Quick Look: The MLB.TV Roku channel offers fans of Major League Baseball the opportunity to watch every out-of-market regular 2015 season game live, plus over 250 Spring Training games (subject to blackouts - see additional information below).
On Roku, MLB.TV viewers can choose the Home or Away feed in HD-quality video, and can pause and rewind live game action. For both live and archived games you have the option to start from the beginning of a game or to jump to a specific inning. For live games already in progress, you have the option to join the live stream or start from the beginning of the game. Unfortunately, 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, are not available on Roku.
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. Available in 2014, and hopefully back for 2015, you could check game status and results, and MLB.TV offered a free game of the day to registered users with free accounts. Just create a free account and login at mlb.com, then open MLB.TV on your Roku player, go to Settings, and login. 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:
Live national broadcasts, such as the All-Star Game and select live national broadcasts of MLB games, including those broadcast by ESPN on Sunday, will be blacked out in the United States. Certain Saturday regular season MLB games broadcast live by the Fox network will be blacked out to those end users who attempt to access a live game within the territory of an applicable Fox Saturday broadcast. Fox broadcasts available in areas other than where an end user is accessing MLB.TV live streaming will be available for live game viewing. A current listing of regular season games that will be nationally blacked out in the United States can be found here.
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 February 14, 2015
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