This is GenieGO.
It's an add-on device that gives your Genie DVR
extra capabilities. It's a little confusing that both boxes have almost the same name, but it's not hard to get past that when you realize there are a lot of other things named Genie
and you don't get those confused. Here's the easiest way to think about it:
does the recording, and lets you play back to other DIRECTV equipment.
Your mobile device can't connect to your DVR. If you have the DIRECTV app, you can stream programs from your servers, but you can't stream the stuff you recorded. For that, you need GenieGO
which lets you stream your recorded programs or move them to your mobile device to watch later.
So... Genie DVR = watch at home on DIRECTV equipment. Genie DVR + GenieGO = Watch your recordings anywhere.