We're still waiting to see Cox's next generation cable TV-to-mobile streaming app, but right now it's released a version of its existing Cox TV Connect app for Android. Available on iPads since the end of 2011 and on iPhone / iPod touch since the end of last year, it's finally made the trek to a "select" group of Android tablets, consisting of the Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy 2 / Galaxy Note slates. A support document also mentions Amazon's Kindle Fire family, however the app isn't in its store as of this posting. For those not familiar, it's a free app for subscribers that lets them watch a selection of live TV channels while connected to their home wireless network, and view listings anywhere. We'll be interested to see if the list of compatible (Android 4.0+) hardware grows quickly, or if users will need to wait for a port of the new app which adds personalization features tied into Cox's Trio DVR platform.
Update: Cox has posted a press release for the new app which also confirms Kindle Fire support, while many readers in comments are saying it works on their (unlisted) devices. The press release is after the break, in the meantime if you have Cox service and an Android device not on this list, you can hit the source link and give it a shot.
Cox TV Connect(SM) Launches Tablet Support for Kindle Fire®, Google Nexus®, and Samsung Galaxy®
Number of downloads on iPad® and iPhone® surpasses 500,000
ATLANTA, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications announced today that its Cox TV Connect app will now support Amazon's Kindle Fire®, Google's Nexus® and Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 and Note tablets. With access to over 90 national cable channels, customers can download the free app on their device. In addition to the newly supported devices, the application creates a 'second screen' experience for customers to watch live television programming in their home on their iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch device.
"Tablets have really changed the game in terms of the way people view television," said Len Barlik, executive vice president of product management and development. "Our customers want more than the traditional living room experience. We continue to evolve our products to meet customers' changing needs, connecting them to the things they care about in ways that are easy to use and reliable."
Introduced in December 2011, the Cox TV Connect app for iPad and iPhone has been downloaded more than 500,000 times. The channel lineup for the app includes popular national cable channels such as History Channel, Discovery, A & E, TNT, HGTV and CNN. In addition to the app, Cox Advanced TV customers have access to a library of thousands of television and movie titles on demand with TV Online at www.cox.com/tv. Customers with Apple devices can download Cox TV Connect from the Apple iTunes store, customers with the Kindle Fire can download the app from the Amazon appstore or for Nexus and Galaxy users from the Google Play store.
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
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system Android (Jelly Bean [4.3])
- Screen size 7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (16 GB, Flash)
- Camera (integrated) 5 megapixels
- Dimensions 7.87 x 4.49 x 0.34 in
- Weight 10.23 oz
- Released 2013-07-26