Mlb at Bat releases new huge update

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by ipodtouchcanada, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. ipodtouchcanada macrumors newbie

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    You can now watch every game if you are subscribted to MLB.TV
     
  2. ethana macrumors 6502a

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    I know it's freakin awesome!

    Can someone post the full change list? I know there were only three changes, but I was so excited to get the update that I hit "Install" before I read everything.
     
  3. wingnut8 macrumors 65816

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  4. ethana macrumors 6502a

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    Question... if you sign up to MLB.tv, are you still blacked out from you local home games? That would suck.
     
  5. wingnut8 macrumors 65816

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    I would imagine so. You can't watch them on the computer, so it would be the same for the app too.
     
  6. ethana macrumors 6502a

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    STUPID. They need to take blackout restrictions away from mobile devices! That is the point of a mobile device.... to BE MOIBLE.

    I'm not able to sit at home and watch the game on TV, thus I'd like to use my phone device to watch the game. Perfect example is being at work... or at the park... or ANYWHERE but home.
     
  7. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Because the TV station plays money to be allowed to show the game, and they want to make sure that if you want to watch the game you have to watch it on their tv station.
     
  8. JonHimself macrumors 68000

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    Sad, but true.
     
  9. MadDog31 macrumors 6502a

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    What I really wish is they opened this up to the Lite version if those of us already pay for MLB.tv.

    Now I need to pay $10 to get what I already paid for essentially, unless you consider that app cost.

    Regardless, this is really cool and just another sign how baseball is ahead of the curve compared to other sports with this iPhone business!
     
  10. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    WAIT WHAT? I was JUST saying how I think it's stupid that if you do subscribe to MLB.TV that you can't get every game.
    Updating now and paying for the rest of the season membership!
     
  11. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    kinda lame imo you gotta pay 10 bucks for this than Subscription along with what ever you pay if you got a iPhone.... i really liked what they were doing with MLB but this is kinda lame.
     
  12. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    So pumped.

    This is the one feature I've been hoping for since this app was first announced in March 2008. Now I can catch all of my Yankees games no matter where I am (since I live out of the local market now). I do feel like they should axe blackout restrictions on mobile devices, though. If you're within range of a TV, you'd obviously prefer to watch it on that over an iPhone, so it's not like they're losing any ad revenue.

    And to whoever asked how you sign in:
    Just click on the ".tv" button for whichever game you want to watch. The first time you do it you will be prompted for your email and password.

    After that, you are permanently logged in, and a new box shows up in "Settings" allowing you to log out.
     
  13. mhuntoon macrumors member

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    I'm not trying to pick a fight here and I know others agree with you, but how exactly is this lame? $10 and you get an app that does everything it did on April 5th, then the added bonus of 2 games per day, and now this offer. I'm not an mlb.tv subscriber, but I might look into it. If I decide to pass on it, I still have the app I paid for (which was already better than I had hoped for) and the bonus of live video of games I didn't expect to get when I plunked down my $10. Those who have an mlb.tv subscription along with the app reap an extra bonus, good for them. I wish it included those of us paying for the Extra Innings package on TV, but I'm not going to complain about it.

    I'm a very happy customer at this point. Hopefully next year they don't jack the price up unreasonably, but that will be something to discuss if it does happen.
     
  14. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    No I can see his point. $60 a year (if you want good quality) to watch every game and another $10? This is my gripe with Sirus/XM where I pay a fee to subscribe and they want more $ for me to listen over the iPhone airwaves ... mostly my wifi network which I also pay for? :mad:

    Seriously, I get it, but since I don't have a TV in my office (don't care to get one either) I really love this idea. I paid $10 for the app which is leading to $40-$60 a year for me to get all the games. It is a huge marketing ploy by MLB.TV if you ask me and it's working. But I see the point, it would be nice if a major company would actually give previous customers a little something something for being a previous customer.
     
  15. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    i agree if they make this app next year 4.99 i can see the point or free if you have a mlb.tv
     
  16. mgamber macrumors 6502a

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    I had an mlb.tv subscription but, at the start of the 2009 season, mlb.tv was so bad I stopped using it and signed up for the "extra innings" package from Comcast. I hadn't used my mlb.tv subscription again until last night when I saw this and updated the app. Finally the subscription pays off! Too bad it took so long but better late than never! What's funny is a friend and I were sitting in the stadium last night talking about the MLB app and yeah, it's nice to have live video to a couple games but it would be cool if it let you pick which games. Ta-da! Once again it's the best $10 I've spent all year.
     
  17. NJMetsHero macrumors regular

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    I wish they would just stream the feed from the TV station and get rid of blackouts. If they did, I would 100% buy MLB.tv.
     

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