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Any word on MLB on Sirius?


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#26 OFFLINE   smokes20

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 06:28 AM

I am new to Sirius. Signed up yesterday after I received an offer in the mail. My Explorer has Sirius ready and the offer was for 6 months get 2 free. After viewing the website and seeing there was an app for our 2 itouchs to receive the internet radio I still had questions about MLB and Nascar.

After speaking with two different sales reps, neither could confirm if both itouchs would receive the internet radio at the same time. Both did confirm that MLB would not be getting play-by-play anytime soon. So I didn't bother getting the Best of XM package.

What I did find out after being transferred to tech support for the itouch app was that not all the premium stations are included in the internet radio pkg :nono2: Not only this but I would have to pay an add'l $8.99/month for the 2nd itouch and another $8.99/month for any additional devices I wanted to add to my subscription. I was ready just to cancel the whole thing.

Sirius needs to get their act together if they want to keep me after a year. To their credit, they did offer me and I accepted, a years service for my suv and free internet radio for half price. I only use my SUV two days a week.
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Posted 30 July 2009 - 04:25 AM

After speaking with two different sales reps, neither could confirm if both itouchs would receive the internet radio at the same time. Both did confirm that MLB would not be getting play-by-play anytime soon. So I didn't bother getting the Best of XM package.


That part is the only correct information you received, from what I can tell. MLB on XM will be solely on XM for the foreseeable future, probably because MLB is getting all touchy about its licensing fees.

What I did find out after being transferred to tech support for the itouch app was that not all the premium stations are included in the internet radio pkg :nono2: Not only this but I would have to pay an add'l $8.99/month for the 2nd itouch and another $8.99/month for any additional devices I wanted to add to my subscription. I was ready just to cancel the whole thing.

Sirius needs to get their act together if they want to keep me after a year. To their credit, they did offer me and I accepted, a years service for my suv and free internet radio for half price. I only use my SUV two days a week.


From what I have been told the representative was incorrect. You need the "premium Internet listening" add-on ($2.99/month) on your account--on any radio--and then any iPod Touch or iPhone will be able to use that streaming account. You don't pay extra for additional iPod Touch or iPhone units. Based on what you wrote, you should have the premium Internet add-on and can freely use your Apple units with the Sirius XM app. However, much like DirecTV, DISH Network or your cell phone carrier, you will pay extra for additional units to be subscribed to the same content as the parent unit. Right now this is $8.99/month (compared to $12.95/month for the first radio) plus tax, if any, and MRF.

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 05:48 PM

I'm very disappointed that Sirius has been unable to provide MLB. I'm seriously thinking about switching to XM because of this, but I'm wondering if XM provides the exact same feeds as Sirius in the other sports. For example, do you get all the NFL home and away feeds like on Sirius? Do you get the same NBA and college football coverage?

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Posted 02 August 2009 - 10:02 PM

I'm very disappointed that Sirius has been unable to provide MLB. I'm seriously thinking about switching to XM because of this, but I'm wondering if XM provides the exact same feeds as Sirius in the other sports. For example, do you get all the NFL home and away feeds like on Sirius? Do you get the same NBA and college football coverage?


No, MLB on XM carries only the home feed of the game. I would like to have away feeds as well, but half is better than not at all. If you switch to XM, to keep NFL and college sports you would need the Best of Sirius package, which, I believe, has NFL home feedsand "Sirius College Sports," which claims carriage of: "Games from top college conferences, including SEC, PAC-10, Big 12, Big East and ACC." I don't have BoS so I can't confirm these for you.

Best of Sirius on XM: http://www.xmradio.com/bestofsirius/

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 08:26 AM

I finally ditched Sirius and went to XM. I love my MLB on XM. I used to have XM, then switched to Sirius, but when they merged, XM got the better end o the programming.

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Posted 03 August 2009 - 09:45 AM

I finally ditched Sirius and went to XM. I love my MLB on XM. I used to have XM, then switched to Sirius, but when they merged, XM got the better end o the programming.


I agreee totally! I've been an XM sub since late '02 and couldn't be happier. I added the Best of Sirrus when it came out, now I get MLB, NFL, Pac 10, and NBA. I just don't like all the price increases and losing online streaming for free.

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Posted 29 August 2009 - 03:00 PM

I'm very disappointed that Sirius has been unable to provide MLB. I'm seriously thinking about switching to XM because of this, but I'm wondering if XM provides the exact same feeds as Sirius in the other sports. For example, do you get all the NFL home and away feeds like on Sirius? Do you get the same NBA and college football coverage?


My 5 Sirius subs are coming to an end in Sept. The answer to your question unfortunately is NO. I was going to switch my subs from Sirius to XM so that I can get MLB and still have all of my other sports. After being on the phone with XM forever they confirmed as does the XM schedule that they DO NOT provide both the home and away broadcasts for NFL.
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Posted 29 August 2009 - 08:12 PM

My 5 Sirius subs are coming to an end in Sept. The answer to your question unfortunately is NO. I was going to switch my subs from Sirius to XM so that I can get MLB and still have all of my other sports. After being on the phone with XM forever they confirmed as does the XM schedule that they DO NOT provide both the home and away broadcasts for NFL.
They have you by the balls no matter which way you go. :mad:


For the record, MLB on XM is only home feeds and always has been, so getting just home NFL feeds is not unreasonable.

