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Anyone know how strict they are about sharing accounts? I'm in LA and I want to let my brother in Rhode Island use my account. Bad idea?
Yes/no.

As long as it stays between both of you, and doesn't spread to others. I shared my account with my brother who goes to IU and is a dodger fan, so we were logged in at different times
 

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Anyone know how strict they are about sharing accounts? I'm in LA and I want to let my brother in Rhode Island use my account. Bad idea?
Not strict.

I shared an account for a couple years with someone living in the same city. We watched at the same time, from the same account, from different places (and IP addresses) without a problem.
 

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I'm looking into another product to use with the service now that I have an iPhone and a Samsung BD-D5700 BluRay player with the app.

http://www.unblock-us.com/?v=2

They claim the service will work on both the above devices, enabling me to watch the Sox. If it works, it'll be fantastic!
The 21st century is arriving at my house the first week of March - we're finally getting a highspeed net connection as the phone company ran fiber down our road recently. Since I will not do business w/ DirecTV - I'll be really hoping this works. I've only had baseball on the radio at home since Pedro signed with the Mets.
 

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MLB.tv didn't work well for me last year using Clearwire, due to ping rates. Heads up if anyone has Clearwire WiMax Internet.

This year I'm just going the MLB iPad app route - I always have it with me anyway so it'll save money.
 

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If you've read any of LoweTek's rants on the subject - I've had similar experience. I finally pulled the plug on them in the spring of '05 after they wanted to charge me some crazy amount for a service call on rented equipment. Of course once I pulled the plug they had all sorts of incentives for me to come back - including a free service call to fix their equipment. I (not so) kindly informed them that if the sevice call had been free to begin with, they'd still have a customer.

I pretty much only used the TV for baseball anyhow, so I haven't really missed it except for that. But I do really miss watching baseball, so now that I'll finally have broadband - I'm really hoping I can make something llike the unblock-us or hidemyip work so I can watch the Sox.
 

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my limited understanding of such things is that maybe you can perhaps have at least 4 different ip addresses on at any given moment without any difficullty.
 

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Just got back from the MLB.com Fan Upfront at Chelsea Market in NYC. It was a fantastic event that showcased all of the MLB.com products in 2012.

Jack Morris, Frank Thomas, Mark McLemore and Jeff Nelson were all in attendance, and were available to speak with us and take pictures. Frank in particular was gracious and forthcoming, discussing his playing days and sharing stories openly.

MLB had six stations set up - mobile products, Apple TV/Roku, PlayStation, Social Media, XBox, and MLB.tv. The MLB.com product and technical teams were on hand at the stations, interacting with the invitees and discussing the new products.

Mobile products: MLB At Bat 12 for iOS will be released tomorrow, and for those with an MLB.tv subscription (premium only, I believe), the app will be free. For those purchasing the app without an MLB.tv subscription, there are two purchase options - $14.99 for the year, or $2.99 per month. Also, there will be only one app this year for all iOS devices, previously the iPhone and iPad apps were separate purchases. At first glance, there weren't too many other changes with the functionality of the app except for minor UI cleanups. I found out that the iOS development team is lean - only four developers and a total staff of eight people create and maintain the app from conception through deployment. Fairly impressive for an app that has so many different functions.

I briefly saw the Android and Windows Mobile apps, which seemed to be similar to iOS. For the one or two people that still use Palm products, there will be no Palm app this year.

One of the engineers on hand told me that MLB will be releasing a new app (separate from MLB At Bat), which will provide an enhanced in-game experience for fans at each MLB park. The app will have interactive maps for each park that are downloadable and available offline for use at the park - food options, restrooms, etc are all documented graphically. So far they have 27 of the maps completed with a target release scheduled for the end of spring training.

Apple TV/Roku: I only spent a minute at the station, nothing too remarkable to report aside from minor year over year UI improvements

PlayStation: I don't own a PS3, but the app looks very smooth and easy to use. The quality of the video feed looked the best on PS3 compared to the other set top products (Apple TV, Roku, XBox).

