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RBA
08-11-2009, 04:22 PM
http://www.roku.com/mlb-partner

I just ordered a roku to stream netflix movies and it will be here tomorrow. So I might go this route next year.

Roku and MLB.com — a great team

With Roku and MLB.TV Premium, you can now watch your favorite team no matter where you live. Catch live, out-of-market games on your TV screen with your MLB.TV Premium subscription and your Roku player and watch local market or other nationally televised games approximately 90 minutes after they end. Whether you’re a displaced fan wanting to enjoy your favorite team’s local broadcast or just a fan of baseball and want to keep up with what’s going on around the league, Roku, together with MLB.com, has got you covered. Using your MLB.TV Premium subscription, you can watch up to 100 games per week.
If you’re not already familiar with MLB.TV Premium, check it out here (http://www.mlb.tv/). With MLB.com's special offer, enjoy all the action remaining in the season at the lowest price possible.
http://www.roku.com/Libraries/Partner_Images/MLB_with_Roku_Player.sflb.ashxIf you already have your MLB.TV Premium subscription, what are you waiting for? The Roku digital video player will get you away from your laptop and put those glorious games right on your TV screen. Play, pause, rewind and fast-forward the game, as if you were watching on your DVR. Review that close call or once-in-a-lifetime grand slam over and over.
For more information, visit: www.mlb.com/roku (http://www.mlb.com/roku).

Unassisted
08-11-2009, 07:45 PM
This is great news! I was a very early adopter of the Roku box and until this year was a charter subscriber to MLB.TV. This might inspire me to resubscribe.

BrooklynRedz
08-11-2009, 08:54 PM
Watching the away HD feed right now. Fantastic picture quality. And the ability to watch from the beginning, without a score reveal is a nice touch since I so rarely get off the train before 8pm.

Unassisted
08-20-2009, 09:03 AM
I resubscribed and have checked out parts of three games this week. It's a real treat to watch the Reds in almost-HD without having to pay a fortune for EI and digital cable.

JaxRed
02-16-2014, 02:46 PM
Thought I'd bump this. I bought a ROKU 3 about a month ago with the intention to try to do MLB-TV only and not Extra Innnings thru DirectTV.

Just tried it for the first time on an archived game from 2013. Mine is an ethernet connection. It take a few seconds but then the HD kicks in and looks darn good.

You have a choice of either teams broadcast and can listen to the radio guys instead of the TV guys if you want. One thing that struck me as a huge improvement over the computer version is that I can jump to any half inning of the game. I don't know if that will be available if you join a live game in progress.

I am sincerely hoping if you join a live game it starts at the beginning and gives you the option to jump to live action.

I just realized I did not test the fast forward. I hope you see the action as you fast forward like a DVR.

My only disappointment, was you can't do a picture-picture and watch 2 ballgames like you can on a computer. In fact if you look at the various capabilities all the cool stuff is available to computers and mobile devices and not the ROKU.

StillFunkyB
02-16-2014, 04:17 PM
I just wish I could subscribe to MLB.TV so I could get rid of DirecTV.

Unassisted
02-16-2014, 04:20 PM
I've had a Roku since it was introduced in 2008 and MLB.TV since it was introduced. I can answer your questions.


You have a choice of either teams broadcast and can listen to the radio guys instead of the TV guys if you want. One thing that struck me as a huge improvement over the computer version is that I can jump to any half inning of the game. I don't know if that will be available if you join a live game in progress.Usually, the option to select audio streams is available. I haven't figured out why it isn't always available.


I am sincerely hoping if you join a live game it starts at the beginning and gives you the option to jump to live action.

Yes, both options are available. After the game ends, it gets indexed and you can jump to a specific half-inning... except for the bottom of the 9th. If the game ended in 9, the Roku interface doesn't spoil the outcome by telling you whether there was a bottom of the 9th, because that provides a clue as to which team won.


I just realized I did not test the fast forward. I hope you see the action as you fast forward like a DVR.No, you don't. You scan forward blindly and the only indicator showing is time.


My only disappointment, was you can't do a picture-picture and watch 2 ballgames like you can on a computer. In fact if you look at the various capabilities all the cool stuff is available to computers and mobile devices and not the ROKU.
Previous versions of the Roku didn't have enough horsepower to serve up 2 streams at a time. The Roku 3 was introduced during the last baseball season. It might have enough power to do multiple streams, so that limitation could change this year.

With each passing year, MLB.TV adds functionality to the Roku version of its service. I expect to see some capability this season that wasn't available in 2013.

JaxRed
02-16-2014, 05:14 PM
Thanks Unassisted. My understanding is they don't make ROKU 3 versions of apps, so my guess is we are "stuck". Not much of a limitation.

SultanOfSwing
02-16-2014, 06:20 PM
Unblock-us.com allows you to avoid blackouts. $5/month and completely worth it.

