Mark_Zah - Works fine it seems early on in 2022.
It’s working fine for me guys. I only had an issue with video replays postgame/in-game that wouldn’t allow you to watch full screen. Now, minutes later after that issue, if I tap on the video to play, the video will then open in a new screen mode where there is a pause button, and full screen button. I have yet to hear if the radio/audio feature has any bugs this year, as I just bought the $2.99 monthly feature for 2022 today, but it worked fine in the past couple years on a much older iPhone SE (1st gen), and now I have an (still old) iPhone 8 model. The app is much much faster with a newer device, as expected. Time to get an iPhone 12 mini/13 mini maybe! Keep it up MLB. In order to give the people what they want, you need to make sure this app works well! Gameday, live radio audio, and live TV options are great to allow more options to however people want to access the game of baseball.
Tamon14 - Perfect!!(Until one recent, stupid change)
EDIT: Changed it back to 5 stars because, to be honest, even with the change they made, this app is fantastic!
Up until today I rated this app as “Perfect”. In fact, I like it so much I have gone out of my way to tell all my baseball fan-friends about it. It’s the only subscription app I use and I couldn’t be happier. BUT, today they made a change that is so inane I pray it won’t last. The reason I use the app is, of course, to listen to games. To do this, you would simply open the app, click the headphone icon in the corner, and scroll down to the game you want to listen to. What was nice about it is you wouldn’t have to look at the screen so there was no chance of seeing any “spoilers”. With this most recent update, however, you now have to navigate through menus to get to the audio tab in order to listen to any games. Why?? This makes no sense. The thing that I would guess the majority of people are using the app for is now buried in menus. Who thought this was a good idea?? I hate using this app now, even though the content is fantastic. I pray this is temporary because it is extremely inconvenient and is the only flaw in an otherwise perfect app. It should be 5 stars but that one flaw is big enough to drop it down to 4.
ILoveAlmostAllMusic - Fix the app, stop denying its broken
There are one of two issues that occur when I try to watch a game after getting the message that I am authorized to view the game and soon after the game feed is going. The first pop up is titled “Feeds Unavailable” and says below that “Feeds currently not available for this game”. The feed is actually live, but the image pops up incessantly, no matter how many times I click the Okay button. Yes, it tells me there is no feed while the feed is there. If I don’t get that pop up, I get the other. After selecting the game I want and the game is streaming, a bottom pop up appears asking me which stream I want to listen to even though I have already made that selection. Sometimes the message is for other unrelated games, but it’s usually between home and visitor broadcasts. The app won’t let me dismiss it. I have to make a selection sending the app in a tailspin that loops or crashes. Yes, my iOS is the most current. Yes, I have uninstalled the app, done a phone hard reset and reinstalled. I have done this and several other things trying to make the app happy. All other phone apps work perfectly. What’s the problem with the MLB app? When I contacted the MLB app, the instructions say to give as much description as possible. When I did this, it said my message was too long, but didn’t say anything about a character count limit. I shortened the message to almost nothing and they haven’t gotten back to me. Lame!
Occipitr - The only terrible app I continue to use
This app is and has been atrocious for years—but the latest iOS and tvOS updates have made it bad and at times unusable. iOS: radio audio never works on first selection. You need to try a different feed, then go back, or force quit the app, and select “gameday” view before re-selecting a radio feed. Then if you browse the app while listening, any video you scroll over will stop whatever you are listening to and takeover. This is just basic, broken functionality. tvOS: no broadcasts load, period. And you need to restore your purchase before you get the chance to select a video or audio stream (that won’t load anyway.) If the app were free—it would be a terrible app. That MLB charges users for use, AND won’t pay competent developers, AND forces you to listen to the same ads over and over between innings makes it a rip off.
Update: the app has managed to become even worse after the latest update. I’ve cancelled my subscription for the first time in 10+ years. It’s an atrocious app.
Now when you launch the app you see a note about “bootstrapping” and “preloading images” as if there is any reason for an end user to see that information. Then the app hangs at the opening screen with a spinning wheel. At least prior to the update, you would see the scoreboard before the app completely froze on any attempt at video playback. It’s comical that Apple has deemed this an “Editors Choice.”
Wldtyp - An embarrassment to Major League Baseball
I use the mlb app primarily to stream the radio description of games, for which a paid subscription is required. As an audio streaming app, this is the worst imaginable product. I listen to podcasts, and have used several different apps, stream music using several of the popular services, and stream radio broadcasts using several other apps. The MLB app is the worst by a large margin. The audio feed often cuts out for no reason. Restoration of the feed usually involves closing the app completely and restarting. This has always been a problem (I’ve used the app for 5+ years), but has gotten worse this season. A new problem this year is that the audio feed sometimes cuts out if the app is not active, ie., if you try to use a different app, or turn off the screen (so that you won’t inadvertently click on a link when the phone is in your pocket). There’s one part of the website (podcasts I think) that if you accidentally wander into that you can’t get out of, that is there’s no available back link or menu. The only solution here is to shut down and restart.
Major League Baseball should be ashamed of themselves for this inferior product. If I had another option for audio streaming I’d use it.
I’m leaving this review here because there’s no support contact in the app itself to which one could report problems.
StarbaseDoug - Redesign is awful - now it changed back?
*** Update ***
I just quit the app and relaunched it. It’s back to the way it was before. Was I just looking at a beta release for a possible, future redesign? If it was, I hope you don’t go forward with it. Please, please keep this design as it currently is. I will re-rate the app if this design remained the same. Please look into launching games in progress. I have to force quit the app before the game starts streaming on my iPad.
You took a 5+ rated app and redesigned it much for the worse. I use it all the time for scores, stats, videos of scoring plays and to watch a game. The app is so cluttered, slow and clunky now. When I want to click on a player it loads a new page instead of a pop up about him. To get back to the box score after looking at the player is not intuitive. Stats for leaders in categories changed to basically all the stats for all players with sorting. Some may think that’s better but it’s not as elegant as just looking at a category like strikeouts. I haven’t tried loading a game in progress that hasn’t been working right ever since the option for video feeds was changed. I wouldn’t be this irate about these changes if it wasn’t for the fact that I’ve been telling everyone I know that MLB is the model for all iPad apps to be written.
Chuckphillips - Bugs galore: CarPlay broken, video slow to load, audio requires toggling to load
Update: Now clicking audio plays an advertisement, then afterwards doesn’t load the game audio. So then I have to listen the advertisement again to try and get the audio to load. The app just gets worse with each update. The Apple TV app went from great to horrible. Sad.