Social Media: Not a whole lot to report here aside from the standard Facebook/Twitter/Pintrest pages. This team was by far the most outgoing and friendly during the event. They were actively recruiting people for their part time in-park social media reporting positions. Applications are available on the MLB.com jobs page if you are interested, and all apps will be personally reviewed by the social media team (rather than HR).

XBox/Kinect: The first launch of the XBox MLB.tv app should happen "in a few weeks" per the Microsoft and MLB.com reps at the station. I was able to use it with ease. The best part - Kinect will be enabled for both voice and motion, so no controls will be necessary, even for scrolling through games. Not all of the MLB.tv functionality is there, but the teams will be adding to it throughout the year. Apparently the most requested enhancement during the beta period has been the park noise only feature, which should be available over the summer.

MLB.tv: The most notable improvement was the integration with CBS fantasy baseball.

To answer the question above about the max number of IP addresses - they generally allow three IP addresses to access one account simultaneously. The person I spoke with said the policy was currently under review. EDIT - my friend who attended with me said he heard fron another MLB.com employee that four are allowed concurrently.

Also, regarding the lag issue, the engineers told me that they have to take the feeds from the networks rather than the ballparks at the moment. Thus they have to wait for the network stream, encode it, and broadcast it over the net. Taking the feeds from the ballparks directly is on the product development list, but is at least a year or two away.

For parting swag, MLB gave us a mini backpack. In the backpack were an MLB.com hat, an MLB.com t-shirt, a ball containing autographs four of the major leaguers in attendance, and a coupon for a month free of Xbox Live Gold. I also got an iPhone 4 case etched with the traditional MLB logo, courtesy of Coveroo.



Also, the food was fantastic - lots of diverse ballpark-like foods, plus some upscale appetizers like Colorado lamb chops.

Overall, the event was well done and I would definitely attend it next year.
 

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Anyone know how strict they are about sharing accounts? I'm in LA and I want to let my brother in Rhode Island use my account. Bad idea?
It's been done in the past. I think you got up to 4 simultaneous logins. I shared with a couple SoSHers last year. Blackouts are based on IP, so your bro would not get Sox games via the service.
 

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At Bat 12 is available today. Supposedly it comes free with a Premium subscription. This is clearly advertised on the Premium page. However, if you go to MLB.TV and navigate to MLB.TV > Premium > Droid - At Bat 12 is available for $14.99 and there is a "Lite" version for Premium members and it is downloaded from the website. Lots of negative comments. MLB.TV clearly states that Premium users should not go to the Android market and purchase At Bat 12. So I download and navigate around. Much clunkier than At Bat 11 was. I only see an audio option and not a video option. But maybe not enough content yet. The first ST game to be aired is this Friday at 7:05 against the Eagles. We shall see.
 

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Thanks for the writeup. I got the invite but decided against going. It sounds like I missed out on a good time. The last tech event I attended in NYC was the Boxee Box launch, which was pretty lame. I'll definitely check it out next year.

Edit: whoops, quoted that whole thing.
 

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At Bat 12 is available today. Supposedly it comes free with a Premium subscription. This is clearly advertised on the Premium page. However, if you go to MLB.TV and navigate to MLB.TV > Premium > Droid - At Bat 12 is available for $14.99 and there is a "Lite" version for Premium members and it is downloaded from the website. Lots of negative comments. MLB.TV clearly states that Premium users should not go to the Android market and purchase At Bat 12. So I download and navigate around. Much clunkier than At Bat 11 was. I only see an audio option and not a video option. But maybe not enough content yet. The first ST game to be aired is this Friday at 7:05 against the Eagles. We shall see.
I can't speak for android, but I downloaded the new At Bat app on iPhone today and it seems identical to last year's version, except that the app itself was free and required me to login to my MLB.tv account to activate the premium features (I am a MLB.tv Premium subscriber). There were also options when I opened it to launch the Lite version or pay $15 for the full version if you don't have Premium.
 

