Everything You Need to Know about the Spectrum TV App

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Entertaining oneself no longer means that you have to carry a bulk of books or wait to return home to watch your favorite show.

Thanks to inventions like Kindle and service providing companies introducing their TV apps, carrying entertainment with yourself is easy.

If you have subscribed to Spectrum TV, you can watch your favorite shows or movies even when on the go. Thanks to the app!

Here’s a detailed guide regarding the amazing app that the company gives you access to. But before that, you need to be familiar with the various types of apps that Spectrum offers.

How Many Apps does Spectrum Offer?

Many subscribers get confused between the THREE different types of apps that Spectrum offers. Here is the list:

  • Spectrum TV app – This allows you to watch TV, schedule your TV recordings and access your DVR from anywhere
  • My Spectrum app – Makes it easy for you to pay your Spectrum bills, access the Wi-Fi and troubleshoot
  • Spectrum Mobile app – Useful for Spectrum mobile customers so that they can access their account info

However, this blogpost will discuss all the Spectrum TV app.

What Can I Use My Spectrum TV App For?

Some subscribers just have the app because they got free access to it as a part of their TV package subscription. But if you are not using your app the right way, you are missing out on a lot. Because many believe that the app sees just for watching TV on the go. No doubt that this feature is a blessing but it is also a bonus. As you can do so much more with this app:

  • Watch On-Demand content or live TV from any supported device
  • Without paying for an extra cable box, watch TV on any of the smart TVs in your house
  • Ability to apply filters and search for your favorite show, movie, channel. Sports team, actor, etc.
  • Mark your favorite or most-watched channels as ‘favorites’ for easy access
  • Control the stings of your DVR
  • Be able to turn the parental controls on or off on any of the devices

So, if you haven’t explored these features as yet, it’s time to get to know your Spectrum TV app a bit better.

The Good and the Bad About the App

Everything comes with positives and negatives. And same is the case with the Spectrum TV app. However, the app has a 4.5-star rating on the App Store. But it is still important to have a look at the pros and cons.


Subscribers will always have access to up to date content. Apart from that, local channels are available on the app as well. Not only this, but you can watch your recorded content on DVR remotely through the app. Hence, making it easy to view the shows, a sports match, or movies from anywhere. Apart from that, you do not have to rent a separate cable TV box to access Spectrum cable TV on an additional smart TV. And last, of all, you do not need to have access to a TV at all times if you have the app. As it allows you to stream on tablets, mobiles, and other devices.


Not that common but the app can freeze at times. Just like your iPhone’s screen would. Other than that, some channels ask of you to be connected to the Spectrum home Wi-Fi to be able to watch them. And you cannot get access to the app if you are connected to VPN. However, all of these may not hurt that much as having commercials between the On Demand content on the app would.

But whatever the case may be, one thing is for sure that the pros outweigh the cons by a huge difference. Thus, making it a safe option to invest in Spectrum cable TV plans and have access to the TV app.

Is the App Free?

For all those wondering as to what the price of the app that offers such amazing features is, get ready to be surprised. As the app is free. But there is a twist in the plot. The app is free for all those who subscribe to a Spectrum TV deal. It can be any. But you need to subscribe to one.

However, the best part is that you do not get one app with one package. Instead, you can install it on multiple devices and TVs. Not only this but you can also have different usernames for all family members. Which means that every family member can have his/her app. Thus, allowing them to customize accordingly.

Compatible Devices

Having established that you can download the app on various devices, it is also essential to mention the ones that are compatible with it:

  • Amazon Fire Tablet
  • Xbox One
  • Roku
  • Samsung Smart TVs
  • Apple TV

Number of Channels Available

Perhaps the most important feature that many wish to know about is the number of channels that are available on the app. You get access to almost every channel that is a part of your package’s lineup on the app. However, market restrictions might prevent the company from making some channels available in your area.

So, depending on the plan you choose, you will typically have access to anywhere between 125 and 200 channels.

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