MLB At Bat: Price, features and content
Never miss another pitch with this baseball-focused audio and video service.
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 delivering live video directly to their fans over the Internet. Wasting no time getting in on the action, MLB At Bat is the ultimate source of all things baseball.
Pros and cons
- Choose your subscriptions. Commit to an entire year, or pay a small monthly fee.
- Stream on multiple devices. Access content from almost any smart device.
- Watch or listen. Watch your favorite game, or save data and listen to live broadcast.
- Limited multistream access. You can only stream on one computer and one mobile device simultaneously.
- Blackouts can still apply. Blackouts — both locally and nationally — can still prevent you from watching some live events
- Live events can have commercials. You can’t escape the ads with MLB At Bat.
What features does MLB At Bat offer?
Without signing up for MLB.TV, 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 can also watch the MLB At Bat Game of the Day, a single match that MLB At Bat makes free for everyone.
To watch the full fixture of games played every day, you’ll need to sign up for an MLB.TV subscription. As a subscriber, you can stream games from the regular season and the World Series, as well as watch any of the matches on demand. Also access an archive of games from previous seasons, along with classic matches from the MLB At Bat vault. To save you time, these matches are annotated with milestone markers, letting you jump straight to their pivotal moments.
All matches available in 60fps 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. Or 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 At Bat?
Most modern devices support MLB At Bat, giving you plenty of ways to watch the game:
Smart TV devices
- Apple TV
- Sony smart TV
- iPhone 4s
- iPad 2 or newer
- iPod Touch 5th-generation or newer
- All Android phone and tablets with 4.2 or higher
- Desktop browsers
- Apple Carplay
- Xbox one
- Xbox 360
- Blu-ray players
No matter how many devices you own, you can only access a single MLB At Bat account on one desktop and one mobile device simultaneously. Sharing accounts is against MLB At Bat‘s terms of service and doing so can lead to account deactivation.
How much does MLB At Bat cost?
You can pay for MLB At Bat monthly at $2.99, or annually for $19.99. You can cancel anytime, and both subscriptions get you equal access to MLB.TV features. You can try MLB At Bat for free for seven days.
What can I watch with MLB At Bat?
Live stream most MLB games and events like the World Series and playoff games. Here’s what you get with MLB At Bat:
- Team and season schedule
- Live and archived broadcasts
- Real-time pitches and batting simulations
- Box scores
- Play summaries
- Play-by-play feed
- Who on the field
- Video highlights
- Condensed version of every match
How much data does MLB At Bat use?MLB At Bat makes use of adaptive streaming technology, adjusting video quality based on the speed of your connection. Speeds between 1.8Mbps and 3Mbps get you an SD stream, speeds between 3Mbps and 5Mbps get you an HD stream and anything above 5Mbps gets you access to 60fps HD.
Considering a typical MLB At Bat game lasts around three hours, MLB At Bat can chew through roughly 2.4GB a 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, doing so uses roughly 675MB per game.
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MLB At Bat is great for baseball enthusiasts who want to stream MLB.TV to multiple devices. Access breaking news, scores and Gameday Pitch-by-Pitch and schedules. Keep tabs on players and teams with standings, interactive rosters, player stats, push notifications and more. But you can only stream on one device at a time, and there are some blackout games for select teams.