The best outdoor projectors are an easy way to make your backyard into your very own garden movie theater, taking in some entertainment with friends during a cookout or under the stars. And they're versatile, lending themselves to use on warm summer nights and cozy fall evenings with a mountain of blankets and a steady supply of hot chocolate.
When shopping for the best outdoor projectors, you need to keep an eye out for brightness (measured in ANSI lumens), resolution, and the minimum/maximum screen size. The higher the lumens, the better, and a brighter picture will be more visible in daylight. If you plan to use your projector only at night, you can get away with lower brightness.
But whether you've bought a dedicated screen or improvised with an old bedsheet, we've pulled together a list of the best outdoor projectors around right now - all tried and tested by us. The selection includes easily portable projectors and options with built-in speakers and streaming, such as Android TV.
You can see our chosen products below, or if you're more interested in options that can be used to create a home cinema indoors, take a look at our guide to the best projectors. Then, keep reading for our top picks and more buying advice.