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Learn how to use Contour Stream Player

Meet your new entertainment center

Get to know your Contour Stream Player and learn ways to watch all your apps, all in one place, all your way.

Help getting connected

Let’s do this! Follow these steps to set up your Contour Stream Player:

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Make sure your Cox internet service is up and running.

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Connect the HDMI cable from your TV to your Contour Stream Player box.

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Plug the power adapter into an electrical outlet (one that’s not controlled by a switch) and connect it to the power port on your Contour Stream Player box.

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Turn your TV on using its remote control and choose the correct HDMI input from the TV menu.

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If you have a Cox gateway, your Contour Stream Player box will attempt to connect to your wifi automatically. If you'd like to set up your connection manually, press the Info (i) button on your Contour Voice Remote.

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Select your preferred language and follow the on-screen guide to continue activation.

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Press the mic button on your Contour Voice Remote and say, “Get Started” to watch a short video about how to get the most from your Contour Stream Player service. Enjoy!

No cable? No problem.

Stream all your apps on one device, and binge-watch your heart out—no cable service needed.

Never miss a detail

Stream shows the way they’re meant to be seen: in stunning, ultra-realistic 4K resolution.*

Watch what you love

Catch your favorites from On Demand, apps and more, and subscribe to networks matching your unique interests.

Search in seconds

Contour Stream Player includes the Contour Voice Remote. Just say a show or movie to see it onscreen in no time.

Navigating Contour Stream Player

Simpler, smarter streaming

You’ve got the tools you need to find just the show you want.

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Live Guide

Never miss an episode with the Live Guide. See what’s playing now across all your live streaming apps, and start/stop whatever, whenever.

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Looking for something to watch? Don’t hop app to app. Scroll to the Browse screen to find all your content organized into categories like shows, comedies, music and more.

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For You

No need to search for shows you’ll like. The For You page pulls content you’ll love from your watch list, the highly-rated editor’s list and even popular titles other people are watching.

ESPN+ is now available on Cox’s Contour TV & Contour Stream Player

ESPN+ delivers thousands of live events from the UFC, MLB, NHL, NFL, Top Rank Boxing, LaLiga, Bundesliga, PGA TOUR, college sports, and so much more. Plus, access the complete 30 for 30 Library, premium articles & fantasy tools, and exclusive originals from stars like Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and more. ESPN+ is available through the ESPN App. ESPN+ subscription required.

Even more free content available now with Amazon Freevee on Cox’s Contour and Contour Stream Player.

Amazon Freevee is a premium free streaming service. Watch thousands of hit movies, shows, exclusive Originals from Amazon Studios, and live 24/7 entertainment channels to match your mood.

Available streaming apps

More apps, more awesome

Contour Stream Player comes pre-loaded with the top streaming apps, and new apps are automatically added over time, so finding the hottest entertainment is easier than ever.









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QVC+ and HSN+








Pluto TV




BRB Travel & Food



Video networks On Demand

TV for you, by you

Subscribe to add-on networks that span any interest, including yours.


Hallmark Movies Now

Stingray Karaoke

Lifetime Movie Club

Up Faith & Family

Here TV

Anime Network


Kartoon Channel


Stingray Classica

History Vault

Gaiam TV

Curiosity Stream

Outside TV

A&E Crime Central

Acorn TV

Fox Nation

Purchase networks with a phrase

Order just by asking

Want even more add-on networks? Just use your Contour Voice Remote to purchase some more that are only available on your TV. Say, "apps" into your Voice Remote to see options like:

  • Music Choice Karaoke
  • Stingray Qello
  • Playkids
  • The Reading Corner
  • Music Choice Relax
  • The Great Courses Signature Collection
  • ConTV
  • KweliTV
  • Docurama
  • Hopster

Contour Voice Remote

Say it to search it

Search across your apps with a simple phrase using the Contour Voice Remote. Just press the mic button and say a title, genre, app or actor to instantly find what you’re looking for. 

Contour Stream Player settings

Personalize your player

Customize your Contour Stream Player to run the way you want with some simple settings and features. 

With Parental Controls, you can limit what can be watched on your TV. Just create a locks PIN to lock/unlock channels.

Create a locks PIN

  1. Press the Contour button on your remote
  2. Scroll to settings and press Ok
  3. Scroll to Parental Controls and press Ok
  4. Scroll to Parental Control PIN and press Ok to select On
  5. Enter a four-digit locks PIN, then re-enter it to confirm
  6. Press the Exit button to return to watching TV
Lock/Unlock channels
  1. Press the Guide button on your remote
  2. Scroll to the channel you’re locking or unlocking
  3. Press the left arrow button to highlight the logo and channel number, then press Ok
  4. Scroll to Unlock or Lock and press Ok
  5. Enter your four-digit locks PIN once to unlock the channel or twice to confirm a channel lock
  1. On the home page, scroll to the settings icon in the top left corner of the screen and click Ok
  2. On the Settings page, use the up and down arrows to scroll through customizable settings. Choose a setting and click Ok to make changes.
  1. Press the Contour button on your remote
  2. Scroll to the Settings gear icon, then press Ok
  3. Scroll to Purchase PIN, then press Ok
  4. From the Purchase PIN window, press Ok
    a. If the Purchase PIN is turned On, enter the current Purchase PIN
    b. If the Purchase PIN is Off, then continue to the next step
  5. Use the number keys (0–9) to set a four-digit PIN
  6. Re-enter the four-digit PIN to confirm your choice
  7. Press Exit to return to live TV

