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Never miss another pitch with MLB.TV

TV networks aren’t the only players in the Major League Baseball game. Thanks to the rise of online streaming technology, sports organizations are now able to deliver live video directly to their fans over the internet. MLB has wasted no time getting in on the action, establishing MLB.TV as the ultimate source of all things baseball. Finally, a way to catch every fly ball live and unrestricted.

What is MLB.TV?

MLB.TV is a subscription-based streaming service covering every aspect of Major League Baseball. From the latest news, scores and statistics to live streams of every regular and World Series game, MLB.TV provides baseball fans with everything they need to keep up-to-date with the current season.

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How do I sign up for MLB.TV and what does it get me?

There are two main MLB.TV packages: the All Teams and the Single Team.

Both packages are available by visiting the MLB.TV website or downloading the free MLB At Bat mobile app. Without needing to sign up for anything, you’ll have access to all the breaking news and up-to-the-minute scores, along with a selection of video highlights from recently played games. You’ll also be able to watch the MLB.TV Game of the Day, a single match that MLB makes free for everyone.

However, to watch the full fixture of games played every day, you’ll need to sign up for an MLB.TV subscription. As an MLB.TV subscriber, you’ll be able to stream games from the regular season and the World Series, as well as go back and watch any of the matches on-demand. You’ll also get access to an archive of games from previous seasons, along with classic matches from the MLB vault. To save you time, these matches are annotated with milestone markers letting you jump straight to their pivotal moments.

How much does MLB.TV cost?

The Single Team package of MLB.TV is $89.99 yearly, but they are offering a special of $39.99 a year. This package allows you to select one team only and watch out-of-market regular season games live or on demand. However, for complete access to all teams and additional MLB.TV features, you’ll need to subscribe to the All Teams package for $24.99 a month or $115.99 a year, currently discounted to $49.99 a year.

The All Teams package comes with a free Premium subscription for the At Bat mobile app, giving you access to the full range of MLB.TV features on-the-go. Otherwise, the At Bat app is available for $19.99 a year or $2.99 a month.

If you sign up for MLB.TV, it’s worth remembering that both the monthly and yearly subscriptions default to recurring payments. To avoid getting charged indefinitely, make sure to disable automatic renewal in your MLB.TV account settings.

What extra features does MLB.TV have?

MLB.TV streams come loaded with extra features, too. Not only are all matches available in 60fps high definition (HD) — provided your device and internet connection can handle it — they also sport real-time highlights and player stats that update as the game progresses, providing comprehensive insight you might otherwise miss.

If that’s not enough, you can choose between home and away announcers for each game, listening to whichever play-by-play commentary you prefer. Alternatively, you can bypass the video altogether and just listen to the live Gameday audio feed, freeing your eyeballs to focus on other tasks.

What devices are compatible with MLB.TV?

Most modern devices support MLB.TV, giving you plenty of ways to watch the game:

  • Computer. The MLB.TV website offers the most versatile viewing experience, with support for 60fps HD video and the desktop-only Mosaic View, a split-screen mode that lets you watch multiple games on the same screen at the same time.To access the MLB.TV website, you’ll need a Windows PC running Windows 7 or later, or a Mac computer running OS X 10.8 or later.
    You’ll also need a recent version of one of the following web browsers: Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari. Finally, you’ll have to make sure you’ve got the latest version of Adobe Flash Player and Java installed.
  • Mobile phone. Getting your baseball fix on-the-go is as simple as downloading the MLB At Bat app to your mobile device. If you’re rocking an Apple device, the At Bat app for iOS requires an iPhone 4s or newer, an iPad 2 or newer or an iPod Touch 5th-generation or newer, all running at least iOS 9.0.
    If you’re more of an Android person, the At Bat app for Android supports all phones and tablets running Android 4.2 and higher.
  • Streaming devices. Watching MLB.TV from the comfort of your couch is just as easy, with support for a wide range of common streaming devices. If you own a second-generation or newer Apple TV, downloading the MLB.TV app from the App Store will let you access all the perks of your MLB.TV subscription.Similarly, if you have an Xbox One or Xbox 360 gaming console, both devices have their own MLB.TV apps to download from their respective app stores.You’ll also find the MLB.TV app on select models of Panasonic, LG, Samsung, and Sony smart TVs and Blu-ray players.For Chromecast owners, meanwhile, both the iOS and Android versions of the At Bat mobile app support casting through a local Wi-Fi network.

No matter how many devices you own, you can only access a single MLB.TV account on one desktop and one mobile device simultaneously. Sharing accounts is against MLB.TV’s terms of service and doing so can lead to account deactivation.

How much data does MLB.TV use?

MLB.TV makes use of adaptive streaming technology, adjusting video quality based on the speed of your internet connection. Speeds between 1.8Mbps and 3Mbps will get you a standard definition (SD) stream, speeds between 3Mbps and 5Mbps will get you an HD stream, and anything above 5Mbps will get you access to 60fps HD.

Considering a typical MLB game lasts around three hours, this means MLB.TV will chew through roughly 2.4GB per game when streaming in SD, 4GB per game when streaming in HD and 6.8GB when streaming in 60fps HD. If you just want to listen to the Gameday audio feed, that will use up roughly 675MB per game.

Are there other options for watching MLB?

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