The Apple TV app, like the Roku app, doesn’t support Tablo Connect (watching remotely).
However, if you’re tech savvy you can make it work. I run a VPN server where my Tablo is located and then at the remote location have a separate router connect to that VPN. I then connect the Roku to that router and I can use the Roku remotely. This requires no “pairing” of the Roku to the Tablo, but some networking knowledge.
the user96 provided a good way around it. Given that you are using an Apple TV at the place where you don’t have the Tablo, if you have an Apple iPhone or iPad, you can connect when you are in primary house with the app, then when you go to second house without Tablo, open up the app on your phone and AirPlay from iPhone or iPad to secondary home Apple TV.
I’m quite pissed right now (don’t even have my Tablo yet) as I purchased it specifically because of the advertised feature to connect remotely.
Only to find out it will not work for what I want.
I saw you chatting previously with another guy:
What he was trying might actually work. Putty has a feature to create a type of tunnel. You would need an SSH server on the same network as the Tablo.
Then on the network of the client device, you setup putty (here is a little guide) which can forward any ports that the Tablo is looking for. Putty would essentially act as a fake Tablo, answering and forwarding all traffic it receives to the network where the physical Tablo device is sitting.
In my case, I should only need that to ‘authenticate’ the device and after that it would be able to connect the way Tablo designed. My issue is I can’t haul the device to the Tablo network to do the initial authentication.
My question is regarding snowbirds. While we are gone for 5 Months I place our internet carrier on hold so I don’t have wifi. Do I just unplug my Tablo and take it with me (search for channels in the new zip code) and set it up and our southern location? Anything I need to know that doesn’t seem obvious? Thanks
That’s pretty much it. Change the zip code then do a scan. Make sure to save the new channels. Existing scheduled shows should just work. You’ll need to bring your streaming devices (Roku, etc) or get new ones for the other home. And install the Tablo app on them (or the TVs).