What is the Spectrum TV app?
The Spectrum TV app is exactly what the name implies: an app for set-top streaming boxes and mobile devices that delivers Spectrum TV over Spectrum internet. The app is free, but it’s tied to Spectrum internet service and your specific Spectrum cable TV plan.
The Spectrum app can also eliminate the need for more cable boxes in your home, a major plus for those who are into Marie Kondo-ing their living spaces.
As you may have gathered from all the Spectrum namechecks, you must already be a Spectrum subscriber to use the Spectrum app. Spectrum, Spectrum, Spectrum! (Whew.)
Is the Spectrum TV app good?
The Spectrum TV app is a convenient way to access Spectrum TV in or out of the house. But, available channels and on-demand shows change when you’re off your home Spectrum internet network (read: you get fewer). The Spectrum TV app works, but it doesn’t quite replace cable.
It does provide a few of the perks of a livestreaming TV service, though, like sorting favorite channels by preference. On your phone, the app can also function as a remote when you’ve lost the TV clicker in the couch cushions again (it happens).
Considering that it comes free with Spectrum service, the Spectrum TV app is good to have handy, even if it’s not your go-to TV viewing choice.
Pros and cons of the Spectrum TV app