Smart TV for Seniors
The 3 BEST

What is the BEST smart TV for seniors?

Simple: The one which you enjoy the most that fits your budget.

Not So Simple: Figuring out which one that will be. And, finding one that is Easy to use.

Too Many Choices

Smart TVs are great! They are beautiful to watch, and the right ones are easy to use.

The big problem is sorting through them all to find the one that you like the best. It also must be is Easy for seniors to use, AND it must be affordable. Am I right?

If you've been shopping for one already you know what I mean.

So, who do we turn to to get some good suggestions.

How about other seniors who already own a Smart TV? Seniors who have a Smart TV they really like and that they can use and navigate easily.

Our Smart TV for Seniors

In our previous article: "Getting an EASY Smart TV for Seniors", you learned how to pick out a GREAT Smart TV that would be EASY to use. If you haven't read that article yet, it can be a big help in your new Smart TV adventure.

Sometimes, however, even with all that information, there are so many choices available that it's still hard to choose. And, we want to get the very best smart tv for seniors that fits our pocket book too. Right?

Well, in that article, we told you about the senior survey for Smart TVs we conducted. The Survey was entitled: “What Are The 5 Most Important Features You Want in an Easy Smart TV for Seniors?”

At the end of the Survey we asked three questions:

  • "Do you have a Smart TV now?"

  • "Which brand and model is it?"

  • "Are you happy with your selection?"

We did this for one specific reason, to help you find out what other seniors have already bought and if they are happy with the one they chose.

Why Ask
Other Seniors?

Here's why we thought it would be most helpful if we asked other seniors and not just random people:

Most elderly seniors have the same problems with TV watching.

Poor vision and compromised hearing are the two main things most elderly seniors need to address in their TV choice. Budget concerns are the third.

What good is a TV you can't see well? Or, one you can't understand the dialogue from because the sound is of such poor quality? And, what good is a great one we can't afford?

So, we wanted to find you ones that:

  • Look good

  • Sound good

  • Are easy on the purse

  • Bring a very pleasant watching experience to seniors

We did that by sending our Smart TV Survey to 125 seniors. 98 responded. We think their answers will make your shopping experience simple and easy.

The Best Smart TV for Seniors
Survey Results:

The first two TVs in this list were the most popular. They are made by TCL and Samsung.Both had consistent excellent reviews from the seniors.

The third one, the SONY Bravia XR OLED, that our seniors rated the very best smart tv for seniors (also highest rated by most professional reviewers), is also the most expensive. BUT, it was the ONLY top of the line TV any of the seniors had purchased. And, only 6 of our 98 seniors owned this one.

the #1 Favorite

This 2021 model TCL 50 inch is the most popular model in our seniors survey. It is undoubtedly the best all around value in an Easy Smart TV for seniors. It has everything you could want in an Easy Smart TV for Seniors including built in ROKU and Voice Control.

Here's what this 50 inch TCL has:

  • Wide Color powered by QLED Technology

  • HDR Pro Pack featuring Dolby Vision

  • Contrast Control Zone Technology

  • AiPQ Engine with Smart HDR

  • Smart 4K Upscaling and Smart Contrast

  • Auto Game Mode

  • Easy Voice Control works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

  • Advanced Digital TV Tuner with Live TV Channel Guide

  • Built in ROKU: This makes watching content from any streaming service super easy because you don't have to hook up another device to stream from everywhere.

Second Favorite

This Samsung 50 inch is a very popular TV. A lot of people, seniors and young adults alike, seem to really enjoy the picture quality and characteristics of Samsung. It's almost a personal taste. Like Coke or Pepsi.

This was the second most popular choice for our seniors and it's easy to see why it is so popular.

This is what the Samsung 50 inch has:

  • Crystal processor 4K: This ultra-fast processor transforms everything you watch into stunning 4K.

  • Multi voice: Smart TV with Alexa and Bixby.

