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What is Spectrum TV App: All You Need to Know

Spectrum TV app

When you subscribe to one of Spectrum’s TV plans, you also get the TV app. This is among other features like FREE HD and primetime on-demand. It’s one great perk to enjoy the most out of your cable services.

Learn everything about this app, how it functions, and its feature.

What is Spectrum TV App?

This app is developed to let a customer watch their favorite shows or tune in to their favorite channels from tablets, smartphones, and their streaming devices. You can also watch live TV and on-demand titles. But there’s one catch. Your device must be connected to the Internet.

Don’t confuse this app with My Spectrum App or Spectrum Mobile App. These two are different services. The former is for bill payment and troubleshoot whereas the latter is for account management.

The TV app is available for download on the Google Play Store, Apple App Store, as well as Amazon store. Also, it’s free!

Features of the App

The Spectrum TV app comes with some notable features. Although it’s a service for watching TV regardless of your location, its function is not limited to that only. The app supports several other functions that can improve your TV experience at home.

If you have your partner or kids who have different preferences, you can choose to watch your favorite channel on TV and they can log into the tablet and watch their favorite show. There you go, no more fights in the house on who is in control of the TV!

Let’s look into other functions of this app:

  • Watch TV on any compatible device without a separate cable box
  • Create your favorite category for setting channel preferences
  • Get complete control over the DVR settings
  • Set parental controls
  • Use filters and search for shows by category, network, and channel number

What Channels Can You Watch On The App?

A good thing is with the TV app, you will be able to access the entire channel lineup provided by your package. However, some channels may not be available because of various restrictions.

Sports, news, local channels, music, movies, lifestyle, history, drama, kids, comedy, and even premium channels will be available to watch on the app. It will be like having the TV in the palm of your hands.

Read also: Guide to Fixing Spectrum TV Subscription Error

It’s Free!

As mentioned earlier, the Spectrum app is completely free. The app is available for all TV customers. However, the variety of channels available via the app depends on the plan you have subscribed to (Select, Silver, or Gold).

Multiple users can use the app at the same time. Plus, each member of the household can create their separate usernames to customize their channel lists and enjoy watching TV their way.

What Devices are Compatible with Spectrum TV App?

The app is compatible with a variety of devices. Apart from your smartphone, you can also access the app through:

  • Xbox One
  • Android V
  • Apple TV
  • Amazon Fire Tablet
  • Samsung Smart TV

Minimum Requirements

There are certain minimum requirements to use the TV app. Firstly, the compatible device chosen must have the latest operating system. Secondly, you must have a minimum Internet speed.

Operating System Requirements

The app requires the following operating systems:

  • Apple TV fourth generation and above
  • iOS version 12 and above
  • Android 5.0 and above
  • Samsung smart TV 2012 and above
  • Windows 8.1 and above
  • Mac OS 10.12 and above

Internet Speed Requirements

You must have at least 10 Mbps Internet to be able to stream via the TV app. This is the Internet requirement for one device only.

Overview of the Features of the TV App

Let’s have a brief overview of the popular features of the app:

Watch TV Anytime Anywhere

The app lets you watch your favorite programming on the go anytime, anywhere as long as you have the Internet.

Everyone in the house can have their own user accounts and watch TV separately or together, as they like.

Massive Programming

The TV app has something for audiences of all age groups. Since the entire channel lineup will be available on the app you won’t miss out on the best content, latest episodes, and live programming.

Parental Control

Want to make sure your kids don’t end up watching inappropriate content? The app has you covered! With parental controls, you can create a four-digit pin to lock the access to channels that are not age-appropriate. So you can keep the kids busy with their favorite and protect them at the same time.

Adding the Spectrum App to Your Device

Adding the Spectrum TV app on Firestick or any other device is simple. Here’s your guide:


The TV app is not available on the Amazon app store in certain areas. That’s why some users might have to take an alternative route to set the app on their Firestick. Here are two options:

Option 1: Enable Unknown Sources

  • Go to the “Settings” of your Firestick
  • Click “Device”
  • Go to the “Developer Options”
  • Turn on “Download from Unknown Sources”
  • Now download the app

Option 2: Downloader App

  • Open the downloader app on the Firestick
  • Enter the URL of the TV app
  • Download and install it
  • You are now ready to stream

Android and iOS Devices

Download the app from Google Play Store or Apple App Store and then download the TV app for your respective device. Sign in to your Spectrum account and you are ready to watch content.


  • Open your Xbox’s console
  • Sign in to your account
  • Download the TV app
  • Agree to the T&C prompt
  • The app is now added to your Xbox

Final Words

Spectrum TV app is a perfect tool for your entertainment fix. It’s easy to use, simple to add to your device and the features it comes with will make everyone’s TV experience fun and engaging.

After subscribing to Spectrum cable, it’s an absolute must that you download this app to make the most out of your cable service. But make sure you have great Internet service to enjoy the experience to its full.

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