre performance

The TCL 3 Series 32-inch 32S327 Roku TV is a small set that's soft on your wallet. For $170, and often less, it offers both full Roku access and a smart home device that cooperates with your Alexa or Google Assistant ecosystems. While the set doesn’t have a microphone for fielding queries, you could say “Hey Alexa, show me rom-coms” near one of the best Alexa speakers and receive a selection of movies across Roku channels. 

Though the 325327's performance is far from premium, the 1920 x 1080p resolution satisfies for the screen's size. And it's even better than the Vizio D-series for gaming, with a lag time of 12.3 milliseconds.

Read our full TCL 3 Series 32-inch Roku TV (32S327) review.