Don’t know how to watch recorded shows on Cox Contour? We’ve got you covered here!
Cox allows users to review recorded content on their devices with a cloud-based service that comes with the subscription.
Hence, as soon as the DVR has made a recording, the piece of footage will automatically be stored in your Cox client’s cloud storage for future local viewing…
You must download and install the Cox Contour application to watch recorded shows from your Cox Contour DVR. After that, sign in with your credentials and tap on the “Recordings” bubble to access the most recent titles recorded by your Contour DVR.
Let’s dive deeper!
Is it Possible to Review Recorded Cox Content?
All content recorded by the Contour DVR will be automatically stored with the assistance of a cloud service, making it possible to view on any device.
All you need is the ability to access the cloud service, and you can watch all recorded titles through the DVR on many different devices.
Requirements For Watching Contour Content!
The following requirements must be met for recording and viewing Contour content:
Viewing Restrictions for Watching Cox Content
There are a couple of viewing restrictions when viewing recorded content through the Cox Contour DVR.
Here’s everything you need to know:
- A title will be only available on one device at a time.
- You can download up to 50 titles onto a device.
- Up to five devices can download and store titles.
- You must be connected to Cox WiFi to download.
- A title must have finished recording before download.
Let’s review how to watch recorded content on the Cox Contour mobile app first!
How to Watch Recorded Shows On Cox Contour App?
Utilizing the Cox Contour mobile application has been made easy and accessible to any user possessing the necessary Contour equipment.
All recordings completed and stored by the connected Cox Contour DVR will be available in the cloud service within the COx application.
The Contour application is available on:
- Apple devices with iOS 10.3 or higher.
- Android devices with OS 4.4 or higher.
- PC/MAC with Windows 7 or above.
How to Watch Recorded TV Shows on Cox Contour on Phone?
Note: To watch the recorded shows on your phone, you must get the Cox Contour application!
1. Download & Setup the Cox Contour App
Available for both iOS and Android, the Cox Contour application offers vast viewing options concerning your Contour equipment.
You can store recordings made by the TV box into a “Favorites” list or even schedule TV shows or movies to be recorded at specific times.
How to Setup the Contour App On Android?
- Open the Google Play store on your Android.
- Press the search field and type “Contour” next.
- Press “Search” and download the first app.
- Wait until the app’s installation has finished.
- Open the Cox application to test the platform.
How to Setup the Contour App On iOS?
- Open the App Store on your iPhone/iPad.
- Type “Contour’ in the top field and search.
- Download the official “Contour” application.
- Confirm that you wish to install the Cox app.
- Once downloaded, open the app and test.
Tip: Activate “Automatic Updates” for the Cox application once installed!
2. Access the “Recordings” Section!
Once you’re within the Cox application, the next step is to access the section containing all Contour DVR recordings.
Upon launching the platform, you will see multiple bubbles, all of which take you to a different configuration or setting of the platform.
The most-left bubble should be the “Recordings” tab!
If no recordings are displayed, make sure no filters are applied by default from the application.
So, press the filter button at the top and choose “All” to view all media recorded by the DVR.
3. Pick a Title and Start Watching!
And as easy as that, you’re now looking at all recent recordings made by the DVR.
To start viewing Contour content on your device, all you have to do is pick a recording and access the streaming player.
Once within the streaming player, you will access advanced customizations for the recording, such as playback speed, volume, and quality.
Adjust the cloud-based viewing how you’d like, and enjoy the recorded DVR content!
Warning: Do not try to stream titles that the Contour DVR is still recording!
How to Watch Recorded Shows From Cox Contour On PC?
Streaming Cox Contour on your PC is now easier than ever after the introduction of the web Contour app.
You must set up a compatible browser, such as Chrome, and sign into your Cox client account through the web. After that, the Contour app will be available for you.
Warning: Remember that the Contour cloud viewing is only available in the U.S.!
Watch Cox Contour On PC Through the Web!
The method is pretty straightforward, allowing access to the cloud-stored Contour content on your PC.
A page within the Cox website allows verified users to review content created by the DVR as long as you’re signed in with your client account.
Follow these steps to understand how to watch Cox Contour content online:
- Open the browser app on your macOS/Windows device.
- Press the search field and type “watchtv.cox.com” next.
- Press “Enter” to get redirected to the official Cox website.
- Insert your login credentials into the required login fields.
- Once done, press the “Sign In” button to gain access.
- Gain access to the cloud-based Contour service and view!
The best thing about viewing Contour content online is that you don’t have to download and install third-party platforms to your device.
All you need is an installed browser application and connection with the Cox internet to gain access to the Contour cloud service and stream.
Note: The instructions below can be applied to macOS and Windows devices!
Cox DVR Recordings – Frequently Asked Questions!
We’ve also got you covered if you’ve encountered difficulty while attempting to set up the cloud-based Contour viewing.
Multiple users have struggled to set up their Contour recording viewing, so the matter is already resolved, and we’ve brought the solution to your disposal.
Cox Mobile Application Not Working:
If Contour’s mobile application doesn’t seem to work correctly on your Android/iOS device, attempt to fix it in the following ways:
- Reboot the mobile device from the settings.
- Check the internet connection of the device.
- Check if the Contour application is updated.
- Clear the cache for your Cox app platform.
- Reinstall the app from your Android or iOS.
If neither worked for you, there could be a temporal service outage with the Contour application.
In such a case, wait for at least 30-40 minutes, and if you cannot access the app, contact Cox for further assistance in resolving possible account-related problems.
Cox Contour Web Version Not Working:
If you cannot access the Contour app’s web version on your PC or mobile device, there may be a connectivity or browser issue.
The following things could result in an issue when loading the Contour web platform:
- An activated VPN service.
- An issue with the internet.
- Incompatible browser app.
- A temporal Cox outage.
- Uncleared browser cache
- A Cox account restriction.
Hence, ensure there are no enabled VPN services on your device, check if the connection with the Wi-Fi is secure, and clear the cache for your browser.
If the issue is still there or you’re receiving any type of error codes, it is best to contact Cox directly to discuss the matter!
Is There a Cox Application for Computers?
Unfortunately, a download option is unavailable for the Contour app on macOS and Windows devices.
If the platform’s web version isn’t working on your computer device, we recommend checking your internet connection and switching to another browser.
If the web Contour version isn’t loading on your PC, check if the operating system is current.
Tip: For more help, contact Cox Customer Service and report your problem!
If you don’t know how to watch recorded shows on Cox Contour, download the Contour app on your mobile device or access the web cloud-based player.
After that, select a title that has finished recording and start viewing the Contour DVR content on any device!
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