After an eight-month absence from the Roku channel store, Charter's Spectrum TV app is once again available for download by Spectrum TV cable customers. The app allows Spectrum TV cable subscribers to stream live TV channels and on-demand shows through Roku devices without the need for a separate cable decoder box.
The app was removed in December, with Spectrum stating that despite "best efforts to reach an agreement, Roku has not accepted Spectrum's offer to continue our contract," although users with the app already installed could continue to use it. On Tuesday, however, Roku said in a blog post that users "can now access the Spectrum TV app through your Roku device. You can now stream Spectrum's full lineup of live and on demand content by using your existing Spectrum Internet and Video subscriptions, or by signing up for video services through your Roku device."
Roku and Charter Communications, the No. 2 U.S. cable operator, also issued a joint statement saying that they had reached "a mutually beneficial agreement" and "as a result of the renewal, the Spectrum TV App is now available for download from the Roku channel store. We are pleased to renew our partnership and offer this great streaming experience to our shared customers."