Quick Look: The MLB channel on Roku offers fans of Major League Baseball the opportunity to watch every out-of-market regular season game live or on demand when they subscribe to MLB.TV. But the channel also offers some free features for non-subscribers, including video highlights, team news, scores, and standings. Only live games and replays require a subscription.
When launching the MLB channel for the first time, all users are required to select their favorite team and are then given the option to select other teams to follow. The channel's home screen will display your favorite team's most recent game results and the schedule of the next three games to be played, as well as a menu of videos with game highlights and team news for your favorite team. Unfortunately, these short videos (some less than one minute in length) do not autoplay - you get dumped back to the home screen after each one, where you will have to select the next video. You will also have to sit through a video ad before the start of every video.
A pull-down menu provides access to the same home screen content for every team, with your followed teams at the top of the menu. The "back" arrow on your remote will bring up the main menu, which lets you view the most recent scores and videos and current standings for all teams.
MLB.TV subscribers also have access to out-of-market live games and on-demand viewing of past games. You can choose to watch full replays of past games, with the choice of the home-team or away-team feeds. If you're short on time, you also have the options to watch a condensed game or just a recap.
Just remember that you can stream only those live games that are played outside of your viewing market. Live games are also subject to local and national blackouts; blacked out games should be available as an archived game approximately 90 minutes after game conclusion. Before subscribing, read the blackout restrictions at mlb.mlb.com/roku and enter your zip code where requested for your local restrictions.
-- Information is current as of August 17, 2020
Developer's Channel Description: With MLB.TV, you can watch every out-of-market regular season game LIVE or on-demand in HD Quality. Purchase an MLB.TV subscription from http://mlb.mlb.com/roku and catch all the action. If you have any questions please contact Customer Service at 866-800-1275 or e-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org(International Customers please call 512-434-1542)
CHANNEL STORE CATEGORY: Sports
DEVELOPER: Major League Baseball
Yearly - $59.99 - Stream every team's out-of-market games live or on demand
Monthly - $24.99 - Stream every team's out-of-market games live or on demand
Single Team - $49.99 - Stream one team's out-of-market games live or on demand
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