Many Spectrum Receivers allow you to set a Power On Channel. This lets you set your receiver to tune to a specific channel each time you turn it on.

Select your programming guide from the options below to learn how to set or change your Power On Channel. Find out which guide you have.

Spectrum Guide
Passport Guide
Ft. Worth Spectrum Guide
Other Guides

Spectrum Guide

To set or change your Power On Channel in the Spectrum Guide with your remote control:

  1. Press the Menu button.
  2. Use the arrow buttons to highlight Settings & Support and press OK/Select.
  3. Use the arrow buttons to highlight Preferences and press OK/Select.
  4. Use the arrow buttons to highlight Digital Receiver and press OK/Select.
  5. Use the arrow buttons to highlight Power On Channel and press OK/Select.
  6. Use the arrow buttons to find your desired channel and press OK/Select.
    Note: You can also select Last Channel to set your receiver to tune to your most recently viewed channel when it powers on.
  7. Highlight Save and press OK/Select to confirm your changes.

Passport Guide

To set or change your Power On Channel in the Passport Guide with your remote control:

  1. Press the Menu button twice to enter the Quick Settings menu.
  2. Press the yellow A button to enter the General Settings menu.
    • If you have a DVR receiver, use the arrow buttons to scroll to My Preferences and press OK/Select. Otherwise, simply proceed to step 3.
  3. Use the arrow buttons to highlight Power On Channel and press OK/Select.
  4. Use the arrow buttons to highlight your desired starting channel and press OK/Select.
  5. Press the Exit button to confirm your changes.

Ft. Worth Spectrum Guide

To set or change your Power On Channel in the Ft. Worth Spectrum Guide with your remote control:

  1. Navigate to the Gear with i in center icon icon in the navigation bar using the arrow buttons and press OK/Select to display the Settings page.
  2. Use the arrow buttons to highlight the Preferences Settings category in the left column.
  3. Using the arrow buttons, highlight the Power On Channel box and press OK/Select.
  4. Use the arrow buttons to highlight your desired starting channel and press OK/Select.
    Note: The default starting channel is the channel you were tuned to when you last watched Spectrum TV.
  5. Use the arrow buttons to highlight Accept and press OK/Select to confirm your changes.

Other Programming Guides

If you have a different programming guide than the ones listed above, you may be able to change your Power On Channel by navigating to your Settings or Preferences in your guide. Find out which guide you have.