Please excuse my ignorance, as I am NOT network engineer or an IT guy. So let me try and explain a phenomena I noticed while watching Live TV (Tablo) and using a different streaming app (Sling TV) one right after another. I know Sling TV is not Tablo and vice versa, but just wanted to get some insight from some people here.
Scenario: Watching 2 football games on Live TV (one on Fox w/ Nvidia Shield TV & one on CBS w/ Samsung Android tablet); then, once the games are over I switch apps to Sling TV on the Shield and quit using the tablet. On Sling TV, I was having trouble with the stream buffering (every couple of minutes I’d wait on the spinning circle for a minute or two). This lasted for about an hour.
What I think may be the problem: When I back out of the Tablo app (using shield remote back button) and dismiss the app running in the background, the Tablo unit itself is still recording the two OTA channels, I can see my usb hdd activity light blinking fast. (I can understand why it does this.)
The new tablo app does not have a proper exit button to quit the app like the old app did, I don’t really use the disconnect button buried within the settings somewhere (I don’t have multiple tablos). Is the tablo device still multicasting the “Live TV” channels to everything on the newtork? I ask because after about an hour or so the usb hdd activity light to my Tablo unit stopped blinking fast (telling me the tablo unit stopped tuning/recording those two channels and sending them over the LAN), thus that is when my stream from Sling TV returned to normal.
I guess my question is…Does the Tablo unit continue to multicast/stream to local area network devices after quitting the app, thus bogging down my LAN? Is there a proper quit/exit button on the tablo app (android/tv) that might help with this situation? Would disconnecting from the Tablo unit through the app help?
I have not done a lot of testing with this. Just something I noticed on Sunday.
Thanks for reading