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Free Weekend of MLB.TV For Father’s Day!

Grace Chen's Avatar Posted by Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hi Everyone – PlayStation Network has great news for all the Dads and baseball fans out there! This Friday through Sunday, anyone with the MLB.TV app on the PS3 can stream all the live MLB games and catch up on past games for free. You can download the free MLB.TV app from the “Media” category on PlayStation Store. So now is a great time to get the free app and check out MLB.TV. To ensure you don’t miss out on the remaining 2010 MLB Season action, subscribe to MLB.TV today!

MLB Free Weekend

Happy Father’s Day weekend, from PlayStation Network and MLB.TV.

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lordbah said:

June 18th, 8:31 am

OMG. The thing is already broken half the time – horrible image quality, stuttering, lockups – and you’re going to add tens of thousands more users fighting for the bandwidth for the weekend. This won’t go well.

Chippendale666 said:

June 18th, 10:24 am

What about a World Cup app? Too late for that!

Bajecco said:

June 18th, 11:36 am

The Angles are playing the Cubs in Chicago right now. I’ve downloaded the free MLB.TV app, but it is not working. The kind of performance is not going to convince me to buy.


June 18th, 11:46 am

I’m trying to watch the Cubs and Angels, but it comes up with this message, We are unable to determine your current location. To help verify your account’s Wallet information by loggin in to, clicking on “my wallet”. Please update the information on this page and then try watching a game on your ps3 system again. Anyone else have this?

veddermatic said:

June 18th, 1:04 pm

All it does is tell me I must own and need to link my system. Thanks for the fathers day present.

veddermatic said:

June 18th, 1:11 pm

Well, I figured it out…the date on my PS3 was set to Thursday the 17th. I changed it to the 18th, and it works now.

Cybermack said:

June 18th, 1:28 pm


I am receiving the same error message also and can’t figure out how to get it working.

Skimo21 said:

June 18th, 1:28 pm

I am using Rogers here in NL, Canada and it tells me I can’t watch the games because it can’t get my current location and that I must update my wallet. I thought this was supposed to be a free preview!?!

jgunslinger16 said:

June 18th, 1:46 pm

Works perfect for me. And is great because I can watch the Subway Series this weekend, despite me living in the Bay Area, CA. Thanks Playstation!!!

NEJI64 said:

June 18th, 2:27 pm

oh yeah lets go Yankees.


June 18th, 2:39 pm

Is little things like this that I love about this company. As proud father and baseball enthusiast, Sony you have gone above and beyond the call of duty for us gamers!! I salute you! Like to see the competition do this kind of crap!! GO YANKEES!!!

perrandy said:

June 18th, 3:30 pm

thank you nothing beat free!

FSUNole21 said:

June 18th, 4:14 pm

It doesn’t work…just keeps telling me I need to link my account. This is garbage.

tazinlwfl said:

June 18th, 4:25 pm

+1 with the error:
“We are unable to determine your current location. To help verify your account, please update your account’s Wallet information by logging into, clicking on “My”, and then selecting “My Wallet”. Please update the information on this page and try watching a game on your PS3(TM) system again.”

I checked my Date and Time. It’s correct…

Brockett99 said:

June 18th, 4:27 pm

This isn’t working. Every game gives me the “An error has occured during video playback.” message. Not a very good first impression? What gives?

SpeedyMcHaggis said:

June 18th, 4:43 pm

Can’t get it to work here either. Won’t let me launch without linking to my MLB.TV account, which I can’t create without paying. No idea where to get the free access.

I’m on the West Coast if it makes any difference at all. But I really need to be watching the NY vs NY game now!!!

tazinlwfl said:

June 18th, 4:47 pm

I’m in South Florida. I restarted my PS3, too. Nothing. I got the message about the promotion when you first launch the app. I pressed “O” like it said to. Every single stream prompts the same error. I checked my time (had it pull from the internet). I relaunched the app, got the promotional message again (thought it was progress), but the same error came up. Anyone??

SpeedyMcHaggis said:

June 18th, 4:48 pm

One thing I notice – when I bypass the “Link Account” screen and proceed to the app, the date set is April 4. If I push the “Today” button, still April 4.

My system date is correct. Any ideas how to fix the app date??

tazinlwfl said:

June 18th, 4:58 pm

@68 (SpeedyMcHaggis) — That’s odd. My date is fine. In fact, I tried to change it from Eastern Time to Local Time, no change in the error problem above. Try that: Press triangle and go to Timezone and choose Local Time. That might help you.

Bat24SS said:

June 18th, 4:58 pm

Not working, can’t watch live games. Wants me and the rest of us, to update our “free” wallets. All I can do is play old games.


I hope they address this soon. Today’s games have started and we are missing out. Not to happy with Sony right now. Was excited yesterday for the 3 days of freeness, but now…

SpeedyMcHaggis said:

June 18th, 4:58 pm

a-ha! Checked my system settings, and my date & time had switched to “Manual.” I reset it to “Automatic via Internet” and relaunched MLB.TV. Now it works great.

So far, awesome pic. Not quite cable HD quality, but close.

Bat24SS said:

June 18th, 5:00 pm

You guys are saying MLB app needs to be on EASTERN time no matter where you are? I’ll go try it.