Because this app is the most used on my phone, I’ve learned to work around most of the bugs in this super buggy app. A list of the things that most annoy: * CarPlay has been broken all season. When I try to play an audio feed, I get an error that I am not authorized. I have to start the feed from the app on the phone to play through the car * To play an audio feed, you tap the feed you want (which will never load), then tap another feed and wait for it to load, the after the second feed loads, tap the first that you actually wanted to hear. From there you can switch feeds without issue. * Since they launched the new UI for selecting a video feed, you have to do a lot of waiting and watching the spinner. Sometimes I have had luck tapping the game feed twice and it will load quicker. At least they finally fixed the issue from last season that shows ads for premium accounts. Please don’t change anything next season. Just fix all of the many bugs.
NikaPants - Now I’m paying for ads?! AND glitches?!
UPDATE: Developer bot directs paying customers—who are collectively voicing frustration over the same thing—to a feedback form. A feedback form with a 300 CHARACTER limit. Further inconveniencing paying customers for what surely can’t be considered feedback when it’s limited to 3 sentences. That’s not solving a problem. Why app reviews can’t be considered “official” feedback says even more about MLB customer service and regard for fans. Wasted enough time with this. Losing another customer.
This app has always been glitchy, but tolerable. Being able to listen to my home team while having to live far from home is so worth it. But I open the app tonight and am forced to listen to a 30-second ad? That’s annoying, but ok. Having to listen to a 30-second ad EVERY TIME I restart the broadcast or refresh the app—BECAUSE the ad pauses or glitches the broadcast is INFURIATING. I listen to baseball to relax and decompress from everything overwhelming in life. The addition of the mandatory app ad has completely ruined the experience for me and I’m crushed. I can’t believe my subscription is paid for and costs me the same, but is now, overnight, FAR INFERIOR. If revenue is an issue, I’d rather pay a couple of bucks more a year. If this continues, I’m canceling my MLB subscription and get a satellite radio subscription.
Veetso - Me
Once upon a time this was the best major Sports app. It still is but it’s “Slippin”. This year I have been required to delete then reinstall more than all past years combined. I have had the ‘at bat’ app since it was started
Now we have audio problems- identifying players problems-videos blowing into my ability to listen to the radio broadcast. My ‘pet peeve is stopping the audio feed to do something else for a few minutes and coming back to listen. The audio picks up where you stopped it unless you shut the app off and restart it. So it isn’t a live stream it’s an app that forces the listener to hear as many ads as can be piled into the ‘stream’
So if an inning ends on the game you’re listening to and you switch to another game when you return to the game you started with you must listen to all of the ads and ‘live’ broadcast that you left to go to a new game. It’s funny the pictures of batters and pitchers keep up with the game you left but the audio radio broadcasts doesn’t. So to keep up you must shut down the app and restart it to catch up. I gave it 3 stars because it is still better the other major sports apps but not by much anymore.
DL1234 - Deceased functionality, added complexity
Recent update added layers of menus to navigate. It does not seem to now offer condensed games until much later than previously. It eliminated the best and greatest feature... “Catch Up” (while simultaneously preventing “rewinding” to earlier portions of the game).
I’m updated to current iOS and mlb apps on Apple TV, iPad and iPhone and so regret that! It seems that unless my work and life ever allows me to actually sit down at game time and watch all the way through my only solution is to not watch any games until the following day archived. Never watching anything until the next day would also remedy the fact that all teams within 5 hours drive of me are blacked out, and my favorite team suffers black outs of key games whenever FOX, ESPN or others are involved. And then there’s the chore of not talking to anybody about baseball games until the next day after they’ve been played when they want to talk about that days game (spoilers). Since getting rural internet service here 3 years ago I’ve been able to watch games for the first time in many many years, it’s been a joy up til now, despite all the blackouts. The only reason to not cancel my MLB subscription is because then I would never see a baseball game ever again!
Bradh02 - Going downhill quick
This app used to be the gold standard of sports apps. Now, it is really buggy at best. There is a vast amount of information if you can get the app to function well enough to get to it. I have an iPhone 11 Pro Max that has been fully updated so whatever issues exist, they are by the app developer. I expect better from a multi billion dollar organization.
Took away another star because the videos are so dysfunctional, it is ridiculous. All of the videos have to load because MLB wants them to auto play for whatever reason. Not only is this a terrible, clunky, buggy experience, but it’s just a bad idea because a lot of the videos have the other team’s highlights mixed in which I am not at all interested in. I used to come here to check the standings, but I have to dig for those because MLB wants me to play some game instead presumably so they can generate even more revenue. My app has been deleted and reinstalled and my iPhone 11 Pro Max is as updated as it can be. I’m done trying to solve the MLB app problems on my end. Time for them to be better. The easiest solution to this problem is to just use another app for the standings and do without the highlights. They’re not worth the frustration anyway.
Another someone - Hilarious…
So tonight I got a notification from the MLB app to take a survey. I thought, great I have some things to say. So I tapped on the notification, and it opened the app to my team’s home screen and … nothing. No survey. I laughed because I should have expected that. Most of the notifications I tap on these days just take me to my team’s Home Screen and fail to load the story or video that the notification alerted me to. And before you say to delete and reinstall the app, I did that last week. I deleted the app, updated my software to 14.5, installed the app, restarted my phone again and then opened it. It still fails to load articles or videos from notifications. At least I ca get recap and condensed game videos to load now, but it’s still a win/lose. Setting notifications in the settings is still a pain. Sometimes the change saves, sometimes it doesn’t. And no matter how many times I’ve tried I’ve never received notifications when the condensed game is available. MLB used to be at the cutting edge of iPhone development, but those days are long passed… Much like like the pace of the game. Slowerand slower each year… I love baseball so much, but even I’m getting bored…
Eddie Jacobus - DO NOT UPDATE!
It’s 8/1/21. I just updated my perfectly working MLB app and it does not work properly.
I can’t sign in. I see the sign-in page for 2 seconds and it goes back to the previous page.
I listen to the WFAN broadcast. As soon as I leave the app the audio stops.
After opening the app in the App Store, my password did not work. I requested to reset the password and no email came. I tried my other two email accounts and it was the same. Once I went into the app from the icon on my phone and tried to log in, I encountered the aforementioned failure of the sign in page to work.
