Recommended Gear

If you are just getting started out with outdoor or backyard movies then you are going to need the right equipment. You will need a projectorscreen,  speaker, media player, and maybe some accessories.  Below links are my recommended products you will need in order to get started.

Best Outdoor Projector

BenQ HT2150ST 1080P Short Throw Projector | 2200 Lumens | 96% Rec.709 for Accurate Colors | Low Input Lag Ideal for Gaming | Stream Netflix & Prime Video,White
  • UNPARALLELED PICTURE QUALITY:: Native 1080p Full HD image quality with 2200 ANSI Lumens, 15, 000:1 contrast ratio, 6x RGBRGB color wheel delivers rich colors and crisp details that are calibrated for movies and gaming.
  • VIDEO GAMES ON THE BIG SCREEN: superior short throw projection enables you to project 100 inch screen from just 3 Feet letting you fully immerse into your games. Project up to 300 inches
  • LOW INPUT LAG: The specialized low input lag and unique game modes ensure gamers an ultra-smooth and comprehensive gaming experience
  • INDUSTRY LEADING WARRANTY : 3-year limited parts and labor coverage makes you rest easy that our us-based customer service team is here when you need it
  • AWARD WINNING PROJECTOR - Best Overall - Best Projectors for Gaming 2019 - IGN
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BenQ HT2050A 1080P Home Theater Projector | 2200 Lumens | 96% Rec.709 for Accurate Colors | Low Input Lag Ideal for Gaming | 2D Keystone for Flexible Setup
  • SUPERIOR PICTURE QUALITY: 1080p Projector with brightness of 2,200 Lumens, high native contrast ratio and 96% Rec. 709 color accuracy calibration.
  • HIGH RESPONSIVENESS: The specialized low input lag of 16ms and unique game modes ensure gamers an ultra-smooth gaming experience.
  • WOW YOUR FRIENDS: Take the action to the big screen by projecting a 100 inch screen from just 8 feet away. Projects up to 300 inches.
  • FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY: Supports most media players, gaming consoles, PCs, Macs, and mobile devices with input options such as HDMI, USB, and more
  • AWARD WINNING PROJECTOR: Highly Rated - Projector Central, Best Projector for the Money - CNET
Optoma HD146X High Performance Projector for Movies & Gaming | Bright 3600 Lumens | DLP Single Chip Design | Enhanced Gaming Mode 16ms Response Time
  • CINEMATIC PICTURE QUALITY: Enjoy crisp, high-definition images with a native 1080p (1920×1080) resolution and an RYGCWB color wheel for home cinema color calibration.
  • PERFECT IMAGE ALIGNMENT: With the latest technology from Texas Instruments, the DLP DMD single-chip design ensures perfect image alignment combined with high-brightness for an incredible picture
  • LIGHTS-ON VIEWING: Enjoy an incredible 3, 600 of brightness in any room in your home; leave the lights on or keep it dim for a cinematic experience
  • FAST RESPONSE TIME: Enhanced Gaming Mode enables lightning-fast response time; Game Display Mode boosts shadows and dark scenes for greater visibility of impending obstacles
  • HDMI-CEC FOR SIMPLE ON/OFF: HDMI-CEC technology enables control of the projector and connected devices using a single remote, all via the HDMI connection with the projectors HDMI-Link feature

