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Spectrum TV streaming.

Spectrum TV streaming.




Is anyone looking into this? Seems like a good deal at $19.95 a month for 25 channels including local channels. Can't find enough information to make a decision. Really need to know how many TVs can access the same account.

Here is the link.

www.spectrum.com/streamtv.html


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Jim I don't know specifically about what Charter offers but generally it should not matter how many devices you want to use it on. Usually any TV must be a smart TV that supports their app or you need an Xbox or whatever devices they support on each set. It should work on any tablet or phone that their app works on, likely iOS. You may need to have one of their modems too.
It's an internet stream so you need good wifi in the house for it to work.



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Is anyone looking into this? Seems like a good deal at $19.95 a month for 25 channels including local channels. Can't find enough information to make a decision. Really need to know how many TVs can access the same account.

Here is the link.


I looked into this about a year ago. At that time it was $13.95 per month but was very limited. It was not available on the OBX. I was also told they were planning to expand the service at some point but would require their internet service.

After Charter bought Time Warner cable and re-branded themselves Spectrum they have been integrating some of the features into their complete system.

As far as I know they support Roku devices and Samsung smart TV’s.


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I checked it out. They support a number of mobile devices like Apple products and others. They only support Roku, xBox1 and Samsung Smart TV for streaming the service on a TV with an approved modem. Every TV that has any of these supported platforms will stream the service. I did not see any mention of limited devices.

I’m sure there are additional fees and taxes that are not included in the $19.95.

No mention of needing their internet service but I still believe they require it.

So, if you have Spectrum internet service it would only take a small investment to add Roku devices to your existing TV’s. Depending on the number of TV’s you have and based on their $7.00 per month charge for their cableboxes theRoku TV sticks would pay for themselves within a couple of months.


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JimmyZ

i have had more than 5 connections one time.
They all have to be connected to :"hone wifi" that has Spectrum as the internet service provider.
Hope this helps with the above info.


RE: Spectrum TV streaming.




JimmyZ

i have had more than 5 connections one time.
They all have to be connected to :"hone wifi" that has Spectrum as the internet service provider.
Hope this helps with the above info.


Thanks for the information and you confirmed what I thought that you needed Spectrum for you ISP.

I have a couple of questions.

How easy is it to navigate the channels?

We have had numerous complaints from our guests ever since they required settop boxes. Many said they could never get the TV’s to work.

I wonder if it is possible to try it out on a trial basis to see how it works.

Is your service in the OBX or at home?


RE: Spectrum TV streaming.




Is anyone looking into this? Seems like a good deal at $19.95 a month for 25 channels including local channels. Can't find enough information to make a decision. Really need to know how many TVs can access the same account.

Here is the link.


I looked into this about a year ago. At that time it was $13.95 per month but was very limited. It was not available on the OBX. I was also told they were planning to expand the service at some point but would require their internet service.

After Charter bought Time Warner cable and re-branded themselves Spectrum they have been integrating some of the features into their complete system.

As far as I know they support Roku devices and Samsung smart TV’s.



According to their site it is available on the OBX and the local stations for Southern Shores are in the Norfolk area. They are one of the few that offers local stations.



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JimmyZ

i have had more than 5 connections one time.
They all have to be connected to :"hone wifi" that has Spectrum as the internet service provider.
Hope this helps with the above info.


Thanks. That is one of the most important questions that I could not get answered. You cannot find enough detailed information on what it does and there is not a place to ask questions. I did a chat and they kept trying to get me to sign up instead of answering my questions. Very frustrating.





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I looked into this a little further. Cost for their internet service is $39.95 per month plus taxes and fees. They discount it by $10 if you bundle it with their cable TV service but I don’t think this discount would apply if you only sign up for their streaming service.

We currently have their silver package that includes HBO, Showtime and Cinemax for $117.00 per month with six cable boxes. However this drops down to $18.50 plus tax and fees with their seasonal plan that provides about 25 channels and two cable boxes at no additional charge. In 2018 we go off the seasonal plan from June 1 until September 1 and then go back onto the seasonal plan for the next nine months.

So I don’t think making a change would be worth it but I plan to check it out the next time I’m down. I’ll go to the Spectrum location in SS and talk to them about it.


