Charter Communications’ Spectrum has launched it’s own cord cutting streaming service.
The service is called Spectrum TV, and according to their website will be only $19.95 and includes over 25 live non news and sport channels, and over 5,000 on demand titles.
For movie buffs, Spectrum will also be offering an add on premium streaming bundle with HBO, SHOWTIME, The Movie Channel, Starz, and StarzEncore for $15 a month (for the first 3 years, and $30 a month in year 4). As of right now it is not completely clear if this add on deal requires a contract, but it looks as if it does not. If you are not looking to bundle, they are offering each premium movie channel for $7.50 a month.
In a departure from most services the news and sports package is offered as an add on instead of weighing down the basic package. You can add their news and sports package with ESPN, Bloomberg News, NBC Sports, HLN, and more for $12 per month.
The app is available on Roku, Google Play, Samsung Smart TV, Amazon devices, Apple App store, & Xbox One.
Some of the fine print from Spectrum:
Subject to change; restrictions apply; valid only for named recipient; availability of offer based on service address and valid to qualified residential customers who have no outstanding obligation to Charter. *Spectrum Premium Pack price is $15/mo. for years 1-3; $30/mo. for year 4; standard rates apply after year 4. Individual premium channel pricing is $7.50/mo. each for years 1-3; standard rates apply after year 3. Taxes, fees and surcharges extra. For 30-Day Money-Back Guarantee, visit Spectrum.com/guarantee. Channel availability based on level of service. Additional equipment may be required to access PEG channels. Account credentials may be required to stream some TV content online. Apps are free with corresponding level of service. Must subscribe to HBO® and SHOWTIME® to receive their online service and apps. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. †Spectrum News channel available in select markets. Restrictions apply. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Preliminary info seems to indicate this will be offered only in Spectrum’s current markets, and to existing Spectrum broadband customers, but that has not been confirmed at this time.
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