This community - every one - has been great so far, Good support, great information, very helpful, good ideas and suggestions so I thought I’d take advantage of the long-time Tablo experiences some of you have, specifically with Chromecast.
Apple users, Roku people, etc. won’t care and likely won’t be able to help a lot (or will they!)
Here’s the question -
Considering the following equipment -
Notebook computer, operating over 150-300 Mbps Wi-Fi (same room as the Wi-Fi router)
Android-based phones, Moto X
Tablo web-app on both, browser-based on the PC, whatever-based on the phone.
CHROMECAST device plugged into hole in TV (a factory hole, I didn’t make a new one)
Wi-Fi router, Chromecast device, phones, notebook, all in same room (so far, anyway)
Recorded shows - look in recordings, stuff either I or my wife has recorded.
We want to watch a recorded show.
I connect to the Tablo, find the show, then what. Yes, we’ve watched some stuff but it wasn’t exactly smooth and I have a feeling I’m either doing something wrong, out of sequence, “don’t get it” or “it’s just how it is”.
When you find the show you want to watch, and you have Chromecast in the TV, what’s the exact sequence of events to make it cast to the TV and work seamlessly?
I ask because - when I choose a show and decide to play/watch, the show instantly starts but it’s not connected to the Chromecast yet so I have to really really fast pause it, connect to the Chromecast device, choose "stream Tablo to Chromecast and start again.
Also when we’re done, what’s the exit strategy? no matter what I do the Tablo jumps back to the very beginning and starts playing the show all over again! It won’t pause or stop and stay that way.
If we get half-way through and decide to watch the rest tomorrow, we can’t because it will start all over again at the very beginning no matter what I do.
So looking for step-by-step best way to play a recorded show over Chromecast.
Best way to STOP watching the show and exit things (on the phone all there is is a back button and that takes you back through every Tablo screen you’ve used that night! It doesn’t exit the Tablo app)
Best way to stop part way and then pick it up again the next day as far as finishing the same show.
This may sound silly, stupid, or crazy, but I’ve tried everything - every document or “how-to” piece that Tablo has on the topic, I’ve even experimented a lot, and it always starts the show playing on my device before I can get Chromecast connected, and when I stop no matter where I stop, it jumps back to the beginning and starts playing the show over again, I can’t resume from where it left off and I can’t get it to pause forever, it always plays again especially when I disconnect from the Chromecast device, Tablo starts playing when it senses that disconnect or something.
Are these just quirks of the system?
Is there a YouTube video of “how to use Tablo with chromecast and make it play or stop/pause when and where you want” or "how to make Tablo pause and save your place for later when using Chromecast."
I LOVE how-to videos and love pictures, I’m an extremely visual learner.