How to use Spectrum TV App for Xbox One

The Spectrum TV app for Xbox One allows you to watch Live TV, browse Guide listings and view On Demand content.

Note: You’ll need to wait 24-72 hours before you can use the new username and password that you created through Spectrum.net, to sign in to any TV apps. Programming availability may vary based on your location and TV subscription. The Spectrum TV app will not work internationally.

Xbox One Controller Buttons:

  • Direction Pad or Left Stick: Helps to navigate the app (left, right, up, down).
  • Y button: Opens the Search function.
  • B button: Go back or return to the previous screen.
  • X button: Exit menu or view program details.
  • A button: Press this to make a selection.
    While watching an On Demand program, the A button can display the playback controls.

Menu button: Access the menu options such as Settings or Help.

View button: Opens the Spectrum TV app Main Menu.

How to watch live TV:

Press the View button to view the Spectrum TV main menu.

  • Go to Live TV > Press A > Press A again to view the program filters in the Guide > Press A to choose.
  • Use the Directional Pad or Left Stick to browse available titles in the Guide.
  • Press A to select a program and begin watching.

Tip: Program information will display on the bottom of your screen. Use the Left Stick or Directional Pad to view the Network Schedule or go down to return to channel listings.

How to view your Guide Options:

  • Press the View button > Live TV > Press A.
  • Press up or down on the Directional Pad or Left Stick until you see Guide Options.
  • Use the Left Stick or Directional Pad to select from:
  1. Search: Enter a person’s name, sports program, movie title, etc.
  2. Filters: Manage your program filters.
  3. Favorites: Go to a network > Press A to add or remove it as a Favorite.
  4. Sort: View available programming in order of Channel Number (#) or Network Name.
  5. Settings: Turn Closed Captions and Secondary Audio On or Off and manage your Parental Controls.
  • To exit Press B.

How to access My Library:

  • Press the View button > My Library > Press A.
  • Use the Directional Pad or Left Stick to go to a title.
  • Press A to select the title or X to view additional program details.

To view available programming:

  • Press the View button > On Demand > Press A > TV Shows > Press A.
  • Use the Directional Pad or Left Stick to go through the available programming.
  • Press A to select a series.
  • Use the Directional Pad or Left Stick to view available episodes.
  • Press A to select an episode and begin watching, or choose from:
  1. Watchlist: Save the program to watch later.
  2. Pin to Home: Save the program to the Xbox Home screen for easy access.
  • To view more program details, press X.

Tip: You can press A while watching a program to display program information and playback controls. Highlight the desired function (play, pause, rewind, fast-forward, closed captioning or display mode) and then press A to select.

To view available titles:

  • Press the View button > Movies > Press A.
  • Use the Directional Pad or Left Stick to go through available titles.
  • Press A to select a movie.
  • From the program information screen, select:
  1. Play or Resume to begin watching.
  2. Watchlist: Save the program to watch later.
  3. Pin to Home: Save the program to the Xbox Home screen for easy access.
  • To view additional program details, press X.
  • While watching a program you can press A to display program information and playback controls. Highlight the desired function (play, pause, rewind, fast-forward, closed captioning or display mode) and then press A to select.

To search for titles or programs:

  • Press the View button > Search > Press A.
  • Using the onscreen keyboard, enter a person’s name, sports program, movie title, etc. in the search box. Use the following buttons on your Xbox One controller to edit your search:
  1. X: Backspace.
  2. Y: Clear.
  3. B: Exit search and return to the previous screen.
  • Go to a title using the Left Stick or Directional Pad > Press A.

To access settings:

  • Press the View button > Settings > Press A.
  • Choose from:
  1. Help: View information about the Spectrum TV app.
  2. Sign Out: Exit the Spectrum TV app.
  3. Switch User: Sign in with a different username associated with your Spectrum account.
  4. Closed Captions: Turn this On or Off.
  5. Secondary Audio: Turn this On or Off.
  6. Parental Controls: Block programs on selected networks. Parental controls set through the Spectrum TV app on Xbox One may not apply to other devices.

Source

Spectrum

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