Help & troubleshooting for channels on your Roku device, including adding/removing channels, logging in to, authenticating, or activating a channel, channel-specific playback issues, assistance contacting channel publishers to report issues, and adjusting channel-specific settings.
I'm having a bit of internet difficulty, today. My local network works fine, but my cable modem is not connecting to my ISP. When I try to run Roku apps that stream from the internet, Netflix, YouTube, etc., they don't work, as I would expect. When I try to play videos on the USB drive I have stuck into the side of the Roku device, using the Roku Media Player app, they work fine, which is nice.
I have a Tablo on the network, and the Tablo app installed on my Roku. When I try to run the Tablo app, I'm getting "not connected to the internet" errors.
Given that the streaming source for the Tablo app is on my local network, and is available to the Roku even when the internet is down, this isn't strictly necessary.
It should be possible to stream from sources on the local network even when the internet is not connected.
I'd not consider this a high-priority use case, but I know a few people who have streaming services of various types (e.g., Plex) running on their local network. It should be possible for apps running on the Roku to access them when the larger internet is unavailable.
That would need to be Tablo to fix on their app. Also, Roku due to storage limits on Roku, if you have a lot of apps on your list, they don't all cache to the Roku, so Roku needs to sometimes re-download the app to load it. Plex does work offline, used it many times when there's an Internet Outage.
"scottypie1234" wrote: The Tablo streams via wifi. You need an Internet connection to accomplish that.
Not if the channel and it's contents are all local, unless there's something absolutely crucial to the channel working without internet (maybe it authenticates the Tablo account online, I'm not sure how Tablo works).
Yeah, I got some Rokus. https://youtu.be/d1CSEeqWl10