That's great if you like the local team. I grew up near LA, but my "local" teams are the Giants and A's. As a Yankee fan I can't like the A's, and as an (ex)Dodger fan, I have tried to like the Giants, but it's near impossible.Agree. I have MLB because T-Mobile gives it away and I might watch a random game just because nothing else is on, but I really only just watch my local team, which is never on the MLB package, because its the local team. I really could not see me paying for the package, between my local team and all the games on ESPN, FS1 and TBS, that is enough baseball for me.
I think this is just for the MLB.tv package directly from the league, not the MLB Extra Innings package available to cable/satellite distributors.I connected with DirecTV yesterday about this and the only option they gave me was the $139.99 price. I asked about discounts or promotions and was told there were none. And trying right now at the DirecTV website there is not an option to get it for 129.99. So how does one get the discount?
This means we don't have to wait until the end of the preseason for DirecTV to give us access to to MLB.TV as they've done in the past. Last year they didn't give us access until minutes before the start of the first game.MLB.tv is now available for the 2022 season. Price has increased $10 to $139.99, per The Streamable, but an early bird special locks in the price in at $129.99 (the 2021 season price.) Team specific plans run $119.99 ($109.99 early bird pricing).
Other notes about the 2022 MLB.tv package:
- All spring training games available without blackout restrictions.
- Agreements in place with 13 teams to air pre-game and post-game shows within MLB.tv, with hopes to add more through the season.
- MLB Big Inning show goes to 7 days a week, instead of just weeknights.
I don’t think it means that at all. DIRECTV EI doesn’t start until the regular which means the MLB-TV subscription through EI won’t start until the regular season.This means we don't have to wait until the end of the preseason for DirecTV to give us access to to MLB.TV as they've done in the past. Last year they didn't give us access until minutes before the start of the first game.
It means we can stream the preseason games without waiting for DirecTV to give us access, as I stated. I'm watching games on MLB.TV today, so I know it's true.I don’t think it means that at all. DIRECTV EI doesn’t start until the regular which means the MLB-TV subscription through EI won’t start until the regular season.
Nope. I do not have an MLB.TV subscription. The games are being offered for free until March 24.So you bought MLB -TV separate from Extra Innings.
I read that the preseason was being offered free this year, but the MLB link indicates it's good until March 24, which is only the first week. So unless they extend it, we'll be limited to watching on the RSNs after that date.For the whole preseason or is it just the free 7 day trial that is being advertised? I can watch right now without even logging in.
Yup. IMO, Apple TV+ is becoming the new HBO, i.e. a service focused on a smaller library of buzzy, glossy, high-quality originals (plus a bit of sports -- remember when HBO had boxing and Wimbledon?). Just as HBO was never intended to be the first/only stop on your cable dial, Apple TV+ doesn't want to be a jumbo-sized something-for-everyone service to compete with Netflix, Prime Video, The Max (HBO Max+discovery+), or Disney+Hulu. But they do offer a steady flow of fresh new series and mini-series each week, with a few films, docs and kids shows thrown in there too.AppleTV+ is pretty cheap at $5 per month. It's about the only bargain in the Apple universe.
I watched a bit of both games, mainly the last couple innings of the Astros/Angels game. In both cases, the HD video quality was excellent (nearly as good as some live 4K sports I've seen) although I did notice occasional glitches, like a weird shake in the picture. Didn't notice the sound being out of sync at all but did hear persistent audio artifacts like a popping sound now and then. And unfortunately, no way to pause or rewind the live stream (unlike Peacock's recent live streams of the Winter Olympics). Even if Apple doesn't want to mess with that feature on their servers, there's no reason why they could use local storage on their Apple TV 4K to create a live buffer (as the Channels app for OTA TV does).A couple of things with tonight’s Mets/Nats game tonight.
Picture is great when there isn’t any action. Some judder during action scene though that I don’t see on this same TV on MLB EI or MLB.TV.
Sound and video is not synced. Sound of announcer describing a hit to left field before the pitch was thrown.
Needs some work it seems.