Review of Spectrum TV Choice Package and Channel Lineup
Cord-cutting is on the rise. To cater to the issue, Spectrum offers its customers a choice to choose the channels that they wish to with Spectrum TV Choice package. You can compare this with a customized menu where you get to order whatever it is that you feel like having.
Understanding the Spectrum TV Choice Package
Spectrum introduced this package keeping in view the fact that the majority is shifting towards cord-cutting. However, this service has its pros and cons. The good thing about the package is that there is no need for you to subscribe to channels that you do not watch. Which means that you pay a subscription fee for only the channels that you watch. You get the live and local channels apart from a choice of ten channels that you select from a list of many. Together these channels make up your package.
Unlike other Spectrum Cable packages where you pay for all the channels regardless of you watching them or not, the TV Choice Package only asks of you to pay for the ones you most frequently watch. You do not get involved in any contracts. There is also no need for you to purchase a cable box.
You can select your own devices to view the channels on TV. This includes Smart TVs as well.
Spectrum TV Choice Channels List
If you opt for the TV Choice package, you will be able to watch the following channels:
- ABC, NBC, and CBC as the major broadcast networks.
- News 1 Channel by Spectrum to stay updated.
- If in your location, you will also be able to watch digital subnetworks – MeTV and Bounce.
- Music Choice channels are a part of Spectrum TV Choice channels list as well.
- Premium channels including The Movie Channel, Starz, and HBO.
- Shopping channels including HSN and QVC.
- Educational as well as public access channels.
- Your choice of 10 channels from a list of 77 channels.
- You will get access to limited On-Demand channels on the app
Here’s a complete list of the channels for your information. Choose the ones you like to add to your Spectrum TV Choice channel lineup.
|BBC World News||News||362|
|BeIN SPORTS Español||Latino||836|
|CNN en Español||Latino||807|
|Discovery en Español||Latino||809|
|El Rey Network||Latino||841|
|FOX Business Network||News||353|
|FOX News Channel||News||63|
|FOX Sports 1||Sports||25|
|FX Movie Channel||Entertainment||84|
|Hallmark Movies & Mysteries||Entertainment||69|
|NBC Sports Network||Sports||59|
|The Weather Channel||News||15|
The given channel lineup is based on national estimates. It may vary by location.
The Cost of the Package
You can get the TV Choice package at a reasonable monthly subscription. The provider advertises specific prices for specific packages. However, this price does not include the taxes involved. So, you will need to factor in local, state and federal taxes. Not only this, but Spectrum raises the price of the package after you have subscribed to it for 2 years. You will have to pay an additional monthly charge after two years.
In case, you opt for the DVR, the package cost goes up. This means that you will have to pay an extra monthly rental for each single box. And if you plan to get a multi-room DVR service with two boxes, you will have to bear the extra cost from your package price. After two boxes, you pay less for each additional box.
Have a detailed look at the Spectrum channel guide for the TV Choice package. Though limited, you need to be familiar with the list.
Goodbye, Cable Box
As mentioned above, you do not need a cable box for TV Choice package. But what alternatives can you turn to instead? This is the real question. One of the most popular alternatives is to download the Spectrum TV app and get access to an unlimited amount of channels. You can download the app on any of your devices including Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One and even your tablets.
You also have a choice to watch TV on your computer through Spectrum’s website. However, you will need an Adobe Flash for that. But if you have the Adobe Flash, you can have access to On-Demand videos, add shows to watch list, get a grid-based channel guide, get access to live channels and even have a choice to search for specific programs. Spectrum’s app also integrates with Apple TV or Roku. Thus, providing you with an even better TV watching experience.
Having said this, the choice is yours. If you want to switch from Spectrum Select package and another, you have all the information. That should help you with your decision better.
How do I get Spectrum TV Choice Package?
Log into Spectrum’s website, select the option of ‘add TV’ select the package as your desired option.
Is Spectrum TV Choice a streaming service?
No, it is not.
How to unsubscribe the TV Choice package?
Just call the Customer service number for that purpose.
Does Spectrum TV Choice have a DVR?
No, it does not. But you can purchase it separately.
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