Best Ways To Add Spectrum TV Channels on Roku

Krause Cutt

, Tech

Spectrum TV is an American internet television channel. Charter communications own this channel and delivering structured entertainment content for the audience. The Spectrum channel is supported on devices such as Apple TV, Roku, Amazon fire stick, etc. At present, the channel is focusing on broadcasting the latest movies and shows that have got huge accolades. Download the Spectrum app on Roku and enjoy streaming the on-demand shows. will give you more information on system update and channel activation step. 

Spectrum was one of the first cable companies to realize that cord-cutting was going to be big and wanted in on the action. First came the TV boxes and then a streaming service. This tutorial is about the streaming service and concerns itself with installing it onto Roku rather than using a set-top box.

Activating Steps: How to Add Spectrum App on Roku

Here are the simple steps to add Spectrum to Roku

Spectrum TV is available as a legit channel on Roku so setting up is a breeze. You will want your Roku connected to the internet of course and will need a Spectrum TV account but the rest is easy.

  1. Open your Roku and navigate to the Channel Store.
  2. Select Spectrum TV and select to Install.
  3. Open the Spectrum TV channel and sign in using your Spectrum TV account.
  4. Agree the licensing terms and use the app.

Now you’re logged in, you can use the Spectrum TV channel as you like. What you see will depend on your subscription but you can browse, search and watch content from the channel the same as you would any other.

The Spectrum TV channel does include a couple of foibles though. I have seen a few users complain that the channel won’t open, or open and then closes again or won’t stream content. If that happens to you, there are a couple of things you can do to fix it.

Spectrum TV App

Start downloading the Spectrum TV app from the store. Wait for the search results and you just need to select the app. Open the app after you connect the device to the network and begin searching your favorite programs. If you are an Android device user, the Google play store will have a compatible app and if you are an iOS device user, you can move to the respective store for the app download.

Resolving the channel activation errors are really important and what you must do is start identifying the error first. The troubleshooting steps always depend upon the type of error that pop up on the device display screen. Get the Spectrum TV subscription and if you want to know more about the guidelines for channel activation note down the contact or the support number from the page. Talk to our customer support team @ +1-844-801-7370 or visit Roku channel guide for more assistance and support.

What Devices Are Compatible for Use with the Spectrum App?

The TV app may be used with many different devices. Some of the compatible products that you may already own include

  • Apple devices such as iPhones and iPads that use iOS 9 or higher
  • Android devices including smartphones and tablets that use Android OS 4.2 or higher
  • The Kindle Fire or Kindle Fire HDX tablets, excluding all 1st-generation Kindles
  • Roku players sticks and TVs, all except for the 1st-generation Roku devices.
  • Samsung Smart TV released 2012 or later
  • Xbox One consoles

When you use the Spectrum app, you will have access to more than 80 channel apps that you can watch anywhere at any time, as long as you have an internet connection. You can catch up on your favorite shows or get the highlights from the big game even if you’re not at home.

The channel apps will ask for your Spectrum login information before you can use them. But once you log in, you can binge-watch or simply pass the time by having access to all the great shows you watch on Spectrum TV.

Some of the channels apps that you will have access to include:

  • AMC
  • Freeform
  • FXNow
  • Hallmark Channel
  • CNN
  • HBO GO
  • Showtime Anytime
  • NBC Golf
  • Cartoon Network
  • The History Channel

And so much more.

Keep in mind that not every channel will be available for live streaming. The channel apps and channels themselves have control over what content is made available for live streaming and what isn’t.

Perhaps one of the best things about the Spectrum TV App is the fact that your kids can also watch anything they want at any time. So, if you have a cranky toddler who wants to watch their favorite cartoons while in the car, now they can.

Got a teen that is going to be totally bored while on vacation? As long as you have a stable internet connection (Wi-Fi Hotspots also work!), they can keep up with all their favorite shows.

The Spectrum TV App offers something for everyone to enjoy. You will never have to miss your favorite show, regardless of how hectic your daily schedule may be. Now you can view TV on your own time, and not the other way around.

How to Add the Spectrum TV App to Different Devices

The Spectrum TV App will work with a variety of devices. Here are the instructions on how to add the app to each type. The Spectrum app for TV may be used with a number of Apple devices. This can include the iPad, iPad Mini, iPhone, and iPod Touch. To work on these devices, they need to be running iOS 9.0 or higher. To find out what version of the software you are running on your Apple device, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

Kindle fire –  The TV app works on Amazon devices such as the Kindle Fire tablet and the new Kindle Fire HDX. All Kindles are capable of using the app, except for any of their first-generation tablets. To confirm if your Kindle is a first-generation or not, go to Settings > Device > About, and confirm that your System Version does not start with a 6. If it does begin with a 6, then it is a first-generation. 


For the Spectrum TV App to work on any Android device, it must be running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean or higher.


The app works on Roku 1, 2, 3, and 4 streaming players as well as Roku Express, Roku Express +, Roku Premiere, Roku Premiere +, the Roku Ultra streaming players or the Roku Streaming Sticks (except for first-generation streaming sticks).

The Spectrum app on Roku works on all versions of Xbox One and on Samsung Smart TVs made between 2012 and 2018.

Error on Spectrum TV Channel

Sometimes Spectrum TV on Roku keeps shutting down or you cannot open it. In such a case, you should remove it and re-add it back again. On the other hand, if the problem persists, you can restart Roku or reset your network. Try switching from the WiFi to the wired connection and then restart the Spectrum TV channel.

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