Who says for a satisfying streaming experience, you have to choose streaming companies only. Cable providers like Spectrum have stepped into the arena owing to the ever-increasing streaming obsession letting cord-cutters savor a cable-like experience. Hence, it has rolled out its streaming service called Spectrum TV Essentials in selected markets.
If you are already their Internet customer, you would definitely want to sign up for this service. It brings a fantastic channel lineup and access to a variety of on-demand libraries. Let’s find out what’s in store.
About the Streaming Service
Spectrum TV Essentials is cheaper than the skinny cable bundles. Some even say it’s cheaper than other streaming services. The cable company has made a smart move by cutting out all costly channels. With this streaming service, you get up to 50 channels. You will love it if you don’t care about sports, news, and other live shows. This service costs $15 a month.
What Channels Can You Watch?
In no way are you setting yourself up for disappointment with this TV streaming service. Okay so it doesn’t have sports and news, but it does come with so many other options including lifestyle, kids programming, history, travel, music, movies, and much more. In other words, this streaming service is perfect for those who enjoy downtime on their own. Here is what you are getting:
|Comedy Central||Discovery||Hallmark Channel||Hallmark Drama|
|Hallmark Movies & Mysteries||Lifetime||Lifetime Movie Network||AMC|
|American Heroes Channel||A&E||AXS TV||BET|
|BET Her||BET Jams||BET Soul||BBC America|
|Paramount Network||HDNet Movies||MotorTrend Network||Logo|
|Discovery||Discovery Family||Discovery Life||Teen Nick|
|Food Network||Destination America||HGTV||Cooking Channel|
|History||Nick Jr||Animal Planet||CLEO TV|
|Outdoor Channel||Science Channel||Travel Channel||Nick Music|
|Game Show Network||OWN||Bloomberg||Nicktoons|
|BBC World News||Weather Channel||WEtv|
What are the Compatible Devices?
To watch content on Spectrum TV Essentials, you would need the Spectrum TV app. It’s available for free download on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. It’s missing Fire TV and smart TVs other than Samsung TV, but it still supports a good chunk of popular devices, which include:
- Apple TV
- Samsung TV
Other Streaming Packages by Spectrum
TV Essentials is not the only streaming service by Charter. Cord cutters have two other options as well, which include Spectrum TV Choice and TV stream. Like the TV Essentials package, it’s not widely available. You would have to call customer support for your inquires about these packages and availability in your region.
Spectrum TV Choice
This plan lets you tailor your entertainment bundle. Subscribers get 10 networks of their own choice. If you have always wished for creating a customized plan, this one’s for you. The price is under $25.
Spectrum TV Stream
If you would like some prominent networks, the TV Stream service is ideal for you. This plan also includes local affiliates like CBS, NBC, Fox, ABC, and Spectrum News. You would be getting 25 channels such as Hallmark movies, Freeform, Discovery, Animal Planet, Comedy Central, HGTV, and more. All this is priced under $25 as well.
Stream From Wherever You Want
With your Spectrum TV app, you can take it with you wherever you go. You could literally be streaming a live show on your mobile device out on the road. Having connected to the Internet is mandatory, though.
Navigating the app is really simple. To watch a particular show, search by title or even enter the name of the channel. There is no need to switch between channels. Simply type what you want to watch the content is filtered and presented. It’s quick and fun. Plus, you also get access to thousands of on-demand titles for free. If you are a fan of a particular show, simply add to your favorites.
Spectrum isn’t all about cable. It’s evident that the provider cares about cord-cutters who can afford Spectrum Internet but not the cable. These streaming packages are a good value for money and bring great entertainment.