Cox Contour App

Entertainment at your fingertips

It’s easy to watch your purchased shows, movies and network subscriptions with the Contour app. Just make sure you meet the device requirements

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Better speed, better streaming

Beef up your binge-watching with fast speeds from Cox Internet.

Contour Stream Player requires 100 Mbps download internet or higher.

Contour Stream Player FAQs

Have questions about the Contour Stream Player or the Contour app? Here are some answers:

How do I use voice control on the Contour Voice Remote?

Press and hold the Microphone button, then speak a command into the microphone located at the top of your Voice Remote. Be sure to speak one to eight inches away from the microphone. Release the button when you’ve finished the command. Learn more about the Contour Voice Remote.

The microphone is only on while you’re pressing and holding the Mic button on your Voice Remote. You’ll see a flashing light on your Voice Remote and a microphone symbol on the TV connected to your Contour Stream Player which will let you know that the microphone is on and listening for voice commands.

You can use voice control to access your subscription services, search for shows, get recommendations and more. Because the Voice Remote understands natural speech, you can search by keywords or phrases.

After you speak into the Voice Remote, the voice commands are sent to us and our contracted service provider for processing. We provide these commands to the voice control service to improve our products, services and voice recognition algorithms.

If your commands aren’t recognized, make sure you’re speaking clearly and at a natural, conversational volume. Hold the remote one to eight inches away while giving a command and hold down the Mic button until you finish speaking. If you’re still having trouble, check for other sources of noise near you that may be interfering with your voice commands.

Also, try checking your battery level by visiting the About section of the Contour Stream Settings menu. If your battery level is red or yellow, try changing your batteries.

Yes, just open the app and swipe left to right to open the main navigation menu, then select the On Demand menu to watch purchased content or your active network subscriptions. To view recently viewed/rented Cox On Demand programs, tap the icon in the top left-hand corner and select For You to see rented content.

On Demand services aren’t available in all areas. If you live in an area that doesn’t offer On Demand through your Contour Stream Player, you won’t have access through the Contour app. Also, keep in mind that not all content can be streamed outside your home.

Looking for more?

View Contour app device requirements

Want to buy movies in the Contour app? Make sure you meet our device requirements.

Set up your Contour Stream Player

Learn how to get your Player up and running, step by step.


Shop Contour Stream Player

See how Contour Stream Player brings you all your streaming entertainment, all in one place.


*Limited 4k programming available. 4k streaming requires compatible equipment and content.

Contour Stream Player cannot be combined with a current Cox TV or Contour subscription. Contour Stream Player requires Cox Internet Starter or higher. Cox Internet is an additional service cost outside of the box rental. Current Contour customers that have an active host Contour Box do not need a Panoramic Wifi Gateway. Current Contour customers must keep the host receiver to access the Contour Stream Player apps. Contour Stream Player only allows the ability to access streaming apps and On Demand content that can be purchased, rented, or subscribed to. Not all content is available for out of home streaming.  Programming and content subject to change. Individual programs, devices, and marks are the property of their respective owners.

Separate charges and/ or subscriptions apply to streaming services. Streaming usage counts toward Cox data plans. For more details on data plans and data usage, see cox.com/dataspeedplans and cox.com/datausage. Netflix streaming subject to the Netflix Terms of Use at www.netflix.com/TermsOfUse. Amazon, Prime Video and all related logos are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Prime membership or Prime Video subscription required. YouTube and the YouTube Icon are trademarks of Google LLC. Peacock © 2020 Peacock TV LLC. Peacock and related marks are trademarks of Peacock LLC. All Rights Reserved. Activation required to access Peacock. Max is only accessible in the U.S. and certain U.S. territories where a high-speed broadband connection is available. Minimum 3G connection is required for viewing on mobile devices. Max is used under license. Use of Max is subject to its own terms and conditions, see hbomax.com/terms-of-use for details. Programming and content subject to change. A DAZN streaming membership is required to access DAZN. DAZN is subject to the DAZN Terms of Use at https://www.dazn.com/en-US/help/articles/terms-us. DAZN™ is only accessible in the U.S. and certain U.S. territories where a high-speed broadband connection is available. DAZN is used under license. See discoveryplus.com for details. Subscription required. Terms apply. Only available in the U.S. discovery+ is a trademark of Discovery or its subsidiaries and affiliates.  All rights reserved.

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