What I don't understand is why Spectrum does not understand how popular Fire TV's are - they are missing out on a huge market. To ignore Amazon is stupid. Maybe they'll actually look into market share and see they are missing out......
...and Apple TV. It's all about contractual agreements though and Roku has the contract.
How do you know this is a contractual agreement?
Sideloaded the most recent app to my Fire TV Stick and it is not functional. I cannot access most functions, including properly setting up the resolution or even selecting a show to watch (I can see the live video in the guide, but not select it).
There is no excuse for the CSRs to not know this information. The Spectrum TV app is heavily advertised so it's not like it's a niche product that nobody uses.
ok, i spent some time figuring out how to get the Spectrum TV on my firestick AND getting it to work! First, to get it on your firestick, you need to download the app called APPS2FIRE. this will put any app on your phone on your firestick. there is a you tube video that will explain the hows- and yeah it worked! down load it and dowload the SpectrumTV app on to your phone as well- warning- I could not find the APPS2FIRE on my iphone, so i had to use my daughters adroid.
when you bring up the STV app on th fire stick, it shrinks/ stretechs. to get it to come up full screen, pick a channel, then tab up to the search area top right, hit it, watch nothhing come up, then tab back! the LH return/back arrow on your firestick remote --tada full screen!
now, to get the SOUND to work, you will need to either A- link a bluetooth mouse to your Firestick or download the "mouse" ap- another good your tube video- click on muted sound icon in upper Lh of teh screen screen and tada! sound! - i know this is very tedious and its not user friendly, but at least i got it to work for now or until SPECTRUM fixes these issues
it certainly would have been appropriate , professional even, for the sales rep to ask what type of device I use...
None the less, it's quite apparent that Spectrum has no control over the issue.
I'm certainly NOT switching back to ROKU.
So as for me and my house, I will be switching to SlingTV.
To rtcrash2006, the person who had it working recently, does it still work? I side-loaded a recent Spectrum TV APK to my Fire TV, the resolution was very distored but managed to sign in without issue. I needed a mouse to click the "Agree" button which was fine, but once I got to the point where I should have been able to watch TV it gave an error about "Mirroring unavailable" and I had to "disconnect the HDMI from my device" to watch the video. Of course if I was using a phone or tablet then I could watch video on the device itself, but it obviously doesn't understand the Fire TV has no other sceen. Wondering if this was a recent update or there is some other reason your app works?
The specific APK I used had a filename SpectrumTV_v188.8.131.52278.apk
I've done some searches and I'm pretty sure I know the answer, but can anyone update me on the status of the Spectrum TV App with the Amazon Fire Stick? Seems pretty sad I can't watch any shows. I'm seriously getting ready to get rid of Spectrum.