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Explore the Spectrum TV App for Apple TV

Julia_R Posts: 4,661 Contributor

Spectrum TV subscribers can watch their favorite live and on demand content using the Spectrum TV app on Apple TV.


Sign In

Connect to your in-home Spectrum WiFi to automatically sign in to your Spectrum TV on Apple TV . If you’re prompted to sign in, use your Spectrum username and password.

Live TV and Guide

  • Programming Info: Swipe down once on the Touch pad to view information on the show you’re currently watching as well as additional options, like subtitles, closed captioning, chapters and speaker settings.
  • Guide: Swipe up twice on the Touch pad while watching Live TV to view the Guide. Learn moreabout using your Apple TV remote.
  • Recently Watched: While watching Live TV, view Recently Watched channels and On Demand by swiping up once on the Touch pad remote.

On Demand TV Shows and Movies

  1. Navigate to Browse from the Main Menu.
  2. Swipe down to browse Movies and TV Shows available On Demand.
  3. Select TV Shows, Movies, Kids or Networks to see additional content in each category.
  4. Select the Play/Pause icon when focused on a title to instantly start watching an on-demand movie or TV show.
  5. Select the Touch pad when focused on a title to see more details.

My Library

  • See your recently watched channels or On Demand content.
  • Find the content you've added to your Watchlist.

Spectrum TV app on Apple TV displaying available programming in My Library.


Search for your favorite title, actor, network or sports team by navigating to Search from the Main Menu.

Swipe down into the Search page to enter your search term.

  1. Select a Title or Actor to see more details.
  2. Choose a network to tune directly to the network and start live streaming.
  3. Select a sports team to see upcoming events.

You can also search using Dictation (if you turned on Siri during setup)

  1. Swipe down in to the Search page.
  2. Press and hold the microphone button on your remote and say your search term.

Favorite Channels

  • Add a favorite: Navigate to the Guide and swipe into the network cell and select the Touch pad to favorite a channel. The heart will be highlighted for that channel.
  • Filter by favorites: Quickly access all your favorite channels. From Guide, select and hold to access the filters page and select Favorites from the filters.
  • Manage favorites: From Settings, select Favorites and then choose Manage Favorites. Select channels to add or remove channel from your favorites.

Spectrum TV app on Apple TV displaying favorite channels.

Parental Controls

To manage parental controls, go to Settings, then select Parental Controls. Here, you can:

  • Block movies by rating.
  • Block TV shows by rating.
  • Block channels.
  • Reset your Parental Controls PIN.

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