The list of pay-TV providers that don’t have an app that turns your iPad into another TV screen has grown one shorter today, as Cox Communications announced its Cox TV Connect app. Like other apps from Cablevision, Time Warner, and DirecTV it’s restricted to use within the home (and for jailbreakers, judging by error code 144 you may be restricted once again) while connected to Cox internet service. The description promises “over 35 ” channels available, a glance at the listing on Cox’s support site reveals a distinct lack of Viacom offerings (Spike is shown in the screenshots, but isn’t on the list), which isn’t surprising given the video giant’s legal wrangling over other similar apps. We’re not seeing any support for any kind of second screen interaction with what’s on TV or remote control features, although the existing Mobile Connect apps have some of that covered. It does however support viewing on up to 5 tablets at once, so if your family is squeezed for screens this may be just the ticket, check after the break for a press release or hit the iTunes link below to download the free app.
Gallery: Cox TV Connect iPad app