Set Up SpectrumU on Roku

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SpectrumU can be streamed using a Roku. To watch SpectrumU the Roku must be connected to the HWS-Public network. For help connecting your Roku to the network, see the Setting up a Roku on HWS Public for directions on the right.

Note: The setup will only work if you have a previously downloaded SpectrumU app. The app is currently not available for new roku devices.

1. Go to the Roku Channel Store

2. Download the Spectrum TV app

3. When the Spectrum TV app is opened, it should display the SpectrumU Let's Get Started activation screen
Let's Get Started screen

4. From a computer or smartphone, visit

5. Enter the activation code displayed on the Roku

6. Click Submit
Activation code

7. In the Enter your school domain dialog, enter

8. Click Submit
school domain

9. Once the activation code has been verified, you will be redirected to the HWS login portal; enter your HWS username and password

10. Click Submit

Log in

11. After signing on, you will be redirected back to the activation page

12. The End User License Agreement will be displayed, click Accept


13. After selecting Accept, the Welcome to SpectrumU screen will appear, click Watch TV

Watch TV

After activation, the Spectrum TV app will automatically authenticate the next time it's launched, so you won't need to sign-on again until the authentication token expires in 60 days.

Need additional help? Contact the HWS IT Services Help Desk.

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HWS provides free TV streaming through SpectrumU. Students and employees can access up to 80 TV Channel apps, such as popular entertainment, international, and sports channels (see below) using your HWS credentials. Along with live TV, SpectrumU offers a sizeable on-demand library with previous episodes, full series, and hit movies when you watch on campus. You can also record up to 20 shows and watch them anytime using cloud DVR for on-campus viewing.