I have been using the app for years and except for the semi-frequent trouble getting the audio to work (“playback failed” error) I just tap on the Spanish broadcast which instantly comes on, and then tap back on WFAN and it comes right on. This happens fairly frequently but my “fix” always works so I sort of forgot about the bug when I said “perfectly working”
However, the same thing happened already with the update.
It is maddening that I can’t shut off or otherwise leave the MLB screen without the audio failing. I can’t log in because the log in screen won’t stay on my screen for more than a second or two. I restarted my iPhone 12Pro several times. No change.
I rarely update anything unless forced. This is why. If you are enjoying the MLB app DO NOT UPDATE IT!
At least my IPhone 11 still works. I’m listening to the game on that with the old MLB version.
Scooter_Pi - Video function fixed; notifications still MIA
UPDATE: I owe MLB half an apology. I hadn’t updated my iOS; I did, and video highlights are fixed. So that one was my fault. However, my next notification about a condensed game will be my first this season. (And I did everything: logged out, uninstalled, restarted iPad, reinstalled app, logged in and redid settings again. I’m now done trying to make this app work the way it’s supposed to.) So we’re up from 2 stars to 3. It’s nice; it just doesn’t do what it should.
When this app works, it’s fantastic. But all year I keep seeing “No highlights currently available.” Uninstalling and reinstalling fixes that problem, but I’m not about to reinstall an app (and log in, and set my preferences) every day. The treatment of condensed games was a mess for several weeks. Now they’re finally showing up in the right place, but I STILL haven’t gotten a single notification all season that a condensed game was ready to watch.
The videos, especially condensed games, are my favorite part of the app. So I’m sure you can understand why I’m miffed. Simply put, a well-conceived app is performing very poorly.
JCGM99 - Awful. What happened?
What happened to this app? They moved, ruined or took away the features that made it great. The exclusive video content and archives promised upon sign up are no where to be found on the app. You can only watch those from a computer browser which is a slap to all mobile customers. What is the purpose of restricting the way we watch something? Return these features to the app or allow them to be viewed from mobile browsers. Why did they move everything around? It’s ridiculous. Further assistance as they note in their replies does not exist. I’ve wasted hours on the phone, email, text and even Twitter support that lead to no help. Just canned generic responses and non replies. We deserve better than this.
Customer service is stop no help at all. They refer you to contact them but their contact form only allows 200 characters so you can’t describe the problem. They also have no response to why they don’t support mobile browsers. It’s unfair to paying subscribers. You’re ripping us off by restricting content. It’s 2022! Not everyone is sitting in front of a computer. If you aren’t going to allow access to all content from your app then support mobile browsers.
Katz's Itunes Accounts - has what I want but very buggy
I would give it five stars if there weren't so many technical issues. I have the latest iPhone that is updated. The first issue is the schedule at the top of the screen always shows dates in the past and isn't current. The only way to see the current schedule is to click on the calendar. If this can't be fixed I'd rather have it removed as a feature. The second problem is incredibly annoying and making me consider canceling my subscription. The issue is white the phone is connected to my car by CarPlay, It is not possible to listen to the radio even if the app is not open on my phone. It continually tries to play MLB audio. The only way to play my radio is to disconnect my phone from CarPlay. I don't even have the MLB app as a option in CarPlay so I don't see the icon in CarPlay. So something is going on with auto play and this app. This has never happened with any other app but always happens now. I've tried uninstalling the app and reinstalling it several times that does not correct the problem.
Imported to Detroit - The app is good but
For this app it used to really good but all it is the idea of paying $125 for ads. When I first started to purchase this app years ago there were few ads but now there are way to many. The ads are also very repetitive most of the time for one restaurant the whole game or one politician at every ad brake. I run an blocker also on all my devices which prevents me from seeing a ton of ads with other apps or services but it seems to not work with app. Bring back the out of date highlights during ad brakes. Another thing is they are through sponsorships making so that the app is useless because there is the free game of the day and a free game of the week on other services along with days were every game is free. In conclusion, not only do you have to put up with the broadcasters ads and the ads around the ballpark, but now there are ads in game brakes also which are becoming to much. I got the app because I was sick of the ads on my TV because at the time there were to few but now there are way to many, the games are uninteresting, and baseball is becoming the sport of the old and not the young because it has lost its appeal.
J_stanley33 - Clearly MLB is being incentivized to keep the app from working properly
After all these years, the only thing that makes sense to me is that media companies that pay MLB for tv rights are also incentivizing them to keep the app from working properly to push viewers toward their outlets. This is the first year I decided to not purchase MLBtv in 12 years. I can’t give them anymore money. It’s the only thing I haven’t tried to get them to fix the app. It’s still horrible. I can’t believe the same problems exist for years. So many reviews reporting the same problems and nothing. They keep adding features while the basics don’t work. I purchased a 7 day trial to check for myself. Chromecast still doesn’t work. Still constantly buffers in late innings. I decided to take a stand and only purchase the audio. Surprise. It doesn’t work. And, what does technical support of the “#1 Editor’s Choice” app ask you to do? The same thing they always have. Uninstall the app and reinstall. I just did that and the playback failed on the first try. I’m and avid baseball fan with baseball tattoos on my body. This will be the first year I don’t watch Major League Baseball.
Videojanitor - Frustrated beyond belief
Hands down, this is the worst app I’ve ever used. Previously, it worked okay, but this latest update is not good at all. When viewing archived games, it crashes at least 4-5 times per game, throwing you back to the menu. Then you have to start over, and try to remember where you were when it dumped.
As bad as this is though, it can’t hold a candle to the horribleness of the latest tvOS version on Apple TV. Oh my, that is so bad it’s hard to describe. Again, used to be fine, but the latest update REMOVES essential features, like the clickable linescore that allowed you to jump to any half inning. Navigating through an archived game is an exercise in futility — the timeline disappears before you can get your thumb on the remote’s trackpad. You press again to bring it back, but then the video starts PLAYING, forcing you to pause it again and try to swipe forward or back before the timeline disappears again. Previously, Siri could be used to navigate, but now it jump ahead by 10 seconds no matter what “time” you tell it. Honestly, whoever worked on this app should be sacked immediately. It is useless, and the very definition of AWFUL.
Longtime mlb.tv subscriber - An aging veteran in need of a serious retool
For many years the MLB digital experience was my absolute favorite experience in sports, and I’ve done them all: NHL, NBA, Sunday Ticket, you name it. The ability to bounce between TV, radio, and At Bat made baseball consumable in almost any situation and hands-down the best value in sports entertainment.