  • Smart TV powered by Tizen: Go beyond Smart TV with next-gen apps, super easy control, and a host of enhancements that elevate the TV watching experience.

  • HDR: Unveils shades of color you can't find on HDTV.

  • Crystal display: Experience crystal clear colors that are fine-tuned to deliver a naturally crisp and vivid picture.

  • Alexa built-in: Ask more from your TV. Just ask Alexa to open apps, change the channel, search for movies and shows, play music, control your smart home devices and more. To talk to Alexa, press and hold the mic button on your remote.

the Rolls Royce of Smart TVs

Curious? Or, maybe you just really want the very best smart tv for seniors (or for anyone else) that there is. If so, this is the Bravia XR OLED 4K TV from Sony.

This TV is the Best of the Best. For seniors or anyone else. It's a jewel and really quite Incomparable. It is the one ALL other models are compared against. The Rolls Royce of televisions. And, it's pricey.

SONY Bravia has been the market leader for more than 10 years now. If funds are not limited (hold on to your hat: just under three thousand dollars for the 55" screen), you can't get anything better than this one.

Do you need one of these to have a Great and Incredible watching experience each day?

NO. The two we just showed you above are better than anything most of us ever imagined. And, both provide a truly wonderful viewing experience.

But, for those who want the very best there is, this SONY is it. AND, it is an EASY Smart TV for seniors to operate.

Here's what you get with this SONY:

  • COGNITIVE PROCESSOR XR – Revolutionary TV processing technology that understands how humans see and hear to deliver intense contrast with pure blacks, high peak brightness, and natural colors.

  • XR TRILUMINOS PRO - Rediscover everything you watch with billions of accurate colors and see pictures that are natural and beautiful to the human eye.

  • XR OLED CONTRAST PRO – Feel immersive depth and realism with ultimate blacks and our brightest-ever OLED picture.

  • GOOGLE TV – Browse 700,000+ movies and TV episodes, from across your favorite streaming services, all in one place. Including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, YouTube, the Apple TV app, and many more.

  • BRAVIA CORE – Bring the cinematic experience home. Enjoy streaming high-quality movies included with BRAVIA CORE, exclusively on select Sony TVs.

  • WORKS WITH ALEXA – Through an Alexa enabled device, just ask Alexa to play music, launch video apps, turn up the volume, stream your smart camera, and more.

  • XR MOTION CLARITY – Intelligent motion processing for fast-moving, blur-free sports and action-packed movies.
  • HDMI 2.1 – Get the most out of next-gen gaming with BRAVIA XR HDMI 2.1 enabled TVs featuring 4K/120Hz and BRAVIA Game Mode for increased frame rate and reduced input lag.

  • ACOUSTIC SURFACE AUDIO+ – The screen is the speaker, perfectly matching sound with the action on screen for a truly immersive experience.

  • NETFLIX CALIBRATED MODE, DOLBY VISION, IMAX ENHANCED: Enjoy immersive and engaging cinematic content as the creator intended.

"The SONY Bravia XR is the world’s first TVs with cognitive intelligence. Revolutionary TV processing technology that understands how humans see and hear to deliver beautiful picture quality. Hundreds of thousands of individual on-screen elements are processed and remastered in the blink of an eye, delivering natural color and astounding realism to your content."


Remember:  The Best Smart TV for Seniors, plain and simple, is the one you can enjoy the most and that fits your budget.

A TV that costs 10 times as much as another is NOT ten times better. We pay a LOT for the high end refinements.

The two most popular Smart TVs, according to the 98 seniors who responded to our Survey, both provide wonderful viewing experiences at a price that is very affordable (under $500). All seniors who owned them were satisfied with their purchase.

The very Best and highest rated Smart TV is the SONY Bravia XR OLED. Price for a 55 inch: Approx $3,000.

We hope this will help you get more easily into the wonderful world of Smart TV viewing!  ~ William, Fiona, and Charlotte

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