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Get what you need

Just want the essential channels and features? With TV Starter, that’s exactly what you get.


75 channels, $25/month

Watch your favorite shows on over 75 limited basic cable channels, including local, public, government and shopping channels—all for just $25 a month.



Some perks of the plan

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Jam out to 50+ commercial-free Music Choice channels.

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Watch your way with an intuitive guide, closed captioning and family-friendly parental controls.

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Stream shows anywhere with the Contour app.

Cox TV Starter pricing

Experience more with Contour

Binge On Demand, search shows with your voice and stream your favorites from Netflix—all on one screen.

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TV Starter vs. Contour

Compare the two plans and see what’s right for you.

TV Starter

Contour TV

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Includes ESPN, Disney, HGTV and Discovery

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Add HBO, STARZ, Showtime and Cinemax

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Voice Remote with universal search

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TV apps, like Netflix & YouTube

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TV Starter FAQs

Contour TV gives you our best HD TV experience with the latest features and our expanded basic cable lineup with the ability to add channel paks to suit your entertainment needs. TV Starter includes our limited basic cable lineup (local broadcast, government, and education channels, plus shopping favorites) with limited features. Both are cost-effective plans that include online and mobile streaming.


Feature Starter TV Contour TV
Limited basic cable (local broadcast, government, education, and shopping channels) X X
Expanded basic cable (ESPN, Discovery, Disney, History, A&E, TNT, HGTV & more)   X
50 Music Choice channels X X
Optional premium channel and channel pak add-ons   X
On Demand and Pay-Per-View access   X
Optional DVR service   X
Stream via the Contour app and TV Everywhere network apps X X
On-screen guide, closed captioning, and parental controls X X
Voice Remote with universal search   X
On-screen TV Apps including Netflix, YouTube, iHeartRadio, Sports and more   X
Voice guidance and video descriptions   X

TV Starter includes local broadcast, government, education, and shopping channels, plus over 50 commercial-free Music Choice channels. NBC, CW, Fox, ABC, CBS, PBS and C-Span are a few of the popular channels included. The full TV Starter channel lineup is available here.

Your 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.

TV Starter with a limited basic cable lineup starts at $25.00 per month. For a standard basic cable lineup, upgrade to Contour TV starting at $69.99 per month for 12 months . Visit the Bundles & Deals page to shop all TV offers.


Offers expire 09/30/19 and are available to residential customers in Cox service areas. Prices exclude taxes, surcharges and other fees. Other conditions apply.

Additional bundle options are available and may be required to receive all advertised features. Early termination fees may apply. Prices exclude installation/activation fees, equipment charges, inside wiring fees, additional outlets, taxes, surcharges (including a Broadcast Surcharge up to $10.00/mo. and a Regional Sports Surcharge up to $9.00/mo.) and other fees. Not all services and features available everywhere. A credit check and/or deposit may be required. Offer may not be combined with other offers, discounts or promotions. Online orders only. Other restrictions may apply.