Dan
02-16-2014, 07:01 PM
I stopped watching cable TV over a year ago and I stream everything these days. I have a subscription to mlb.tv and can stream it through my PC or my Roku box. Definitely worth it.

RedlegJake
02-16-2014, 08:08 PM
I use my BluRay player to stream but it doesn't get mlb.com - gonna have to spring for a Roku. Plus it gets way more channel options than my Blu Ray but I'll say I haven't missed cable AT ALL! Even with the more limited streaming thru my BluRay player. Plus, I save more than enough ditching cable to pay for mlb.com and still have savings!

AtomicDumpling
02-16-2014, 08:24 PM
I ditched my cable TV when they jacked my price by $60 per month, so now I don't get Fox Sports Ohio. I have a Roku streamer. I live in the Cincinnati area, so I won't be able to watch the Reds via MLB.tv correct?

Red Raindog
02-16-2014, 09:07 PM
I ditched my cable TV when they jacked my price by $60 per month, so now I don't get Fox Sports Ohio. I have a Roku streamer. I live in the Cincinnati area, so I won't be able to watch the Reds via MLB.tv correct?

That is my experience here in northern Indiana -- I'm in Cincy viewing area so no Reds live games on mlbtv --- but I get them off of Dish

joshua
02-16-2014, 10:43 PM
If you get a router that can go through a VPN, you can watch whatever games you want.

gilpdawg
02-17-2014, 01:25 AM
Roku rules for mlb.TV. I had a way better experience on Roku then I did on PS3. PS3 was choppy for me. Roku had an occasional dropout, but was usually solid.

XU Lou
02-17-2014, 11:15 AM
Has anyone experienced MLB.tv with Apple TV? And can I somehow get local Reds broadcasts?

SultanOfSwing
02-17-2014, 04:02 PM
I ditched my cable TV when they jacked my price by $60 per month, so now I don't get Fox Sports Ohio. I have a Roku streamer. I live in the Cincinnati area, so I won't be able to watch the Reds via MLB.tv correct?


Unblock-us.com allows you to avoid blackouts. $5/month and completely worth it.

SultanOfSwing
02-17-2014, 04:03 PM
That is my experience here in northern Indiana -- I'm in Cincy viewing area so no Reds live games on mlbtv --- but I get them off of Dish


Unblock-us.com allows you to avoid blackouts. $5/month and completely worth it.

SultanOfSwing
02-17-2014, 04:05 PM
If you get a router that can go through a VPN, you can watch whatever games you want.
You don't even need a VPN (they can be slow and/or costly). DNS services work perfectly for MLB.tv and many other services. I use unblock-us.com and really enjoy it. I live in Charleston, WV so I am well within the local TV market for the Reds and Pirates. I am able to seamlessly watch whatever I want, including national games.

joshua
02-17-2014, 04:08 PM
You don't even need a VPN (they can be slow and/or costly). DNS services work perfectly for MLB.tv and many other services. I use unblock-us.com and really enjoy it. I live in Charleston, WV so I am well within the local TV market for the Reds and Pirates. I am able to seamlessly watch whatever I want, including national games.

Will that work with Roku though?

SultanOfSwing
02-17-2014, 04:15 PM
Will that work with Roku though?
Yes. You can actually add the DNS IP addresses to your router (any router is capable of doing that) and therefore any connected device can seamlessly use the service. Nothing acts differently, MLB.tv and a few other services just suddenly work. Its pretty awesome!

There are some alternative and basically identical services that many people like as well, but I can't remember their names right now. I don't mean to sound like I'm advertising for one brand.

SultanOfSwing
02-17-2014, 04:20 PM
Uno Telly, Strong DNS, and Tunlr.net (free, but has an hours per day limit) are some alternatives. Uno Telly is the most popular.

AtomicDumpling
02-17-2014, 05:01 PM
How much does MLB.tv cost?

justincredible
02-17-2014, 06:35 PM
You don't even need a VPN (they can be slow and/or costly). DNS services work perfectly for MLB.tv and many other services. I use unblock-us.com and really enjoy it. I live in Charleston, WV so I am well within the local TV market for the Reds and Pirates. I am able to seamlessly watch whatever I want, including national games.

Gonna look in to this. We got rid of directv about this time last year and the only thing I miss is the ability to watch Reds games on tv. We only live a few miles away from the park and go to 30+ games a season, but it would still be nice to catch a few games on tv here and there.

hebroncougar
02-17-2014, 06:42 PM
How much does MLB.tv cost?


$129 for the premium. It's the best bargain going.....you can use it across a multitude of devices. I live IN the Reds market, and still get it to watch other teams. I'm interested in these unblock services.....but I'm skeptical of them.

