Motorola made it clear before CES even kicked off that this year's focus would be on connecting your entire home, or "staying unplugged." This morning we got a look at Motorola's approach to making live television accesible in every room: Televation.

Android Central @ CES It's a handy little system that differs a bit from what we've seen from other manufacturers: instead of streaming content from your main TV, Televation brings cable subscription right to your Xoom or Xyboard tablet. That means that you'll be able to choose what show you want to watch directly from your tablet, as your device will have its own dedicated cable feed. Everything is wireless, and it'll work as long as you've got a WiFi connection. It's built for Moto tablets, but big M says that it's working on making the system available on different manufacturer's device.

If you're still hooked on live TV and prefer appointment viewing to Netflix, Hulu, and DVR, this might be what you've been waiting for.


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Hands-on with Motorola's Televation


um.. don't big cable companies like Comcast and Time Warner already have this feature? What makes this 3rd party version even better?.. n knowing motorola it will probably only work on Xooms and Xyboards.. Or better yet it might only be on VZW since Droid n Moto is such good friends

the thing is most of these cable providers use motorola cable boxes. this will be a bigger sales point for the providor that allows access first.

I love my old Hava streamer. But the new ones are either Vulkano or SlingBox.

Either way no fees involved. Since this is through Cable companies, it unfortunately will be expensive.

I can come pretty close to this using Potato server and my Media Center PC. I can stream recorded media to my phone and iPad from anywhere with a wireless connection and over the cell signal as well.
For items that are not recorded, I can tell it to record and then stream the recording as it's happening.
I can then use the MHL connection (on the phone) to play that on a larger TV if I like.