Unfortunately, while MLB Advanced Media has wandered off into bigger and greener pastures, this once-great experience has found itself bogged down by bugs and bad attention to detail. Video play inexplicably shuts down every 10 minutes. The radio app drops out constantly and can’t be brought back without a full restart. The commercials are repetitive on TV and deafeningly loud on radio. The whole experience feels largely forgotten, with a woeful lack of loading states and basic UI feedback mechanisms that leave anyone who isn’t pro-level at this janky app hopelessly confused.
Five years ago, I would have told anyone I knew the MLB experience was worth the money, and to their credit hope still exists. But this aging vet needs a retool fast or it’s career might be over.
Djslider - VR BASEBALL
Some things I’m upset about watching in VR is when watching the field view it would be great to watch where the ball is flying to and watch the players cards move around the bases. And maybe even minor cards for the infield and outfield defense to watch how they move around the field interactively. The other thing I’m upset about is pictures that come across the plate take about 15 seconds to register on the screen. And when a batter changes and even when a runner goes to base it takes about 30 seconds for their player card to move either to a base or having been struck out for it to change to another player. So even though the technology is here the actual transition from it being logged in, however it is being done, to the graphics in VR takes way too long it’s not real time. So when I’m listening to the radio broadcast when it’s a blackout game or even watching on the screen with a televised game that’s happening at least 30 seconds before The graphic shows the play or runners changing bases or batters changing by at least 30 seconds.
Jondotter - What’s with all the ads???
UPDATE: I’m taking another star away because it’s worse than greed. It’s apathy evidently. They acknowledged this is actually an issue but aren’t able to resolve and I guess I’m just left with a poor user experience?? Not even a “we’re aware and working toward resolving” or giving any indication they intend to address an issue they admit I am having. Here’s the rundown - I contacted support through the app and was advised as an MLB TV subscriber I shouldn’t be seeing ads all over the place like I am. I was advised to logout and back into the app. No change. I was next advised to uninstall/reinstall the app. No change. It seems that’s where they plan on leaving it. Last email said if my issue persists to contact Apple support...
MLB must be struggling because this out of market fan can’t watch a single highlight without a preroll ad anymore. Having paid over $90 to follow my team and still get these and now in app banner ads near the bottom menus??? Really frustrating and annoying. At least watching games is flawless but outside of that the user experience just reminds that you’re nothing but a set of eyes to blast ads at, even as a paying subscriber...
Rainy.Windy - Great app but...
The MLB At Bat app is great; beautiful picture quality on Apple TV and iOS. I really enjoy it. However, there is one glitch that is driving me crazy. I reported this glitch to MLB and got a cut-and-paste response, so now I’m going public.
The “Hide Scores” toggle keeps clicking off. I watch from overseas and very rarely get to watch live. I have the “Hide Scores” toggle on so I don’t see the final score of a game I’m about to watch. But when the toggle clicks off, you don’t discover it’s off until you get a screen full of final scores! This ruins the entire experience for me. Why would you want to know the final score before watching the game? I would like to see a change where the app hides the scores for the team(s) you follow for 24/48 hours after game time, regardless of the “Hide Scores” toggle setting.
At Bat is a 5-star app, but this glitch lets it down for me.
Diferd - It’s almost unusable
The latest update is just horrible. I get that they were trying to make the landing page look cleaner or more modern but now if you don’t want to watch the game live you have to navigate to a top menu that is so hard to tell what is highlighted. I guess if I always wanted to just start watching live I’d like one click from the main menu but chances are I’m starting to watch a little late. If you don’t wait u til game is over it’s almost impossible to start watching without getting a glimpse of the current score. Horrible. You no longer have the option to resume a game. It’s either watch from live or the beginning. If you accidentally back out you have to start from the beginning and fast forward which is also horrible. Condensed version not always available. Don’t even get me started on how bad this app is with the new Apple TV. The new navigation functions don’t work at all. So frustrating to try to rewind or fast forward. I also miss the box score option. If there was another way to get the out of market games (yes network specifically) I would switch in a heartbeat.
Charbz2121 - MLB app is full of glitches & they won’t take responsibility
Update: Take a look at the recent reviews. Everyone is experiencing issues with the app. There hasn’t been an update in a week, but MLB says to delete and reinstall. That is MLB support in a nutshell. Everyone’s devices are the problem... not their terrible app. Hey MLB support how about you own your issues, admit the app is broken, and say you are working to fix it.
The MLB app used to be the gold standard of sports apps. That has changed dramatically in recent years. They simply cannot get their app to function reliably. This is true for the 2021 season and their latest update. The videos under the scores tab do not work. When you are scrolling through videos it will automatically scroll to the top of the video list the second you take your finger off the screen.
I attempted to contact mlb support about this issue and they responded with a completely unrelated answer. MLB continues to drop the ball. They simply cannot get their app to function properly. Avoid this app until the MLB demonstrates consistent reliability in app functionality.
Tlinscomb 8922 - Baseball is just the carrot
This app is ok for baseball purposes but since it is run by the MLB you would think it would be a great app. Anything you would really want as a baseball fan is going to run you through all the money routes first before they allow you to see or hear what you wanted. Want to see game highlights? They might not play and give you an error message but by god they played a flawless 30 second ad for you first. Want to watch your favorite team? After you give them your money you will still wage war with the blackout restrictions. Want to listen to your favorite teams radio broadcast? You can after you pay them money for something that is free. (Just download your favorite sports radio station app that is probably free and listen live). Overall yes there are some free features and it is a decent app most of the time but it’s definitely not great and they will drag you through every possible way and opportunity to get a little bit of your money all while dangling baseball like a carrot on a stick.
Tired of spotty livestreaming - Can’t hold the live feed
I really want to love this app but it’s too frustrating. Watching live games on chromecast using the app has become nearly impossible. Everything starts out fine but after a couple of innings the buffering begins. Only buffers for a few seconds but it happens almost continually. I have a new iPhone 12 Pro, updated. It’s not a bandwidth problem because I’m pulling in close to 100mbs. Live stream on most other apps works great. After a couple innings of all the short buffering breaks, the stream is no longer live. Watching on the website with my laptop works great, but I can’t cast direct to the tv from the website.
Update: this problem happens when I cast to chromecast. Works okay on the phone, but whenever I cast, it starts to pause and lag. I can cast from my laptop and it works fine, but it won’t work well to cast from this app. Lots of other apps I have cast livestream just fine. But this app doesn’t work well with chromecast.
