Spectrum Review 2022: Plans, Prices, and More

We’ve researched the packages that’ll give you the best internet performance and TV channels.

Price: From $44.99–$139.98/mo.*

Channels: 125–200+

Internet speed: From 200 Mbps up to 1 Gbps (wireless speeds may vary)

Top packages
Best value
Spectrum Internet® Ultra
Best overall
Double Play Silver
Price Download speeds Channels Details
$69.99/mo. for 12 mos.* Up to 400 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) N/A View plan
From $119.98/mo. for 12 mos. when bundled Up to 200 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) 175+ channels View plan

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Spectrum offers a strong combination of fast internet download speeds and more premium cable channels than you can shake a remote at. If you’re in the market for internet, we recommend Spectrum Internet® Ultra, since it has excellent speeds for most homes and gives you some good bang for your buck.

But when it comes to bundles, Spectrum’s Internet and TV packages are on the pricier side. If you’re trying to keep an eye on your budget, check out the competition for better deals.

Spectrum pros and cons

Pros

  • Excellent TV channel selection
  • Included HBO Maxwith Spectrum TV® Silver
  • FREE internet modem

Cons

  • Price increases after a year
  • Expensive internet packages
  • Limited basic internet packages

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Spectrum deals and promotions

If you sign up for Spectrum, there’s almost always a deal or promotion you can take advantage of. Our favorite evergreen deal is Spectrum’s contract buyout program—you can get $500 to cover early termination fees when you leave your current TV and internet provider.

Check out our Spectrum deals page for all the notable savings and perks you can get right now.

Spectrum Internet® plans and prices

Price* Download speeds
$49.99/mo. for 12 mos. Up to 200 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) View plan
$69.99/mo. for 12 mos. Up to 400 Mbps (wireless plans may vary) View plan
$109.99/mo. for 12 mos. Up to 1 Gbps** (wireless speeds may vary) View plan

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With a download speed of up to 200 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary), the Spectrum Internet package is best for one person or smaller homes who typically browse the web and occasionally watch streaming TV shows or movies. With its faster maximum download and upload speeds, Spectrum Internet Ultra and Spectrum Internet Gig comfortably handle regular streaming video or video calls from a larger four to six-person family.

Although Spectrum’s Internet packages are pricey compared to other nationwide ISPs, the provider offers no contract agreements and a FREE modem, so you won’t have to worry about equipment rental surcharges. But after 12 months, your monthly bill will go up by $25.00 for all three plans.

Check out our full Spectrum Internet review to learn more about the ISP’s internet plans.

Our Spectrum Internet experience

CableTV.com team member Manuel has Spectrum Internet® Gig at home. Here’s what he thinks about it:

“I chose this high-speed internet plan because my wife and I work remotely. We make a lot of Zoom calls, and I didn’t want speed to be a factor in our connection. Honestly, we went for the fastest plan more for peace of mind than out of necessity, but at least we rarely run into speed issues.”

Spectrum Out-of-Home WiFi

Your Spectrum Internet service entitles you to on-the-go connection through Spectrum WiFi hotspots around your community—and the US in general. This perk is pretty common among major internet providers, but it’s definitely a handy one, especially if you’ve run out of data on your smartphone.

To learn how to hop on this convenient network, head over to our Spectrum WiFi hotspots guide.

Spectrum TV® plans and prices

Price* Channels
From $44.99/mo. for 12 mos. when bundled 125+ channels View plan
From $74.99/mo. for 12 mos. when bundled 175+ channels View plan
From $94.99/mo. for 12 mos. when bundled 200+ channels View plan
From $34.99/mo. for 12 mos. when bundled 75+ Spanish channels, 65+ English channels View plan

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Spectrum TV Select includes the usual basic cable channels such as ESPN, Food Network, and Nickelodeon. On Spectrum TV Silver, you’ll get premium channels like HBO® and SHOWTIME® along with the streaming video service HBO Max. Spectrum TV Gold adds additional premium cable channels such as STARZ®, TMC®, and BeIN SPORTS.

Mi Plan Latino includes Spanish language channels such as ESPN Deportes and Galavisión.

Like with Spectrum’s Internet service, your Spectrum TV bill increases to Spectrum’s standard rates after a 12-month promotional period. Read our full Spectrum TV review to find out how the provider stacks up against the competition.

Spectrum TV app

When you sign up for Spectrum TV, you’ll get free access to the Spectrum TV app. You can download the app on your streaming device, smartphone, and tablet for to stream all your Spectrum TV channels at home and limited channels on the go. To learn more, check out our Spectrum TV app review.

