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Traditional cable TV connections require a cable box. Spectrum TV service is no different. No matter which TV you are using with your cable TV subscription, you would need to have it connected to a cable TV box. And, while it may seem like a hassle, the value it adds to your viewing experience makes it more than worthwhile.

Spectrum understands the significance of a good cable box, which is why it offers cable box models that are highly compatible with its system. This is why, it would be wise to sign up for Spectrum TV box when subscribing to a Spectrum TV package. You must, however, pay an additional monthly fee for Spectrum TV box.

In all honesty, this can be rather expensive for bigger households with multiple TV sets. But, Spectrum has thought about it and evolved in the past couple of years. Catching up fast with changing times, today, Spectrum TV offers you the chance to become a partial cord cutter. In other words, you no longer need cable boxes to watch your favorite shows and movies, eliminating this expense entirely.

In this article, we will be sharing how you can access Spectrum TV without a Spectrum TV box, and how you can sign up for it today. So, without any further delay, let’s get to it!

How to Watch Spectrum TV without a Cable Box

If you don’t want to invest in multiple Spectrum boxes and save yourself some cash, you can always stream live TV. In addition, you don’t have to get third-party streaming apps. You are all covered with the Spectrum TV app.

If you’re subscribed to its cable TV plan, you can download its app and watch TV on your mobile devices from anywhere, as long as you are connected to a reliable internet connection. You won’t have to pay a dime to access what the app has to offer. However, if you’d still want to watch TV on your television set and don’t have a smart TV, you’ll need some things to ensure accessibility.

Here’s what you need to stream TV over the Spectrum TV app:

Spectrum TV app

With Spectrum TV app, you can stream channels live on your TV.

Spectrum TV package

Without signing up for a package, you can’t access the Spectrum TV app.

Spectrum Internet

You can only use the app over Spectrum Internet.

Streaming device

Streaming on your TV is not possible if you don’t have smart TV connected to the internet. You can go around this by using a Spectrum TV app compatible streaming device.

Which Streaming Device Should You Use?

First off, let’s understand what a streaming device is. A streaming device connects your TV or home theater system to the internet and displays whatever you stream on TV. Smart TVs have a built-in streaming device, so you don’t need to buy it separately. Whereas, for non-smart TVs, you can get a separate streaming device that allows you to access the various streaming platforms.

With that said, let’s take a look at which streaming device is compatible with Spectrum TV app. There are a number of streaming devices to choose from, which makes it all the more confusing. But, don’t worry, because we’ve compiled a list of devices you can use:

How to Install Spectrum TV App on Roku?

If you have a Roku device, setting up the Spectrum app is a breeze. It not only allows you to stream live content on your TV but also lets you access On Demand channels and premium add-ons if you have subscribed to them.

Moreover, if you were to pair it with a high-speed Spectrum Internet plan, you’ll have a much more seamless streaming experience. The only thing you need to do is install the app on your Roku device. Here’s how you can go about it:

  • Go to the Roku App Store and search for Spectrum TV App
  • Once you find it, click on Install
  • Once the downloading process is complete, open the app and enter your credentials

Your Roku device should be ready to stream now. Now, if you have a new Roku device, you won’t even need to install the app. Just enter your Spectrum account credentials and you’re good to go.

Looking for the best streaming experience? Subscribe to Spectrum Internet today!

How to Install Spectrum TV App on Fire TV Stick?

Amazon is quite finicky when it comes to third-party apps so you won’t find Spectrum TV app on the Amazon app store. That does not mean you can’t use it. When there’s a will, there’s a way and we are here to tell you all about it.

Here is what you’ve got to do:

  • Go to your Fire Stick Settings.
  • Select My Fire TV to set as your device.
  • Search for Developer Options and click on that.
  • You will find an option marked Apps from Unknown Sources, enable it.
  • You will see a warning sign will flash, but that’s nothing you should be worried about.
  • After you do this, you’ll be able to use the third-party Spectrum TV app on your device with ease. Since you can’t download it directly from the app store, you’ll have to go through the extra effort.

