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Roku brings Spectrum app back under new agreement with Charter

A long carriage dispute between streaming platform Roku and cable company Charter/Spectrum over distribution of the Spectrum TV app finally ended this week.

In a joint announcement published on Tuesday, the companies said Roku users will once again be able to install and use the Spectrum TV app from Roku’s Channel Store.

The Spectrum TV app allows Charter/Spectrum customers to avoid renting several cable set-top boxes in order to watch live and on-demand television by allowing those subscribers to access the programming they pay for through streaming devices.

Last December, a dispute between Charter/Spectrum and Roku saw the Spectrum TV app removed from Roku’s Channel Store, which prevented new Roku users from downloading and installing the app on their devices. Roku users who had the app installed prior to the dispute didn’t lose access to it, though some users reported occasional login problems as Charter/Spectrum was unable to provide maintenance and support for the app.

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Matthew Keys is a nationally-recognized, award-winning journalist who has covered the business of media, technology, radio and television for more than 10 years. He is the publisher of The Desk and contributes to Know Techie, Digital Content Next and StreamTV Insider. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, the Walt Disney Company, McNaughton Newspapers and Tribune Broadcasting.
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