This is by far my biggest gripe with MLB.TV - what other app has significantly different interfaces and features depending on what platform you are using it on? It's bizarre and frustrating if, like me, you like certain features from various of the platforms. For example, I like the feed tagging feature on the PS4 app, but I also like the "catch-up" option on the Apple TV app which, unless I'm mistaken, doesn't exist on any other platforms (maybe the Roku? I don't have one). Same thing with the radio feed option - it's not available on the Apple TV app or the iPad app (so far as I can tell), and while it is available on the PS4 I find it makes the stream lag like crazy, so if I want to use that feature I basically have to watch on my computer.I do wish there was like a matrix view of features across the platforms. On the PS4 and Xbone they have feed tagging where you could show events in the game across the playback timeline. So if you had to step away from the game and you came back and it's 4-0, it was easy to go back to the event tags and watch.
It's kind of frustrating how brain-dead the Apple TV app is. I often prefer just to watch on the ipad anyway because you can grab stats and stuff as you watch really easily.
I'm using AtBat on an Android (Google Pixel) and one of the controls on the screen as I'm watching basically does picture-in-picture with the game action continuing in a smaller window.Thanks, Dr., I had forgotten.
A question for anyone. I am watching a game on my phone. Whenever I switch to anything else for a second, the game transmission stops. Is this normal? ( I am watching thru AtBat.)
Whenever I watch a game already in process it gives me 3 options:A question for those with MLBTV. I have been getting MLB Extra Innings for the past few years but I'm looking for a cheaper alternative for 2019 & I think the MLB app on my Samsung TV will work.
We usually let the game record for about an hour so we can speed through the commercials & save time. What happens to MLBTV between innings? Can you start watching on a delayed basis & skip through the ads?
Thanks, H8, I think I'll be OK since my TV is only a year old & I did try going onto the app, just couldn't access a game since I hadn't subscribed. Who knows what will happen next year, though.This year, MLB declined to make a version of the app that would work on my older Samsung Smart TV - so make sure you check your model before switching. I haven’t had much luck with any DVR-style controls on any streaming service since you can’t really watch the video while it advances like on a cable box. I haven’t looked but a Roku with an HDD like a STB would be really useful for live streams.
To answer your question, during ads they usually just put up a slate saying “commercial break” (or something to that effect) but sometimes you’ll see an ad. I’ve basically just accepted that I have to pay attention to the streamed game as it happens live, like the olden days. But there are definitely advantages like being able to watch outside the home, etc. that a cable package doesn’t allow.
You may already know this, but you can circumvent the blackout with a VPN.I live in NYC. For Spring Training games, I can watch the MFY and Mets without issue(this is relevant because I watched Red Sox/MFY no problem the other day). Once the season starts, this ends. Does MLB look at ST as free period where blackouts don't matter? Blackouts are the dumbest thing remaining with MLB.tv, and MLB seems to acknowledge as much during ST.
I pray often for the end of the regional blackouts for MLB.tv
This is last year's. I'm expecting similar this year once the deal is out. They were trading for $5 Amazon gift cards.Where could I get one? Dollars are too expensive down here.