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You may have a great cable plan with a channel lineup to die for, but as great as it may be there will be times when you’ll find yourself wanting to watch shows on the channels you don’t have access to. The grass is always greener on the other side and you’re bound to crave that which you don’t have. So, what do you do?

Well, you can’t change providers every other month, nor is upgrading your plan an option. The former may cost you a lot in early termination fee and the latter in installation charges for the new setup; also upgrading will significantly increase your monthly bill – a consequence which we’re sure you would want to steer clear of. So, do you kill your desires and stay content with what you have? You can, but you shouldn’t have to. With Spectrum service, you can have it all, and that too at a reasonable price.

If you want to watch shows on channels that are not included in your plan, you can opt for Spectrum’s Pay Per View option. It is the perfect solution to your entertainment dilemmas.

What is Pay Per View and How Does it Work?

Spectrum TV allows its customers to watch live events and the latest movies, irrespective of whether or not they have access to the network the program is aired on. So how does that work? Well, using the Pay Per View option you can pick only those Live sporting events or movies that you would love to watch – as the name suggests the PPV option has an additional but one-time charge attached to it.

Love boxing and wrestling? Can’t live without College Sports. But don’t want the higher monthly package charges that progressively deplete your savings account? Just go the Pay Per View route. You can watch WWE, professional and college sports, concerts, or whatever you like at the price you like. Interested in getting to know more? Well, you’re not the only one, just read on and you’ll know all you need to in order to access the entertainment you deserve.

Pay Per View on Spectrum?

The Pay Per View option lets you watch your favorites from among Live events and the latest movies in a way that’s convenient for you. The only tricky part is finding the channel number for Pay Per View. The number varies from state to state so quite understandably it gets confusing. While the Spectrum TV on-screen guide is there to help you out, if you are new to the Spectrum Family it may take a little getting used to the platform. And, if you don’t happen to be too tech-savvy this can pose a problem.

Which Pay Per View Events Can You Watch?

Only if you have watched on-demand content from Spectrum, do you get a clearer idea of what we’re talking about? With Spectrum On Demand, you simply find a show or movie you like in the library, and you can watch it free of cost if the correlating network is included in your subscription. Pay Per View is similar. Except if it’s a live event you’re after, you’ll have to search for the date and time it’ll air on, and request to watch it on a Pay Per View basis. Here are some events you’ll be able to watch this way.


Packed with action to the core, WWE offers intense fights and passionate drama, such that there is never a lack of entertainment. When Brock Lesnar won the title, it was a show to be seen. Fighting the likes of John Cena, Tyson Fury, and Braun, you know it’s close competition - one you simply can’t miss.


For sports fans who can’t live without boxing, this may be your chance to watch it all. You can watch the much-awaited fight by tuning in via Pay Per View when the event airs. You’ll find a list of upcoming events online. So, find the match you’re looking for, check the date and time, and order. The cost will be mentioned right there so you’ll have all the information you need.


While UFC used to be a part of Spectrum Pay Per View, that’s no longer the case. For UFC fans it’s a big letdown, but there are other events available that you can tune into.

How to Order Spectrum Pay Per View

There are multiple ways through which you can order Pay Per View. It might seem like a hassle, but we promise it’s easy.

Order Using Your TV Remote

One of the easiest ways to do so is using your TV remote. Just follow these three easy steps and you’ll be done in no time.

Bear in mind not all events are available in all areas.

Register Your Order with Spectrum Customer Service

If you find it difficult to order PPV using your TV remote, you can simply call Spectrum phone number at 1-855-423-0918 and they’ll guide you through the process. Note, once you place the order, you will be asked for your 4-digit purchase PIN to process the order.

Both methods are easy. But we’d recommend you order using your remote. Why do you ask? Well, in case you miss the show you ordered via PPV you won’t be charged if the order was placed using the remote. If however, it was ordered by phone, you’ll have to pay no matter what.

When to Place Spectrum Pay Per View Order

Wondering by when you should place your order? Well, you must order an hour before the show starts. In case it already has, you can order 30 minutes after the fact. If more time has elapsed, you won’t be able to order.

TV Plans that Offer Pay Per View

If you’re subscribed to the base Spectrum Select TV plan, you can use the Pay Per View service from Spectrum. You may be craving some HBO® or maybe you want more to feed your sports fandom. If you’re subscribed to add-ons, you won’t be likely to crave PPV content.

Is PPV Available in Spanish?

Spectrum offers many plans that are specifically designed for the Hispanic community. And, if you wish to watch Spanish channels through Pay Per View, you can definitely do that. PPV en Español is the Spanish version, which gives you access to everything in Spanish.

The Cons of PPV

With PPV you can watch anything you like at reasonable rates. However, there is a limit on the Pay Per View events you can purchase. For loyal Spectrum customers who have been using the service for at least 6 months and are in good standing, Spectrum is willing to increase the limit. Just call Spectrum sales support and they’ll help you get it done.

Another limitation of PPV is the number of times you can view the movie or event. In the case of a movie, you can watch it as many times as you wish within 24 hours of purchase. As for a live event, however, you can only view it once when it airs. The silver lining is that you can watch the movies and events via multiple receivers without having to pay extra.

So, What’s the Verdict?

With Spectrum, you don’t ever feel that you can’t watch something. With the great Spectrum channel lineup to keep you entertained day in and day out, you’re good to go. If however, you find yourself getting bored or wanting to watch that show everyone is talking about, but it isn’t included in your plan, you can always order it via Pay Per View. It is a great option to have so we’d say, go ahead. Then again if you find yourself ordering the same show and events over and over again, you might want to upgrade your plan. Either way, you win, so go ahead and watch what your heart desires.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I watch the same Pay Per View event on multiple receivers?

Yes, you can watch the same movie, show, or event on multiple receivers without incurring extra charges. However, you may have to order separately through each receiver.

If I missed the PPV program I ordered over the phone, will I be charged?

Yes, you will be charged in this case even if you didn’t watch the show.  

If I missed the PPV program I ordered through the remote, will I be charged?

No, you won’t be charged if you ordered PPV through the remote, and missed it.

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