Spectrum TV and Internet for Seniors

We break down Spectrum’s best TV and internet options for seniors.

Price: From $44.99–$139.98/mo.
Channels: 125–200+
Internet speed: From 200 Mbps up to 1 Gbps (wireless speeds may vary)

Shopping for internet and TV service usually means sorting through endless pages to figure things like contracts and download speed. But what if you’re just looking for an easy way to call your grandkids and watch Yellowstone?

Unfortunately, Spectrum doesn’t have senior discounts for TV and internet service. Its only discounted internet plan is Spectrum Internet Assist, and customers have to be enrolled in the Supplemental Security Income program to qualify for it.

But Spectrum’s TV and internet packages still cover a lot of ground for seniors interested in stress-free service. Here’s what you’ll need to know if you’re interested in Spectrum packages for seniors.

Spectrum customer service

Whether you’re in New Mexico or New York, you can expect good customer service from Spectrum. Spectrum was a top internet provider in our annual customer satisfaction survey.

Spectrum Internet plans for seniors

Spectrum Internet Assist is Spectrum’s only senior discount program for internet service. On the plan, you’ll get a download speed of 30 Mbps for $14.99 per month. To qualify for Spectrum Internet Assist, someone in your home must be in the Supplemental Security Income or National School Lunch programs.

Spectrum Internet Assist might be a poor fit for most customers because of its enrollment rule and low speeds. If your household has more than a few internet users, you’ll quickly hit the plan’s ceiling and have slower internet performance. But if you qualify for the plan and need affordable internet service, it’s hard to beat Spectrum Internet Assist’s low price.

Spectrum internet plans

Packages Price Max. download speeds* Max. upload speeds Details
Spectrum Internet Starting at $49.99/mo. for 12 mos. Up to 200 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) 10 Mbps View plans
Spectrum Internet Ultra Starting at $69.99/mo. for 12 mos. Up to 400 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) 10 Mbps View plans
Spectrum Internet Gig Starting at $89.99/mo. for 12 mos. Up to 1 Gbps (wireless speeds may vary) 20 Mbps View plans

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

We’d recommend Spectrum Internet if you’re a senior looking at Spectrum’s standard internet plans. Although it’s not the cheapest internet plan around—providers like Xfinity and Verizon have plans that cost less than $50.00 monthly—you’ll still have enough internet performance for Netflix nights or a family Zoom call.

Need phone service?

Spectrum Voice is Spectrum’s landline phone service. For $14.99 monthly, you’ll get unlimited calling in North America and affordable international rates. But you’ll need to bundle Spectrum Voice with TV or internet because Spectrum Voice isn’t available as a standalone service.

Spectrum Internet customers can also subscribe to Spectrum Mobile for cell phone service. Check out our Spectrum Voice guide to learn more about the landline phone service.

Spectrum TV plans for seniors

Although Spectrum doesn’t have senior discounts for cable TV, its three main plans offer enough channels for seniors, families, and grandkids alike.

Spectrum cable TV plans

Packages Price Channel count Popular channels Details
Spectrum TV Select $49.99/mo. for 12 mos. 125+ channels Paramount Network, Disney Channel, ESPN View plans

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

Spectrum TV Select has a mix of broadcast and cable networks like ABC, ESPN, and Food Network. Spectrum TV Silver is one of our favorite cable TV plans because it bundles premium channels like HBO® and SHOWTIME® for less than $100 monthly. Spectrum TV Gold tops out your channel lineup with even more premium cable and movie channels.

Pro tip: Spectrum TV Choice is a streaming TV plan that includes up to 60 channels like Paramount Network and Military History. The plan costs $29.99 per month and is available for Spectrum Internet customers.

We’d recommend this plan only if you know how to use devices like an Apple TV or Roku. You’ll need to install the Spectrum TV app to watch Spectrum TV Essentials.

For most seniors, we’d recommend Spectrum TV Select because of its low price and great channels. Spectrum TV Select has a mix of broadcast and cable networks like ABC, ESPN, and Food Network and includes a Spectrum cable TV box and remote.

Check out our Spectrum cable TV review to learn more about Spectrum’s TV service, and visit our Spectrum channel lineup guide for a full breakdown of Spectrum’s channels.

Final take

Unfortunately, Spectrum doesn’t offer much when it comes to senior discounts. But if you’re looking for excellent cable TV plans and fast internet plans, you’ll still find a lot to like with Spectrum.

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Spectrum TV and internet for seniors FAQ

Does Spectrum cable give seniors a discount?

Neither Spectrum nor its parent company Charter Communications have a senior discount for its cable TV plans.

Does Spectrum have a senior citizens plan?

Spectrum’s only plan for senior citizens is Spectrum Internet Assist. Customers in the Supplemental Security Income program can get internet with 30 Mbps download speeds for $14.99 per month.

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 $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: 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 + 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 $49.99/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 + 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 $49.99/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 + 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 $34.99/mo; standard rates apply after yr 1. Mi Plan Latino and Internet is $84.98/mo; standard rates apply after yr 1. Mi Plan Latino, Internet and Home Phone is $99.97/mo; standard rates apply after yr 1. Spectrum TV Select and Latino View is $61.99/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.

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