Ghdjdyehdh - Glitchy; missing basic functions
(Apple TV and iPad) This is a very poor app. (1) It is rare that I can watch a game without the app crashing and exiting. This is particularly annoying because (2) When you exit a game and return to it, you start at the beginning of the game. It does not save your place. Ever!! (3) Often, the daily scoreboard (where you choose the game you want to watch) has a mismatch between the display and the actual games, e.g., the games shown will be for a different date than the one displayed, or you are taken to a game on a different date than the one displayed. So, you choose a game and then wonder for a few batters why it all seems so familiar (because it played the game you saw yesterday rather than the one you selected today). (4) Local games are blacked out until 90 minutes after the end of the game, but the app doesn’t tell you what time the blackout ends. So, you must guess. Press play, get the blackout alert, then try again every 10 minutes until it eventually plays.
7 Minute Man - New Ads Are a Pain
I use this app religiously almost everyday. I really enjoy listening to games, looking up stats, following headlines, etc. and this has been the best place for me to do it for approximately 6 years now. However, they have recently started running an ad every time you select a game to listen to, no matter how many times you’ve recently listened to that ad. For example, I had to listen to a Roman erectile disfunction ad 10-15 times yesterday. And maybe I’m guilty as charged, but it gets very annoying because you have to listen to the ad when you open the game and then listen to it again just because you switched the broadcast. And if you’re trying to listen to a key moment of a game, you have a 30 second ad to get through before you get to that broadcast. This has been VERY frustrating and annoying. I understand the name of the game is to make money, but this is at the expense of the enjoyment of the user.
Hookemfins - Best App Gone Bad
What was one of the greatest apps from my favorite sport is now among the worst apps I have. The comparison is like failing to get the third out in the 9th inning to win the game.
The latest upgrade for the MLB App for Apple TV 4 is simply horrible. The first thing is the look and feel. There was nothing wrong with the look and feel with the previous version? Games and scores were easy to see. Games were easy to select.
Once you selected a game and team feed you are given a choice of: Start game from beginning, catch up mode or go live. All of those options are now gone. Only option is live feed. Once the feed starts, you are forced with closed captioning automatically (May have been fixed?). You can no longer skip back or forth with Siri commands. Also lost is the ability to go back to watch an inning easily? All you had to do was swipe up and chose the inning-but another good feature gone. I was watching Big Inning and I wanted to switch to a live game. I hit the menu button on remote and was taken to the AppleTV home screen.
Anon7809 - Much of the app doesn't work if you don't have iOS 12
It's nearly a month into the 2019 season and the MLB At Bat standings and stats still have not been updated. Instead of current 2019 standings, the app still shows 2018 standings. Same is true for stats. And when I called up MLB support, I was told that if you don't update to iOS 12 you will not be able to get current standings or stats, even with the paid app. I chose not to update to iOS 12 for a good reason - many of my favorite apps will not work at all with iOS 11 or 12. It's a Catch 22 situation. I don't blame the developers of these other apps for not wanting to change their well-designed and perfectly functional apps simply because Apple updates the iOS. MLB needs to fix the app so that standings and stats will continue to work even without iOS 12. Ironically, the MLB At Bat features that continue to work without iOS 12, such as Gameday, are much more sophisticated features than standings and stats are. I can get current standings, stats, and scores on the free Yahoo Sports app and CBS Sports app, so why bother with the MLB app at all? MLB: FIX THIS APP!
Julie in VA - TvOS version getting much worse
I'm focusing this review on the Apple TV version of the MLB app. I've been using iOS and Apple TV versions of the MLB app for years. The newest version on Apple TV is a shadow of its former self. The side by side view is gone! Catch Up is gone! Start from beginning as a simple choice is gone! Simple alternating between two games gone! Linescore for jumping to a particular inning half is gone!
I'm sure there's more that's missing but this is just a shame to weaken the app so much. I've experimented with the Picture in picture which isn't consistent in its use of the remote. Hit the back when viewing one of the pictures and you're sent back to the main Apple TV menu. Surprisingly difficult to exit out of a game to pick a different one if P-in-P has been used. The UI just isn't consistent or reliable.
I'm going to return a new Apple TV because it would have to use this new version. The MLB app is one of my main uses for Apple TV. I'm keeping the older Apple TV with automatic updates turned off so I'm not forced into updating to this version.
Daisy Mae's Mom - MLB Screws Up Again
This used to be a good app. It was *revised* nearly half way thru this season and now it's terrible. At least a dozen times this season, I try to watch a game and the app will not connect. Technical support is useless. They play a little game with you, asking which team is your favorite and then telling you who their favorite player is on that team. The first time I thought, wow, a Giants fan; but no, it's just a stupid script they've been told to waste your time with. They tell me to log out and log back in. Nothing. They tell me it's my router. No. Everything else works fine. Eventually I discovered the only way to make it work is to completely delete the app from my Apple TV at the end of the game, and reinstall it just before I watch the next game. I'm a lifelong Giants fan trapped in South Carolina. MLB TV is the only way I can watch my team. MLB knows this, so don't count on them fixing this app. MLB has screwed up this app just like they're screwing up the game itself. Rob Manfred has got to go before baseball as we love it completely disappears.
El Jefe I - Quirky app for iPad
On my iPad gen 8 I have to regularly delete the app and reinstall it. Main problem is that I regularly get a blank page with a ”refresh” button. When I click on that button, nothing happens except that the refresh button comes up again. Some of the pages work and some don’t. Typically the Scores and Standings pages do not work and those are the ones that are most useful to me. So I delete and reinstall and it works for a few days before I go through the process again.
The other problem I’ve found is that the formatting on some pages is wonky. For example, on the Standings page for regular season, the team names don’t show because the entire column is scrunched to the left. You can see the last letter or two but not the whole team name. But it works on the wild card standings.
The iPhone app is also quirky occasionally but not nearly as much as the iPad version. C’mon mlb - you make billions of dollars a year. Invest in better quality apps.
TheMacDaddy - STILL Garbage!
Update: ads and ads and more ads. This is worse than watching live TV.
