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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 plans, you also get the Spectrum 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. 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 troubleshooting whereas the latter is for account management.

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

Features of the Spectrum TV 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 over 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 Spectrum TV app channels 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.

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.

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What Devices are Compatible with Spectrum TV App?

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

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 Spectrum 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 TV App to Your Device

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

How to Install Spectrum TV App on Firestick?

Data updated: 06/26/2022: The Spectrum application 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’s how you can install the app on your Firestick:

  1. Initial Settings
  2. Method 1 – Via ES File Explorer
  3. Method 2 – Via Downloader App

Let’s take a look at these in more detail below.

  • Initial Settings

Amazon does not allow Firestick to download third-party applications on the default settings. That means you need to enable the Apps from Other Sources option before you can install the Spectrum TV App on your FIrestick. Here’s how you can do that.

  1. Go to the Settings on your Firestick
  2. Select the My Fire TV option
  3. Go to Developer Options
  4. Click on Apps From Unknown Sources to enable it
  5. Click the “Turn On” button on the warning popup

That’s it. You can now download third-party apps and enjoy Spectrum TV on Firestick.

  • Via ES File Explorer

  1. Use ES File Explorer in your Firestick
  2. Click on the downloader icon
  3. Now click the +New button
  4. Use Spectrum TV APK URL and download
  5. After the downloading open file and starting the installation
  6. Give permission to install
  7. Click install once again and give permissions
  8. After installation opens the app at the bottom of the screen.
  9. Voila! You are good to start streaming after logging in
  • Via Downloader App

  1. If the above method didn’t work for you, try this instead.
  2. Use download app and download APP via APK URL
  3. Once the download completes, the app will go to the installation screen automatically
  4. Click on install to begin
  5. Open the file and start using Spectrum TV App services

However, the Downloader App is not available in all geo-locations, so you may not have a choice.

How to Install Spectrum App on Vizio?

Data updated on June, 2022: Although it is not available in the TV’s directory of reinstalled apps, downloading the Spectrum app is not that tough. You will have to follow the casting process to do so. The steps for which are mentioned below:

  1. Connect TV to the Internet: To begin with, make sure that your Smart TV has Spectrum Internet access.
  2. Look for the ‘V’ Button, Press It: After doing that, look for the ‘V’ button on your TV’s remote. Press it once you find it. An app bar will pop up on your TV screen when you press the button. You will recognize the interface as it is quite similar to that of the preinstalled apps directory in Vizio Smart TV.
  3. Select Google Play: For you to be able to download the Vizio Spectrum app, you will have to search for it in the play store. Hence, this step.
  4. Search for the Spectrum App: Browse your options and look for the Spectrum app on Google Play. When you find it, install it.
  5. Install the App: Here is how you will go about installing the app on your TV. Open the app and hit the ‘OK’ button. Look for the ‘Install app’ toggle, scroll down to it with the help of the down arrow key and select it.

Doing so will ensure that your app starts downloading. You will know when the process is complete as the app will appear on your TV’s app bar. Enjoy watching your favorite movies and shows once the app gets downloaded. Using the app does not ask you to subscribe to a particular bundle or package. It comes free with all Spectrum TV packages.

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 on demand content.


  • Open your Xbox console
  • Sign in to your account
  • Download the TV app
  • Agree to the T&C prompt
  • The app is now added to your Xbox

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Spectrum TV App?

The Spectrum TV app allows you to take your entertainment with you on the go. It allows you access to live TV, shows, and movies on your phone. If you are a Spectrum customer.

How to download Spectrum TV App on firestick?

You can download the Spectrum app anytime from the Amazon store or call us at 866-200-7639.

Is Spectrum App Available on Vizio Smart TV?

You can see the list of available and preinstalled apps on your TV. Unfortunately, the Spectrum TV app is not available in the Vizio Smart TV directory.

How to install Spectrum TV App on Roku?

  • Click Roku’s Channel Store.
  • Then click “Watch With Cable” or type “Spectrum TV” in the search bar.
  • Select “Spectrum TV”.
  • Download the app.
  • Sign in with your existing Spectrum customer account credentials.
  • Start streaming.

Can you pause live TV on Spectrum App?

Yes, you can. With Spectrum DVR service you can even record, pause and replay.

How to Record on Spectrum TV App on Samsung TV?

For recording a show on the Spectrum app you just need to push the record icon on the Samsung remote.

Is There a Spectrum App For Smart TV?

Yes, it is called Spectrum TV APP.

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