The MLB channel on Roku offers subscribers the opportunity to stream out-of-market Major League Baseball games live or on demand along with select MLB Big Inning and select Pregame and Postgame coverage. But the channel also offers some free features for non-subscribers, including video highlights, team news, scores, and standings. Many games also provide free audio broadcasts.
When launching the MLB channel for the first time, you will be prompted to log in if you have an existing MLB.TV account. Otherwise, select "Get Started" and select your favorite team. After that you can create a free account, browse available subscriptions, or move on to free content. A free account isn't necessary, but it does allow you to stream the free Game of the Day. (Creating a free account seems to wipe your favorite team setting. You can reselect a favorite team by going to Settings in the upper right corner of the screen.)
The channel's home screen will display current game scores and upcoming schedules along with highlights from your selected favorite team. Also available are free clips along with shows that locked unless you subscribe. Clips include Home Runs, Top Defensive Plays, Press Conferences, FastCast, Beat Report, MLB Shorts, Best Weeks Ever, and other selections. Shows include Top 100 Players Right Now, Quick Question, Play Loud, MLB YouTube Originals, Big League Lockers, Stack'd, and several more.
Features from past years, like showing your favorite team's most recent game results and the schedule of the next three games to be played and easy access to video for your followed teams, is no longer available, at least during the preseason. We'll see if it's added when regular lay starts.
Don't forget to go to the MLB Roku app's settings for options that include Hide Spoilers, Watch Live Games from Beginning, and Autoplay Live Content.
For subscribers, remember that you can stream only those live games that are played outside of your viewing market and other blackout restrictions apply. You can check blackouts by zip code here.
-- Information is current as of April 7, 2022
Developer's Channel Description: With MLB.TV, you can watch every out-of-market regular season game LIVE or on-demand in HD Quality plus premium content on demand including documentaries, World Series films and more. Purchase an MLB.TV subscription from mlb.com/roku and catch all the action. If you have any questions visit mlb.tv/support.
CHANNEL STORE CATEGORY: Sports
DEVELOPER: Major League Baseball
Yearly - $139.99 - Stream every team live (blackout restrictions apply)
Monthly - $24.99 - Stream every team live (blackout restrictions apply)
Single Team - $119.99 - Stream one team live (blackout restrictions apply)
Subscribe and view blackout restrictions here.