The app is confusing to navigate, I can't find in app purchases and the service is useless. The app and the service reminded me of why I stopped watching baseball...it's all about money, politics, and juicing the fans. They don't care about the fans or our experience. I Subscribed to At Bat. Realized you get almost nothing for your money. Subscribed to MLB Premium. Couldn't watch the live Yankee game tonight because it was blacked out even though I'm in-market. I could watch games from other markets but not my own market(???????). Still Can't watch the Yankees game from the archive. Still blacked out. But I can watch a live game from the west coast. Makes no sense. This app is garbage and the service is garbage. You're paying for MLB's licensing politics where the fans don't matter and get screwed coming and going. I now remember why I stopped watching baseball. Dirty business that gives the fans the short end of the stick every time. This app is just another example and the service is yet another one. Pass
Jbaker1225 - Worst year-over-year change imaginable
MLB (and previously MLB At Bat) was always one of my favorite iOS apps. That is, until 2021. The app appears to have been completely rewritten, and basically every single thing about it is worse. The audio and video players just refuse to launch half the time, and then when they do, they will inexplicably crash at random times. When you first open Gameday on a specific game, it almost never loads the action that has occurred so far in that half inning. It will tell me there are two outs and a man on with Ohtani at bat in a 1-2 count, but the most recent play that it shows below that was the last out of the prior half inning. I have no idea how these two runners got on base or how the two prior outs were made, until it randomly decides to load that info in at some point later. An absolutely groundbreaking app for more than a decade is now more often just breaking. There was no reason to completely change the backend and completely regress the user experience.
A.stewart94 - The bugs and customer service are infuriating
This is one of the single most frustrating apps I’ve ever used. Functionality-wise, it’s great until you actually try to watch a game.
I’ve used the app for about 2 full seasons and at least twice per week when I try to get on and watch the game I get an unknown error message that will not allow me to view the game. Most of the time deleting and reinstalling the app works, but not always. The amount of times I’ve contacted customer service about this is insane, they always just say “delete and reinstall” followed by “restart your phone” regardless of whether you have done these things already. Then there is no progression, just “we will make a note in your file” if these 2 things don’t work.
For those of us who use a VPN to protect our data - you cannot log in to the app with your VPN on. It will just give you an error over and over again. You also cannot watch a game if you also have the VPN app open at the same time. You have to close the app (VPN can still be connected now that you’re logged in) and then MOST of the time it lets you watch.
I dread using this app, but I will continue because it’s really the most cost effective option and I love baseball more than I hate the MLB’s inability to fix a bug or offer more than 2 customer service responses.
TheSteveStark - A far cry from what it used to be
I have had the app for many years and always loved it. However, recently it has become pretty buggy. Occasionally the gameday part doesn’t keep up and then skips batters to catch up. The video highlights have recently been extremely hit or miss. I would guess roughly half the time it says the video is not available. I pay for the team radio feeds and if I’m not listening to the whole game like to tune into big moments, but now have to listen to a 30 second ad before it loads the feed. So by the time I am listening, the moment I was tuning in for is often passed. I used to love how much this app offered, but I’ll be spending the little bit of season we have left trying out other options to see if anything compares what this app used to be. I don’t want to settle for what this has become for an entire season again next year.
Jimlapbap - Major League Issues
When the app functions, it's okay. You just have to hope the when is when you want to listen. You're lucky if you get to listen to the audio without it dropping. You're lucky if you can watch a highlight with the clarity of something more recent than 1999. You're lucky if the scores update regularly. You're lucky if you don't have to restart the app.
Don't even think of trying customer support, in my years of using MLB products, I have never encountered a more "blame the customer first" approach in my life. But, I guess when you have a monopoly over your product, you don't have to address customer concerns. They deleted the user forum a long time ago, which is always a bad sign for customer service.
Then there are the blackout policies. TV networks are more important than customers because they pay MLB unspeakable amounts of money so you can't watch your team on the internet. The World Baseball Classic is blacked out outside of the US. That is not the way to grow the game internationally.
You can't customize anything. You have to listen and watch all 30 teams to get your money's worth. Or, in a feat of mathematical brilliance, you can watch 1 team for 75% of the price of watching 30.
I have had it with MLB media. They will never see another purchase from me ever again and I will never recommend any product of theirs until these issues are addressed.
You're going to lose baseball fans in the long term if you keep up these practices.
LifeLongAstrosFan - The mlb audio update you rolled out in May 2022 is AWFUL
It’s totally mindboggling that the updates you started doing in May have made the MLB audio subscription LESS functional
Prior to your update:
-If you missed the start of the game, you could rewind the radio broadcast to the start of the broadcast
-You could pause the game and Unpause without missing any action
-I am an Astros fan in PA. Prior to your app update, I also heard the same commercials during the Astros radio broadcast that fans in Houston hear
Since you updated the MLB App in May:
-You no longer can rewind the radio broadcast to the beginning if you missed the start
-You can’t pause the game. If you do, you miss all the action in between
-NOW, instead of hearing the KBME Houston commercials during the Astros game, I hear commercials you have overlaid.
-I understand that maybe you’ve done this commercial overlay to keep the price of the mlb audio down. However in preempting these commercials with your own, this has resulted in the audio feed being SIGNIFICANTLY Behind, regardless of whether I am listening on my iPhone or my kindle tablet. Worse yet is it sometimes cuts off the game action (and it’s also really annoying hearing the same State Farm Commercial almost EVERY commercial break as well as some health/hospital commercial that plays). If you’re going to overlay your own commercials, at least get rid of the delay and at least restore the ability to rewind the broadcast
Alms - More bugs and more ads
This app could be a great way of following baseball games. It's got a great design and it's responsive.
Unfortunately it has a number of glaring bugs front and center in the interface. I keep expecting these to get fixed, and year after year, through dozens of update, the bugs are still there. Half the time when I watch a game it doesn't show the name of the current batter, or it skips a few of the recent batters, or doesn't show who is pitching. This is basic stuff. It's unbelievable that they haven't fixed it.
Now, to add insult to injury, they've started piling more and more advertising into the experience. I have a paid subscription so I can listen to audio streams. I tune in if I see something exciting happening. But now when I do that, I have to sit through an ad before the stream starts. So much for the paid subscription. MLB wants to nickel and their fans, and it's killing the product.
The pc wizard of ios - Listening to Audio is frustrating
I have used this app for a long time. I purchased the audio only subscription this year. I am glad that you removed the mandatory ads every time you switch games. BUT now there are a few EXTREMELY annoying issues. 1. Relegating audio access to clicking on a menu instead of the main page is ridiculous. I have paid for that access and it should be a prominent feature. 2. Watching the game day graphics ruins the game because the audio is usually a batter behind. So I know what is going to happen before the announcers do... 3. If I begin listening to a game late I can no longer back the audio up before the point that I start listening to the broadcast. I used this feature a lot to start the game at the first pitch.
