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MLB.TV Returns For 2012 Season - $124.99/YR Premium or $109.99/YR Regular


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#1 FriskyTanuki

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 07:36 PM

http://blog.us.plays...or-opening-day/

The MLB.TV app is being updated with some new features:

Some of the new 2011 upgrades include:

  • Highest Quality HD Streaming – Speed detection technology gives users ultra-HQ video access (NexDef 4.5 mbps) depending on available bandwidth.
  • Enhanced Audio – In-game alternate audio selection allows users to overlay the home or away team’s broadcasters over the live video or use the “Park” option to include the ballpark’s natural sounds.
  • Quick-Access Stats – View player cards with full career stats, league leaders, and in-game stats including AB, R, H, RBI, K, BB, SO, LOB, AVG, HR, SB.
  • Event Navigation – Select in-game event types, such as home runs, hits or stolen bases, to show on a progression timeline and jump directly to the at bat where they happened.
  • Improved User Interface – User-friendly design makes it even easier to browse.

Jeff Rubenstein shows off some of the new interface improvements and mentions something not in the post above, which is that you can also track individual players to see how they're doing throughout the season. The updated app will be in the store tonight or you can just launch it to patch the app if you've already downloaded it.

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http://blog.us.plays...app-live-today/

Hi Everyone – I’m excited to show everyone the new MLB.TV application for the PS3 that will be available from PlayStation Network, in both U.S. and Canada, later today. This app allows MLB.TV subscribers to watch every regular season game live in HD (local blackout restrictions do apply), with tons of new interactive features designed exclusively for PSN.

Demonstration video: http://www.viddler.c...deos/916/63.833

Some of the unique interactive features that we show in the demo include:

* MLB Scoreboard – See a schedule of today’s games (and set options to control whether or not you see the scores)
* Home and Away Feeds – Choose to watch either the home or away broadcast feed
* HD quality video and DVR functionality – watch a live game in HD (with Live Game DVR functionality that lets you pause and rewind live games of fast-forward back to live game action)
* Season Archive – Want to re-live a great moment? Go back and watch games you’ve missed from earlier in the season.
* Scrollable Linescore – Go directly to any half-inning to watch only that portion of the game.
* Favorite Teams/Calendar Schedule – Scroll through the entire 2010 Major League Baseball schedule in calendar format or designate your favorite team(s) to see the schedule for that team.

You can now download the app from the “Media” category on PlayStation Store, and launch it from the Video section of the XMB.

You must be an MLB.TV subscriber to fully utilize this app (some features, such as the calendar schedule, are available to everyone for free). There are two annual packages: MLB.TV is $99.95 and MLB.TV Premium is $119.95. If you aren’t already a MLB.TV subscriber. The site to sign up will go live later today. Once you’ve subscribed, link your MLB.TV subscription to a PS3 (via the app), and enjoy the season!

This is truly the ultimate baseball viewing experience from MLB.TV and PlayStation Network. Enjoy!

Seems like a good way to extend the subscription for those that paid the hefty price for it. It's not on the PS Store yet since it'll probably come with the rest of the update today.

Edited by FriskyTanuki, 29 March 2011 - 08:26 PM.


#2 wildcpac

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 08:12 PM

I remember n8 being interested in the service if it were possible on the PS3. Great deal for those who do not have it. Games come in crystal clear with no lag. I watch about 2 games a day via mlb.tv. You can get 1 year of service for $100 dollars. That includes the free 14 issues of SI which takes off 20 bucks and you just cancel after.

#3 JetTone

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 08:27 PM

I'll have to sign up again now if it's available. It lagged a lot for me last year, though. Hopefully that problem is fixed. I remember every time I would try to watch a game in HD last year it would stutter a bit and then kick it down to SD. Either way I'll probably subscribe sometime in June when things are heating up more and I will have the time to actually watch the games.

#4 ssjmichael

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 08:33 PM

I'd subscibe if I could watch local games

#5 intoxicated662

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 08:36 PM

if it's not free, then forget about it and $100 a year to watch streamed live games is expensive

#6 KillerRamen

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 08:58 PM

I'd subscibe if I could watch local games


You can't watch local games? ...I was thinking about subscribing to this instead of cable so I can watch cardinals games, but I see no point without the Cardinals.
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#7 Brownjohn

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 09:05 PM

I thought the great thing about this was that you can watch any game you want. Why would there be a restriction on local games?
To each his own.

