Just got a new Tablo and i enjoy the device very much. It has huge potential. My only main issue is with how backwards the whole Tablo connect works (for my needs, and from what i have read on these forums, for many others as well).
The whole needing to “pair” our mobile devices the first time on the same network is wrong. Just give us a login option so we can connect from whatever supported device we want, wherever we want and be able to watch our Tablo devices.
Sling media has done it, i’m sure you can too (i’m referring to their sling box products, not sling.tv).
I placed my Tablo in my office as i get very few stations at home. Now i need to make sure i bring all my devices to work to pair it for the first time.
Roku also doesn’t work remotely which is an issue. I use Plex on Roku and the Tablo Plex channel to bypass this restriction but it’s not consumer friendly at all. I’m sure that just like Plex has http://plex.tv/link, Tablo can do something similar to allow remote viewing on Roku.
I bought a fire TV stick, had to bring it to the office to pair it so it will work in my bedroom.
My home desktop can’t be brought to the office so i had to spend a day or so learning how to VPN into the office and pair my desktop to the Tablo.
The whole remote viewing process if flawed. And no, setting up a VPN is something that 99% of consumers would not know how to do. There should be a simple, friendly solution.
I did a search on the forums and back in February the Tablo team stated this is one of the most requested features but could not find any update since.
Other than that, it’s great device with huge potential for cord cutters. The mobile apps are great, the Roku app is great. The Fire TV app can be much faster.