BiggRapp313 said:

June 18th, 5:00 pm

this was a cool gesture. i’m actually enjoying it right now. thanks, Sony!

SpeedyMcHaggis said:

June 18th, 5:03 pm

Just make sure your PS3 settings are for Automatic date & time, not Manual. No need to change the App timezone. Works great for me now.

tazinlwfl said:

June 18th, 5:03 pm

IDK – That’s just what mine has as an option. I have Local Time and Eastern Time. Either way it doesn’t work. (I’m EST anyways)

tazinlwfl said:

June 18th, 5:04 pm

@74 (SpeedyMcHaggis) — I tried automatic and manual. It didn’t work for me. Were you getting the same error as the rest of us?

Bat24SS said:

June 18th, 5:07 pm

Yup, tried Local and East, doesn’t work. My date is set to Automatic. STILL no live feed of the games. Is any Admin from Sony reading this? Maybe they’ve gone home for the weekend. Great!

SpeedyMcHaggis said:

June 18th, 5:13 pm

I was getting the message that I had to link my account, i.e. I had to purchase a subscription. Once I got the clock settings right, it launched directly to the “Free Weekend” screen.

I did submit an incident report to MLB.TV prior to my clock fix working. I’ll let you know if I hear anything back from them.

mottull said:

June 18th, 5:17 pm

I am having the same problem, I am unable to watch any of the live games, I can only watch previous games. Whenever I try to watch a live one, I am told “We are unable to determine your current location. To help verify your account please update your account’s Wallet information by logging into clicking “My Wallet”. Please update the information on this page and then try watching a game on your PS3 system again” Is anyone else experiencing this as well?

Zepinephrine said:

June 18th, 5:19 pm

@ 6

“Must be fun to watch a sport that the USA can actually win at.”

yea… like most sports.

Total Olympic Medals count
USA: 2549
Slovenia: 22

portuk1ng007 said:

June 18th, 5:19 pm

it is telling me that it is unable to find my current location and i have to link it to an account yet in one of the comments here it was said no linking required, what do i do?

tazinlwfl said:

June 18th, 5:20 pm

@79 (mottull) — Wow, okay. I can watch previous games too… what gives?

portuk1ng007 said:

June 18th, 5:22 pm

didn’t read the comments before i posted, looks like i’m not the only one with the problem.

Hslap said:

June 18th, 5:24 pm

to all that are having a problem: i had it too. i exited from the app. went to time and date settings, set via the internet, which for some reason my ps3 keeps slipping by a minute or two every week. then i went back and launched the MLB app again. this time it asks you to update to version 1.10 i believe. if not keep fumbling around with it till you get the latest version. then it’ll be free.

Bat24SS said:

June 18th, 5:27 pm

@84 Did that and still NO LIVE FEED. I even shut down and restarted, still same problem.

portuk1ng007 said:

June 18th, 5:30 pm

i even deleted and re-installed it, still nothing.

Corbie said:

June 18th, 5:32 pm

add another one to the not working list. I tried manual and auto settings. I had to set it a full day ahead to even get the free message, but still no live games, only recorded.

y2julio said:

June 18th, 5:38 pm

Doesn’t work! Same errors as everyone else. I go to to link my account but of course MLB wants me to subscribe. Instead of this making me want to buy MLB.TV, all it’s doing is making me NOT want to buy it.

k1posterchild said:

June 18th, 5:54 pm

I’m having the “Need to link your account” problem as well. There’s just nowhere to type the code. Like a few others have said, this isn’t really giving me the “preview” I’d want in order to consider paying for the service…

budman582 said:

June 18th, 6:00 pm

I changed my time settings to internet. Now it is working and looking good.

tazinlwfl said:

June 18th, 6:09 pm

I’ve set mine ahead and back in small increments, and whole days. I’ve switched to internet and back. I’ve re-installed the app three times. Restarted my PS3 a few times. I can play old games (look great) but no live games…

BostonRdSx said:

June 18th, 6:25 pm

it wasn’t working for me at once, but once i modified the time settings to auto, it worked! yay! but it is a bit laggish…

Brockett99 said:

June 18th, 6:32 pm

I’ve tried messing withe the clock settings (manual/internet)…still no go. What a crappy buggy promo.

tazinlwfl said:

June 18th, 6:37 pm

And what blows the most? Boston is killing the Dodgers… dang

Brockett99 said:

June 18th, 6:42 pm

Really wanted to see Strasburg’s start tonight. Grrrrrr

jhawkjjm said:

June 18th, 7:03 pm

Go ahead and add me to the list of those getting the “Unable to verify your location…” errors. You can see archived games but no live ones because it can’t tell whether or not to black it out. Too bad, I was looking forward to using this and possibly picking it up depending on the performance.

BCav69 said:

June 18th, 7:44 pm

same as jhawkjjm (#96) … very frustrating sony

Corbie said:

June 18th, 7:46 pm

wonder if anyone will ‘work’ on this over the weekend. happy fathers day, fathers? lol

pandaslayr said:

June 18th, 7:49 pm

I know I’ll never be purchasing this horrible program, SINCE IT DOESNT EVEN WORK.

BCav69 said:

June 18th, 7:56 pm

do you have to be a father for this to work?

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