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Let's Talk About MLBTV

Discussion in 'MLB Discussion' started by koufax32, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. charlieoscar

    charlieoscar Member

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    T-Mobile has been offering it for a while. This year it will be offered on T-Mobile Tuesday (and you have so many days to activate it). If you have already signed up for mlb.tv through T-Mobile, then you have to cancel by March 22nd and resubscribe. You can watch from your phone, tablet, or other connected devices (I'm assuming that if your phone and tv support casting, you can watch via the tv). However, "hometown" blackouts apply. You can also use multi-view to see up to four games on one screen at the same time. Or, listen to the radio broadcast from either team.
     
  2. Monbo Jumbo

    Monbo Jumbo Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    MLB TV goes on sale every Father's Day week for $49.
     
  3. MakeMineMoxie

    MakeMineMoxie Member SoSH Member

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    Thanks for the heads-up! IIRC, they have some free games/weeks early in the season, too so if the MLB.TV app on my Samsung TV works then I'll do the subscription thing.
     
  4. Cumberland Blues

    Cumberland Blues Dope Dope

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    Depends on how old your TV is....my late 2013 model Samsung no longer works with the app.
     
  5. MakeMineMoxie

    MakeMineMoxie Member SoSH Member

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    That's why I'll wait for a free trial. Did you try updating the firmware on your TV?
     
  6. Adirondack jack

    Adirondack jack Member SoSH Member

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    Only problem being, I for one, enjoy the commercial-less pirated versions over the mlb.tv commercials playing at 350% volume. It requires constantly messing with the volume throughout the game. Any way to fix this while on a laptop?

    The automatic annual billing is going to be any day now. Anyone know how disable this on an active card? I'd rather not call customer service and spend an hour on the phone. The video quality has come a long way in the past 5 years. Perhaps I'll wait for the fathers day sale to re-up
     
  7. DrBlinky

    DrBlinky Member SoSH Member

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    To disable renewal, just log into your mlb.com account and uncheck the automatic renewal option. I think it was under subscriptions. I have to don't his each year because I typically wait until the Father's Day special to purchase the package.

    (I'd be surprised if the renewal hadn't tried to hit your card already. The renewal date is typically around 2/28.)
     
  8. adam42381

    adam42381 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I'll repeat a complaint I had last year about blackouts: How the hell is Cincinnati considered in-market for North Carolina? I've literally never met a Reds fan here. Previously we were blacked out of Atlanta, Washington and Baltimore games which kind of makes sense considering there are no MLB clubs here or in adjoining states, but to be blacked out of Reds games when Cincinnati is over 7 hours away is pretty ridiculous.
     
  9. LoweTek

    LoweTek Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Heads up all: I cancelled my 'paid' sub which was scheduled to expire February 28th so I wouldn't have to do the dance with T-Mobile to credit my account whenever T-Mobile offered the free sub.

    Well the first time I tried to watch a "free" Spring Training game after 2/28, MLB.TV asked me for money. I had to pay $24.95 to watch a "free" Spring Training game. I charged it to my T-Mobile account.

    I'll get it figured out between T-Mobile and MLB.TV but be aware.
     
  10. charlieoscar

    charlieoscar Member

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    What do you have to do to cancel your paid subscription? I had the At Bat app on my T-Mobile phone phone and could watch spring training games when they were televised but then I thought I needed to upgrade the app. Since then, I cannot watch tv on it and when I went to my account on MLB.com, there was no listing of a paid account.
     
  11. adam42381

    adam42381 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I had the same issue today. Couldn’t watch the game until I renewed my subscription (not with T-Mobile).
     
  12. LoweTek

    LoweTek Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I think MLB is having its usual 'new season' pains. I canceled the old paid sub at MLB.com. I understood Spring Training games could be streamed at no charge. My paid annual sub ended 2/28. I had to pay a month fee ($24.95) to watch a game on 3/1.

    Today I checked MLB.com to make sure the $24.95 was not going to auto-renew and it doesn't even show on my account. Only the canceled annual sub shows.

    I sent a note to them requesting they credit my account, requesting they make certain whether they credit my account or not, it does not auto-renew. I also requested clarification regarding free streaming of Spring Training games being free and how to do it if you don't have an active sub.

    Basically I'll be paying $24.95 for the handful of televised Red Sox games between 3/1 and 3/26 when the T-Mobile free sub will be available. It's ridiculous. I fully expect them to refund the $24.95 and had that expectation even as I paid it. I'll be really unhappy if they don't.

    I'll keep you all posted.
     
  13. MakeMineMoxie

    MakeMineMoxie Member SoSH Member

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    Not MLB TV, but Extra Innings will be available for free from 3/28 - 4/4.
     
  14. Plympton91

    Plympton91 bubble burster SoSH Member

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    So, tonight I tried to hook up the HDMI adapter to my phone and broadcast from my phone to the TV (which, like someone above is no longer compatible with the app). I got an error message that said, “Recording MLB.TV is not allowed.” I wasn’t recording. This set up worked all last year. What did the money grabbers change to wreck it this year? Did MLB and Samsung conspire to force me to upgrade the TV? Did Apple and MLB conspire to force me to purchase one of the apps that mirrors your phone to the TV?
     
  15. HriniakPosterChild

    HriniakPosterChild Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Whatever they did, there’s nothing need for a new TV if you have a spare HDMI port (which it seems you do). You can get an inexpensive Roku ($30) or Amazon TV Fire ($40) stick and run the app on that.
     
  16. Plympton91

    Plympton91 bubble burster SoSH Member

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    Excellent. I have a Fire stick. Thanks.
     
  17. jon abbey

    jon abbey Shanghai Warrior Dope SoSH Member

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    Bumped, the free T-Mobile thing starts tomorrow.
     
  18. Plympton91

    Plympton91 bubble burster SoSH Member

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    Just got a response. They e disabled the ability to plug your phone into a T.V with a HDMI adapter. The response was from a no reply account, I guess they don’t want to answer the question of why they’d screw over customers by doing that.
     
  19. Omar's Wacky Neighbor

    Omar's Wacky Neighbor Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Offer doesn't show up in the app on iOS devices, you have to log into the TMo website to get the offer.

    Subs are selling for $5 on SlickDeals in the main thread in the Hot Deals forum.

    You have to Claim the deal today, you then have six days to Redeem it.
     
    #369 Omar's Wacky Neighbor, Mar 26, 2019 at 7:01 AM
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2019 at 7:20 AM
  20. The Gray Eagle

    The Gray Eagle Member SoSH Member

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    T-Mobile's site is not working for me, I get an error message: "Sorry, but we are currently experiencing problems with our server. Please try again later."

    Not cool.
     
  21. amlothi

    amlothi Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    I have an extra code. $50 to the Jimmy Fund and its yours. PM me if interested.
     
  22. LoweTek

    LoweTek Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    T-Mobile did not give me a code. It took me to my phone browser and to MLB TV which requested login. Five or so seconds later it told me I was subscribed. Supposedly you have to do it while on the T-Mobile network.
     
  23. Zedia

    Zedia Member SoSH Member

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    Hmm, I got the free mlb.tv via T-Mobile, but do you still have to buy AtBat (for $19.99) to play on iPad and android phone?
     

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