These days, we are used to having 24 hour access to the news at our fingertips. And, we have become used to it being that way. So much so that when this service is interrupted, it can almost feel like you are missing a limb and totally cut off from the world. The prospect of having to wait to buy the morning paper just sounds ridiculous to us at this point.
So, if you have signed up to get FOX News on Spectrum, you are probably one of the people we are describing. And, if your service doesn’t seem to be working right now, that can be really annoying, right? After all, if you are paying for a service, you should receive it.
But, there seems to be a problem that more than a few of you out there are having with the service at the moment. Everything else seems to work fine, but the FOX News channel itself can’t be accessed. It’s a strange problem, but you are not alone.
Better yet, the problem isn’t all that serious and can be fixed from your home in 90% of cases. So, those odds are definitely in your favor! Below we have all the tips and tricks that you need to get everything back up and running again in no time.
How to Troubleshoot Fox News Not Working On Spectrum
1. Check your Power Cords
The first thing that we would recommend if you can’t get the FOX News channel is that you check your power cords. Sometimes, when a power cord is plugged in, but not properly and as tight as it can be, all sorts of weird issues ca crop up. So, make sure that each one is plugged all the way in and is in the right power strip.
Also, if you happen to be using connectors, you should also make sure that these are in good working order and that they too are plugged in tightly. For some of you out there, this will be enough to fix the issue. Others will have to move onto the next step.
2. The Channel might have Frozen
In other cases, the whole cause of the problem may be just that the freeze option may be enabled on your TV. To check if this is true for you, all you need to do is toggle the freeze button on your remote a few times.
Doing so should fix it straight away if this was the problem. Though this is not often the reason for the problem, it happens often enough that we had to include it in this troubleshooting guide.
If the above tips haven’t worked for you, there is a chance that the problem is a little more severe than we had thought it was. That being said, we wouldn’t necessarily start worrying just yet.
The next logical thing to check is whether there is some minor issue with the cable box itself. Rebooting the box isn’t all that difficult. Just follow the steps below and you will be done within a few minutes.
- One way that you can do it is to just hit the reset button on the box itself.
- However, for a more thorough reset, we would recommend turning off the cable box and leaving it off for at least a minute. After this time, you can switch it back on again and it should be working fine.
- Another way you can do this is to take out the power cable from the box. Leave it out for around 30 seconds and then just plug it back in again.
4. There could be some Interference
Streaming any content at all requires you to have a decent signal and enough reception to run the channel. But, what if this signal is meeting some interference somewhere along the way? Well, then you will either get poor service o no service at all.
Other devices in the room can cause this problem, specifically computers and other high output electronic devices. So, if you are looking to cut out the interference, make sure that there are none of these devices too close to the cable box.
5. Service Outage
Unfortunately, at this point, the source of the problem is not likely to be on your end of things. The main external cause of issues such as these is services outages in your area. Generally, you get a notification before there is going to be a service outage, but not always.
As a result, we would recommend that you get in touch with Spectrum to confirm whether there is an outage or not. If there is, there is nothing you can do about it except waiting for Spectrum to sort it out. Normally, this will all be done in a matter of hours.
6. Get in Touch with Customer Support
At this point, if nothing else has worked, there is a likelihood that there is a more serious problem than we could have anticipated at play. As a result, the only logical step that remains is to get the professionals involved.
It is unfortunate, but there is no way around it. While on the line to Spectrum, just make sure to describe the problem and all of the things you have tried to fix it. That way, they will be able to narrow down the cause of the problem much quicker.
The Last Word
Unfortunately, these are the only fixes we could find for this issue that actually worked. That being said, we are always on the lookout for any fixes we may have missed.
So, if you are reading this and have come up with something else that works, we would love to hear about it in the comments section below. Then, if it works, we can share the word with our readers and hopefully save some headaches and frustration in the future. Thanks!