Charter Spectrum's App for Apple TV Launches

Charter Spectrum's long-promised app for the Apple TV launched today and can now be downloaded via the Apple TV App Store. The app is designed to give Spectrum TV users access to live channels and on demand titles right on the Apple TV.

The app works with the new Zero Sign-on feature, which means Charter Spectrum users will not need to sign in to use it when connected to accompanying Charter Spectrum internet services.

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Apple first promised Zero Sign-on and a new Charter Spectrum app at the 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference. At the time, Apple said the app would debut during 2018, but the feature was ultimately delayed until 2019.

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The Charter Spectrum app only works when connected to a Charter Spectrum internet service, and it does not appear to allow logins when connected to a different third-party internet service.

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Top Rated Comments

kytiger Avatar
47 months ago
It's about time. Unfortunately for Spectrum, I gave up waiting and switched to YouTube TV. Saved me $50/month versus what I was paying for Spectrum and is a better experience.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
awdodson24 Avatar
47 months ago
I guess I can't steal my parents login...
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iMi Avatar
47 months ago
Can someone please send a telegram to Comcast asking them to join the 21st century and do the same?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JWort93 Avatar
47 months ago
Just did some testing with it, and TBH it's a pretty garbage app. All channels except premium channels run at 720 30fps with an average bitrate of 3.5mbps and tinny 96kbps stereo audio, even sports channels, which don't look good at all. The only exception to that is premium channels like HBO and Showtime which stream at 720p 60fps with 5.3mbps average bitrate, still the same garbage 96kbps stereo audio though. Even on demand content runs at 720p max. Scrolling in the guide is really laggy and weird as well. And to top it all off, it seems to be doing some weird HDCP re-auth every time you load the guide or one of the different main menu tabs, which can cause a short black screen with some equipment. The only real nice thing about it is the zero sign-on works really well.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rwilliams Avatar
47 months ago
I was thinking that too. Would someone else’s login work if you both had Spectrum though?
If you had Spectrum internet, I would think it will work. But I wonder if they’re also checking for specific cable modems that are tied to your internet account to prevent something like this.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
PG(Austin) Avatar
47 months ago
"The app works with the new Zero Sign-on feature, which means Charter Spectrum users will not need to sign in to use it when connected to accompanying Charter Spectrum internet services."

"The Charter Spectrum app only works when connected to a Charter Spectrum internet service, and it does not appear to allow logins when connected to a different third-party internet service."

Then why have a log in screen?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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