Cox Communications announced Monday that its Cox TV Connect app will now have access to 56 new national cable channels.
Additionally, customers can access the app on the iPhone and iPod touch. 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.
“Cox is continuing to expand television viewing options for our customers, particularly with ‘off-TV’ experience,” said Steve Necessary, vice president of video product development and management.
“The new enhancements to TV Connect give customers the choice and flexibility to watch their favorite programming anywhere in their home, without a TV.”
Access to live programming through Cox TV Connect marks a significant expansion of Cox’s online offering. Introduced last December, the original Cox TV Connect app for iPad has been downloaded more than 420,000 times from Apple iTunes, says the company.
The new channel lineup adds 56 new cable channels including Bio, Encore, Fox Business Network, Galavision, G4, Hallmark Movie Channel, Oxygen, Sprout, and Tennis Channel, bringing the total to over 90 channels.
In addition to the flexibility of Cox TV Connect on more devices, customers can now schedule DVR recordings remotely. The Cox TV Connect is available at no additional charge in the Apple App Store to customers who have Cox TV Essential or Advanced TV, and have Cox Preferred, Premier or Ultimate Internet service.
Cox Communications is a broadband communications and entertainment company, providing advanced digital video, Internet and telephone services over its own nationwide IP network.