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SpectrumU On-Campus Video Streaming


Ohio University Housing and Residence Life is proud to provide SpectrumU video streaming service for our on-campus residents since January 2020. SpectrumU is a video streaming service that uses residents’ Ohio email to give them access to 130 live channels and over 7,000 hours of On-Demand content.

When connected to the Ohio University wired or wireless network, SpectrumU allows on-campus residents have access to our expanded channel lineup and stream On-Demand content. When not connected to the campus network you are still able to use the service, but some content will be unavailable.

The SpectrumU app is available for smartphones, tablets, computers and certain smart TVs. To download the SpectrumU app you can visit the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Amazon App Store, Roku Channel Store, or Xbox One Store to download SpectrumU. 

Here is a list currently supported devices.

  • All major Android™ smartphones and tablets running Android™ 5 or above
  • iPhone, iPad or iPod touch running iOS® 11 or above
  • Kindle Fire Phone, all Kindle Fire models except for the first-generation model
  • Mac: Safari 7 or newer, Firefox 45 or newer or Chrome 43 or newer
  • PC: IE 11, Chrome 43 or newer, Firefox 45 or newer or MS Edge 12 or newer
  • Roku: All second generation or later video players and TVs
  • Apple TV: All fourth and fifth generations devices OS 12.0 or newer
  • Chromecast: All first, second, or third generation devices
  • Xbox One

Watching on PC

To watch using your computer go to watch.spectrum.net, be sure to then click the “Sign into SpectrumU” button at the bottom of the page. On the next screen you will then enter ohio.edu as the school domain. You will then log in using your Ohio ID.

SpectrumU Signin 1
SpectrumU Signin 2





The first time you log into the SpectrumU app, make sure you are connected to the campus network.

In a web browser and on some platform's apps, the SpectrumU app and the Spectrum TV app are two different things, your OHIO ID will not allow you to access the Spectrum TV app if there is more than on Spectrum app.

When you are not connected to the campus WIFI or wired network you are unable to watch all channels. The channels blacked out off campus include local, sports and news channels.


Service Requests

Before contacting the service desk please be sure you are attempting to log into SpectrumU, and that you are using your correct Ohio ID and password. You can reset your Ohio password here.

If you encounter problems, please do not contact Spectrum directly. Instead, please contact the OIT help desk at 740.593.1222, or email them at servicedesk@ohio.edu.