Baseball on the iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by OldEditor, Apr 28, 2018.

  1. OldEditor macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2018
    And now for a post that has nothing to do with productivity.
    The iPad is the bomb for baseball fans, IMO.
    Once an iPad doubter, I am now a devotee, if for no other reason than baseball.
    I don't get much in the way of live broadcast video full games for two reasons: (1) I cut the cable at home and (2) I live in lockout hell because of my location.
    That said, with one paid app (At Bat premium) and a bunch of free ones, I can get loads of radio (every MLB game, either team's station), video highlights (including in-game), game trackers such as Game Day, access to, etc. And the video I do get is of outstanding quality because of the iPad display.
    I also subscribe to The Athletic, which has terrific MLB coverage, and its mobile app is just fine.
    Unless were just talking a trip to the store, I take the thing everywhere now. If I get bored or all else is going sideways, can still take a timeout for some ball.
    A small joy, but a joy nonetheless. :)
  2. rillrill macrumors 6502a


    Jul 27, 2011
    New York
    I think a vpn might help you watch yr games. I’m not sure how it works on an iPad but it’s something to consider.
  3. OldEditor thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2018
  4. UbuntuFu macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2007
    I solely use my iPad Pro for entertainment/leisure.

    Deleted any "productivity" app, no email. Most used apps - Hulu, Netflix, CBS, MLB.TV, Amazon Prime Video,

    Only wish Instagram would release a good iPad app.
  5. MacInTO macrumors 65816


    Apr 25, 2005
    Canada, eh!
    I've been a subscriber for at least five years. It's awesome because I'm can watch it on whatever device I want.

    I'm in Canada, the best thing about AtBat here is there are no blackout restrictions!
  6. PhoneI macrumors 68000

    Mar 7, 2008
    MLB at Bat has been the best app in the App Store since day 1
  7. gc15 macrumors regular

    Oct 23, 2012
    Which free apps are you using to watch or listen to black out games? I love mlb at bat, but I can ideally only watch west coast and north eastern games, which is fine, but I would much rather catch up on cubs, pirates, and reds.
  8. OldEditor thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2018
    Not free, but At Premium at $20 per year will get you every MLB radio broadcast.
    With Game Day open, you also get in-game video highlights. They put the play symbol (right arrow within the circle) next to a given at bat, means there's a video highlight. They're putting more up faster this year during the game, too.
    Not as good as getting live TV broadcasts, but it's close ... and it's cheap.

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