The current method of having to associate a device to the Tablos while on the same LAN is simply in the stone age and reflects retarded engineering thinking in this day and age of remote access to nearly everything – except Tablo.
I have 3 Tablos, 2 lifetime subscriptions. I own a house in a remote location. I want to keep up on the news in the primary residence. For the second house I buy equipment in that city, including Roku TVs, Computers, monitors, etc. The only way to have the remote computer work with Tablo is to ship it to the primary residence, put it on the LAN, connect up, then ship it back. This is, of course, not convenient. Nor should it be necessary with forward-thinking programming and product design.
Tech support calls the current connection method a “feature”. In reality it is an archaic concept that is an impediment to fully using what we pay for.
Tablo should adopt and implement current technological philosophy for ease of connection rather than calling an impediment a feature.
There should be a method of direct connect – even if having to do port forwarding.