Choosing the Best Cox Cable TV Package
Cox does a great job outlining the details of their two cable TV packages. We didn’t have to dig too deep to get the information we needed, which we appreciate. Cox offers a cable TV package starting at $53 per month, but this can exceed $200 per month depending on how you customize your package. Keep in mind that prices will also vary by your location. If you’re an absolute TV-lover or prefer just to watch the news for a few minutes a day, selecting a Cox package that fits your TV viewing habits is pretty straightforward.
The Basic Cable TV Package: Cox Contour TV Starter
Starting at $53 per month, Cox TV Starter is the provider’s least expensive package. It’s about half the cost of starter packages from other major cable TV providers providers we've reviewed like Xfinity or Mediacom. Keep in mind this bare-bones option only offers 75 channels, 50 of which are music channels, so it’s good for budget-conscious older adults who just want a few basic networks. If you’re looking to get the latest news, listen to some commercial-free tunes, and access broadcast television, the Cox TV Starter package will be right up your alley. On the other hand, Cox Contour TV is the better option if you’re looking for more channels and bells and whistles.
The Entertainment Upgrade: Cox Contour TV Preferred
Starting at $98 per month with 140+ channels, Cox Contour TV is a bit pricey. For comparison, Xfinity offers a similar package for about the same price per month as Cox, but keep in mind that Xfinity may not service your area. Plus, this package comes with some great perks. With Cox’s Contour TV, you can stream your favorite shows and movies straight from your tablet or smartphone. Since 62 percent of Americans over the age of 70 use a smartphone, being able to watch TV on a handheld device is nice for on-the-go seniors.1
In addition to a robust channel lineup, we also like that this package is customizable. Cox offers “packs” that cater to customers with specific needs and viewing preferences. For super-fan seniors, a sports package is a perfect add-on, while the movie buffs can break out the popcorn and add exclusive channels like Showtime and HBO. Lights, camera, action! These add-on channels and packs can cost you anywhere from $10 to $15 extra per month, depending on what you select.
Money-Saving Tip: For the movie buffs out there, instead of adding individual movie channels to your package for $12 per channel, opt for Cox’s Movie Pack. It’s only $12 per month and gives you 12 movie channels.
||Cox Contour TV Starter
||Cox Contour TV Preferred
|Cost per month
||$53 per month*
||$98 per month*
|Popular channels included
||NBC, CW, Fox, ABC, CBS, PBS and C-Span
||ESPN, CNN, Food Network, nickelodeon, Fox News, Discovery, History, A&E, TNT, HGTV
||Seniors who want an inexpensive option and mainly watch the news
||Seniors who don't mind paying more for entertainment channels
*Prices vary by location