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What is Spectrum TV?

The Spectrum TV App lets you watch your favorite programming right from your Xumo device.


Take the Spectrum TV app Feature Tour:

  1. Open your Spectrum TV App.
    Your Spectrum WiFi should automatically log you in. If your home WiFi is unavailable or you are prompted to login, login manually by entering your Spectrum credentials.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Select Tips.
  4. Select Tips again.
  5. Swipe through the feature screens for more info and instruction.



How do I set up a Startup Channel in the Spectrum TV app?

You can choose a channel you want to play automatically each time you sign in to the Spectrum TV App.


To set your startup channel:

  1. Sign in to the Spectrum TV App.
  2. Select the Settings tab.
  3. Select Preferences.
  4. Choose Startup Channel and then Manage Startup Channel. Make sure Startup Channel is toggled ON.
  5. Select a startup channel from your list of Favorites, or from the channel lineup. Your changes will take effect when you quit and relaunch the Spectrum TV App.


Note: If Startup Channel is toggled OFF, you'll continue to see the last channel you were watching when you reopen the app.


You'll need to set your startup channel on each new device. You can change your preferences at any time by following the steps above.


How do I watch Live TV in the Spectrum TV app?

  1. Select Live TV at the top of your screen.
  2. To view in full screen, tap on the video.


Note :

  • If you don’t see a program listed in Live TV, it’s either currently unavailable or may not be included in your Spectrum TV subscription.
  • Closed Captioning (CC): Tap the (CC) icon on the screen to activate.
  • Secondary Audio program (SAP): Tap the SAP icon on the screen to activate.


How do I add TV Shows to my Favorites List in the Spectrum TV app?

  1. Select a program from the Guide.
  2. Select Add to Favorites.
  3. Go to the main Guide screen and select the down arrow icon (top right corner).
  4. You can filter channels to view the ones from your favorites.


How do I watch On Demand Movies and TV Shows in the Spectrum TV app?

  1. Select the On Demand icon at the top of your screen.
  2. Choose from Featured, TV, Movies, Kids or Networks toward the top.
  3. Select a program from the list to watch.


Your On Demand dashboard will feature custom recommendations based on your preferences and viewing history. The more content you watch, the more personalized your list will be.


How do I update Spectrum TV Parental Controls in the Spectrum TV app?

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select Parental Controls.
  3. Select the toggle button for Parental Controls. You can filter programs by channel or rating.


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