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:
Make sure your Cox internet service is up and running.
Connect the HDMI cable from your TV to your Contour Stream Player box.
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.
Turn your TV on using its remote control and choose the correct HDMI input from the TV menu.
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.
Select your preferred language and follow the on-screen guide to continue activation.
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.
Never miss an episode with the Live Guide. See what’s playing now across all your live streaming apps, and start/stop whatever, whenever.
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.
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.
Video networks On Demand
TV for you, by you
Subscribe to add-on networks that span any interest, including yours.
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:
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.
Set up Parental Controls
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
Set up a purchase PIN
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.
When is the microphone on?
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.
What are some voice commands I can use?
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.
What happens to my voice commands after I speak into the Voice Remote?
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.
Why doesn’t my Voice Remote recognize my voice commands?
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.
Can I watch On Demand content with the Contour app?
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.
Why can’t I get On Demand 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.
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*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.
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