RokuGuide Quick Look: The MLB.TV Roku channel offers fans of Major League Baseball the opportunity to watch every out-of-market game in the 2014 season, subject to blackout restrictions (see more on blackouts at the bottom of this article).
On Roku, MLB.TV viewers can choose the Home or Away feed in HD-quality video, and can pause and rewind live game action. Missing from Roku, though, are more-advanced features that available on PC and mobile devices, such as in-game highlights and stats, the Pitch by Pitch Widget, and Mosaic View.
To watch live or archived MLB.TV games on your Roku, you'll need the Premium subscription, not basic MLB.TV. To get started, install MLB.TV on your Roku using the link below, the click here to subscribe.
Not a Premium subscriber? You may still find the MLB.TV Roku channel to be of use. You can still check game status and results, and MLB.TV offers a free game of the day to registered users with free accounts. Here's how to get the free game of the day without a Premium subscriptions:
You Roku should now be linked, and the free game of the day will be available from the MLB.TV opening screen on your Roku - if it isn't blacked out in your area. Now for more on those blackout restrictions:
Blackouts include all live games in each Club's home television territory. If a game is blacked out on TV in your area, it will not be available for live viewing on MLB.TV, but it will be available as an archived game approximately 90 minutes after the conclusion of the game.
In addition, certain live national broadcasts, such as the All-Star Game and games broadcast by ESPN on Sunday, will be blacked out, as will some Saturday games broadcast by the Fox network. All games are available as archives, regardless of live blackouts.
But remember, all games will be available as archives on your Roku and other connected devices. Just watch out for game spoilers before you have a chance to watch.
-- Information is current as of March 28, 2014
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