Spectrum TV 12+
Download the Spectrum TV App and get the most out of your Spectrum TV experience. Stream On Demand or live TV anywhere on your favorite devices.
TURN ANY SCREEN INTO A TV
• Stream live TV anywhere you have a connection.
• Enjoy thousands of On Demand shows and movies.
• Cast from your phone or tablet to a compatible TV with Chromecast.
FIND YOUR FAVORITE PROGRAMS
• Create a personalized guide by setting your favorite channels.
• Search by title, network, actor or sports team anywhere in the app.
• Add new and exciting Spectrum Originals to your Watchlist.
CONTROL YOUR TV AND DVR
• Change TV channels on your Spectrum Receiver.
• Get showtimes and record your favorite TV shows and movies (with optional DVR services).
• Delete, modify and play DVR recordings on your TV (compatible DVRs only).
SET PARENTAL CONTROLS
Turn on parental controls and set a PIN to block shows by channel or rating. The blocks you set apply across each device in your household.
WHAT YOU NEED TO USE THIS APP
Available programming depends on your Spectrum TV package. Some programming is available only when connected to your Home Spectrum Internet service. A Spectrum TV subscription, username and password are required to sign in.
Please note: This app features Nielsen’s proprietary measurement software which contributes to market research, like Nielsen’s TV Ratings. Please see https://sites.nielsen.com/priv/browser/us/en/optout.html for more information.
• We fixed a few bugs to bring you a better TV experience.
Ratings and Reviews
Great For iOS; Bad on AppleTV
The SpectrumTV app works great on my Apple mobile devices (iPhone and iPad). Unfortunately, it is very buggy on AppleTV 4K. Why it works on iOS and not TvOS is a mystery. Sometimes there is audio and no picture when watching live TV; other times no picture or sound at all. Even when there is picture and sound, the picture breaks up. Many times there is still running audio while the picture is frozen. There are problems with buffering and freeze-ups, also. None of these issues occur while using the app on my iPhone or iPad Pro; only AppleTV. I’ve confirmed that the problem is not with my internet connection, speed, or my wireless network (both 2.4GHz and 5GHz). Also, other apps stream just fine. The fault is definitely the app only on AppleTV. I’ve even deleted and reinstalled the app on AppleTV several times with no luck. Also, my AppleTV is fully up to date. The app is totally disfunctional on AppleTV. I hope the developer looks into this and gets another update going to correct this. I cannot be the only one having this issue; and I’ve done all troubleshooting possible. As I say, the SpectrumTV app works great on iOS, just not on TvOS.
I have not encountered any issues with on-demand viewing using the SpectrumTV app on AppleTV. All the issues I am encountering seem to be concerning live TV viewing only.
Expect up to a one minute lag for live tv.
Only gripe, and this could obviously just be a current technological problem, rather than an issue specific to Spectrum) but when streaming live tv, the lag can be about 30 seconds to one minute late. I’ve got the super bowl on tv downstairs, when I need to leave the room, the app would allow me to watch while I am in another room, however, I can hear my family clap/cheer in response to a touchdown in the other room, which I don’t see happen for another minute watching through the app on my phone. I come back to the room, and i have two choices: watch it live on tv which is one minute ahead (so i miss a full minute) OR continue watching the app until a commercial when I can resume watching on tv without missing any plays. A small lag isn’t a big deal at all, but one minute? It doesn’t even take that long for tv networks to correspond and communicate to journalists internationally on a live news broadcast, and here I am in the same house on the same network? Baffling.
Glitchy; occasionally unreliable
I like the convenience of watching TV on my portable devices. Generally it’s OK. I rated it 2 stars for two reasons - one technical and the other cost. Cost wise, it’s disappointing that, while I pay for Spectrum cable at home, because I don’t have wi-fi services through Spectrum, I can’t get all the channels on the app! Unless there is a technical reason for this, I find it to be a backwards regressive way to force me to pay Spectrum more money for what I have already paid for. The others are technical - it’s a glitchy app. The quality of streaming has improved, so there is less pixilating and picture distortion than there used to be. But recently, after watching for awhile, the app suddenly goes black, stops working, and a message box pops up claiming that I’ve “exceeded the maximum number of video streams” and to stop watching on some other mysterious nonexistent other device. This is pretty annoying - tantamount to my car just stalling out and stranding me in the middle of nowhere, with no explanation. With my car I can generally call a mechanic; spectrum app not so much. Maybe it’s just a function/limitation of the technology, and big picture, it’s an irritation, but if you are looking for feedback to improve your product so more people will use Spectrum and this app, that’s my feedback.
Developer Response ,
I apologize for any issues. For direct assistance, please contact us by private message on Facebook (m.me/Spectrum) or on Twitter (https://twitter.com/ask_spectrum). To ask a question or provide additional feedback on our Community, please visit https://community.spectrum.net/categories/troubleshooting-the-spectrum-tv-app^HT
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- 66.9 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Apple TV
- Requires tvOS 13.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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