How to add the Spectrum app to Roku: A guide

Follow these steps to get the Spectrum TV app onto your Roku device

How to add the Spectrum app to Roku
The Spectrum TV app is available for Roku and most smartphones and tablets

The Spectrum TV app offers something that even the most popular streaming services miss out on  – Live TV.

Apart from the usual on-demand content, using the Spectrum TV app, you can catch live sports or watch live news, and it offers a user-friendly interface that lets you personalize and save content to your watchlist.

The Spectrum app is compatible with the Roku platform and it takes less than a minute to download from the Roku channel store. Once downloaded, the Spectrum app installs automatically onto your Roku device. Then, all you have to do is sign in to your Spectrum TV account, and sit back to enjoy the show.

In this article, we will list instructions on how to add the Spectrum app to your Roku TV or streaming player. You will find plenty of useful information regarding the Spectrum app as well.

How to add the Spectrum app to Roku: Prerequisites

  • To use the Spectrum app on your Roku device, you need to first create a Spectrum account  – that means you are already paying for a Spectrum TV subscription. Head over to Spectrum’s website using your phone or computer web browser. Create a username by signing up for an account. Done? Great! You are halfway there.
  • Next, you will need a Roku device such as a Roku TV or streaming player, to host your Spectrum app.
  • The Spectrum app is available for all Roku devices; however, Spectrum recommends Roku 3 or later versions for the best results.
  • You will need your Roku device to be connected to the internet.

Once you have these pre-requisites ready, you need to add the Spectrum TV App to your Roku device.

How to add the Spectrum app to Roku: The steps

Roku offers an intuitive interface that does most of the work for you. A few simple inputs from you, and the Roku platform takes over and gets the job done.

If you are using a Roku device for the first time, you have to head over to to register the device and create a Roku account.

Signing up for a Roku account is a seamless process and the on-screen instructions guide you through to completion within minutes. Once you have completed this, you are ready to add the Spectrum app to your suite of apps.

Now, all you have to do is follow these steps using the Roku TV remote.
How to add Spectrum app to Roku

Step 1: Press the Home button. You should then see a list of options on the left panel of your screen.

Step 2: Press the Down Arrow and select the Roku Channel Store.

Step 3: Using the Search Bar or Voice Command, search for the Spectrum TV app.

Step 4: Once you find the app, click on Add Channel to start the download. Your Roku device will complete the download and installation process from here. The Spectrum app should now be visible on the home screen.

Step 5: Press the Home button to scroll down and open the Spectrum TV app.

Step 6: When prompted, enter your Spectrum Account Credentials using the on-screen keyboard and follow the instructions.

Note: The app will automatically login if you use Spectrum as your Internet Service Provider (ISP). For other ISPs, you only need to provide your login credentials once during the initial setup.

Step 7: Finally, click on the Accept button for committing to the License Agreement.

And Presto! Your Spectrum app is ready to use with its library of 30,000+ on-demand tv shows and movies. Not to forget the added benefit of live TV that comes with your Spectrum TV subscription.

How to position the Spectrum app on the Roku home screen

Great job! on installing the Spectrum App on your Roku TV. But you may feel irritated at having to scroll down endlessly on the home screen to open the app. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Here is a quick fix to this annoying problem by using the Roku TV remote.

Step 1: Press the Home button and scroll down to highlight the Spectrum app icon on the list. Remember, not to click on the app as it would open it.

Step 2: Once highlighted, press the ‘*’ button on the remote to open the options window.

Step 3: Now, select ‘Move Channel’ from the list. You will notice arrows appearing on each of the corners of the Spectrum TV app icon. These indicate the direction in which you can move the Spectrum app icon.

Step 4: Using the arrow keys move the Spectrum TV app icon to the desired location.

Step 5: Press the OK button on your remote to lock its position.

Note: On the off chance that you don’t like the Spectrum app, you may want to remove it. That is just as easy. Follow the first two steps of this section and in the third step, select the Remove Channel option. Confirm your selection and the Roku TV uninstalls the app from your device.

Is the Spectrum TV app free?

The Spectrum TV app is free to use – if you’re paying for a Spectrum TV subscription which costs $49.99+ per month.

Is the Spectrum TV app worth it?

The Spectrum TV app
The Spectrum TV app

Like everything else, the Spectrum TV app has its pros and cons.

Apart from the live TV option, the Spectrum TV app does not offer much in terms of exclusive content in the way that Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Paramount+, and Amazon Prime all do.

Nevertheless, when it comes to the pros, the list is long. First up, the Spectrum TV channel allows you to view live sports as well as news channels. It also offers a ton of on-demand content. Users also get a Parental Controls feature to block out content that is not suitable for kids. And finally, with the 30,000+ choices in video programming, regardless of the lack of exclusive content, you will likely never run out of things to watch.

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