Spectrum is offering a new live TV streaming service to its customers, and it's basically a much cheaper version of a cable package.
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The streaming service is called Spectrum TV Essentials, and it's priced at $14.99 a month. It features 63 channels that you'd have access to with the company's standard cable subscription, but at a much lower cost.
The new program doesn't offer premium channels like HBO or Showtime, but it does make things convenient by being accessible through the Spectrum TV app on iOS and Android, as well as on Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TV, and on desktop.
"Spectrum TV Essentials is an OTT offering designed to provide Spectrum Internet-only customers a new low-price, high-value video option," said Tom Rutledge, Charter Chairman and CEO. "As we began to assemble the rights for this new video service, we received great enthusiasm and encouragement from these key programming partners, who share our view and embrace creating an innovative video offering we believe will resonate with our internet customers."
Here are the included channels:
A&E, AMC, American Heroes Channel, Animal Planet, AXS TV, BBC America, BBC World News, BET, BET Her, BET Jams, BET Soul, Bloomberg, Cheddar, CLEO TV, CMT, CMT Music, Comedy Central, Cooking Channel, Destination America, Discovery, Discovery Family, Discovery Life, DIY, Food Network, FYI, Game Show Network, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Drama, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, HDNet Movies, HGTV, HISTORY, IFC, Investigation Discovery, Lifetime, Lifetime Movie Network, Logo, MotorTrend Network, MTV, MTV2, MTV Classic, MTV Live, MTVU, NewsmaxTV, Newsy, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Nick Music, NickToons, Outdoor Channel, OWN, Paramount Network, Science Channel, Sundance TV, Teen Nick, TLC, Travel Channel, TV Land, VH1, Viceland, The Weather Channel, and WEtv.
It's possible the price of $14.99 will eventually increase, but the company doesn't offer any information as to when that'll happen.