@theuser86 - Not necessarily. What @Scott_Curtis is talking about is sort of like Slingbox which is legal. The reason we did pairing is so that it would be easy for the user - no password required!
We are looking at ways to offer a secondary/fallback method for Tablo Connect that would not require pairing. Just haven't decided on an approach.
Scott - If you want to do this for your parents, you may want to try Amazon Fire TV when the app is ready. It'll be able to use Tablo Connect.