Major League Baseball is finally back for 2016. It started late last week, and if you’re a fan like me, you can catch every single game of the year with MLB’s official MLB TV app. Being an even year, you might as well give into the fact that the San Francisco Giants are going to win the World Series. Sorry Dodgers fans, it just isn’t your year.
In case you haven’t noticed, I am a huge San Fransisco Giant fan being a native of Sacramento, CA. Baseball runs through my blood, as it was passed onto me from my father who is also a Giants fan. For many of you, the story is the same. Baseball can be slow at times, but if you grew up with it, you learn to love it.
With 162 games per year, it is nearly impossible to watch or listen to every single game unless you’re by a radio or TV throughout the year.
That’s where the MLB TV Android app looks to keep you in on the action.
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Price: Free to download. Subscription cost $2.99 to $20 per month (Learn more at MLB.TV)
- Supported by almost all Android devices
- A full subscription enables access to all out of market games
- Choice of Away or Home broadcasts of all 2,430 games
- Student/Military discounts available (up to 35% off)
- Full portability with support for over 400 devices
- $20 less than last year for the full season
Simply head over to the Google Play Store and download the MLB Premium app. It’s free to download, but you will need to create an account if you want to subscribe. You can pay using your Google Play payment method, or you can sign up for a full subscription at the MLB TV website.
The MLB Premium app for Android costs just $2.99 per month which gives you full access to live video and audio to every single game of the season. Although in home markets, home games will be blacked out due to agreements with local television stations. However, you can still listen to the home games through the audio feed.
The app itself is very easy to use. It has a simple interface with a menu slider on the left side of the screen. There is a Scoreboard, News, Videos, Standings, Stats, Teams, MLB Network, and even a Wallpaper section. The Scoreboard has all of the games of the current day with live updates, as well as previous games scores if you scroll through the different dates.
News brings you the latest information about what happened throughout the day, with video highlights from every game. Stats are an absolute must for every baseball fan, especially for those who play fantasy baseball. You can even select your favorite team/teams and they will show up on your home screen every time you open the app.
There’s even a Wallpaper section where you can download and use your favorite teams logo as your background.
My favorite feature of the app is obviously the feature where I can watch and/or listen to games all season long. Even now, I am listening to the Giants play the Dodgers in San Fransisco while typing up this app review. All games are streamed in HD and will automatically adjust according to your download rate.
If you sign up for a full subscription on the MLB website at $20 per month, you can stream games to a whole host of devices. Not only are your Android devices covered, but so is the Apple TV, PC or Mac, Chromescast, Xbox, Sony Playstation, Nexus Player, Amazon Fire TV and more.
At work I find myself streaming day games in the background from my PC. When I leave work, I can pick up where I left off, at the dog park while my dog plays on my latest Android smartphone. No matter where I am at, I can follow my favorite MLB team as long as I have an internet connection. It’s one of my most used apps throughout the spring, summer and fall, especially on even years when the Giants win the World Series.
With MLB Premium you can follow your favorite team all year long. You can listen in on every single audio feed or watch all 2,430 out of market games on your Android devices as well as just about every other connected device. Subscriptions do start at $2.99 per month, but is a small price to pay if you’re a fan of America’s pastime. The app is incredibly user friendly and I highly recommend it.
Supported Android devices
Google Play Store – MLB Premium