How much will you pay for the new MLB app?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Metsfan7450, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Metsfan7450 macrumors regular

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    The new MLB app is going to have gameday audio. I'm guessing the $4.99 for half the season last year is going to go up to at least $9.99...maybe more!
     
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  3. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Unless I get radio broadcasts of the Braves on there, I'm not paying a dime. I barely used it last year. I mainly wanted to just see what the deal was with it. It got better as the months went on, but it wouldn't be worth $10, let alone $5. Highlights aren't THAT neat.
     
  4. Metsfan7450 thread starter macrumors regular

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    You get the home and away team radio broadcasts. I think the regular MLB gameday audio package is pretty expensive. That's why I thought it may be more than $9.99.
     
  5. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    I don't think that it will be any more than $10, but I have a feeling that they will probably keep it at $4.99. I just feel that this app will be really popular this year, and that they will probably keep the price around $5 to help boost sales. I think that $10 feels like a bit much for most people to spend on an app.
     
  6. bruinsrme macrumors 601

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    ZIP!!!!!
    Not really a big enough baseball fan to buy it again.
     
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    i loved this app. i will probably pay up to $10 for it, 14.99 if they are adding new features..
     
  9. Jess.H macrumors member

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    Agreed, I really can't see it being more than that; it wouldn't make much sense.
     
  10. c4sp14nx macrumors newbie

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    MLB charges $14.95/year for Gameday Audio via their website, so I can't imagine they would undercut themselves on the iPhone app. I'm looking for them to charge $14.99 for Gameday Audio, highlight videos, and the stat info offered in their app. I personally think that's way out of line, though I'd probably grudgingly pay it as there are no other options half as good...
     
  11. FortWorthMac macrumors 6502a

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    Are you saying that one will be able to listen to games live? If so, what's your source? This is great if true! Thanks

    As for the price, my guess is $9.99.
     
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  14. FortWorthMac macrumors 6502a

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    Just downloaded it. Thanks for the heads up.

    Can't wait until opening day!
     
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    I will pay 10 bucks.

    It will be nice if they give you an At Bat code when you buy mlb.tv, which I will be doing as a suffering MN Twin fan in Boston.
     
  17. ACKRITE macrumors member

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    You could just come over to the light side and become a Sox fan!
     
  18. BigHungry04 macrumors 6502

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    Sox fans are fairweather fans. Just like Patriots and Celtics fans. The true measure of a fan is are you still going to be a fan when the Sox are in last place, or have a horrible season?
     
  19. KidStallyn macrumors 6502

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    It better be a free upgrade to those who bought that crappy app they pawned off on us last year.
     
  20. c4sp14nx macrumors newbie

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    The "free upgrade" is available right now and it is the "lite" version of their new app (mentioned above). They are expecting you to pay full price again. Not kidding.
     
  21. daleismad macrumors newbie

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    Ok, the "Pink Hats" may be fairweather fans, but some of us suffered with the Sox for decades before they got good. Hello, 86 years without a championship right a bell? Please just don't lump us all together!

    On topic, I'll pay up to $10 for the app, but really, Sportacular is free and does everything I really need it too...
     
  22. jcb10 macrumors regular

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    I'm thinking it'll be expensive

    QFT. I don't think it'll go below the online subscription price.

    I was a huge Montreal Expos fan and bought Gameday Audio from its 2001 inception through the 2004 season to listen to their games (I also got a free subscription in 2005 for getting a trial subscription to SI). With my Expos gone, I haven't felt a desire to pay for it again. But if they can put it for less than $10 on the iPhone, I could be convinced.
     
  23. Bowlerguy10 macrumors 6502

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    My ass we are.........know what your talking about.
     
  24. boston04and07 macrumors 65816

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    Hey! Story of our lives up till 2004! We are anything but fair weather fans :p :cool:
     
  25. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    After downloading the new 2009 lite version, I like what MLB has learned. They're giving away a portion of it with limited features, which so far seem to be what they had last year. If they only charge for the gameday audio, that's a pretty fair tradeoff. I'll wait to see what people say about the issues with using a 2G phone for the audio, but it would be neat for about $10 if I could get all of the Braves broadcasts. I can't pick up the radio signal even though I'm only a couple of feet indoors.
     

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