Cox Cable unleashing Android app, but it only works in three markets (updated)

Cox Cable (a cable TV, Internet and phone provider for a good many of us) is poised to roll out an Android application that will work in conjunction with its DVR boxes and television service. The app will be available to everyone at launch, but only customers in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Hampton Roads (Va.) will actually be able to use it at first. (Hey, Cox, need a beta tester in the Gulf Coast market?)

And speaking of Cox, remember that Cox-branded HTC Hero we showed you a few months back? We're being told Cox's mobile service isn't dead, but it's been put on hold while some billing and software integration issues are being worked out to make sure things go smoothly. Can't blame 'em for that. 

Update: We're finding out a little more here. The reason that the app will only work in three markets at first is that there's some office work (isn't there always?) and firmware updates that need to be done on boxes before things will play nicely together. The Oklahoma City market is said to be in the midst of upgrades and may have access to the app in the next month or so, and other markets will follow.

  • How quickly can Comcast follow suit?
  • well if it's anything like their 1960's cable box (oh excuse me digital receiver/recorder) technology then we will have to carry around something the size of a brick that we will have to plug our phones into. After their digital upgrade where we went from have cable ready TV/receivers that didn't require anything else to the current receiver that constantly looses it's brains on a regular basis. There isn't anything this company can up with that I would be interest in. Take that back their demise might be a noteworthy event.
  • "How quickly can Comcast follow suit?"
    As soon as the figure out how much they want to charge for a free app. I have this for direct tv and it is cool. only have used it a couple of times. I was out of town for a couple of days and seen something i wanted to watch so i set my DVR in my bedroom to recond the show from my hotel room.
  • Feels good to be a Cox customer in Hampton Roads!
  • Well if I can see the program guide from my phone... I'd be happy (for now)... I live in SD,CA :)
  • I also live in SD, in case you couldn't tell by my user name.. have you, or anyone for that matter been able to find the app I'm market because I can't...?
  • well that just suxz i live in ct and just changed to u-verse :( oh well i like better cable then having a app for that
  • Yeah. No love for the Emerald Coast.
  • YES another addition to my EVO. i live in a small town called burrillville in RI and i have COX (cable) so im pumped
  • Make that two beta testers for the gulf coast. Who are we kidding cox sucks (pun intended) here in NW Florida.
  • Is this app in the market?? Searched Cox, and only say the "app pack"
  • It's now available in the Market.
  • Just got the app. So far it seems to work. A little light on the features.
  • Well it is always good to have apps to set your DVR. I do believe that every major cable/satellite/FIOS service has one now. I hope they launched it in more markets though. Working at DISH Network I have been playing with TV everywhere using my sling adapter, I can actually watch live tv on my phone. Of course dish does an android app as well for controlling the DVR side, Dish Remote Access, but if the receiver is hooked up to the internet you can watch your recorded DVR's as well.
  • COX's love afair with Apple continues with Contour. Meanwhile, Andriod Fans are completely left out. I LIVE in Hampton Roads and have Cox Connect for Android. What a complete piece of rubbish. The Guide takes MINUTES to load every time you page up or down, left or right. It is the most unresponsive crap I've ever tried to use. Then once you find the show you want to record, you have a 70/30 chance that it will actually work. It would be quicker to drive home and set the dang recording with your remote. They either need to FIRE their current Android Devs and get new ones or stop letting the secretarial pool dabble in app creation.
  • Oh... This artical was 2010... Figures. Nothing has changed for COX and Android in 3 years. THREE YEARS in technology is forever! Way to innovate Cox.