So could you please upgrade back to last season about the time of the All Star game. Before the ads. I would greatly appreciate it.
Big Deal in Real Town - App
The MLB app is riddled with ridiculous ads on nearly every page and EVERY video. I'm sorry but with ticket prices as high as they are, food, parking, merchandise, etc I can't afford to take my family to a game. So pardon me if I think bombarding us with ads for additional revenue on your app just to watch a video isn't ridiculous and quite tone deaf. Does MLB really need that additional revenue? Pathetic.
And please stop combining stats into one. You guys are really missing the boat trying to make us look at one "league". Fans love the two leagues, the divisions and the inter league rivalry. I want to see who is doing what I'm each league, not a combination. You're killing the golden goose but what sport in America isn't these days?
So... keep pricing your future fan base out of the stadiums, then cloud the app with ridiculous ads and watch where you are in 10 years. You won't have the revenue to hand out these lavish guaranteed contracts to overpaid athletes. There is a massive correction coming. I have a feeling you won't see it till it's past too late.
Zora.d - misleading on purchases
The app works fine and I find it very helpful. But I am frustrated by their monthly subscription situation. I have tried multiple times to cancel my subscription and just have the free version on my phone because i just want the basics, I do not use the features on the premium version. And yet, every couple of months i get charged for the monthly version again and don’t understand how i got subscribed or when they gave me the option to opt out.
I finally figured out after a lot of digging that i have to go into my AppleID settings and unsubscribe from there to stop the auto payments. But I am frustrated that they make this so hard to find and that the default is for me to start getting charged instead of making it clear whether i want the free version or the premium.
Paying for the app one time would be fine, but i don’t use it enough to justify $3 every month. Please make it more clear whether we are subscribing to the paid version and how to unsubscribe if we want to.
Bobfalfa - Beware! Premium = ADS
***UPDATE: Now, the APPLE TV App has become a disaster. It crashes constantly, just randomly. There was a recent update, and now although it crashes less frequently (but still does), the HIDE SCORES Setting turns on every time you go back to the scores page. GUYS, the AtBat app has been literally one of the best there is UNTIL THIS YEAR. This is an absolute mess, and you should refund the Premium Subscribers their money.***
Folks, I have to warn you not to buy the Premium app. You’ll be frustrated because they say there’ll be no ads, but it’s very likely you WILL have ads. A lot of them. Like you probably won’t even be able to watch a highlight without an ad at the beginning. (Trust me, it’s not just me - scroll around on here, it’s a very common problem)
So, the developer responded, predictably telling me to delete and reinstall the app. (They say this to everyone on here in response to this common problem.)
1. I’ve obviously tried this. Several times. It doesn’t work! I’ve tried everything. The ads will be gone for about a day, but then they return. EVERY TIME.
2. Hey guys why don’t YOU fix the app that WE paid for?
When the app works, it’s the absolute best. It’s really expensive, but for a fan, it’s totally worth it. But with ads everywhere? No way. At the point now where I’m just going to have to get a refund.
(Really looking forward to another response where they tell me it’s on me to fix the problem, instead of them.)
Los1035 - Declining
I’ve been using the MLB app for over ten years (since it launched on the iPhone 3GS) and I can confidently say it has gotten progressively worse over the years. This new video feed is awful, cringeworthy! It’s slow, often times unresponsive which often times leads to force quitting the app to get it to work again. When I try to go back and watch video highlights from previous games, it doesn’t allow me to watch them in full screen and the the video feed screen becomes totally unresponsive (both on iPhone and iPad). This app needs to be the gold standard as it used to be. Which “Editor” was bribed to give the Editors Choice award? I’m truly disappointed and as a fan of the game I love so much, it bugs me this is the only choice.
Please also hire a new person to do the video recaps, they’re embarrassing! I miss half the game action and never know how runners get on base and even how runs are scored.
David of Boston - Apple TV app broken
Update June 5: version 7.1.1 of Apple TV app STILL broken, now down to 2.3 stars on TV App Store. Has been broken all season. What a scam: even the “live streaming support” page you link to in your boilerplate responses to every complaint is broken! No matter what you type in there.
Every attempt to stream a game: “The content you requested is not available. Please try again later. Contact support if this problem persists.” This is a new error message, to be sure, but the app is still profoundly, irrevocably broken. Two months into the season. Absolutely insane.
It is literally criminal that this grotesque excuse for an app is still listed as an “Editor’s Choice” app on the Apple TV App Store. Has no one at Apple actually tried using this app this year??
Version 6.1.7 of MLB app for Apple TV is profoundly broken and unusable. I cannot connect to any live game out of market, or even play any archived game - spinning pinwheel each time. Video clips, game recaps and condensed games all play immediately, but no live or archived games or audio feeds will play. It seems the app can’t connect to the proper servers. What a terrible mess, and inexcusable for such an expensive service. The app rating on Apple TV App Store has plunged to 2.5 stars, with the vast majority currently 1-star ratings, so it is certainly not my setup - have been using MLB on Apple TV for years with no problem. This is BEYOND DISAPPOINTING!
Katzzzzzzzz - Down the drain in a hurry - Forced Ads and bugs
Used to live this app. For a reasonable fee I was able to listen to any radio feed and really get a feel for each teams broadcast team. Now they have completely ruined it by forcing a 30 second ad before the audio stream starts, which inevitably won’t be on the first try (75% chance you get a “playback error”), so then you have to change the feed to something else, which AGAIN requires listening to another ad, and then of course to go back to the original feed you wanted, you have to listen to an ad. And if you accidentally touched another part of the screen? Well then you’re taken to a different feed, which, again, you have to listen to the ad, at which point, if you haven’t thrown your phone at the wall, you can go back to the feed. No more flipping between games to catch exciting moments, because odds are you missed it while listening to the 8th ad in 30 minutes.
Shaleg - Weakest App EVER
I have subscribed for about 5 years and have had issues every single year with simply listening to the radio broadcast. I’ve experienced the broadcast reverting to a point hours earlier, getting stuck at authorization for access, radio cutting off when leaving the app and countless mote issues. At the suggestion of tech support I have uninstalled and reinstalled an average of once a month during the season. Sometimes it works, sometimes not. I asked to speak with a supervisor at one point and was told to take it up with the commissioner of baseball. For laughs I wrote a letter but never heard back. Maybe the video is better but i’d rather listen and do other things than watch a 3 1/2 hour game. I have few to zero issues with other audio/video apps. MLBtv has become too much of a hassle to work with so this year will be my last.
