April 24, 2018
Cable pay-TV operator Cox Communications reportedly has begun offering access to YouTube (including YouTube Channels) on its upstart “Contour” online TV service. The cabler recently incorporated direct-access to Netflix subscribers as well.
Contour, which is available in pay-TV channel bundles priced from $59.99 monthly is powered by Comcast’s broadband-based X1 platform. Contour features include a voice remote, which allows customers to change channels, find shows, get recommendations and launch apps by simply using voice commands.
The TV app offers personalized news, weather and traffic, including a sports app which shows stats and scores on the TV screen without interrupting the game. The cloud-based Contour interface is available in-home and on a mobile app which allows viewing on mobile devices both in and outside the home.