#8 kona

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 09:11 PM

Hallelujah. This will definitely get me using my subscription more often. I hate watching tv on my pc and my pc is too slow to use TVersity reliably.

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 09:41 PM

Thanks to FSN Prime and KCAL9 I get all the Dodgers' baseball I need...

#10 n8rockerasu

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 10:03 PM

I remember n8 being interested in the service if it were possible on the PS3. Great deal for those who do not have it. Games come in crystal clear with no lag. I watch about 2 games a day via mlb.tv. You can get 1 year of service for $100 dollars. That includes the free 14 issues of SI which takes off 20 bucks and you just cancel after.


Yup...this has my interest piqued. Wish I could have gotten in on the crazy deal others got to start the year, but this could get me to seriously consider resubscribing.

#11 wildcpac

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 10:23 PM

Yup...this has my interest piqued. Wish I could have gotten in on the crazy deal others got to start the year, but this could get me to seriously consider resubscribing.


That crazy deal had like 200 tops getting it. 15-20 per month isn't that bad at all. 100 total and you get MLB.tv til February 28th, 2011. You can watch any game online since 2006. The quality is vastly improved in 2009 though. I was watching Yankee 2009 playoff games a week ago.

#12 wildcpac

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 10:45 PM

Initial Review. I just linked my PS3 to my mlb.tv account. My internet is 15 download 5 upload.

Menu is very interactive and easy to use. You can easily scroll through todays games like you would scroll through songs on an Ipod touch with your controller. It takes 2 seconds to choose if you want to the watch the game live, from the start or resume where you left off. You can also choose which feed you want home or away. Also from the start you can choose which inning you want to start off with.

Picture and sound quality are suberb and as if you were watching the cable feed. No lag whatsoever.

You can select your favorite team in the menu and on the schedule for the Year would be your favorites team home game listed and the amount of other games on the schedule. You can also scroll through the other games while watching the main game.

#13 ssjmichael

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:14 AM

I just checked out the video posted in the OP. The interface looks super slick.


It'd be smart of Sony to offer up some sort of discount for MLB TV if you buy MLB 10: The Show. :)

#14 SEH

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 12:44 AM

Since I've got Dish Network now, If they did something like this for the NFL I'd be all over it.

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#15 JUDOHAWK

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 01:13 AM

Yea, give me NFL.tv(obviously there is no nfl.tv :P, but nfl needs to roll it out and sell it to us US people. They have it overseas I think) for 100 a season and I'll be first in line. I get every twins game over the air(well most games, they don't televise every game though :P) so mlb.tv doesn't interest me much.

#16 wildcpac

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 01:27 AM

Yea, give me NFL.tv(obviously there is no nfl.tv :P, but nfl needs to roll it out and sell it to us US people. They have it overseas I think) for 100 a season and I'll be first in line. I get every twins game over the air(well most games, they don't televise every game though :P) so mlb.tv doesn't interest me much.


NFL had a NFL.tv for people who lived in NYC last season. Due to the fact that people in apartment buildings cannot get Direct TV. I believe the whole season was like 250-300 dollars.

#17 fizzywix

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 01:41 AM

Cool to see this on the PS3. I'm not a sports person, though.

Make one of these that streams starcraft games and other games and I'm down, though! :P

#18 JetTone

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 06:53 AM

I hate blackouts, though I live out of area of the Giants now so I can watch all their games. I actually wish I could also watch the ads, it would be win-win for people who live in the local area but can't get the games or for whatever reason. I remember last year it was the same two or three ads they would put on during the break. One that was trying to get you buy MLB.tv even though you already had it, another for clothing and the rest of the time it was just silent and had a big MLB.tv logo.

#19 TC

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 03:33 PM

Initial Review. I just linked my PS3 to my mlb.tv account. My internet is 15 download 5 upload.

Menu is very interactive and easy to use. You can easily scroll through todays games like you would scroll through songs on an Ipod touch with your controller. It takes 2 seconds to choose if you want to the watch the game live, from the start or resume where you left off. You can also choose which feed you want home or away. Also from the start you can choose which inning you want to start off with.

Picture and sound quality are suberb and as if you were watching the cable feed. No lag whatsoever.

You can select your favorite team in the menu and on the schedule for the Year would be your favorites team home game listed and the amount of other games on the schedule. You can also scroll through the other games while watching the main game.


Appreciate the quick review. Now please let something like this be available for NHL next season. I will glady fork over the cash.

