Colgate is moving its cable service to an expanded new array of devices with SpectrumU, streaming the same live channels plus on-demand content.

What is SpectrumU?

SpectrumU provides all the channels and convenience of cable, minus the cable. The campus community can now stream Spectrum cable on mobile devices, laptops, Apple TVs, and some SmartTVs.

While on the campus network, watch the full lineup anywhere you receive a WiFi connection with convenient new options:

  • Stream thousands of shows and movies On-Demand.
  • Start select shows and movies from the beginning, even if they’ve already begun.
  • DVR content to watch later.

What's on SpectrumU?

While on campus, stream over 150 channels, including cable networks like ESPN, AMC, TWC, FX, and Bravo; college sports; news; and local networks. When off-campus, a limited but significant array of channels remain available for streaming.

View the channel guide


  1. Visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and download the SpectrumU app.
    Important: There is also a Spectrum app for paid TV subscribers; that is not the app you want.
  2. Enter as your school domain.
  3. Sign in with your Colgate network credentials.


  1. Launch SpectrumU.
  2. Enter as your school domain.
  3. Sign in with your Colgate network credentials if prompted.


  • AirPlay
    You can use AirPlay on compatible devices and TVs to cast or screen mirror SpectrumU to your TV. Your TV must be AirPlay capable.
  • MiraCast
    On modern Windows 10 laptops and compatible TVs you can cast to your TV. Many newer Samsung, SONY and LG TVs have this capability. 
  • ChromeCast
    Cast to your TV with Google Chromecast when logging in with Google Chrome.

Questions and Answers

Over the next semester we will still provide cable TV over coaxial cable. This service will be phased out over time to allow students to transition to SpectrumU.

While off campus you can access a limited lineup of channels from SpectrumU, and you do not need to use the Colgate VPN.

Utilizing the campus VPN will not unlock the full lineup of channels.