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Hi,
We just bought our house in Waves and went through all of the info we could find on Spectrum. They told us that we needed to have at least one cable box on our account to use the streaming service. So, we put that box in the main living area and put a Roku Express ($25 each, one time cost) in each of the five bedrooms. Much cheaper than monthly rental fees per box. Roku does come with the Spectrum app and last weekend I tested all five streaming at once on different channels with no problems. You do need to be on the Spectrum WIFI to use the app.
If you get Roku, you will need to sign up for one of their accounts. If you have renters, like we do, make sure that you use the option to not sumbit a credit card. There are some services on Roku that cost extra fees, but with not credit card on file they can't be used.


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JimmyZ

I think that Roku is easier to navigate than the spectrum box remote. It also has fewer buttons.
My service is at home, sorry. Would like to see if it will works at another spectrum location.
It will not work if it is not spectrum service. I tried at my daughters house near the coast, but could not watch "my" channels at her house. I don't remeber who she uses. All other services accessed with the Roku worked fine - you tube, Netflix, amazon prime movies, etc.
One other note - you only have acces to the channels with the app that the spectrum box receives.


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JimmyZ

I think that Roku is easier to navigate than the spectrum box remote. It also has fewer buttons.
My service is at home, sorry. Would like to see if it will works at another spectrum location.
It will not work if it is not spectrum service. I tried at my daughters house near the coast, but could not watch "my" channels at her house. I don't remeber who she uses. All other services accessed with the Roku worked fine - you tube, Netflix, amazon prime movies, etc.
One other note - you only have acces to the channels with the app that the spectrum box receives.
I have Spectrum cable and 7 Rokus in a large house. I pay for the one box and can access their programming thru the rokus in the other rooms. I don't pay any fees to use them for Spectrum but the cable , internet and phone package is not cheap in NYC where I am. I do have the fastest internet which is 300 though and makes up a chunk of the cost. The Rokus work well with the system. I cannot access unless I am in my home. Spectrum that is. It won't work anywhere else.


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According to their website a cable box is not needed only Spectrum Internet and the streaming service. They also mention that you can access the service anywhere on your mobile devices not just in your home. You do not get any network channels outside of your home.

I have the Spectrum TV app on my iPad mini 2 and get all the channels I subscribe to with the exception of the major networks and a few others. I get HBO, Showtime, Cinemax and others on the iPad and also on my Sony TV that has Amazon Fire TV installed.

The last time I was in the Spectrum store in SS I was told that you can get every channel including the major networks anywhere with the Spectrum app but I have found that was not true but the person in the store insisted that she was correct.


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So this is not like Directnow or Sling limiting you to one or two streams at a time? Seems to good to be true.


RE: Spectrum TV streaming.




So this is not like Directnow or Sling limiting you to one or two streams at a time? Seems to good to be true.


No, according to the Spectrum website every compatible device can stream at the same time. They even give you a free modem if you sign up for their internet service.

BTW: Is it true that if you connect a Roku device to your existing TV that you can eliminate the cable box?




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Yes, according to the lady I spoke with at SS office you have to maintain one cable box, but all other sets can run off a streaming device, such as Roku. Also, most of the Rokus only have an HDMI connection on them, so if you are hooking up to an antique TV, you're kinda outta luck.


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Yes, according to the lady I spoke with at SS office you have to maintain one cable box, but all other sets can run off a streaming device, such as Roku. Also, most of the Rokus only have an HDMI connection on them, so if you are hooking up to an antique TV, you're kinda outta luck.


Roku recently introduced the Roku Express+ which connects using the red/white/yellow composite A/V ports or HDMI. It will work with older TVs. At $40 it would quickly pay for itself if you are currently using a digital converter box from the cable company.

www.roku.com/products/roku-express-plus


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Yes, according to the lady I spoke with at SS office you have to maintain one cable box, but all other sets can run off a streaming device, such as Roku. Also, most of the Rokus only have an HDMI connection on them, so if you are hooking up to an antique TV, you're kinda outta luck.


They told me the same thing. A friend of mine is giving me a Roku stick so I’ll try that out. If it works I’ll pick up one for each of the other TV. They all have HDMI ports.

Sure would be nice to save the $35.00 per month for five boxes.




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CC please keep us updated. If this works it could be a game changer.