STAMFORD, Connecticut – To combat cord-cutting, Spectrum has recently introduced its own version of the concept.
This a la carte-esque service, the Spectrum TV Choice, offers a customizable, low-cost cable TV package to Spectrum’s viewers, containing 10 channels of their choice from 65 different networks.
These channels include popular names such as Nickelodeon, Animal Planet, and Telemundo, as well as mainstream media channels such as CNN, BBC, and MSNBC.
This service comes without the need for a cable box or separate contracts or agreements. It should be noted, however, that the Spectrum TV Choice service is available only to Spectrum Internet customers at this time.
Spectrum Internet customers will be able to avail of Spectrum TV Choice for 24-month subscription periods, starting at $24.99 per month. To raise interest, Spectrum offers a 7-day free trial of the service.
To sign up for the service, Spectrum Internet subscribers can go to spectrumtv.com and be able to watch online immediately after signup.
Spectrum TV Choice is also available on the Spectrum TV app for Android, iOS, and Amazon, as well as Samsung Smart TV, Xbox One, and Roku.
However, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox One, and Roku users would need a Charter-authorized modem to access the service.
Apart from the choice of 10 channels, users can stream local broadcast TV for no additional cost. Channels like HBO, Showtime, Starz, and the Movie Channel are included in a separate package called the Spectrum Premium Pack, which Spectrum TV Choice subscribers can add to their current plan, for $15/month.
Many critics have expressed displeasure at the incomplete content, lack of DVR features, and subpar video quality compared to other streaming sites, however.
Whether you’re a Spectrum subscriber or merely an observer, be sure to share what you think about Spectrum’s answer to cord-cutting in the comments.