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Between my iPad, iPhone, PS3 and Apple TV I'm pretty sure I am going to go ahead and subscribe to MLB.TV premium this year, for the first time.

Hopefully I won't be disappointed, but I've heard such good things about it that I can't really pass it up any longer.

Does the price typically shoot up after spring training, or am I safe to wait a couple weeks to save a little more money and still nab it at the $125 price?
 

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Between my iPad, iPhone, PS3 and Apple TV I'm pretty sure I am going to go ahead and subscribe to MLB.TV premium this year, for the first time.

Hopefully I won't be disappointed, but I've heard such good things about it that I can't really pass it up any longer.

Does the price typically shoot up after spring training, or am I safe to wait a couple weeks to save a little more money and still nab it at the $125 price?
The only thing you'll miss out on is the ability to watch the spring training games in the meantime. The price should be the same on Opening Day.

It seems like there are significantly more games available this year for spring training across all teams. There's at least 2-3 games basically every day starting this saturday. I'm so excited to have baseball to watch!
 

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Well, I'm taking the plunge -- today I cancelled my MLB Extra Innings package on DirecTV, and bought an MLB.tv Premium subscription. I plan on primarily using an AppleTV and/or XBox to watch games on the big screen when I'm at home. But it'll be nice to now also have the option to watch games on my iPad and/or iPhone as well. Throw in the MLB audio access for listening in the car or at work and it's a pretty sweet deal for $125 (which is about $50 less than what I paying DirecTV for EI). I have a bit of trepidation about whether the HD video quality will be up to snuff, but given the increased viewing and listening flexibility I think it'll be worth it.
 

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Do you guys feel it's worth it to get mlb.tv even though I've got a Slingbox connection available to watch Sox games?
 

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At Bat 12 is available today. Supposedly it comes free with a Premium subscription. This is clearly advertised on the Premium page. However, if you go to MLB.TV and navigate to MLB.TV > Premium > Droid - At Bat 12 is available for $14.99 and there is a "Lite" version for Premium members and it is downloaded from the website. Lots of negative comments. MLB.TV clearly states that Premium users should not go to the Android market and purchase At Bat 12. So I download and navigate around. Much clunkier than At Bat 11 was. I only see an audio option and not a video option. But maybe not enough content yet. The first ST game to be aired is this Friday at 7:05 against the Eagles. We shall see.
I'm seeing the same thing, the Lite version is not that great compared to the full version from last year (at least what I remember), I'm tempted to just pay the $15 for the better app even though I have the premium subscription already.
 

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I'm seeing the same thing, the Lite version is not that great compared to the full version from last year (at least what I remember), I'm tempted to just pay the $15 for the better app even though I have the premium subscription already.
Let me get this right; you have the MLB.tv Premium Sub? If so, the new app should ask you for your username and password. That will activate the rest of the features. If this is true, do not pay the $15...you don't have to.
 

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Does anyone know if mlb.tv wil air todays Sox games? I can't find that info anywhere. Thank you.

edit: Nevermind! I found it here. http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/official_info/broadcasts/spring_mlbtv.jsp
 

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Let me get this right; you have the MLB.tv Premium Sub? If so, the new app should ask you for your username and password. That will activate the rest of the features. If this is true, do not pay the $15...you don't have to.
I understand that the features are all there, but the app just doesn't look/feel/navigate as well as I remember from last year. I guess I'll wait into the first week of the season as see how well it ends up working for more than just playing around in the app for a few minutes.
 

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On the MLB.TV page referencing Roku, it says Spring Training games will not be available until the end of March. Does anyone know what the story behind this is? If Roku has worked in the past, why wouldn't the Spring Training games be available? I can't find any other reference to this on the site. Heads up Roku people, I guess.

http://mlb.mlb.com/m...sp?product=roku
 

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Based in large part on the feedback in this thread, I've purchased a Roku device and an MLB.TV premium subscription.

