Please add an advanced option that allows clients to specify the IP address where the Tablo device is located. Please deploy this feature to all Tablo clients (Web-Browser, Roku, Android, iPhone, etc).
The tablo client-applications (on all supported devices) do a good job connecting to the Tablo device if it is located on the same subnet as the client. However, if the tablo is located on a different subnet, the connect/re-scan features will not (and should not) locate it.
For example, let say my tablo is located at 192.168.1.1 and let say my Roku is located on a different subnet at 192.168.2.2. The Tablo app, on the Roku-client will only scan IP addresses from 192.168.1.1 through 192.168.1.254 and it will NOT scan any of the ip address from 192.168.2.1 through 192.168.2.254. This is not Roku specific; it applies to all Tablo client-applications on all supported devices.
I agree that it shouldn’t scan IP addresses on a different subnet, but it should at least allow advanced users to manually specify the IP location of the tablo! This feature needs to be added to all clients (web-browser, roku, andriod, iphone, iTV, fireTV, etc).
Additionally, this feature would be extremely useful for accomplishing “remote access” without the local pairing burden. If a user is savvy enough to put his tablo at a publicly accessible IP address, and even give it a domain name, then there ought to be an option of specifying that public IP address or domain name (ex. tablo.mywebsite.com), instead of scanning the local subnet (where the tablo isn’t).
There is no need to scan, if you know the exact IP! And, there are just too many circumstances where scanning doesn’t and shouldn’t work.
I realize you guys have worked very hard to make the Tablo as simple as possible. I’m a big fan of simple, but not of oversimplification! Please add advanced options near the connect/recan button!