MLB At Bat to stream live games?

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  1. Sky Blue Guest

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    http://www.businessinsider.com/mlb-...baseball-video-to-your-iphone-tomorrow-2009-6

    Out of market only though
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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  3. Sky Blue thread starter Guest

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    I realize that, still sucks though.
    I don't think anyone will get the app for free.
     
  4. JonHimself macrumors 68000

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    I wish I would have signed up with a fake address or something.. I think that circumvents the mlb.tv blackouts, does it not? Still pretty awesome to get live video sports on your phone though... I wonder if you could hook up the video cable to a tv and watch that way? Quality wouldn't be the best but still would be cool.
     
  5. yg17 macrumors G5

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    For mlb.tv, I believe it locates you based off your IP address to determine what games you can watch. Like, I wouldn't be able to watch Cardinals games while in the St. Louis area, but if I travel outside STL I can. I'd imagine with the iPhone, they could just use the GPS to determine where you are.

    I just wish the MLB would get into the 21st century and allow you to watch games online regardless of your location.
     
  6. sharp65 macrumors 6502

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    It uses your current IP address so using a fake address shouldn't make a difference. You could hook it up to a tv and watch it that way as long as you have enough bandwidth to get the high quality stream without choppiness.
     
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    The $10 to listen to the games was worth it alone and now we get to watch live games? This is great and def in my Top 3 Apps.
     
  8. JonHimself macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for the info, I thought it was tied to your billing address but this is good to know... you could always use a proxy or something at home to get around this (right? that's how I watch US web-site video) but I suppose that's not possible with the phone.
     
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  10. ryant601 macrumors member

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    i believe it's going to be free for people with the app already. From what i gather, they're starting with 2 games a day, and eventually, all of the games will be live, much like mlb.tv.

    i live in new york, but im a sox fan---good thing i can watch my games!!

    this is easily the best app i've ever bought.

    go sox!
     
  11. Digipimp macrumors regular

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    yep the app is in the store updated now and even has dvr features to pause and rewind the live games. 2 games a day isnt that bad honestly, its kind of like they're choosing the two best games of the day as features.
     
  12. macfan881 macrumors 68020

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    hopefully more games will be added atleast put in teams that are in playoff compettion once the all star break is over.
     
  13. mathewr macrumors 6502

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    this makes my 3GS purchase that much better especially comming from the original iphone
     
  14. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    Ya but sling player wasnt allowed...

    What a crock.
     
  15. andrewjh07 macrumors member

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    cant cant seem to watch any games...only audio. yes i just installed the update for MLB
     
  16. ryant601 macrumors member

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    starts tomorrow
     
  17. Digipimp macrumors regular

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    uh duh this is http streaming in the new os 3
     
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  19. str1f3 macrumors 68000

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    would like to see them make use of the pns for your home team. game time alerts and scoring updates
     
  20. map1978 macrumors 68020

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    does this app have push notifications in 3.0? anyone know?

    that would make this app even more my favorite app
     
  21. DHarrisDBS34 macrumors regular

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    This is different from MLB.tv in that they only stream certain games every night, not all of them. It's still cool though, I'm definitely going to try it out.
     
  22. kenypowa macrumors 6502a

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    The schedule is now up in the app main page.

    June 18:
    White Sox @ Cubs, 2:20PM ET
    Tigers @ Cardinals, 8:15PM ET.

    This is such a hot deal for baseball fans.
    2 games/day for the whole season + audio + gameday + video highlights for $10/ yr. A pint of beer and a hot dog cost more than this at any ball park!
     
  23. kenypowa macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, it's broadcasting Yankees game LIVE right now. It's bot 9.

    The video quality is surprisingly good. The app does use GPS information to determine if you are within the blackout zone.
     
  24. ryant601 macrumors member

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    im watching the game as well. it uses GPS, i read on mlb.com.

    im in the blackout zone, but it's still letting me watch the game for some reason haha

    the quality is incredible however, im so pleased with this app! push notifications for favorite teams would be cool though
     
  25. MSD401 macrumors 6502

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    wow the mlb has gotten everything correct with this app from day one...hopefully the price stays reasonable next year...


    EDIT: PS IT WAS AWESOME TO TURN ON THE APP AND WATCH THE YANKEES LOSE LIVE
     

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