Roku add MLB.TV Baseball streaming to media box

Aug 11, 2009
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Roku add MLB.TV Baseball streaming to media box

Roku have announced MLB.TV Premium streaming for their eponymous HDTV media player.  The update - which will be pushed out to all Roku players automatically - allows MLB.TV subscribers to watch live, out-of-market baseball games in HD, together with offering on-demand access to the last week's worth of games.

All of the games can be navigated directly from the Roku box, rather than requiring a PC to queue them up, and the system offers full play/pause, rewind/fast-forward and resume functionality.  The Roku device itself has HDMI, component, composite and S-Video connectivity, together with digital audio output, and can link to your network via either a wired or wireless connection.

The Roku streamer is priced at $99.99.  As for a subscription to MLB.TV Premium, that comes in at $34.95 per year or $19.95 per month.

Update: Commenter jstraw points out that $34.95 is the fee for the remainder of the 2009 season; a full season is around $110.


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