Motorola's place-shifting set-top: Follow Me TV

Follow Me TV, demonstrated at CES 2007, is now available to Verizon and Comcast users.

Motorola's Follow Me TV feature for its DVR set-top boxes lets users choose which TV to watch a recorded TV show on.

Instead of keeping content stored on only that TV, Follow Me TV lets users bring TV with them from room to room. Any recorded show is aggregated and made available on any TV on the network. In addition to TV programs, music and photos can also follow to any TV, and the content can also be sent to portable devices.

Or, as Motorola CEO Ed Zander demonstrated for the audience here at CES 2007, you can pause a live show, push a button, and pick up that show in a different room.

Verizon first introduced the service on its multiroom DVR in late 2006, but Zander announced during his keynote Monday morning that Comcast will be offering it this year.

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Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.

 

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