#20 Jmclark

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 04:09 PM

I might think about getting this. I'm a huge Yankees fan, but I live up in New England, so they never show the Yankee games except for the occasional on ESPN.

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 05:54 PM

I wish the NFL would offer something like this. I don't want to switch to Direct TV just for NFL ticket. I already have YES network so I can watch all the Jankees games I want and I'm not a huge baseball guy to begin with.

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#22 MSUHitman

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Posted 23 April 2010 - 06:42 PM

Yeah I would get this too if I could watch local games as I don't have pay tv, and don't need it other than sports since I have Play On now.

Sat./Sun. is a free weekend for MLB.TV (blackouts still apply) so hopefully I can mess around with the app this weekend.

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#23 SnorE

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 08:30 PM

Excited about this being a Padres fan and living on the east coast dont really get to see to many games...i have a question though wondering if someone might be able to answer it...so my gf brother has an mlb.tv account...lives up in Mass and is a Mets fan...anyway can i just link up to his account since he wouldnt be linking to a ps3? can i watch games while he watches games on mlb.tv? and i just send him 50bucks to split the costss?
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#24 MSUHitman

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:08 PM

Oh I may have been mistaken, it's a free MLB.TV weekend for people who bought the IPhone/IPad At Bat app because it made No. 1 app on the Apple App Store. If the weekend isn't free on PSN/PC/Mac then I apologize.

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#25 n8rockerasu

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:20 PM

Oh I may have been mistaken, it's a free MLB.TV weekend for people who bought the IPhone/IPad At Bat app because it made No. 1 app on the Apple App Store. If the weekend isn't free on PSN/PC/Mac then I apologize.


Yeah, unfortunately, it's not a free weekend. Kinda lame that you can't even try the program out before deciding if you want to invest. I guess the closest thing to a trial is just subscribing for one month for $20. But even today's Yankee game reminded me why I got rid of my subscription a few years ago. Way too many games get blacked out.

MLB's television agreements are horrible. Any game on Saturday before 4PM is blacked out, whether it airs on Fox or not. Also, living in North Carolina, the Orioles are considered my "local team" (yeah...you try and figure that one out), so whenever the Yanks play in Baltimore, those are blacked out too. That's at least 20 games knocked off of the value right there. I'm glad they're improving the service, but I think I'm still going to hold off.

#26 ScottsUSERID

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 10:28 PM

You know it would be nice for those of us who spend 160 dollars on the extra innings package for MLB Extra innings to get on this too...HINT HINT.

#27 JetTone

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 11:31 PM

Excited about this being a Padres fan and living on the east coast dont really get to see to many games...i have a question though wondering if someone might be able to answer it...so my gf brother has an mlb.tv account...lives up in Mass and is a Mets fan...anyway can i just link up to his account since he wouldnt be linking to a ps3? can i watch games while he watches games on mlb.tv? and i just send him 50bucks to split the costss?


I doubt it. Since it will probably check to see if you're logged in and watching. I remember last year I would watch a game on my desktop and then go do something and try and watch on my notebook and it said I was still watching a game since I didn't log out of the desktop. It'll just see the PS3 as being another connection which it won't allow.

#28 wildcpac

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 12:28 AM

I doubt it. Since it will probably check to see if you're logged in and watching. I remember last year I would watch a game on my desktop and then go do something and try and watch on my notebook and it said I was still watching a game since I didn't log out of the desktop. It'll just see the PS3 as being another connection which it won't allow.


Snore, I just tried and the same account can use the PS3 app and watch a game on the computer at the same time. If you you were to do that, you might be risking the terms of service and having the account closed. I am 99.99999999999 certain that MLB.tv does not allow account sharing and using 2 different ip's for the same account is going to send red flags.


N8, there was a topic that you, Josh and I were discussing that was removed. You should try googling for the solution.

#29 SEH

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 12:49 AM

Snore, I just tried and the same account can use the PS3 app and watch a game on the computer at the same time. If you you were to do that, you might be risking the terms of service and having the account closed. I am 99.99999999999 certain that MLB.tv does not allow account sharing and using 2 different ip's for the same account is going to send red flags.


N8, there was a topic that you, Josh and I were discussing that was removed. You should try googling for the solution.


Two different IP's shouldn't be a problem because even if he was watching a game on his PC and PS3 in one house both would still have different IP's. Just because the PS3 and PC are connected to the same router doesn't mean they share an IP.

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 01:18 AM

You think they would be able to tell that im viewing in pa and hes in mass...i might just pay the 20 bucks lol
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