Mar 11, 2013
MLB At Bat is back for 2013. The official app that provides live in-game box scores, pitch-by-pitch game trackers, live audio, and live video through MLB.tv has been updated and is ready for 2013.
This year, the app ditches the premium/freemium model introduced in last year’s version, where MLB.tv subscribers (and those who subscribed to At Bat via the iOS app and tied to their MLB.com account) could get access for free by logging in to the free app, but paying for the app would get the At Bat features of Gameday and live streaming audio of all games. Now, there’s just the freemium app, with an in-app purchase for either the standard At Bat features or to buy an MLB.tv subscription from MLB.com.
If you subscribed to MLB.tv last year, then double-check your credit card bill, as there’s a good chance that a pricey renewal happened under your nose a couple weeks ago. Also, World Baseball Classic fans will note that the At Bat app is not streaming those games; it appears the broadcast rights are different as MLB Network owns those rights, and the WBC app is not available for Android. Still, all the Spring Training action that’s available is here in this app until the season kicks off on April 1st. The onerous blackout restrictions for Fox Saturday games and in-market games are still around as well. Still, for baseball die-hards and those not in their home team’s market, this app and the subscriptions are a must-have. The 2013 update is available from Google Play and Amazon Appstore.