Best Outdoor Projector Screen

Projector Screen and Stand 120 inch, JWSIT Upgraded 3 Layers PVC 4K HD 16:9 Outdoor Projector Screen, Portable and Foldable Video Projection Screen with Carrying Bag for Home Theater Backyard Movie
  • ▶【Easy to Set UP】 The projector screen with stand 120" is ready for quick set-up in a few minutes. Just press the metal snaps around the portable frame to quickly fasten the projector screen to the one-piece frame flatly, detachable legs can be assembled easily with no tools required.
  • ▶【Excellent Projection Display】1.1 Gian, Active 3D and 4K Ultra HD, decent size 16:9 aspect ratio, 160 degrees wide viewing angle, the movie screen is designed for providing sharp and high-resolution images, enriched colors, and supreme watching experience from the different viewing positions. Projector screen with stand, perfect for home theater, schools, offices, weddings, the church; can be used for PowerPoint presentations and other displays
  • ▶【Convenient to Carry】The projector screen is made of lightweight but sturdy aluminum, the portable movie screen frame can be easily transported anywhere with included soft padded carrying bag and be well protected. The 120" outdoor movie screen folds super compactly than most 4K HD projector screens that making it easy to travel along with for family trips, camping, backyard movie night, etc.
  • ▶【Stable Stand Wrinkle Free Screen 】Premium PVC Matte makes the projector screen wrinkle-free and easy to clean. And the frame is durable for freestanding in light wind for outdoor use. The Stability-Ensure Kit is included: 4 ground stakes, 2 rigging cords, and 2 support rings. You won't have to worry about the frame or legs bending or breaking in the wind.
  • ▶【100% WORRY-FREE ORDER】The portable home cinema movie screen covers a 1-year manufacturer warranty, 100% satisfaction, Lifetime Technical Support. Just purchase this outdoor movie screen With stand freely! Any doubt or assistance please feel free to contact us.
Projector Screen with Stand Foldable Portable Movie Screen 100 Inch(16:9), HD 4K Double Sided Projection Screen Indoor Outdoor Projector Movies Screen for Home Theater (100 Inch) …
  • ★Projector screen with stand:100 inch Portable projection screen, 16:9 format,160° Wide Viewing Angle. That offers sharp and high-resolution images,even support Front & Rear projection.
  • ★Upgrade materials: Our projector screen constructed from sturdy heavy duty rust resistant metal and glass fiber rod for increased longevity and durability. It is great for indoor or outdoor use."
  • ★Easy to set up: Designed with ease of use in mind, this projector screen with stand 100" Is ready for quickly set-up in few minutes.Just hang on the four corners with a rope to quickly fix the projection screen to the one-piece frame, detachable legs can be assembled easily with no tools required. Our easy-to-use screen is perfect for home theaters, businesses, and classrooms.
  • ★Convenient to carry: The portable movie screen frame can be easily transported to anywhere with included black carrying bag and be well protected. The Outdoor movie projector screen folds super compactly than most projector screens thus make it easy to travel along with for family trips, camping, or backyard movie night act."
  • ★Buy with confidence: We are a quality company that focuses on the customer experience. Offering one of the absolute best PROJECTION SCREEN on the market. If for any reason you aren't happy, simply contact us and we will refund the product for you. Zero hassles, zero waits.
EasyGo Products 14' Inflatable Mega Movie Screen - Canvas Projection Screen for Outdoor Parties - Movie Cinema is Guaranteed to Thrill and Excite. Includes Inflation fan, Tie-Downs and Storage bag
  • EASY SET-UP: The mega inflatable movie screen is easy and convenient to set up in 2 minutes or less. Included is a user manual with a step by step guide for fast installation. Also included is the air blower, rope, tent, and inflatable stakes
  • SCREEN & FRAME: This amazing new WHITE DISPLAY detachable screen and inflation fan work great together. The white display canvas can be removed for easy cleaning & safe storage. The larger than life outdoor movie screen measures 96" wide X 58" ta. It is blown up with air as it inflates when plugged in
  • ATTRACTIVE DESIGN: This mega outdoor movie screen kit includes an inflatable frame, detachable screen, blower, ground stakes, tie-down strings connected to D rings. The tie-downs give stability to the screen to ensure a safe and fun movie
  • TRAVEL-FRIENDLY: Ever dreamed of having big screen that is mobile? This mega deluxe inflatable cinema screen is easy to take from location to location. Great for camping adventures, picnics, and outdoor birthday and wedding parties
  • MOVIE THEATER: Just set up our mega inflatable movie screen and get in the mood for a great viewing experience. You can have a party alongside watching your favorite blockbuster movies or sports games. Let’s get the party started! Add to cart now!

