Spectrum subscribers have the option of enjoying cable TV in HD without any contract or a cable box. Given the exclusivity of the subscription service, can Spectrum TV select match other similar services?
Spectacular live TV
Spectrum TV Select is the entry-level package from the company that gives you more than 125 HD channels. Premium channels such as HBO and Starz can be added for $7.50 each a month. You also have the option to get all of these channels for $15 a month.
Subscribers also receive various on-demand shows from popular channels such as ABC. You even have a list of movies you can watch at any time.
You can watch all of your Spectrum TV content through their app. This lets you catch your shows on your living room TV via an Android or Apple TV device. Spectrum service is also available through your computer browser and other devices.
While the service is great at home, the Spectrum TV app for mobile devices is not that much due to many limitations. This includes capped FPS of 30 instead of 60, which lowers the aesthetic of live shows such as news or sports. In addition, most of the live channels are not available on the mobile app.
No early disconnection charges
What is interesting to note is the absence of any contract. Unlike other services that have a one to two-year lockdown period, you will not be forced to pay for termination charges if you decide to cut your subscription early.
Where can you run this program?
Spectrum TV App can run on Android devices running 5.0 or later as well as iOS devices on 10.0 or later.
Is there a better alternative?
When it comes to no-contract Live TV, Sling is a good option to consider. Their entry-level package is cheaper than Spectrum TV but only offer more than 25 channels.
Spectrum TV select has some decent channels like Fox News, AMC, and ESPN. Most shows can stream at 720P to 1080P. The no-contract offer is also a big plus from the service. You have no termination fee to worry about if you want to get live TV stream for just a few months. Of course, the service has its limits. This includes the lack of its live channels on the mobile app, which removes the reason to cut the cable cord. You also have to pay to get a DVR that pales in comparison with other devices. DirectTV offers their Genie DVR for free with any package and the device can record up to 200 hours of HD content.
Should you download it?
No, even if you are a Spectrum Internet subscriber, you can find better Live TV services with cheaper rates, more niche channels, and DVR devices.