Cox Communications has stepped up efforts to help customers affected by the devastating tornado that hit the Oklahoma City area earlier this week, securing programming rights to extend its Cox TV Connect TV Everywhere app outside of the home and setting up centers where customers can access telecom services.
At least 24 people were killed and thousands were left homeless and without power in the devastating twister that struck the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on May 20.
Cox Communications parent Cox Enterprises has pledged about $1 million to relief efforts in the areas.
The Cox TV Connect app, which gives TV Essentials and Preferred High Speed Internet Access customers live streaming access to about 90 channels, will be available to certain mobile devices for the next 90 days, said spokesman Todd Smith in an e-mail message. The app is normally available only inside the home but the company is extending the capability to help connect Cox customers to the content they care about wherever they have sought refuge in the weeks and months ahead.
Video can be viewed live on supported Apple and Android devices and is authenticated with the customer’s Cox primary account holder user ID and password.
Supported Apple devices are iPhone, iPad, and iTouch. Supported Android Tablet Devices include: Kindle Fire 2nd generation, Kindle Fire HD 7”, Kindle Fire HD 8.9”, Google Nexus 7”, Samsung Galaxy Tablet 2 – 7”, Samsung Galaxy Tablet 2 – 10.1”, and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1”. The full suite of TV Connect channels can be accessed here.
Cox is also offering free services at two telecommunications centers in Oklahoma: St. Andrew
800 NW 5th St, Moore, OK 73160; and the Moore Community Center, 301 N. Broadway, Moore, OK 73160
Both locations have Wi-Fi, local and long distance calling and HD TV service.