That said, there are two ways by which you can get the app. Here are both the methods:

Method 1

The first method is simple. Here’s what you have to do:

  • Go to the Downloader App
  • Plugin the Spectrum TV APK URL to download the file on your device. You can find it here.
  • Next, tap Go
  • The app will start downloading and once you do that, it will appear on the installation screen of the device
  • Open the app to launch it and using your credentials log in

There you go, it’s as simple as it gets.

Method 2

You can also install the app through the ES File Explorer as well. Here’s how you can go about doing it:

  • On the search bar of your Fire TV Stick look up ES Explorer.
  • Once it opens, click on the Downloader option on its home screen.
  • Go to the ‘New’ options and enter the APK URL for the Spectrum TV App. You can find it through various sources online.
  • Next, select the option Download Now.
  • Once the Spectrum TV App is downloaded, the Install option will appear, click on that.
  • Once it is installed, launch the app using the open button at the bottom of the screen and sign in using your credentials.

That’s all you need to do and your Spectrum TV app will be ready for viewing.

How to Get Chromecast to Cast Spectrum TV?

Google Chromecast helps you cast your screens onto your TV sets. However, since Spectrum TV App does not have a casting feature, people get confused on how to use it. To make things easier for you, here are the steps you need to follow to get Chromecast to cast Spectrum TV:

  • Plugin your Chromecast into the HDMI port on your TV.
  • Connect it to the same Wi-Fi network as the smartphone which you wish to cast from.
  • Go to the app stores and download the Google Home app.
  • Launch the app.
  • Click on the option ‘Get Started’ and select the google account you want to link it with.
  • Go to ‘Create a New Home’ and put in the name and connect it to the Wi-Fi network.
  • Simply launch the Spectrum TV on your phone and get streaming.

Whatever you see on your phone screen will now be mirrored on your TV. A word of caution though: everything on your screen will be visible on the TV so make sure all sensitive data is safe and secure before you connect the two.

If you have any further questions, you can always give Spectrum Customer Service a call and they’ll help you sort it all out in no time.

Final Thoughts

Well, there you go!

Now, with Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV Stick, you can watch live TV on your TV set without a Spectrum TV box. It’s worth mentioning that you can always watch it easily on your cellphone and laptop screens as well if you prefer those devices.

So, what do you think? Will you be saying goodbye to the bulky cable boxes, which have remained a permanent fixture on entertainment sets for decades, or will you be going hybrid? Either way, Spectrum TV App will come in handy − and the fact it’s free for Spectrum cable TV subscribers makes the deal even sweeter.

No more cable box rent and what’s more, if you subscribe to a Spectrum bundle with Spectrum Internet or Voice you can enjoy further discounts. It doesn’t get better than this!

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Spectrum have wireless cable boxes?

No, there is no such thing as a Spectrum wireless cable box, but it offers wireless TV service at an affordable price.

Is Spectrum getting rid of cable boxes?

Spectrum is slowly phasing out its cable box and introducing streaming players to offer a more affordable and seamless TV watching experience. You can now enjoy Spectrum cable without box.

Can you have Spectrum service in two different houses?

You can have Spectrum services at more than one address, but both addresses need to have a separate Spectrum account. Each account has to be registered with different username and can only be accessed individually. There will be different bills for each account.

Zion Harris

Zion enjoys writing on a variety of different topics, especially those that involve gaming, and sports. With over 7 years of experience in digital marketing, he keeps up with the changing market trends. Zion specializes in how-to guides, is a technical geek, and routinely writes on Windstream, Mediacom, Cox, AT&T, and MetroNet. He closely works with the content team to ensure that customers get unbiased and fair reviews of all associated services. In his free time, Zion enjoys spending time with his pets, exploring restaurants, and gaming.