Roku add MLB.TV Baseball streaming to media box

Aug 11, 2009
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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