Spectrum Review 2022: Plans, Prices, and More

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

$500 contract buyout when you switch

Price: From $49.99*

Channels: 125+

Internet speed: From 300 Mbps up to 1 Gbps (wireless speeds may vary)

Top packages Price Download speeds Channels Details
Spectrum Internet® Ultra
Best value
$69.99/mo. for 12 mos.* Up to 500 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) N/A View plan
Internet Gig + TV Select
Best overall
$$149.98/mo. for 12 mos. Up to 1 Gbps Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) 125+ 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

  • Affordable starting prices
  • Customizable TV package
  • Free internet modem

Cons

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

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

Packages Price* Download speeds
Spectrum Internet® $49.99/mo. for 12 mos. Up to 300 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) View plan
Spectrum Internet Ultra $69.99/mo. for 12 mos. Up to 500 Mbps (wireless plans may vary) View plan
Spectrum Internet® Gig $89.99/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 300 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary), the Spectrum Internet package is best for small households who stream TV and work from home. 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

Packages Price* Channels
Spectrum TV® Select $59.99/mo. for 12 mos. 125+ channels View plan
Mi Plan Latino® $39.99/mo. for 12 mos. 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. You can get more channels through Spectrum’s à la carte options for premium, sports, and entertainment channels.

For our Spanish-speaking TV fans, Spectrum’s Mi Plan Latino bundles include a separate lineup of English- and Spanish-language channels, such as ESPN Deportes and Galavisión. There’s also an upgrade with 70 Spanish-language channels that you can apply to either TV Select or Mi Plan Latino.

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

Pro tip: Before you sign up for Spectrum TV service, check out our Spectrum channel lineups guide to get all your favorite channels.

Spectrum Internet and TV bundles

Packages Price Download speeds Channels Phone plan
Internet + TV Select $109.98/mo. for 12 mos. Up to 300 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) 125+ channels Add unlimited nationwide calls for $14.99/mo. View plan
Internet Ultra + TV Select $129.98/mo. for 12 mos. Up to 500 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) 125+ channels Add unlimited nationwide calls for $14.99/mo. View plan
Internet Gig + TV Select $149.98/mo. for 12 mos. Up to 1 Gbps (wireless speeds may vary) 125+ channels Add unlimited nationwide calls for $14.99/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

Packages Price Download speeds Channels Phone plan
Internet + Mi Plan Latino $89.98/mo. for 12 mos. Up to 300 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) 140+ channels Add unlimited nationwide calls for $14.99/mo. View plan
Internet Ultra + Mi Plan Latino $109.98/mo. for 12 mos. Up to 500 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) 140+ channels Add unlimited nationwide calls for $14.99/mo. View plan
Internet Gig + Mi Plan Latino $129.98/mo. for 12 mos. Up to 1 Gbps (wireless speeds may vary) 140+ channels Add unlimited nationwide calls for $14.99/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 doesn’t offer any discounts when you bundle, so just add the price of the internet, TV, and phone packages you’re interested in to get your final promotional price.

During the checkout process, you can also add home phone service. Spectrum phone service covers regions including the US, Mexico, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

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.

Order Spectrum TV and Internet

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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Spectrum FAQ

How much is TV and Internet with Spectrum?

Spectrum offers bundled TV and Internet services starting at $109.98 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 channels at an affordable price. If you need more channels, you can upgrade your package with à la carte options.

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.”

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.

Disclaimer

*Spectrum Internet: 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. Enter your address to determine availability. ©2022 Charter Communications.

Spectrum Internet Ultra: 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. ©2022 Charter Communications.

Spectrum Internet Gig: 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 $89.99/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. ©2022 Charter Communications.

Spectrum TV Select: 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 $59.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Taxes, fees and surcharges (broadcast surcharge up to $21.00/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. 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. ©2022 Charter Communications.

Spectrum Voice: Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and have no outstanding obligation to Charter. Price for home phone is $14.99/mo when bundled. Taxes and fees included in price; installation/network activation, equipment and additional services are extra. 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. ©2022 Charter Communications.

† Spectrum Internet + TV Select: 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 $59.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Spectrum Internet® promotion price is $49.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Taxes, fees and surcharges (broadcast surcharge up to $21.00/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. 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. ©2022 Charter Communications.

Spectrum Internet + TV Select + Voice: 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 $59.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Spectrum Internet® promotion price is $49.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr. 1. Spectrum Voice®: Price is $14.99/mo when bundled. Taxes, fees and surcharges (broadcast surcharge up to $21.00/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. ©2022 Charter Communications.

Spectrum Internet + Voice: 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. Spectrum Voice®: Price is $14.99/mo when bundled. 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. 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. ©2022 Charter Communications.

‡Mi Plan Latino: 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. Mi Plan Latino promotion price is $39.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr 1. Mi Plan Latino and Internet is $89.98/mo; standard rates apply after yr 1. Mi Plan Latino, Internet and Home Phone is $104.97/mo; standard rates apply after yr 1. Spectrum TV Select and Latino View is $71.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr 1. Taxes, fees and surcharges (broadcast surcharge up to $21.00/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 for each TV that gets Spectrum TV Latino for an additional monthly charge. 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. ©2022 Charter Communications.

◊To qualify for the Contract Buyout Program, a customer must order and install a combination of qualifying Video and Internet and / or Voice services; offers not available in all areas. Spectrum’s Mobile Services are not eligible for the buyout program. 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.

**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.

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