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Watch Major League Baseball on PS3! MLB.TV App Live Today

Grace Chen's Avatar + Posted by Grace Chen on Apr 22, 2010 // Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hi Everyone – I’m excited to show everyone the new MLB.TV application for the PS3 that will be available from PlayStation Network, in both U.S. and Canada, later today. This app allows MLB.TV subscribers to watch every regular season game live in HD (local blackout restrictions do apply), with tons of new interactive features designed exclusively for PSN.

Some of the unique interactive features that we show in the demo include:

  • MLB Scoreboard – See a schedule of today’s games (and set options to control whether or not you see the scores)
  • Home and Away Feeds – Choose to watch either the home or away broadcast feed
  • HD quality video and DVR functionality – watch a live game in HD (with Live Game DVR functionality that lets you pause and rewind live games of fast-forward back to live game action)
  • Season Archive – Want to re-live a great moment? Go back and watch games you’ve missed from earlier in the season.
  • Scrollable Linescore – Go directly to any half-inning to watch only that portion of the game.
  • Favorite Teams/Calendar Schedule – Scroll through the entire 2010 Major League Baseball schedule in calendar format or designate your favorite team(s) to see the schedule for that team.

You can now download the app from the “Media” category on PlayStation Store, and launch it from the Video section of the XMB.

You must be an MLB.TV subscriber to fully utilize this app (some features, such as the calendar schedule, are available to everyone for free). There are two annual packages: MLB.TV is $99.95 and MLB.TV Premium is $119.95. If you aren’t already a MLB.TV subscriber, you can go to ps3.com/mlbtv to sign up. Once you’ve subscribed, link your MLB.TV subscription to a PS3 (via the app), and enjoy the season!

This is truly the ultimate baseball viewing experience from MLB.TV and PlayStation Network. Enjoy!

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253 Comments   3 Replies

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+ ClubUgly on April 22nd, 2010 at 11:29 am said:

Lol – Are they serious? $119 for baseball what a joke! It’s free on tv for regular season added $24 for Dish w/200 other channels. Heck, NBA, Hockey, Soccer and Football has higher ranking than baseball and season tickets with Dish and DTV is still far cheaper and better because as I said you still get tons of other programing with it and internet is not required to see it. This baseball stuff should actually be for free… Don’t know about you guys but they give away free unlimited tickets to the Detroit Tigers at McDonald’s weekly.


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+ ima_hustla_19 on April 22nd, 2010 at 11:29 am said:

That’s awsum cool app, an NFL network app would kill it


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+ YeWest_is_da_man on April 22nd, 2010 at 11:32 am said:

I really agree about the World Cup App… I would absolutely pay for something like that. The NBA App idea would be cool too, but since the playoffs have already gotten underway, by the time they got one out it’d probably be too late.

The price is a bit high for something like the NBA, NFL, or MLB because there is only one organization. But for the soccer app, it would be a reasonable price considering how many leagues you have: MLS, UEFA, Italian Leagues, etc.- so if we got all of those then I could easily see myself paying this price.

Either way, this seems very well put together and it looks like it came together quite well. Nicely done Sony!!! Keep up the great work!


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+ HatmanTc on April 22nd, 2010 at 11:37 am said:

@polo155 I was wondering if you could use remote play with this app as well. The Singstar app is remote playable, so it’d be interesting to see if this will he as well

those saying it’s a bit pricey, I do agree but it is on par with the price point of the cable subscription. So at least their not hiking the cost up.


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+ acerazer1 on April 22nd, 2010 at 11:40 am said:

That’s pretty freakin awesome, I won’t get it because I’m not a millionaire and can’t afford MLB.TV, but it’s still really cool. Thanks for the update Grace


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+ monkstable on April 22nd, 2010 at 11:40 am said:

There’s really no reason to get the higher priced package. You only get DVR and tiling functions for the extra $20.

$99 will get you all the games in HD.

