Pause Live TV Please!

JoelRJoelR Posts: 1
edited January 9 in Spectrum TV App Feedback - Apple Jan 09, 2021

Anyone else unable to pause live TV using the AppleTV app? Seems an odd feature to omit given the rest of the services out there provide. Other than that, experience is pretty solid.


  • karlbeckmankarlbeckman Posts: 2,252 ✭✭✭✭
    Jan 09, 2021

    Pausing a live broacast in progress is not like stopping a DVR and resuming. Just try telling ESPN and the NFL or NBA that you want to halt a game in progress! To do so would require a separate dedicatesd feed for every cable customer. Ain't gonna happen until everyone pays for theiir own cloud-based DVR !

  • steveymacjrsteveymacjr Posts: 35 ✭✭✭✭
    Jan 11, 2021

    I concur! I want to be able to pause live tv as well... All of the other live streaming providers have the ability to pause live tv.. the lack of this feature was the main reason i canceled my Spectrum Tv service(i went with the Apple TV only plan), the other was the $17 charge for locals(ugh)..

    anyway, please add the ability to pause live tv!!!!!

  • HnunesHnunes Posts: 1
    Jan 12, 2021

    I agree! They don't offer regular DVR boxes in our location and we cannot pause and rewind live TV. Furthermore, the chat rep. doesn't seem to understand what I'm asking for when inquiring about pausing and rewinding live TV.


  • flavon_54flavon_54 Posts: 2 ✭✭
    Jan 18, 2021

    That is not true Karl. I’ve had PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV on my Apple TV it was possible to pause live TV then catch back up or go back to watch a scene again Streaming is NOT the same as cable TV.

    This feature should be able to be added to this service for the price we have to pay.

    Considering going back to YouTube TV if this feature is not added soon

  • JVJ83JVJ83 Posts: 14 ✭✭✭
    Jan 18, 2021

    @flavon_54 I agree. Frankly I don't think there is much hope for fixing this or any of the other problems they have - especially on the Roku platform, which I use. (Right now they cannot update the Roku app at all, and it might disappear.)

    One challenge that Spectrum has is that their app is unique to each platform, and each has a completely different look and feel (and often a slightly different feature set). To add features (and fix design problems) they would need to develop and test the software on each platform separately. Compare that to YouTube TV which has exactly the same look and features on every platform (so they probably have a large common code base).

    I'm afraid that Spectrum will never be able to catch up with YTTV and I'll probably be migrating there soon unless a miracle happens on Roku.

  • flavon_54flavon_54 Posts: 2 ✭✭
    Jan 19, 2021

    JVJ, thanks for that information concerning the different platforms. Sounds to me like Spectrum got nervous losing cable customers and just threw together a streaming service to try and keep customers. It shows too!

    Another feature the other services have that Spectrum lacks is PIP. With YouTube TV you could have four different pictures running at the same time.

    I’m really disappointed in this service.

    They don’t care!

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