Screenshot of Spectrum TV app

Spectrum Internet and TV bundles

Spectrum Double Play packages

Price Download speeds Channels Phone plan
From $89.98/mo. for 12 mos. when bundled Up to 200 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) 125+ channels Add unlimited nationwide calls for $12.99/mo. View plan
From $119.98/mo. for 12 mos. when bundled Up to 200 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) 175+ channels Add unlimited nationwide calls for $12.99/mo. View plan
From $139.98/mo. for 12 mos. when bundled Up to 200 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) 200+ channels Add unlimited nationwide calls for $12.99/mo. View plan

Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. See full disclaimer.

Spectrum Mi Plan Latino packages

Price Download speeds Channels Phone plan
From $69.98/mo. for 12 mos. when bundled Up to 200 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) 140+ channels Add unlimited nationwide calls for $12.99/mo. View plan
From $99.98/mo. for 12 mos. when bundled Up to 200 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) 200+ channels Add unlimited nationwide calls for $12.99/mo. View plan
From $119.98/mo. for 12 mos. when bundled Up to 200 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) 250+ channels Add unlimited nationwide calls for $12.99/mo. View plan

Data effective as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. See full disclaimer.

Spectrum’s Double Play packages offer a $5 monthly discount when you bundle your TV and internet service. Spectrum uses the Spectrum Internet package, which offers a baseline download speed of up to 200 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary), to price its Double Play bundles. But you can upgrade to the ISP’s other internet packages for faster download and upload performance.

During the checkout process, you can also add home phone service by upgrading to a Triple Play package. Spectrum phone service covers regions including the US, Mexico, Canada, and Puerto Rico. Spectrum’s Mi Plan Latino bundles include a separate lineup of English- and Spanish-language channels, along with other Spectrum TV Silver and Spectrum TV Gold options.

Check out our complete Spectrum bundle review to see which bundle best fits your needs and budget.

Spectrum availability

Spectrum service is available in 41 states and the ISP covers major US cities including Dallas, New York City, and Los Angeles. Check out our Spectrum availability page or enter your zip code below to see if Spectrum Internet and TV service is available near you.

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How to get Spectrum

To purchase Spectrum Internet or TV services, use the link below.

If you want to sign up for Spectrum while you’re in a contract with a competing provider, Spectrum will pay up to $500 to cover the early termination fee.

Final take: is Spectrum worth it?

On Spectrum’s middle and top-tier packages, you’ll get great download speeds, premium cable channels, and add-ons like bundled access to HBO Max’s expanding TV and movie library.

These upgrades won’t come cheap, but when it comes to performance, Spectrum is still a decent option for most folks.

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Methodology

Our experts spent hundreds of hours to research and compare Spectrum services—we rated it based on bang for your buck, reliability, features, and customer satisfaction.

To learn more about our methodology, check out our How We Rank page.

Spectrum FAQ

How much is TV and Internet with Spectrum?

Spectrum offers bundled TV and Internet services as part of its Double Play program. Double Play packages start at $89.98 per month for a 12-month promotional period. You’ll also get additional services like Spectrum’s WiFi hotspot network and Spectrum Originals, which is the ISP’s on-demand video streaming platform.

Is Spectrum part of Time Warner Cable?

Back in 2015, Charter Communications (Spectrum’s parent company) merged with Time Warner Cable and regional ISP Bright House Networks. Time Warner Cable is now part of the Spectrum and Charter umbrella of companies.

For past Charter and Time Warner Cable subscribers, you shouldn’t expect any service differences when opening a Spectrum account.

Is Spectrum TV and Internet any good?

Spectrum’s TV packages offer a strong selection of basic and premium cable channels, along with add-ons like a bundled HBO Max subscription when you sign up for Spectrum TV Silver.

Internet needs vary depending on your personal needs. But in most cases, Spectrum Internet will be fine for one person or small households, Spectrum Internet Ultra will have enough download performance for most families, and Spectrum Internet Gig can accommodate families and heavy internet users who are frequently streaming movies, playing multiplayer online games, or taking daily video calls.

Is Spectrum available near me?

Visit CableTV.com’s Spectrum availability page to see if Spectrum TV or Internet service is available nearby.

Does Spectrum have any extra fees?

Spectrum charges a self-installation activation fee, a broadcast TV service fee, and various equipment fees. See all the current additional costs of Spectrum on in our article “The Hidden Costs of Spectrum.”

Disclaimer

*Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter. Spectrum Internet® promotion price is $49.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Taxes, fees and surcharges extra and subject to change during and after the promotional period; installation/network activation, equipment and additional services are extra. General Terms: INTERNET: Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.

Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter. Spectrum Internet® Ultra promotion price is $69.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Taxes, fees and surcharges extra and subject to change during and after the promotional period; installation/network activation, equipment and additional services are extra. General Terms: INTERNET: Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply. Enter your address to determine availability. ©2021 Charter Communications.

Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter. Spectrum Internet® Gig promotion price is $109.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Taxes, fees and surcharges extra and subject to change during and after the promotional period; installation/network activation, equipment and additional services are extra. General Terms: INTERNET: Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply. Enter your address to determine availability. ©2021 Charter Communications.

†Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter. Spectrum TV® Select promotion price is $44.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Spectrum Internet® promotion price is $44.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Taxes, fees and surcharges (bdcst surcharge up to $16.45/mo) extra and subject to change during and after the promotional period; installation/network activation, equipment and additional services are extra. General Terms: TV: TV equipment required, charges may apply. Channel and HD programming availability based on level of service. Account credentials may be required to stream some TV content online. INTERNET: Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.

‡Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter. Spectrum TV® Select promotion price is $44.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Spectrum Internet® promotion price is $44.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Spectrum Voice®: Price is $12.99/mo when bundled. Taxes, fees and surcharges (broadcast surcharge up to $16.45/mo) extra and subject to change during and after the promotional period; installation/network activation, equipment and additional services are extra. General Terms: INTERNET: Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. TV: TV equipment required; charges may apply. Channel and HD programming availability based on level of service. Account credentials may be required to stream some TV content online. HOME PHONE: Unlimited calling includes calls within the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and more. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply. Enter your address to determine availability.  ©2021 Charter Communications.

Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter. Spectrum TV® Silver promotion price is $74.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Spectrum Internet® promotion price is $44.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Spectrum Voice®: Price is $12.99/mo. Taxes, fees and surcharges (broadcast surcharge up to $17.99/mo) extra and subject to change during and after the promotional period; installation/network activation, equipment and additional services are extra. General Terms: TV: TV equipment required, charges may apply. Channel and HD programming availability based on level of service. Account credentials may be required to stream some TV content online. INTERNET: Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. HOME PHONE: Unlimited calling includes calls within the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and more. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply. Enter your address to determine availability.

Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter. Spectrum TV® Gold promotion price is $94.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Spectrum Internet® promotion price is $44.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Spectrum Voice®: Price is $12.99/mo when bundled. Taxes, fees and surcharges (broadcast surcharge up to $16.45/mo) extra and subject to change during and after the promotional period; installation/network activation, equipment and additional services are extra. General Terms: INTERNET: Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. TV: TV equipment required; charges may apply. Channel and HD programming availability based on level of service. Account credentials may be required to stream some TV content online. HOME PHONE: Unlimited calling includes calls within the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands and more. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply. Enter your address to determine availability.  ©2021 Charter Communications.​

Oferta por tiempo limitado; sujeta a cambios; solo para nuevos clientes; requiere Mi Plan Latino Triple Play o la promoción limitada de Mi Plan Latino Double Play. El precio del paquete de Mi Plan Latino TV, Internet y teléfono es de $82.97/mes y Mi Plan Latino TV Select e Internet es de $69.98/mes para el 1.º año; se aplican tarifas estándar después del 1.º año. Se aplican tarifas estándar al finalizar el período promocional. Se requiere descodificador de cable digital para cada TV que obtiene Spectrum TV Latino por un cargo mensual adicional. Condiciones generales: TV: los impuestos, las tarifas y los recargos son adicionales (recargo por transmisión de hasta $17.99/mes) y están sujetos a cambios durante el plazo y después de él; la activación, los equipos y los servicios adicionales se cobran por separado. INTERNET: velocidad en base a conexión con cable. Las velocidades de Internet disponibles pueden variar según la dirección. TELÉFONO: las llamadas ilimitadas incluyen llamadas dentro de EE. UU., a Canadá, Puerto Rico, México, Guam y las Islas Vírgenes. Servicios sujetos a todos los términos y condiciones de servicio vigentes, sujetos a cambios. Los servicios no están disponibles en todas las áreas. Se aplican restricciones. Todas las marcas comerciales son propiedad de sus respectivos dueños.

Ver todas las divulgaciones del cliente aquí.

◊To qualify for the Contract Buyout Program, a customer must order and install a qualifying Triple Play or limited Double Play promotion; offers not available in all areas. Offer available to qualifying customers only who have no outstanding obligations to Charter. Payment amount will be determined by the Early Termination Fee on the final bill from the previous provider, not to exceed $500. For Contract Buyout qualifications, go to Spectrum.com/buyout.

Para ser elegible para el programa de cancelación de contrato, el cliente debe pedir e instalar un Triple Play elegible o una promoción Double Play limitada; las ofertas no están disponibles en todas las áreas. Oferta disponible únicamente para clientes elegibles que no tengan deudas con Charter. El monto del cheque se determinará según el cargo por cancelación anticipada que figure en la factura final del proveedor anterior, y no podrá superar los $500. Para ver las calificaciones para cancelación de contrato, ve a Spectrum.com/buyout.

**Speed based on wired connection. Available Internet speeds may vary by address. Gig capable modem required for Gig speed. For a list of Gig capable modems, visit Spectrum.net/modem.