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Cox Releases ‘TV Connect’ App for iPad – Our First Impression

Cox Releases ‘TV Connect’ App for iPad – Our First Impression

Cox Communications now offers the free “Cox TV Connect” app to allow their subscribers to watch shows live on their iPad. Cox TV Connect allows customers with Cox TV Essential and Cox Preferred, Premier or Ultimate Internet service to watch a selection of channels live on their iPad.

The app allows you to:

  • Watch TV on your iPad from anywhere in your house.
  • Choose from more than 35 popular channels.
  • Yours to enjoy for free as a subscriber to Cox TV Essential and Cox Preferred, Premier or Ultimate Internet service.

As a Cox subscriber, I gave it a quick try on my iPad, and while my first impression is favorable, (the interface is clean, and easy to understand, as it consists only of a grid showing whats currently on, and also 1 hour of upcoming episodes,) I only saw 29 networks listed, but Cox does mention on the “TV Connect” App Store page that not all channels are currently available. (A&E, AMC, Bravo, The Cartoon Network, CNBC, CNN, and Disney are included.) The “anywhere in your house” part of their blurb infers that may be the only place you can use the app. I’ll have to try the app on a public Wi-Fi signal and see if the app still works.

This looks like a solid first step from Cox, but there’s room for loads of improvement. If you’re a Cox subscriber check it out, it’s free, which is always a good price.

“TV Connect” is available in the App Store.

  1. Guest says:

    I tried running this on the wifi at work and I got an error message saying it would only work on a Cox Network. So – if you are a Cox TV customer but use your phone company for Internet – it will not work. 

    1. Jason Surber says:

      Yes that is in the list of requirements it lists at the top of the article ; “Cox TV Connect allows customers with Cox TV Essential and Cox Preferred,
      Premier or Ultimate Internet service to watch a selection of channels
      live on their iPad” It has a lot of requirements to it don’t you think?

  2. Jason Surber says:

     Streaming is a great addition for any provider, it offers the customer the options to watch television on alternate methods of viewing. it would be even niftier if they let it leave the house because I checked, and my television is a lot bigger then my iPad, even if I hold the iPad really close to my face.  Not to mention the out of this world 35 channels you can watch, I mean all those choices! Seeing how only top tier packages have access to the app, that is probably under 1/4 of the channels that you pay for.  Working at DISH I watched all the providers start a little streaming conga line, one by one they all got involved and they took that conga line of streaming right into the house and locked it up like a teenage daughter.  Of course they say they envision letting streaming out of the house in the future, but how long is that? i don’t want to wait, do you? I will stick with my sling adapter hooked up to my DISH receiver. It allows me to stream all my live channels, and my recorded shows to my mobile device. But here is the difference, I can leave the house with it and get my TV everywhere.

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