BCubb2003
02-17-2014, 07:14 PM
Has anyone experienced MLB.tv with Apple TV? And can I somehow get local Reds broadcasts?

I've used it. The picture quality fluctuates a little, but it's my big-screen option. The same blackout rules apply.

mole44
02-17-2014, 08:26 PM
Yes. You can actually add the DNS IP addresses to your router (any router is capable of doing that) and therefore any connected device can seamlessly use the service. Nothing acts differently, MLB.tv and a few other services just suddenly work. Its pretty awesome!

There are some alternative and basically identical services that many people like as well, but I can't remember their names right now. I don't mean to sound like I'm advertising for one brand.

Ill second this. I used unblock-us last season and had no problems. Worked great. $5 bucks a month and you can cancel at any time. I just had it during the season then cancelled it afterwards.

Like SoS said, I just edited the DNS addy on my router and my laptop and PS3 worked perfectly. The only thing I couldn't get to work was being able to watch games on my phone. Even though I was on Wifi, I'm guessing my phone was still reading my location. I could probably have gotten it to work messing with settings but I was only trying it out for the novelty of it anyways so no big loss there.

hebroncougar
02-17-2014, 09:47 PM
Ill second this. I used unblock-us last season and had no problems. Worked great. $5 bucks a month and you can cancel at any time. I just had it during the season then cancelled it afterwards.



Like SoS said, I just edited the DNS addy on my router and my laptop and PS3 worked perfectly. The only thing I couldn't get to work was being able to watch games on my phone. Even though I was on Wifi, I'm guessing my phone was still reading my location. I could probably have gotten it to work messing with settings but I was only trying it out for the novelty of it anyways so no big loss there.


Was it a hassle to change the router settings back after you cancelled? By changing those settings is it going to mess with my ability to stream anything else like amazon or netflix?

mole44
02-17-2014, 09:49 PM
Was it a hassle to change the router settings back after you cancelled? By changing those settings is it going to mess with my ability to stream anything else like amazon or netflix?

Didn't affect streaming anything else for me. Once the season was over, I just went back into my router settings and set it back to default.

wlf WV
02-17-2014, 10:20 PM
I ditched my cable TV when they jacked my price by $60 per month, so now I don't get Fox Sports Ohio. I have a Roku streamer. I live in the Cincinnati area, so I won't be able to watch the Reds via MLB.tv correct?You have to wait about 2 hours,then it's available.

I live in Huntington ,WV and MLB.tv blacks me out for Cincinnati,Cleveland,and Pittsburg. You can't even watch West Coast games played by them live.

Tried HMA Pro encryption,to no avail. It's cheaper right now for me to bundle my internet and cable, can't watch the game live on MLB.tv anyway.

I guess my router gave me away,because I tried everything HMA suggested ??.

Raisor
02-17-2014, 10:43 PM
The NSA and the FBI monitor this site

WebScorpion
02-17-2014, 11:30 PM
The NSA and the FBI monitor this siteGood thing we don't use our real names then. ;) Waitaminnit! Don't the NSA and FBI monitor the entire internet anyway? :eek:

mbgrayson
02-17-2014, 11:53 PM
By the way, Apple TV also has an MLB channel, and if you subscribe to MLB.com, you can watch games on there also. Same blackout rules apply.

gilpdawg
02-18-2014, 04:46 AM
Ill second this. I used unblock-us last season and had no problems. Worked great. $5 bucks a month and you can cancel at any time. I just had it during the season then cancelled it afterwards.

Like SoS said, I just edited the DNS addy on my router and my laptop and PS3 worked perfectly. The only thing I couldn't get to work was being able to watch games on my phone. Even though I was on Wifi, I'm guessing my phone was still reading my location. I could probably have gotten it to work messing with settings but I was only trying it out for the novelty of it anyways so no big loss there.

I'm not sure about iOS but on Android you can spoof the location if you are rooted. I keep an old Android tablet handy just for that purpose.

RedlegJake
02-27-2014, 07:44 PM
Looked up "baseball" on Netflix tonight and found "The Perfect Game" about Monterey Mexico's little league team in 1957. Came out in 2009 and first time I saw it - great movie!

Team is walking across the desert to play its first game...boy cuts foot badly. Coach says" You can't play on that leg" boy tells coach "Then I'll play on the other one..."

Dramatized but true story. Good movie. Amazed I haven't seen it.

Gainesville Red
02-27-2014, 08:54 PM
Looked up "baseball" on Netflix tonight and found "The Perfect Game" about Monterey Mexico's little league team in 1957. Came out in 2009 and first time I saw it - great movie!

Team is walking across the desert to play its first game...boy cuts foot badly. Coach says" You can't play on that leg" boy tells coach "Then I'll play on the other one..."

Dramatized but true story. Good movie. Amazed I haven't seen it.


Pelotero is on Netflix, too.

It's worth watching.