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MLB At Bat goes universal, free with IAP subscription

MLB.com has relaunched its MLB.com at Bat iOS app for the 2012 season as a single free universal app for both the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad, implementing in-app subscriptions for paid features. In prior seasons, MLB provided separate apps for the iPhone/iPod touch and the iPad, sold individually for $15 each, requiring fans to either choose to use the app on a single platform or purchase both individually. The 2012 version of the app is now packaged into a single universal app available as a free download; rather than requiring payment up front for the app users can instead sign up for an At Bat 12 subscription via in-app purchase or simply log in to their MLB.com account to use their existing MLB.TV Premium subscription.

The At Bat 12 subscription is priced at $15 for the entire season or $3 per month and provides live game day audio with no blackouts for any home or away broadcast, pitch tracking, league stats and in-game highlights. Subscribers can also watch a live stream of the selected Game of the Day and access Live Lookins on other games in progress. MLB.TV Premium subscribers can also view live and on-demand video of any out-of-market game simply by logging into their MLB.com account, although the usual blackout restrictions apply; MLB.TV Basic subscribers must still purchase an At Bat 12 subscription separately, however. The MLB.com At Bat app can also be used without a subscription to track up to the minute scores, and access news, game schedules, team rosters, venue information and tickets and promotions. MLB.com At Bat requires an iPhone 3GS/4/4S, third- or fourth-generation iPod touch or iPad running iOS 4.2 or later and is available from the App Store as a free download.

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Comments

1

I just downloaded mlb’s “At Bat” 2012 to my new ipad.  Then I tried to download it to my ipod touch generation 2.  I learned, to my horror, that it is not compatible.  Is there any option?  Can I at least get gameday audio on my ipod touch (gen 2)?

Help.

Posted by Stewart Shapiro on February 29, 2012 at 12:45 PM (CST)

2

My MLB.TV Premium subscription press went up a little this year, but I no longer have to spend $30 for both the iPhone and iPad apps, so it’s still about $15 cheaper.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on February 29, 2012 at 9:31 PM (CST)

3

Loaded fine on my ipad.  Will not load on my ipod 3rd gen. which has 4.2.1 system software. Supposed to be compatible.  ??????

Posted by mort on March 3, 2012 at 3:41 PM (CST)

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