Extra Innings on cab/sat. costs TWICE as much.


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+ Link01 on April 22nd, 2010 at 11:45 am said:

if only you guys put pure TV on here …. if only


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+ Spookymilk on April 22nd, 2010 at 11:46 am said:

@ClubUgly

MLB.tv is for transplanted fans and hardcore fans who want to see games other than the ones on TV in their region. Is this so difficult to understand?


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+ xcube on April 22nd, 2010 at 11:50 am said:

Now, do the same for NBA :)


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+ LUGIEZ on April 22nd, 2010 at 12:01 pm said:

Thank You very very much.


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+ katsuo7171 on April 22nd, 2010 at 12:02 pm said:

Can we please have the best most influential sport(Fact not Opinion) next. Football(or Soccer here) is the only sport that has managed to stop a civil war in order to watch their team participate in the World Cup. Warring factions came together around one TV in order to watch the game. Football(Soccer) is the only sport capable of doing this. We need this on Playstation for Football(Soccer)!!

This is maybe one of the best (network) ideas you guys at playstation have had in what a year? Keep it up and maybe we’ll begin to forget about the last updates.


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+ HackeySac on April 22nd, 2010 at 12:05 pm said:

Even if you don’t have the premium package of MLB.Tv will you still get the dvr features on the PS3? or do you have to pay the 20 extra dollars to get the full features on the PS3?


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+ Runawayshinobi1 on April 22nd, 2010 at 12:09 pm said:

I will love to see a E3 app. like this one for June.


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+ The1stMJC on April 22nd, 2010 at 12:31 pm said:

Oh damn looks like I will be subscribing to this when I get some cash flow back.

Great job Sony


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+ tizack on April 22nd, 2010 at 12:36 pm said:

Awesome move!!! I am not so much a baseball fan, but if you get other sports like NFL, or college basketball, that would be totally sweet!!


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+ gema11981 on April 22nd, 2010 at 12:40 pm said:

wow this is so awesome !!


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+ LegendSoldierX on April 22nd, 2010 at 12:41 pm said:

This is GREAT! Thank you Sony and MLB! Now I have MLB on my iPhone when I’m on the go, and now have it on my PS3 when I’m home.


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+ BalramRules on April 22nd, 2010 at 12:44 pm said:

nice feature this is


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+ mocte32 on April 22nd, 2010 at 12:53 pm said:

you need to do this with the world cup


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+ walk65 on April 22nd, 2010 at 12:54 pm said:

This is awesome! However I have been trying to get the app to work and it is still saying “No content available”.


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+ k3yerout on April 22nd, 2010 at 12:58 pm said:

When will this be active?


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+ DrSuperNorm on April 22nd, 2010 at 1:00 pm said:

I can’t wait to get home and download this!!! Anyone know if the content is available?


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+ mrro82 on April 22nd, 2010 at 1:05 pm said:

Still not working for me. Would have been nice to post this on the blog when it was actually available!!!


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+ DrSuperNorm on April 22nd, 2010 at 1:09 pm said:

I guess the “sometime today” means 11-12 pst?


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+ lo6icK on April 22nd, 2010 at 1:13 pm said:

video isn’t working for me


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+ FAT_mike77 on April 22nd, 2010 at 1:21 pm said:

all right now i can watch the sox games. can sony do this with the NFL


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+ mi33ke on April 22nd, 2010 at 1:38 pm said:

This is cool for hardcore baseball fans. What about a TNA wrestling app or WWE app? That would be awesome.


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+ NEJI64 on April 22nd, 2010 at 1:40 pm said:

@clubugly are you sires Soccer and Hockey have a higher ratings then Baseball. Soccer higher ratings in America, that’s a nice joke. lol. nether dose Basketball and Football might be even.

every sport have these types of sports packages that’s priced at a little over a $100. i think $119 is not bad since its 192 games in a season, 30 teams in the league, an average of 12-15 games a day.


