If you are new to this, know that you need a Spectrum digital cable box for every TV in your house. That may cost you, however, what many are not aware of is that they can bypass the cable box and still watch cable TV.
Keep reading to learn how.
What does Spectrum Digital Cable Box Offer?
The digital cable box allows subscribers to have the best possible TV watching experience. The picture and sound quality of the channels after installing the box are commendable. Moreover, the digital box allows freeing network capacity. Which means that the subscribers can enjoy faster broadband speeds, more HD quality channels, and On-Demand content.
The subscribers have to select from a range of Spectrum compatible modems to connect with each of their TV sets. The company provides these modems. And for some time after the introduction of the cable box, the subscribers received a free box.
What was becoming a matter of concern for all was the investment in new boxes for each TV set. The good news is that one would now be enough.
Watch Spectrum Cable without Box?
You now have the option to skip the box altogether. Dis did not believe what you read? Well, it’s true. There was a time when you would not get access to even the basic cable TV channels if you did not have the cable box installed. The introduction of the box also meant that you have to pay an extra cost to get access to the most basic cable TV channels.
The subscribers can take a sigh of relief as they can bypass this option. It wouldn’t have been an issue if the boxes were still free (as they once were). But paying an extra 4-5 dollars for each TV set is insane.
BUT if you are smart, you will not waste your money on these boxes. Instead, you will turn to stream. YES. If you are a Spectrum cable subscriber, you will have access to the app for free. Streaming the app provides you with the same channels. And that too, without an additional cost. That is equivalent to you watching TV without cable.
Available Options for Streaming Channels
Apart from the app, you have a couple of other options that will allow you to view the Spectrum cable TV without a box. Amongst the most famous of these options is Roku. If you are already using it, you will be aware that the Spectrum channel is available on Roku. What it does is that it streams all your cable package content live. This includes premium channels, On-Demand channels, and even the local broadcast channels. However, ensure that you have the latest Roku model to avoid glitches. And if you have your Spectrum cable Home Wi-Fi running, you do not have to worry about the connectivity.
Other than that, here is all you need to know about the Roku device.
How to Make the Best Use of Your Roku Device?
Here are a couple of things that you will need to keep in mind if you have or are planning to buy the Roku device.
You will need two remotes to operate your TV if you are to use the Roku device. The streaming stick will require you to use two remotes. Because you won’t be able to turn the TV on and off using the streaming stick. Nor will you be able to adjust the volume using it. This issue does not exist in the latest models. So, for people who will be purchasing their Roku streaming stick for the first time or are planning to change, there’s good news for you all.
At times you can experience Internet outages as well. But that will only happen if your Roku modem or router is old. In that case, you will need to upgrade. Otherwise, you won’t face any Internet outage issues.
How to Install Spectrum App on Roku?
Once you set up your new Roku device (if you are a new user), you will have the Spectrum app downloaded by default. This means that you can ditch the Spectrum digital cable box. In case you do not see it, you can always download it from the Roku app store. Once done, log in to your Spectrum app by using your credentials. And relish watching on the channels that you subscribed to.
Some people subscribe to the triple play package offered by Spectrum customer service that includes Spectrum voice as well which comes at a reasonably affordable price. I would suggest that you go with the triple play deals. They are good value for money.