Trying to figure out how to watch recorded shows on Spectrum? Well, you’re not alone and in this post, we’ll describe how to watch your recorded shows and avoid all the obstacles that may occur on your way.
To review the pre-recorded content on your Spectrum you need to press the MENU button and go to My Library. From there you only need to select which recording you would like to review and press OK to select and watch the content.
If you were unable to review your recorded shows with the simplified explanation above, next we’re about to break the approach into a step-by-step guide.
Some users share that they are unable to locate or watch their Spectrum recordings so let’s find out the proper way of doing so.
Here we will review how to access My DVR and review your recordings, and later how to do the same using the TV application.
First, we’re going to start with the local DVR recordings. If you didn’t know your receiver has a local hard drive on which you can store saved recordings, and watch or manage them later.
To watch your DVR recordings on Spectrum follow the steps below:
- Make sure that your Spectrum receiver is working.
- Press the Menu button on your remote to access My Library.
- On the left, the most recent of your recordings should appear.
- Use the Arrow buttons to highlight a recording.
- Press the OK button to watch the recording.
Note: To see ALL of your recordings you can either press the DVR button on your remote or choose the on-screen Go To My DVR.
Don’t forget that at the DVR screen you can Sort, Watch, Edit, and Align your recordings.
In addition, you are also allowed to check your storage, inspect the saving progress of a recording, and many more helpful features.
To watch recordings on your Spectrum application you would need to have it downloaded first.
This service is also referred to as Could Recordings as it allows you to review your DVR recordings regardless if your using Android, iOS, Roku, or Samsung TVs.
Here is how to watch receded shows on the Spectrum app:
- Open the application and access the DVR option.
- Next, locate and select My Recordings.
- Choose a recording that you would like to watch.
- Press Play to start the content.
Note: For Roku and Apple TV, you can access your recording by going to My Library and then Recordings.
Even if for your smart TV the labelings are different, all you need to do is to find the corresponding option to lead you into your recordings.
There is another alternative to watch your Spectrum recordings, again using the cloud service but remotely through almost ANY smart device. That includes your smartphone, tablet, or even through the web.
Here is how to access your recordings remotely:
- Download the Spectrum TV application from the App Store.
- Open the spectrum app and log in to your Spectrum account.
- Go to DVR > My recordings.
- Press the Play button to start any of your recordings.
It is important to note that the device you’re using should be connected to the internet so you can access the (cDVR or cDVR Pus).
Note: The Spectrum application requires Around 5.0 or higher as well as iOS 12.0 or higher for Apple devices.
The last way of watching recorded shows on spectrum app would be to use a PC or almost any device that has access to a web browser. Again, you would need a reliable internet connection to access your DVR recordings.
Here is how to watch your Spectrum recordings through the web:
- Open your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge).
- Go to Spectrum TV website.
- Log in to your Spectrum account.
- Go to My Library and choose My recordings.
- Click on any recording to start watching it.
This is how to watch Spectrum recordings using the web and if none of the methods worked for you then maybe you’re missing something.
The general requirements that you need to review your recordings are Spectrum Internet, Spectrum TV service, and account registration.
If you’re having trouble make sure to check on the above-described requirements and the last option contact Spectrum customer service for additional help.
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To watch your recorded Spectrum shows you can access your local DVR storage. On the other hand, you can use the Cloud DVR service (cDVR Plus) and access your recordings via the mobile app, the TV app, or through a web browser.
From there you should locate the DVR library and choose a recording that you would like to watch.
We now hope that you know how to watch recordings on Spectrum using both your local DVR or via the “cloud” application services.
If for some reason your recordings are not there or you’re not able to review them, you can always reach out to Spectrum customer service and ask for assistance.
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Kevin has over five years of experience working in various Tech startups and providing Technical solutions. He has contributed to many Tech publications and websites.