Cox Communications has expanded its Contour TV system to several Android devices including the Google Nexus, Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Samsung Tab 3, and Samsung Note tablets. Using a tablet, customers get a unique guide interface that makes programming recommendations based on the upon viewing habits of up to seven users. The Contour TV app (now available to download for free at the Google Play Store), also lets you remotely access the guide, set recordings, share programming with friends via Facebook, and view some television programming remotely via network apps.
When Contour TV first rolled out we did a hands-on review of the whole system. However, at the time it was only compatible with the Apple iPad. Cox also promises to add support for some smartphones sometime in Q1 2014. The Contour TV system boasts the ability to record up to six shows in HD at the same time to the 2TB Cisco-brand HD DVR.
“Having TV content accessible on a second screen truly enhances and personalizes the TV experience,” said Len Barlik, Executive Vice President and Chief Product Officer.
ATLANTA, Nov. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Cox Communications introduced
Contour to Android users, specifically for Google’s Nexus® and Samsung’s
Galaxy Tab 2, Tab 3 and Note tablets.
Introduced to iPad users in August, Cox’s Contour application connects its
customers to the content they love by integrating personal recommendations
into an intuitive new programming guide, which can be accessed at home or
on-the-go with the app interface. It complements the set-top box Contour Guide
on TV and the only DVR in the country that can record any six shows
“We are excited to expand this personalized TV experience through Contour to a
greater audience,” said Len Barlik, Executive Vice President and Chief Product
Officer. “Having TV content accessible on a second screen truly enhances and
personalizes the TV experience. Android users are now able to use the
interface to discover content, set DVR recordings as well as start viewing
shows on their device and switch over to TV with just a touch.”
Last quarter, Cox customer views of content online and on mobile devices more
than doubled those seen in the prior year. In a recent study, Cox found that
more than half of its customer households watch some streamed video on some
type of smartphone or tablet device, with nearly 20 percent on an Android
Contour provides a video experience that is uniquely relevant to individual
consumers, personally shaping to their interests and preferences. Users are
able to create a personal playlist with their favorite programming that they
can access whenever they want.
Contour app features:
A second screen personal video experience with the ability to watch live or
on-demand content with a simple, intuitive swipe
Access to over 100 national cable channels of live TV
More than 6,000 video on demand selections
Contour guide features:
An advanced user guide that recognizes up to 8 unique user profiles
recommending different shows for each user
Offers personal recommendations based on specific shows each person watches
Record 6 DVR features:
Ability to record any 6 shows at once
2 terabytes of storage with capacity to store up to 300 hours HD shows and
1,000 hours SD shows
Whole Home DVR capability so recorded shows can be watched on any TV in the