Watching downloaded content without internet connection - DirecTV

1) I used to have GenieGO app, worked exactly how I wanted it to. I would download content to my PC or Mac and be able to watch it without internet connection whenever I wanted to.

2) Now with the shift to Moble DVR and the Mobile Apps I can no longer do this. I've download content to my iPad and can view downloaded content, but I have to be connected to the internet first (in order for the App to login into my DirecTV account, I'm assuming).

The problem is when I don't have internet connection first, I can't even lanuch the player. So what's the purpose of downloading content? I can't watch it without an internet connection.

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