Marking a milestone in its integration of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, Charter Communications has introduced an authenticated in-home and TV Everywhere app that unifies the experience on one platform.
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The new Spectrum TV App now supports legacy Charter customers as well as customers who came on board via Charter’s acquisitions of TWC and BHN.
The new app supports in-home access to 300 live TV channels and 25,000 free and subscription VOD titles on a range of platforms that includes iOS, Android and Kindle Fire mobile devices, Roku players, Xbox One consoles, Samsung smart TVs, and Web browsers (at www.SpectrumTv.com).
The new app also enables live and VOD content with TV Everywhere rights (up to 120 linear TV channels and about 17,000 on-demand titles) for viewing outside the customer’s home.
The new Spectrum TV App supports app includes features found on the older TWC TV and BHTV apps, though BHN subs now get access to the app on TV-connected devices like Roku boxes, Xbox One consoles, and Samsung TVs, along with more channels. The new app also gives legacy Charter customers access to new features and other enhancements (such as VOD and search and discovery capabilities on Roku, and new platforms that include the Xbox One and Samsung Smart TV), along with a doubling of the number of live channels and VOD titles.
The new app, which doubles as a remote control when used on mobile devices, also gives Charter and its subs a consistent look and experience across its sub base.
“We’re very excited to give all our customers a more robust and consistent Spectrum TV App experience,” Rich DiGeronimo, Charter’s EVP of products and strategy, said in a statement. “It combines the best features and functions on a single app, giving customers greater flexibility and more content on a growing number of devices.”
The recent launch of the new Spectrum TV App is another step in the ongoing integration process at Charter.
Charter has completed the rollout of its Spectrum pricing and packaging to about 75% of its legacy TWC and BHN footprint, and expects to complete that for residential customers by the end of March, Tom Rutledge, Charter’s CEO, noted in the company’s Q4 earnings call last month.