Let's Talk About MLBTV

finnVT

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The scores were wrong on my Roku version of the app. They had the visiting team with the most runs regardless of the game result. (So it looks like the Pirates beat the Cards 9-0, the Brewers beat the Cubs 5-4, and the Guardians beat the Royals 3-1, which were the opposite of all those results.)
Anyone having the issue with MLBTV App on Roku this year where even if you click, "Join Live," it takes you to the start of the game? And the only way to get live is to fast forward.
I've been having both of these issues. Forcing an app update seems to have fixed the score reversal thing, but I'm still getting "join live" going to the start. Luckily you can fast forward pretty quickly (took me a while to realize-- don't hold down FF, just press it repeatedly until it gets to a fast speed)-- but quite annoying when flipping between games.
 

bosox188

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I've noticed a slightly different issue. If I go to a game while it's still in the "pregame" phase, it will actually start the stream quite a bit behind (like maybe 5-10 minutes behind) instead of live, and it doesn't give me the option of picking live when I click on it. I have to join, and then fast forward it.

But if I go to a game once it's already underway, it'll let me go live just fine from the jump.
 

Remagellan

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Anyone having the issue with MLBTV App on Roku this year where even if you click, "Join Live," it takes you to the start of the game? And the only way to get live is to fast forward.
The other problem I noticed is the scores have been flipped on the Roku app. Is anyone else having that problem?

(Never mind, just saw above that it is a problem that others are seeing.)

I also am having the problem that clicking on either "start from the beginning" or "go live" leads to the start of the broadcast. I tried to join the Cards game the other day by clicking the "Go Live" button and watched a 20-minute Opening Day ceremony before I realized that the game hadn't been delayed and was already in the second inning.
 

Congo

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Anyone having the issue with MLBTV App on Roku this year where even if you click, "Join Live," it takes you to the start of the game? And the only way to get live is to fast forward.
Mine started doing that last season, and has done it consistently every single game since.
 

CallYaz

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Signed up via the YouTubeTV option, it just makes things easier. One bonus that looks to be continuing from the end of last season is the Pregame and Postgame shows on NESN appear and record. Silly but it was one of the things I missed from DIRECTV so nice to have it.
 

Hyde Park Factor

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Had a weird experience with MLB TV today in that I wasn't able to view the game at all. I have the app on my Roku but it only gave me the radio broadcast option. Then I tried the app on my tablet (dialing in from Iceland thru Nord) and I got a message saying that the game was blacked out.

I've watched other games this season with no trouble at all, but I couldn't find a workaround today. Is it me? Or does MLB block the "free game of the day" in the local markets?

Apologies if this has been addressed already
 

Cumberland Blues

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I have not been able to get the vpn angle to work today...when I have a vpn on, it says my login info is invalid. If they've figured a way to stop the vpn workaround I'll need to come up with something else...I watch enough other games that it's still worth having the package - but not being able to watch the Sox is terrible. I'll have to look into which streaming tv services have NESN.
 

Bertha

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I have not been able to get the vpn angle to work today...when I have a vpn on, it says my login info is invalid. If they've figured a way to stop the vpn workaround I'll need to come up with something else...I watch enough other games that it's still worth having the package - but not being able to watch the Sox is terrible. I'll have to look into which streaming tv services have NESN.

I am using Nord VPN for second consecutive year. No problems to date. Last year seemed to have one random game every 2-3 weeks that would not work. You may need to log out, connect to another city, then do a new login.
 

canderson

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I’m not getting notifications through the app on iOS. Anyone else experiencing this? I have it turned in in the app and in my settings.
 

LoweTek

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I had the notifications on in Android for the first few days of the season. First I had to make them silent and ultimately turned them off. Too frequent and often superfluous information. It also notifies you of the Red Sox score while you may be watching behind live on another device so you have to ignore it or it becomes a spoiler.

I am also having the Go Live problem but I like the fact the pregame is showing. I got to see an opening day ceremony yesterday for the first time in quite a while.

Edit to add: I'd forgotten how many former Red Sox had passed away over the past year. It was a nice touch in the ceremony to mention all of them.
 

