“Major League Baseball is releasing an ambitious new product today, which we were the first to tell you about in April: Live video streaming of out-of-market games for Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch,” Dan Frommer reports for The Business Insider.
“Previously, you could listen to live radio broadcasts and watch live game illustrations, with in-game video highlights. Now, you’ll be able to watch the whole game, both over wi-fi and the iPhone’s 3G connection,” Frommer reports.
“This will go live as part of the ’3.0′ version of its $9.99 At Bat 2009 app, which means you will need to upgrade to Apple’s iPhone 3.0 software first,” Frommer reports. “Apple is rolling that out today.”
MacDailyNews Note: If you already own the MLB.com At Bat 2009 app, this will be a free update.
“For a while, MLB will deliver up to two out-of-market games live a day,” Frommer reports. “After that, the league plans to roll out its entire slate of games streamed via MLB.TV to the iPhone, which excludes national games, like Fox games on Saturdays and ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. Again, this is out-of-market streaming only, so if you live in New York, you will not be able to watch Yankees or Mets games. (You can still use the live radio feature for those.)”
More info in the full article here.
Get the US$9.99 MLB.com AT Bat 2009 app via Apple’s iTunes App Store here: MLB.com At Bat 2009
MacDailyNews Note: Also, don’t forget to get ready to watch The Boston Red Sox win their 8th World Series and 3rd in 5 years with MLB World Series 2009 ($7.99)
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Ottawa Mark" for the heads up.]