Best Bluetooth Speaker

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JBL Xtreme 3 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Powerful Sound and deep bass, IP67 Waterproof, 15 Hours of Playtime, powerbank, JBL PartyBoost for Multi-Speaker Pairing (Blue)
  • POWERFUL JBL ORIGINAL PRO SOUND: Four drivers and two JBL Bass Radiators effortlessly deliver dynamic, immersive sound with deep bass and plenty of detail. You'll get lost in the music wherever you are.
  • PORTABLE DESIGN: The included carrying strap with built-in bottle opener makes it easy to bring your speaker wherever you go.
  • 15 HOURS OF PLAYTIME: The fun doesn't have to stop. Packed with an incredible 15 hours of battery life, JBL Xtreme 3 lets you party all day and into the night.
  • WIRELESS BLUETOOTH STREAMING: Wirelessly stream music from your phone, tablet, or any other Bluetooth-enabled device.
  • P67 WATERPROOF AND DUSTPROOF: To the pool. To the park. In the shower. JBL Xtreme 3 is fully waterproof and dustproof, so you can bring your speaker anywhere.
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JBL FLIP 5, Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Black
  • Wireless Bluetooth streaming
  • 12 hours of playtime
  • IPX7 waterproof
  • Pair multiple speakers with party boost
  • Premium JBL sound quality
JBL Flip 6 - Portable Bluetooth Speaker, Powerful Sound and deep bass, IPX7 Waterproof, 12 Hours of Playtime, JBL PartyBoost for Multiple Speaker Pairing, Speaker for Home, Outdoor and Travel (Black)
  • Eco-friendly packaging JBL is committed to a more sustainable, earth-friendly packaging. The Flip 6 is packaged in a recyclable paper-based box, including the inner tray. The plastic hangtag is over 90% recycled and the exterior is printed with soy ink
  • IP67 waterproof and dustproof To the pool. To the park. JBL Flip 6 is IP67 waterproof and dustproof, so you can bring your speaker anywhere.
  • 12 Hours of Playtime Don’t sweat the small stuff like charging your battery. JBL Flip 6 gives you up to 12 hours of playtime on a single charge.
  • Bold design Bold audio meets bold design. Big-sounding yet easy to carry, the design fits any personal style. Stand it vertical or horizontal and choose from a variety of vibrant colors
  • Crank up the fun with PartyBoost PartyBoost allows you to pair two JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers together for stereo sound or link multiple JBL PartyBoost-compatible speakers to truly pump up your party

Best Streaming Media Player

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Roku Streaming Stick+ | HD/4K/HDR Streaming Device with Long-range Wireless and Roku Voice Remote with TV Controls
  • Wireless that goes the distance: Basement rec room Backyard movie night Bring ‘em on. The long-range wireless receiver gives you extended range and a stronger signal for smooth streaming even in rooms farther from your router
  • Brilliant picture quality: Experience your favorite shows with stunning detail and clarity—whether you’re streaming in HD, 4K, or HDR, you’ll enjoy picture quality that’s optimized for your TV with sharp resolution and vivid color
  • Tons of power, tons of fun: Snappy and responsive, you’ll stream your favorites with ease—from movies and series on Apple TV, Prime Video, and Netflix, to cable alternatives like Sling, enjoy the most talked-about TV across thousands of channels
  • No more juggling remotes: Power up your TV, adjust the volume, mute, and control your streaming all with one remote—use your voice to quickly search across channels, turn captions on, and more in a touch
  • Setup is a cinch: Plug it in, connect to the internet, and start streaming—it’s that simple
Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device with latest Alexa Voice Remote (includes TV controls), Dolby Vision
  • Cinematic experience - Watch in vibrant 4K Ultra HD with support for Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10+.
  • Home theater audio with Dolby Atmos - Feel scenes come to life with support for immersive Dolby Atmos audio on select titles with compatible home audio systems.
  • Endless entertainment - Stream more than 1 million movies and TV episodes from Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Peacock, and more, plus listen to millions of songs. Subscription fees may apply.
  • Live and free TV - Watch live TV, news, and sports with subscriptions to SLING TV, YouTube TV, and others. Stream for free with Pluto TV, IMDb TV, YouTube and more.
  • Alexa Voice Remote - Search and launch content with your voice. Get to favorite apps quickly with preset buttons. Control power and volume with one remote.

