Last night, At Bat 2009 users who upgraded to Apple’s iPhone OS 3.0 and downloaded the new 1.2 version of the application were able to watch LIVE baseball streamed to the iPhone and iPod touch.
Taking advantage of Apple’s new 3.0 live streaming capability, At Bat 2009 now
offers 1-2 live streaming games per day (Blackout
and other restrictions apply). The application will detect your available
network connectivity and deliver the highest quality video possible.
Today, fans using At Bat can watch a pair of prominent Interleague Play rivalries with the Chicago White Sox-Chicago Cubs from Wrigley Field at 2:20 p.m. (EDT) and the Detroit Tigers-St. Louis Cardinals from Busch Stadium at 8:15 p.m. (EDT).
We are planning to roll out more games as the season progresses. No updates yet on a timeline.
The launch of the latest version of At Bat 2009 completes a busy month for the MLB.com Mobile Team.
At Bat 2009 was selected as a winner of an Apple
Design Award in the iPhone Developer Showcase at Apple’s annual
Worldwide Developers Conference on June 9 in San Francisco.
The application was also named Best in Sports Technology at the 2009 SportsBusiness Journal Awards on May 28 in New York.
A new update to MLB.com At Bat 2009 has been released in the App
This free update addresses a pair of issues some customers have
been reporting related to intermittent crashes and audio feed
Please continue to direct you comments, suggestions and
feedback on At Bat 2009 and our entire fleet of mobile offerings to mobile
customer service. Thank you and enjoy the games.
We recognize the live audio feeds you received today via At Bat 2009 on the
iPhone and iPod touch and Mobile Premium on BlackBerry were not the
digitally-enhanced, high quality feeds you have come to expect from MLB.com. The
digital equipment necessary to allow us to deliver that has been held up in
United States Customs and has forced us to find an interim resolution. We have
worked over the past few days to create and implement a temporary solution so
you could access the live audio until the digitally-enhanced feeds are
available. We appreciate your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this
unforeseen delay has caused.
For all the fans waiting patiently for the new version of MLB.com At Bat, we have some good news. MLB.com At Bat 2009 was officially launched in the App Store last night. The big news is that this year the app includes Gameday Audio, so you can listen to every game with your choice of home or away announcers. And of course it still includes MLB.com’s exclusive Gameday pitch-by-pitch data and in-game video highlights. Audio broadcasts and full pitch-by-pitch are scheduled to begin on April 6th.
The app costs $9.99 for the 2009 season including the complete postseason and World Series. Here’s the feature set.
- MLB.com Gameday Audio with home and visiting team broadcasts
- Real-time scoreboard and complete season daily schedule
- Game previews with probable pitchers
- MLB.com Gamaday pitch-by-pitch
- Box Scores
- Player Stats
- Game Summary including play-by-play and Scoring plays
- In-game video highlights, with detection of network connection for optimal video playback quality
- Game Wrapups
- Editorial Video
Purchase MLB.com At Bat 2009 on the App Store today.