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+ paulmac1970 on April 22nd, 2010 at 1:41 pm said:

Where is the app? I’ve been waiting all day


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+ walk65 on April 22nd, 2010 at 1:48 pm said:

App is under “Media” section of Playstation store. Still not working though.


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+ DZORMAGEN on April 22nd, 2010 at 1:49 pm said:

This is awesome!! I hope they do this for the NBA next season!!!


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+ LILBUDDY2000 on April 22nd, 2010 at 1:50 pm said:

Thx for including Canada. This sounds like an impressive app. I’m sure I’m pushing it if I ask for a hockey app for the fall :-) Better yet, I’d love to see Sony make their own NHL game :-)


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+ MOE-GUNZ-JACKSON on April 22nd, 2010 at 1:51 pm said:

I wish I was a huge baseball fan.

If this was NBA or NFL I would be TOO excited.


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+ joey123469 on April 22nd, 2010 at 1:59 pm said:

how about NFL


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+ zombie_56 on April 22nd, 2010 at 2:01 pm said:

i would love to watch nhl in hd on ps3 and i would pay


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+ JoeDierte on April 22nd, 2010 at 2:16 pm said:

i`m very happy to see more apps available on the ps3. i hope that you can continue to bring more channels like CNET TV.


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+ cybershinigami87 on April 22nd, 2010 at 2:27 pm said:

Fantastic app for me anyway. MLB extra innings is cool but this would solve a lot of problems for me.


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+ iComet on April 22nd, 2010 at 2:46 pm said:

WOW
This is HUGE over the Xbox 360!
All this needs is some great advertising…

Next up: NBA, NFL, NHL, Pandora, heck… keep trying to get those, Sony!

Surprise the world at E3 2010!!! This is your year to shine!


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+ BLINDAO2 on April 22nd, 2010 at 2:47 pm said:

holy crap, this just made me buy a MLB.TV subscription… hell ya


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+ viguru on April 22nd, 2010 at 2:50 pm said:

This is awesome, while I’m not a MLB fan, I think this is wickedly cool. Personally I’d love to see an espn360.com app, nfl app and a ncaa app down the line :)


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+ DarkStormRisingX on April 22nd, 2010 at 2:50 pm said:

Still waiting for this app to be placed in the store…


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+ righello on April 22nd, 2010 at 3:00 pm said:

Very good idea.

I hope this continues: Pandora, LastFM, NBA, NFL, Youtube, ect.


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+ vagrantmatt on April 22nd, 2010 at 3:07 pm said:

Hey! Playstation:

Prime time games starting NOW. Where’s the App?


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+ i_like_toast on April 22nd, 2010 at 3:09 pm said:

hrm…you might have just made the mlb some extra money i’ve been on the fence about getting the subscription and one of the biggest reasons against me getting it is that i can’t watch my cubbies on my nice hdtv.

might just have to get a subscription now

nice work :D


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+ Hobartbob on April 22nd, 2010 at 3:16 pm said:

BRAVO SONY, BRAVO MLB!!!!


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+ Littleronin on April 22nd, 2010 at 3:20 pm said:

I have one small question. Can I link my MLB.tv account to multiple PS3s? Or am I stuck with just one?


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+ Rage93 on April 22nd, 2010 at 3:21 pm said:

can anybody help me with a ps3 error code 80130504


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+ rolan2 on April 22nd, 2010 at 3:37 pm said:

OMG THIS IS AWESOMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE im so glad i own a PS3 GREAT JOB GUYS!!!!


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+ ThreeLeggedFreak on April 22nd, 2010 at 3:37 pm said:

When is the PSN Store gonna have a dedicated app store? The singstar viewer app is almost impossible to find. Get it together guys.

Also make this available on the PSP as well.


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+ Champ78 on April 22nd, 2010 at 3:38 pm said:

Hockey please!


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