In reviewing the FAQ on the MLB.com site for setting up the channel on my Roku account, it says to select the MLB.TV icon and add that channel. However, the only channel I see for MLB.TV has 2011 shown. Does anyone know of this is the correct channel? Or, will the correct channel not be available until later, as LoweTek mentions above?

Incidentally, I read the page LoweTek links to to mean that MLB.TV for Roku wouldn't be available intil April in Canada, but I could very well be mistaken.

Update: Apparently the 2012 Roku channel isn't available yet, as the current channel displays as message saying Coming Soon when I add it to my lineup. Video plays fine on my iPad, so there's that.
 

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I understand that the features are all there, but the app just doesn't look/feel/navigate as well as I remember from last year. I guess I'll wait into the first week of the season as see how well it ends up working for more than just playing around in the app for a few minutes.
Android Market description says there will be an update before the season that will add features for subscribers (in the Lite version)... so hopefully that will solve any of these issues.
 

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Maybe I shouldn't believe everything written by a marketing guy, but

All Spring Training games on MLB.TV are subject to change.
Spring Training games can be viewed using the following devices: PC, Mac, iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Boxee
To watch Spring Training games online,
click here
http://mlb.mlb.com/m...ex.jsp?c_id=mlb.
Date Time ET Matchup
Sat, Mar 3 1:05 PM New York Yankees vs Philadelphia Phillies
7:05 PM Boston College Eagles vs Boston Red Sox

In the MLB TV Support Forum, these comments:
MLB.TV Premium subscribers actually have access to more features than those in the $14.99 app. Once you register your device they are available, but the app will still be called At Bat Lite since it was a free download.
The Android app is the same as the iOS app. The reason the Android app is "Lite" is because Android apps do not have the ability to purchase a subscription within the app like iOS apps. Therefore, if you are not an MLB.TV Premium subscriber we have a $14.99 At Bat app for Android users. Since MLB.TV Premium subscribers already have access to all of these features and more, they should download the At Bat Lite app so they do not pay an additional $14.99 to access all of the features in the app.
 

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I'm a premium subscriber but when I tried to get At Bat 12 on my iphone (version 4.2.1), it says it's incompatible. Anyone else have that problem? I don't want to buy a new phone (which I only use to listen to radio broadcasts in the car).
 

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You don't want to download the $14.99 version. That is for people who don't have a Premium MLB.TV account, but still want to get the full version of At Bat. Download the Lite (free) version, then upgrade the app by entering your MLB.TV info. That's the way to do it (for iOS at least; not sure about Android). When you open it, there's an option to link the app to your MLB.com account. Doing that will link it to your MLB.TV account. That's what I did and I get all of the features of At Bat 12.

Edit: Or, what Barbara's quotes said.
 

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Absolutely awful. I barely got a feed on Sunday and I can't get anything now. Oh but I can watch archived games. Yippeee. That's why I got this steaming pile of shit to watch archived games.
 

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I'm a premium subscriber but when I tried to get At Bat 12 on my iphone (version 4.2.1), it says it's incompatible. Anyone else have that problem? I don't want to buy a new phone (which I only use to listen to radio broadcasts in the car).
Yeah. I had no problem getting MLB on a 4S and a 3G2 (both running iOS5) but got the "Incompatible" message for the old 3G running 4.2.1.

As of January, >85% of iPhone users were running 4.3 for higher (66% running 5+) so presumably MLB doesn't feel it's worth targeting the remainders.
 

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I used the app for the first time Sunday, watching about an hour of the Sox. It was a SD broadcast, from what I was told, but came in just fine. No drops or stalls--on 3G Verizon. I'm eager to see HD on WiFi. But first, I need to subscribe to my VPN--still choosing which one I want. I think this will be a good year for watching games in alternative fashion!
 

