The list of pay-TV providers that don't have an app that turns your iPad into another TV screen has grown one shorter today, as Cox Communications announced its Cox TV Connect app. Like other apps from Cablevision, Time Warner, and DirecTV it's restricted to use within the home (and for jailbreakers, judging by error code 144 you may be restricted once again) while connected to Cox internet service. The description promises "over 35 " channels available, a glance at the listing on Cox's support site reveals a distinct lack of Viacom offerings (Spike is shown in the screenshots, but isn't on the list), which isn't surprising given the video giant's legal wrangling over other similar apps. We're not seeing any support for any kind of second screen interaction with what's on TV or remote control features, although the existing Mobile Connect apps have some of that covered. It does however support viewing on up to 5 tablets at once, so if your family is squeezed for screens this may be just the ticket, check after the break for a press release or hit the iTunes link below to download the free app.

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Cox TV Connect iPad app

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Cox Communications Introduces Cox TV Connect(SM)


iPad® serves as an additional screen to watch live programming in the home
COX COMMUNICATIONS TV CONNECT APP Cox launches TV Connect, the ability to watch live television on your iPad within your home.


ATLANTA, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications announced today that many of its customers can enjoy the ease and flexibility of using their iPad as an additional screen to watch live, streaming video in their home at no additional charge. The Cox TV Connect application that launches today includes access to national cable television channels that offer a variety of news and entertainment programming.

"Cox offers convenience through convergence and TV Connect is a new way we are making viewing more convenient and flexible for our customers," said Steve Necessary, vice president of video product development and management. "Our TV Connect offering will continue to evolve and expand, adding even more value to our services."

TV Connect includes a convenient on-screen guide, and customers can select a full-screen viewing option once a program has been selected. The first version of the TV Connect app is now available at no additional charge in the Apple App Store. At initial launch, Cox customers with Preferred, Premier or Ultimate Cox High Speed Internet service, Cox TV Essential service or higher and a DOCSIS modem can download and use the free application on their iPad.

Access to linear programming through Cox TV Connect marks a significant expansion of Cox's online offering. Last May, the company introduced TV Online at www.cox.com/tv, which gives Cox Advanced TV customers access to a library of thousands of television and movies titles on demand. Many of the television shows available at cox.com/tv are available for online viewing starting the day after the premiere. Earlier this year, Cox also introduced Mobile Connect, an iPad, iPhone and Android app that gives Cox Advanced TV and Cox Telephone customers the ability to control and manage their Cox DVR and Telephone services.

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About Cox Communications:

Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network. The third-largest U.S. cable TV company, Cox serves more than 6 million residences and businesses. Cox Business is a facilities-based provider of voice, video and data solutions for commercial customers, and Cox Media is a full-service provider of national and local cable spot and new media advertising.

Cox is known for its pioneering efforts in cable telephone and commercial services, industry-leading customer care and its outstanding workplaces. For seven years, Cox has been recognized as the top operator for women by Women in Cable Telecommunications; for five years, Cox has ranked among DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, and the company holds a perfect score in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index. More information about Cox Communications, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, is available at www.cox.com and www.coxmedia.com.

SOURCE Cox Communications