Cumberland Blues

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I am using Nord VPN for second consecutive year. No problems to date. Last year seemed to have one random game every 2-3 weeks that would not work. You may need to log out, connect to another city, then do a new login.
I switched to Nord VPN and it works now. I was using Unlimited VPN, so if you're vpn shopping, don't get that.
 

mikeysox

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Jul 15, 2005
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I’m using the mlb app on an Apple TV set up. I just restarted my account and when I click on watch game I keep getting a content unavailable screen. Logged out, logged in, rebooted Apple TV, same problem.

Any suggestions?
 

Hyde Park Factor

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Had a weird experience with MLB TV today in that I wasn't able to view the game at all. I have the app on my Roku but it only gave me the radio broadcast option. Then I tried the app on my tablet (dialing in from Iceland thru Nord) and I got a message saying that the game was blacked out.

I've watched other games this season with no trouble at all, but I couldn't find a workaround today. Is it me? Or does MLB block the "free game of the day" in the local markets?

Apologies if this has been addressed already
Well, I have it figured out. I had the same problem today, so I think it has something to do with the game being on MLB Network (the last game i posted about was also on MLBN).

I've been using my Galaxy Tab to watch the games and I haven't had any other problems. I just connect through Nord and I'm in business. With the games that are kn MLBN, I have to go into Dex mode on my tablet and then connect as I usually do, otherwise I can't get past the blackout.
 

uncannymanny

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I’m using the mlb app on an Apple TV set up. I just restarted my account and when I click on watch game I keep getting a content unavailable screen. Logged out, logged in, rebooted Apple TV, same problem.

Any suggestions?
Same thing happened to me. Delete the app (long click on the icon, play/pause button when shaking will bring up the options menu to delete), reinstall from the App Store.
 

amlothi

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Is there a way to choose in park audio only? Not tv or radio announcers. That would be awesome.
 

mikeysox

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Same thing happened to me. Delete the app (long click on the icon, play/pause button when shaking will bring up the options menu to delete), reinstall from the App Store.
That worked! Thanks!
(Although the way they are hitting tonight maybe the app was doing me a favor)
 

CarolinaBeerGuy

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Sure would be nice to be able to stream MLB Network through mlb.tv on trade deadline day. Apparently you need a tv provider to log in and Hulu isn’t on the list. Good job, MLB.
 

SoxFanInPdx

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Sure would be nice to be able to stream MLB Network through mlb.tv on trade deadline day. Apparently you need a tv provider to log in and Hulu isn’t on the list. Good job, MLB.
Always have wanted that feature. At the least, MLBTV should have a show feature geared towards trade deadlines and winter meetings. If they can give classic games to subscribers, they should be able to do this. And I say this as someone that believes MLBTV is far and away the best sports package on the market by far.
 

Mr. Stinky Esq.

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Sure would be nice to be able to stream MLB Network through mlb.tv on trade deadline day. Apparently you need a tv provider to log in and Hulu isn’t on the list. Good job, MLB.
Completely agree. The league sure makes it difficult to consume its product between blackouts, deals for exclusive broadcasts with various providers, and everything else unless you're sitting on your couch with a TV hooked up to cable with MLBN, an ability to put Apple+ and MLB.tv on it, and probably something more that I'm missing.
 

patinorange

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Minor quibble with MLB.tv. They don't seem to be able to match the volume of the commercials to the volume of the game. I have to mute in between innings.
Of course, I'm not sure why I have to tolerate commercials at all on a service I pay a pretty steep price for. But that ship has sailed long ago.
 

CarolinaBeerGuy

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Always have wanted that feature. At the least, MLBTV should have a show feature geared towards trade deadlines and winter meetings. If they can give classic games to subscribers, they should be able to do this. And I say this as someone that believes MLBTV is far and away the best sports package on the market by far.
Completely agree. The league sure makes it difficult to consume its product between blackouts, deals for exclusive broadcasts with various providers, and everything else unless you're sitting on your couch with a TV hooked up to cable with MLBN, an ability to put Apple+ and MLB.tv on it, and probably something more that I'm missing.
Looks like they heard us. They’re streaming a trade deadline show now