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cox tv mini box

Make any room a family room

More shows, more spaces

If you want to binge in every room, you’ll need a box in every room. The Mini Box is your best bet.

Tiny box, tiny cost

Want TV in every room? The Mini Box can fit any space and budget.

Keep it clean

Set Parental Controls to keep your kids from seeing a bit too much.

Stress-free setup

Set it up in minutes without needing a degree in engineering.

No audio needed

Flip on subtitles in seconds, so you always know what the characters are saying.

tv packages

What's in the package?

See what you’re getting with each TV package.

TV Economy
Latino Package
Pay-Per-View Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
All TV Starter channels Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
Interactive Program Guide Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
Music Choice Channels Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
Networks On Demand (ABC, CBS, CW, Fox, NBC) Green Check Mark Green Check Mark
Telefutura and Galavision(not available in Cleveland) Green Check Mark
Discovery en Español and CNN en Español Green Check Mark
Fox Deportes and ESPN Deportes Green Check Mark

Mini Box FAQs

Do I need to set my TV to a specific channel to use the Cox mini box?

If you used a coax cable to connect your TV to your mini box, you will need to set your TV to a specific channel to receive a signal from the mini box. Your TV will need to be set to channel 3 or 4 depending on the area you live in. As a rule, set your TV to channel 3 first and be sure to set the switch on the back of your mini box to channel 3 to match the channel set on your TV. If you do not see video or the program guide, turn your TV to channel 4 instead and change the switch on the back of your mini box to channel 4.

Note: You must use your existing TV remote to turn your TV to channel 3 or 4. Using the mini box remote will only turn the channel on your mini box.

If you have an HDTV set and are connected to the mini box via an HDMI cable, you will automatically be tuned to the HD signal of a chosen network, if one is available. On televisions connected to a mini box, there is no need to tune to HD channels in the 1000s or 2000s.

You won’t have access to premium channels (HBO®, SHOWTIME®, STARZ®, and Cinemax®), On Demand, and Pay Per View programming. Check out Contour 2 for such programming and other advanced features, like the voice remote, customizable on-screen guide, predictive search, and more.

Make sure that you are pointing your remote directly at the mini box, not the TV screen. Try pressing the arrow up/down button to see if your mini box changes channels. If this does not work, check to see if the red light on the POWER button displays when you push any of the remote control buttons. If the red light does not display, the batteries for your remote may need to be changed. If you have an IR Extender connected to your mini box, check to be sure that you are pointing your remote directly toward the IR Extender. This will ensure that you get the most direct signal and best performance from the IR Extender.

NOTE: Be sure to always use the remote that came with your mini box. Universal remotes purchased from a third party or included with one of your other Cox receivers may not be compatible with the mini box. If you are not able to place your mini box where you can easily point your remote to control it, please visit a Cox Solutions Store to pick-up an IR Extender.

The mini box can be connected using a Coax or RF cable or an HDMI cable. If you are using an HDMI cable to connect your mini box to your TV, this message may indicate that the TV is not tuned to the proper input or source. If you have programmed the mini box remote to work with your TV, press INPUT on the mini box remote to change the input selection.

NOTE: While it is preferred that you use the remote that came with your mini box, you can also use your TV remote to check your TV settings for the correct input:


Press the INPUT button (may be labeled TV/VIDEO, SOURCE or Antenna) on the TV or the remote control that came with the TV.


Select the option for TV on the menu displayed on the screen. It may be labeled Cable TV, CATV, CAB, Input 1, Video 1, Antenna 1, AV1, HDMI, DVI or another name (check your TV user manual). Usually, the label describes the type of connection from the mini box to the TV (such as cable, AV, HDMI, DVI or component). Or select each option one at a time, returning to live TV to see if the option has restored the picture.

First, make sure the coax cable is secured tightly to the back of the mini box. Then unplug the power cord from the mini box. Wait approximately 15–30 seconds before plugging the power cord back into the mini box to begin the program guide downloading process. This downloading process will take about five minutes to complete.

NOTE: During the download process you can continue to watch live TV and change channels, but programming information in the guide may be unavailable for those five minutes.

Check for loose connections from the wall to the mini box to make sure they are secure. The coax cable from the wall should be secured in the Cable from Wall port on the back of the mini box. Be sure to finger-tighten all cables coming from the wall, mini box, splitter, TV and other devices. Verify the cable is not damaged. If the connections are secure and the problem persists, please visit us at cox.com/support for additional assistance.

If you want to keep your mini box out of sight and still use your mini box remote control to change channels and volume, you’ll need to use an IR Extender. You may pick up an IR Extender for each mini box at no charge at your local Cox Solutions Store.

Disconnect the power to the mini box by unplugging the power cord from either the outlet or from the back of the mini box, then wait 15–30 seconds. Reconnect the power to the mini box by plugging the power cord either back into the outlet or into the back of the mini box. Wait about five minutes for the mini box to reset.

DVR service is not compatible with the mini box, and you won’t have access to programming recorded on another TV.

If you only have a mini box, you cannot order Premiums, Sports Packages, or other channel packs such as Variety, Sports & Information, Sports & Information 2 and Movie Pack.

Cox TV Channel lineup is available online here or on our Contour TV app for Android and Apple devices.

Streaming TV is available for most of your channels and favorite TV shows inside and outside of your home when you use the Contour app and have an Internet connection. Learn more about the Contour app, including how to download the mobile app and watch TV using your web browser, here. Plus, enjoy free access to TV Everywhere network apps for channels you subscribe to.

Cox does not sell digital receivers. If you already own a digital TV receiver, we lease CableCARDs that work with certified compatible CableCard retail devices, like TiVo. It's the perfect solution to provide you with the cable TV experience you are looking for without the added charges of renting equipment you've already invested in.

See Contour TV service details. See also Contour TV Purchased Content details. See important information in the Residential Customer Service Agreement for full coverage details. See Annual Notice Information for related information and your privacy rights as a Cox customer. For all Cox Communication policies regarding our services and business practices visit www.cox.com/aboutus/policies.html.