Recommended Accessories

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TP-Link AC750 WiFi Extender (RE220), Covers Up to 1200 Sq.ft and 20 Devices, Up to 750Mbps Dual Band WiFi Range Extender, WiFi Booster to Extend Range of WiFi Internet Connection
  • Extend Wi-Fi Coverage - Boost Internet Wi-Fi coverage up to 1200 square feet and connects up to 20 devices - Compatible with Wi-Fi Router, Gateway, Access Point (2.4GHz - 300Mbps ; 5GHz - 433Mbps)
  • Eliminate Wi-Fi Dead Zones - Enjoy Lag-Free Connection to any type of devices, including wired devices via Fast Ethernet port. System Requirements - Microsoft Windows 98SE, NT, 2000, XP, Vista or Windows 7, 8, 10, Mac OS, NetWare, UNIX or Linux
  • Stay Connected - Expand Wi-Fi Coverage for your Smart Phones, Smart TV, Fire Stick, Google Chromecast, Web Browsing, Alexa Echo, Ring and more
  • Easy Set Up - 2 Simple taps and you are ready to connect, smart indicator light helps to install in best optimal location
  • OneMesh Technology - Enables the creation of a OneMesh network for seamless roaming when paired with the Archer A7 Router (more devices to be updated in the future)
GCI Outdoor Everywhere Portable Hillside Chair, Midnight
  • Folding portable outdoor chair with adjustable backrest uses patented strap and buckle system to adjust to uneven terrain for a secure seat anywhere
  • Built-in beverage holder keeps drinks nearby; mesh paneling promotes airflow for ventilated seating that stays cool on hot days
  • Auto-fold carrying strap automatically folds chair for fast and easy transport to camp, picnics, tailgates, and sporting events
  • Seat height is 10 inches; sturdy powder-coated steel frame supports up to 250 pounds
  • Chair measures 26.8 x 20.2 x 24.4 inches, collapses to 3.1 x 20.2 x 28.1 inches, and weighs 5.4 pounds; manufacturer's limited lifetime warranty
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Sawyer Products SP5442 Picaridin Insect Repellent, 4-Ounces, Twin Pack
  • Safe for use on the whole family, long-lasting insect and tick repellent spray deters a wide variety of pests — up to 12 hours against mosquitoes and ticks and up to 8 hours against flies, gnats, and chiggers
  • Fragrance-free topical insect repellent with 20% Picaridin — more effective at repelling biting flies than DEET; repels disease-spreading ticks (Lyme, tick-borne encephalitis) and mosquitoes (West Nile, Dengue, and Zika viruses), chiggers, and more
  • Very comfortable to wear on your skin, it's ideal for all your outdoor adventures, from camping, backpacking, hunting, and fishing to backyard BBQs, sporting events, days at the park, and more
  • Non-greasy; dries quickly and won't damage plastics or synthetic coatings — safe for use on clothing, backpacks, watches, sunglasses, fishing line, firearm finishes, and more
  • Top rated bug repellent by WireCutter/New York Times (May, 2020); maximize protection by pairing with Sawyer Permethrin tick and insect repellent spray for clothing and gear
SPECTRUM BRANDS 96248 Backwoods Dry Repellent Spray Insect Killer, aerosol, Plain
  • PROTECTS UP TO 10 HOURS: Formula contains 25 percent DEET.
  • SWEAT RESISTANT: Won’t sweat off – lets you be active in the outdoors even in warm, humid conditions.
  • REPELS: Effective against mosquitoes that may transmit the Zika, West Nile, Dengue and Chikungunya viruses.
  • ALSO REPELS TICKS, GNATS, CHIGGERS, NO-SEE-UMS, FLEAS & BITING FLIES: Creates a barrier against annoying bugs that can spoil the outdoors.
  • DRY FEEL: Never greasy or oily.
Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repellent, Gen 2.0, Black, Rechargeable; Includes 12 Hr Mosquito Repellent Refill; No Candle or Flame, Easy To Use & Lasting Bug Spray/DEET Alternative
  • TURN IT ON… MOSQUITOES GONE: Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repellent creates a 15-foot zone of protection against mosquitos. The easy-to-use repeller keeps mosquitoes away with the push of a button.
  • PERFECT FOR ANY ADVENTURE: The durable and compact Radius is TSA-Approved and perfect for travel. Powered by a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, it provides 6.5 hours of mosquito protection on a single charge.
  • LONG-LASTING DEFENSE: Radius provides up to 40 hours (12-hour refill included with purchase) of continuous mosquito protection per refill. Can charge while operating to extend run time.
  • REPEL WITHOUT SPRAY OR SCENT: Repel mosquitoes without chemicals or sprays on your skin. No lotions or DEET to apply. No smoke, flames, or citronella. Not a messy trap or gimmicky sonic. Independently tested. EPA reviewed for safety & effectiveness.
  • THERMACELL GUARANTEE: Our one-touch-simple Radius carries a 2-year warranty, extended to 3 years with free, easy registration. Developed and tested at our New England R&D center. We stand by our products with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.