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Posted 19 February 2010 - 06:58 AM

Time to dig up this topic and dust it off for the 2010 season. Who wants to start?
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 09:10 AM

Me!

Any chance of MLB being broadcast on Sirius?

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Posted 20 February 2010 - 09:28 AM

Doesn't look likely.

Dear Mr. XXXXXX,

Thank you for contacting SIRIUS regarding the MLB play-by-play. We are
here to assist you.

Mr. XXXXXX, we need to inform you that SIRIUS has discussed adding MLB
to the package, but at this time, we do not have an agreement to do
this. What we have with SIRIUS is the MLB Home Plate on Channel 210
which has 24/7 Pro Baseball Talk.

We continue to be hopeful that at some point, we will be able to add MLB
to our great line up. Please continue to visit our website for our
current line up, schedules and programming highlights.

We apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused you.
Sincerely,

Sharon R
SIRIUS Customer Care
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Posted 20 February 2010 - 01:55 PM

Looks like I will just reup with mlb thru the iphone. It would be nice to get on a long drive and listen to a ballgame, but alas....

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 10:48 PM

I was thinking about getting the MLB on the I phone. I wanted to know. What is the delay so for example i have e i dont like the tv annoncers for the Cubs but love the radio guys. Is it like a 30 second delay. I was hoping sirius would get mlb but dont think so. Max.

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 03:32 PM

I really wish Sirius could get MLB for their subs. But MLB is a very hard organization to deal with :(

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 12:56 PM

???
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Posted 27 January 2011 - 01:57 PM

I bought a car in December with XM on it, so I am cancelling Sirius and will get a plug n play unit for the office, so MLB for me!

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 09:02 AM

I really wish Sirius could get MLB for their subs. But MLB is a very hard organization to deal with :(


You won't see MLB on Srius unless MLB gets more money.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 02:11 PM

if u have a iphone/ipod touch,blackberry etc just get mlb at bat 2011. last year it was 14.99 for the year and u get to listen to alll mlb games no blackouts no antenna etc great buy!

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 06:16 PM

if u have a iphone/ipod touch,blackberry etc just get mlb at bat 2011. last year it was 14.99 for the year and u get to listen to alll mlb games no blackouts no antenna etc great buy!

That's not what MLB.COM says (LINK)

All At Bat 2010 purchasers can access one LIVE game each day of the regular season; those with MLB.TV subscriptions can access a complete schedule of LIVE games (All live games are subject to blackout restrictions, see www.MLB.tv for details). At Bat 2010 delivers one free streaming game each day.

So you have to also add MLB.TV ($25 last year) but you still have blackouts.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 04:24 PM

I'm looking at a vehicle that only has Sirius as an option. Our dealer talked with a SiriusXM rep that said that Sirius will be using the NBA channels for MLB play-by-play when there wasn't an NBA game.

Any chance of this being true? It sounded suspicious to all of us that MLB would allow the NBA to supersede its programming.

Also I would have expected an announcement from SiriusXM when Sirius radios could play MLB.

I'd just put in an XM after-market radio in place of the Sirius module but then (I assume) the interface to the NavTraffic would be broken, not to mention the warranty.

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Posted 07 February 2011 - 10:22 PM

For the At bat app from MLB, the one "live" game refers to one free live video game per day the and blackout info also refers to video only.

You can listen to all of the games with no blackouts and you get to choose the home or away announcers. For $14.99 you can't beat this deal anywhere. I have it and it is great.
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Posted 07 February 2011 - 10:57 PM

For the At bat app from MLB, the one "live" game refers to one free live video game per day the and blackout info also refers to video only.


Thanks for the clarification. That certainly makes it more appealing and worthwhile. Now if I can only figure out how to listen to the day games at work.

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 08:40 AM

For the At bat app from MLB, the one "live" game refers to one free live video game per day the and blackout info also refers to video only.

You can listen to all of the games with no blackouts and you get to choose the home or away announcers. For $14.99 you can't beat this deal anywhere. I have it and it is great.




It was probably the one app I used the most last year besides facebook LOL

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 08:00 PM

MLB at bat is great, especially with MLB.tv, which is also very worth the money (way better than Extra Innings on D* IMO). At bat has all home and away radio feeds which is what Sirius XM should have. I'm probly gonna switch to XM eventually so I can get a MiRGE but not until my current Sirius subscription is done at the end of this year.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 12:44 PM

As i understand it there is still a contract tell 2012 with sirius with MLB i know the same company:confused:Not the way MLB see it. And you better hurry the Mirge radios are know longer being made so you better jump on it.And on Mlb,tv and Directv extra innings, Mlb,tv is cheaper but you are wrong the PQ is in know ways better than Directv HD PQ, YOU PAY FOR WHAT YOU GET.:D




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