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So heres my question: I have an iPhone 3GS and a kindle fire. I already get MLB extra innings on Directv but I am considering buying the MLB At Bat 12 for the two devices I listed earlier. Will I have to buy it twice or can I buy it once and use it on both devices? If so, how? The main reason I would want it is to be able to listen to ST games and then keep up with games if I am out during the season.
 

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So heres my question: I have an iPhone 3GS and a kindle fire. I already get MLB extra innings on Directv but I am considering buying the MLB At Bat 12 for the two devices I listed earlier. Will I have to buy it twice or can I buy it once and use it on both devices? If so, how? The main reason I would want it is to be able to listen to ST games and then keep up with games if I am out during the season.
IIRC, you would have to buy it two different times because they are two completely different devices. (kindle fire runs a different OS then the iPhone)
 

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Different purchases. You'll also would need to be a MLB.tv premium subscriber to use the app to watch games aside from the predetermined Game of the Day.
 

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Witopia (http://www.witopia.net/welcome.php) with the mlb.com package is a solid combination. There are of course various (free) proxy servers around, but my own experience has not been very good in that respect. Witopia is inexpensive and solid. I never miss a game due to any blackout restrictions. (I am in no way, shape, or form affiliated with Witopia, other than being a customer.)
I'm seeing 2 different choices of service for this, which do you use for purposes of proxy server-ing around MLB.tv blackout restrictions, the basic or the Pro?
 

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I'm seeing 2 different choices of service for this, which do you use for purposes of proxy server-ing around MLB.tv blackout restrictions, the basic or the Pro?
I'm also a customer, on the basic package. It's month to month so I can cancel if I find myself not using it and it does its job pretty well.

I'd like to hear what the advantages would be of "going pro", in layman's terms if possible.
 

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For those who have experience viewing MLB.TV through their PS3, how smooth is the DVR functionality? I'm currently planning to shell out for Extra Innings through my cable provider again this year, because I have a DVR box with my TV and expect to have to pause/record games quite often to deal with various household duties. I know there are some slight differences in functionality from one platform to another, but I'm not finding a comprehensive lists of what features are available on which platforms on the MLB.TV website.
 

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For those who have experience viewing MLB.TV through their PS3, how smooth is the DVR functionality? I'm currently planning to shell out for Extra Innings through my cable provider again this year, because I have a DVR box with my TV and expect to have to pause/record games quite often to deal with various household duties. I know there are some slight differences in functionality from one platform to another, but I'm not finding a comprehensive lists of what features are available on which platforms on the MLB.TV website.
Last night I decided to torture myself and watch Game 162 of 2011 in Baltimore and Tampa, and I thought the DVR worked pretty well. They have almost every important play on a timeline that you can scroll between with the left and right bumper buttons, or you can just scroll through the game with the left and right buttons (like Netflix's fast forward function). The only issue I had was that it was hard to FF and REW in very small increments, but overall I was happy with it.
 

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Last night I decided to torture myself and watch Game 162 of 2011 in Baltimore and Tampa, and I thought the DVR worked pretty well. They have almost every important play on a timeline that you can scroll between with the left and right bumper buttons, or you can just scroll through the game with the left and right buttons (like Netflix's fast forward function). The only issue I had was that it was hard to FF and REW in very small increments, but overall I was happy with it.
Thanks, I was afraid that this capability might be missing on the PS3. Now I have something of a dilemma.
 

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Thanks, I was afraid that this capability might be missing on the PS3. Now I have something of a dilemma.
With MLB.tv Premium including the phone and tablet app for mobile viewing it seems insane to pay more money for the Extra Innings package. Hell for around the same money you could buy MLB.tv Premium AND a Roku to watch it on if you don't have one or an Apple TV or PS3 or whatever.
 

