Cox Communications says 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 launched Monday, Dec. 5, 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, says the company.
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.
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network.