Last month we told you that MLB At Bat would be coming this month. Well we have some great news for baseball fans since the app is now live in the Windows Phone Store. This updated app will get you ready for MLB’s 2014 season. Ready to watch a ton of baseball on your Windows Phone? Then it’s time to pick up AT Bat for Windows Phone.
The app features a lot of core functionality that we had in the app from last summer. Though there are new features for the 2014 season. Most notably:
- Game day pitch-by-pitch tracking, including realistic ballpark renderings from all 30 MLB ballparks (requires subscription to MLB.TV premium or At Bat 14)
- Push Notifications for breaking news, lead changes, and more
- Player card availability
- Performance enhancements
Those new features are of course what’s new. You’ll get the following features that we’ve always been able to enjoy with At Bat on Windows Phone:
- Live scoreboard, news, standings, and schedules
- Pin your favorite teams to the Start screen for direct access to the team page
- Lock Screen featuring scores and news from your favorite team
- News Section with filters for original reporting on all 30 clubs and every Postseason series
- In-progress video highlights
Those features sound pretty awesome right? In addition to all that you get access to live games if you’re a premium MLB.TV subscriber. Wait what?
Yeah. This app has a few tiers of memberships to unlock some features. We’ll do our best to break it down for you. The app contains At Bat features, At Bat 14 features and MLB.TV features. Things like scores, news, standings, video clips and team schedules are included in the At Bat tier and are free. Other free features include Lock screen support, push notifications for your favorite teams and a few other odds and ends. This is all free and included in the base ‘At Bat’ experience.
What if you want to listen to live radio broadcasts of every game? You’ll need to be an At Bat 14 subscriber to do so. You’ll be able to listen to every radio broadcast of every game and can choose between the home or away announcers for that given broadcast. Other benefits for being an At Bat 14 subscriber include batter-by-batter action with Gameday Pitch by Pictch, additional notifications for video highlights and condensed games. You’ll also get access to watch the MLB.TV game of the day for free. Want all this stuff? You’ll need to be an At Bat 14 member which is either $2.99 per month or $19.99 for the whole season.
You can always become an MLB.TV member if you’re a diehard baseball fan. You can become an MLB.TV premium member for either $24.99 per month or $129.99 for the year. That allows you to get all the At Bat 14 features listed above. Plus you can watch every single baseball game on Windows Phone, Windows 8 and your Xbox 360. It’s also coming soon to the Xbox One. For more info on the MLB.TV packages head to the MLB's website.
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Thanks for the tip AndyD33!