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Several cable TV providers in the country let users choose the language for broadcasted channels. Most providers broadcast mainly in two languages: English and Spanish. As far as Spectrum cable TV is concerned, it offers multiple language options, including Chinese, Spanish, German, Italian and Filipino. Generally, Spectrum airs its channels in English language. If you wish to watch another language, then you have to tweak settings.
If you have kids or pets at home, it is likely your TV settings change frequently because once the remote gets in their hands, they press randomly and before you know it, something goes wrong with your TV settings. Sometimes we also keep our remotes on sofa chairs and accidentally press on a button and tweak settings ourselves.
It is very likely that something of this sort also happened and your Spectrum channels switched language. This explains a lot why some of your Spectrum channels are in Spanish. If you don’t think that this happened, it is possible there are some issues from the provider’s end. To resolve that, you can contact Spectrum without hesitating.
After you have identified what switched languages on your cable TV, it is time to troubleshoot. Don’t let your Spectrum TV plan go to waste by letting it air in the Spanish language. You do not need any tech-skills or professional assistance to solve the issue. Here is what you can do to change the languages back to English:
The SAP Button
SAP or Secondary Audio Programming is a very common feature that you will find in all cable TVs. You will not have this feature if you are using a set-top box.
SAP is designed for people who don’t speak English as it changes the language of programs that originally aired in a different language. For example, TNT on Spectrum is aired in English, but with SAP, you can select and switch it to the Spanish language.
Here is how you can change settings on SAP:
To disable SAP feature:
Please note that the options and their locations on every TV set can differ slightly. If your TV set does not have the aforementioned structure, you can use the instructional manual that came along with it or contact manufacturer’s support team.
If you are using a set-top box instead of a cable TV connection, it is likely that you will have to disable DVR or descriptive video service feature. You will find this option in Settings > Accessibility > DVS.
Last Resort — Spectrum Sales Support
Sometimes, the issue can be completely and the reason might differ for everyone. If you have just subscribed, it is possible that you have accidentally subscribed to Spectrum Latino plans. To verify this and inquire about the actual root cause, you should head over to Spectrum packages and look for your voice of package..
You don’t have to subscribe to a Latino plan with Spectrum Cable TV to have English channels broadcasting in Spanish. All you need is a SAP feature that can allow you to switch the language settings. Here is a list of some popular English-native channels that also broadcast their programs in Espanol for their Latino audience. You can enjoy these Spectrum Spanish channels by enabling SAP.
Spectrum Spanish Channels
Even with the best cable TV providers, some mishaps are bound to happen. These incidents can either be on a provider’s end or yours. However, there is nothing that you can’t solve without a little tweaks and changes here and there. We have put forth a thorough guide on how to change your channels from Spanish to English on Spectrum cable TV. Hopefully, this will help you out.
Use the SAP button. SAP or Secondary Audio Programming is commonly found on all cable TV boxes.
By enabling SAP, you can watch CBS, ESPN, ABC, FOX, Nickelodeon, Univision, Paramount and many more channels in Spanish. Check out Spectrum’s Spanish channel lineup for more information.
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