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With MLB.tv Premium including the phone and tablet app for mobile viewing it seems insane to pay more money for the Extra Innings package. Hell for around the same money you could buy MLB.tv Premium AND a Roku to watch it on if you don't have one or an Apple TV or PS3 or whatever.
Well, there's still the signal quality issue in multiple forms. I can't watch MLB.TV at work, my cell phone network has spotty data reception in my area, my wireless bandwidth is not incredibly impressive at home, and I don't have a handy location to use to put my PS3 on a LAN drop instead of wireless (and I am not a handyman, I'd prefer not to try to run cable through the wall). If I was confident that I could get the same viewing quality with MLB.TV as with Extra Innings, given equivalent DVR capabilities, then it would be insane to get Extra Innings. If I'm going to be filled with rage at shitty picture quality because of personal technology issues that are not the fault of MLB.TV, followed by having to drop MLB.TV and pay the in-season price for Extra Innings, then the decision is a little tougher.

I tested my download speed for my PS3 over the wireless last season when I was thinking about this, and it was right on the border of what might have been acceptable. That was an old PS3, which has since had the motherboard die, so I need to check and see if the combination of increased cable internet speeds and a newer Slim PS3 might have improved the situation.
 

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I am an idiot. Have a Droid Bionic and have had the MLB at Bat app since it came out. I love the app and it worked perfectly. Helped me rediscover the joy of a radio broadcast. This year at Bat Lite is free with the Premium subscription. MLB says Lite is the same as the $14.95 version, but there is some reason a difference blah blah.

Anyway, in previous years with at Bat you would turn it off by pressing the Menu key and then choosing Exit. This year I can't figure out how to turn it off. Nothing happens (no display, popup, etc) when I press Menu. I was streaming the WEEI audio feed yesterday and had to stop listening. I tried everything and the feed wouldn't stop. Finally had to turn off the phone. Did some cursory searching and couldn't find anything. Obviously, I am missing something.
 

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Yup, menu is disabled when using the app. If you back out of it while listening to a feed it continues to stream. What you want to do is stop the feed, back out to the big scoreboard, then back out and that should exit you from the app. That's how it works on my Samsung Galaxy.
 

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Any other issues with the Droid Bionic? I'm probably going to get a Bionic or Droid Charge before the start of the season, and since AtBat is pretty much the only reason, I want to make sure people are happy.
 

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Yup, menu is disabled when using the app. If you back out of it while listening to a feed it continues to stream. What you want to do is stop the feed, back out to the big scoreboard, then back out and that should exit you from the app. That's how it works on my Samsung Galaxy.
What are you doing to stop the feed?
Any other issues with the Droid Bionic? I'm probably going to get a Bionic or Droid Charge before the start of the season, and since AtBat is pretty much the only reason, I want to make sure people are happy.
I think the issue is not the Bionic but this different Lite app that comes with the Premium subscription. We haven't gotten video streaming for live games yet so can't comment on that. The audio quality and streaming consistency and the after game video clips are fine.
 

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I stop the feed by hitting the big stop icon then I back out to the scoreboard and then back out once again and the app is exited. If you don't stop the feed then it keeps running in the background.
 

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Maybe there will be new features on the Roku this season, I have no idea. But as of last season, archived games on the Roku had a "jump to inning" feature that allowed you to start at any particular half-inning. Fast-forwarding was possible, but kind of a pain because it you could only see where you were on the timeline. The image itself did not FF, allowing you to see exactly where you were. You cold also use this rudimentary FF or the "Jump to inning" for the completed portions of an in-progress game. Roku didn't include access to condensed games (though there was a brief highlight package available) or the audio overlay which allowed you to listen to the radio announcers over the TV feed, which I thought was pretty cool.

I also love MLB.tv because though it has the same blackout rules for live games as anything else, the archives allow you to watch either team's broadcast, allowing me (in New York) to avoid the damn YES network feed of Yankee-Red Sox games as long as I waited until the game was over to watch it.
 

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Does anyone know when mlbtv will work for the Roku? Mine continues to says "Coming soon." I even uninstalled and reinstalled the app.