UPDATE: Forgot to mention the ads that subscribing (paying) customers must endure before each broadcast, and again every time you may wish to switch back and forth to other games.
ALSO, the App Store shows a 4.3 rating. Perhaps, but I scrolled through over 500 ratings and there are mostly 1 and 2 star ratings. All mention the same issues as above.
FINALLY, all complaints are responded to by a robot, I have zero confidence anything will improve. As any monopoly, customers are the last concern, if of any concern at all.
SAVE YOUR MONEY!!!
JBobbitt73 - Apple TV App
Update: Cancelled my subscription due to the terrible Apple TV version. It’s been over a month and I still can’t do anything other than watch the game live. Features were advertised at the beginning of the season and then simply removed.
Update: As horrible as the AppleTV app has become, it pales in comparison to the “developer’s” cut and paste response.
How about a genuine, “We know we royally screwed up. We are sorry. And we are working to fix it. As soon as we get back from kindergarten this afternoon, we will get right on it.”
Why did you remove the “Start from the Beginning” option. Not having to be in front of my TV at the moment the game begins and still being able to watch the entire game was absolutely key to why I pay for the app. You left the ability to Hide Scores, but if I have to always watch live then what the heck is the point of hiding the scores. I’ll know the second I click on the game. Does anyone who approved of this update actually watch sports? Also the app now feels cheap and old. I’ve subscribed from the very beginning and have always loved the interface. Now feels like an cheap power point. Also, why remove the radio feed option. It was useful for when you’re doing work around the house and you could just listen to the game.
Overall. It wasn’t broke. Someone tried to fix it. And sweet lord, how they broke it.
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Smokie237 - Update Problems
Same as the other guy from Aust. App keeps closing after only 30 seconds or so, when trying to open simple things like the box scores to see pitch counts or who’s hit n stuff....bang closes down, haven’t been able to watch replays since the update. Had been a great app previously but getting a bit frustrated especially with the playoffs for the World Series on at the moment. Please guys have a look at this n find a remedy ASAP go the Phillies
Sydfcgrl - Terrible update
I used to love this app but since the updates they made in the off season it has been horrible. It constantly crashes for no reason which is the main issue, but even smaller things like defaulting to the home commentary instead of giving you the option when you go into the game, having the scores on the streaming page as a massive spoiler, only having the option for 1 main team (my husband and I both use the app but support different teams and now my main feed defaults to the Mets instead of the Yankees). The app worked so well up until this season, and considering how much we pay for our subscription it’s been nothing but disappointing this year.
Please fix it before the 2022 season.
ViaGitz - Great in almost every way
The only issues I have with the app is that recently it has been crashing when I choose to view standings. Also if I'm not in the app, but have it running, it appears to restart when I go back in, rather than just refreshing the content "on the fly". Hopefully the next update will address the crashing, if not the refresh situation.
Ghonish - 2021 junk
I’ve been subscribed to MLB since 2014 and they have ruined this app. Not once all season have I been able to watch a game without it crashing. If I want to listen to the game I need to close and re-open the app a minimum of 3 times to get the player to load. All season long so far. No matter what the update. Too expensive for performance like this. Get Kayo or some other alternative. Update: now these clowns have the nerve to play 30 second ads before listening to a radio broadcast. On a paid app.
Suz_i_cue - Audio intermittent
I’m in Australia and never had a problem with the app until I updated it 3 days ago. Now I can’t listen to audio without it cutting out, buffering or just stopping every 30 seconds. Please please please fix this. It’s a great app otherwise but this is driving me nuts as I love listening to John Sterling & Susan when I can’t watch games. Thank you!
Aletheakate - Intermittently works and spoils game scores!
Regardless of which internet connection I am on, games only play occasionally, with error codes and MLB At Bat support providing no helpful information or solutions. The app also shows news for your team on the same page as the game options (which you can hide the scores on), so the news spoils the results of the games you may not have watched yet anyway! I hope this is all resolved by start of next season but I’m not holding my breath based on previous versions.
Gwobcke - Feed Picker Issues
With the new version of the feed picker, I don’t see game times converted into my local time in Australia any more - please fix. I also wish we saw more post game content as that is something we also want to see - the game breakdown, the banter, the build up for the next game.
TinLid85 - New update with watching games and seeing scores.
Can you please change the new update so you when you want to watch a game either in real time or after that you don’t see the scores? The old way used to be much better , it really defeats the purpose of watching the game. Get rid of the black screen and go back to white. Other than that love the fact I can watch baseball in Australia 😊
Swag_Lord64 - Calendar dates are wrong
Good app, just wanted to give a minor fix notice. When you open the app, go to scores and then click the date at the top the dates of the month don’t line up with what the days of the week actually are.
Timinoz70 - Please Stop showing Astro highlights
After everything that came to light after 2019 why do you show so many Astro home runs, they were proven to have been cheating please please stop showing their home runs from 2019 it’s so annoying
Aajlewis - Two steps ahead every time
Amazingly simple and straightforward.
The amount of information available from reporting, videos, stats and player bios.
One of a kind, even if you don’t watch baseball yet this app will change your mind
Deeann87 - Apple Watch.
Great iPhone app, but the Apple Watch app needs some work. It doesn’t seem to update for next scheduled games etc. I keep having to restart my watch so the app updates but this only lasts a day and then I have to turn it off again. Would be a 5 start if we could get this sorted.
Buttsy00 - Love it but a few bugs
Great app but keeps crashing when turning live video from portrait to landscape. Also regularly get an error when trying to watch live video have to keep selecting the tv feed and eventually it works.
ApPhD - Abysmal support
When it works, this app is great. When it doesn't work, the support is disgraceful! This review is about the Apple TV app (there isn't any way to review that directly). I can't watch, on my Apple TV, any games because the app won't let me select a feed. The option just doesn't work. My emails to support get me useless, irrelevant replies. I suspect the replies are automated, not by humans. If they are by humans, the humans are incompetent in the extreme. Most disappointing.
Kyrgios Country - Cubs radio missing Mark Grote
The Score and Cubs Radio have really tripped up by axing Mark Grote from the commentary team. His replacement is nowhere near as provocative or as much fun. It seems the young talent may have bruised an ego or two. Don't second guess yourself, Mark. Your're made of the right stuff.
Bradjk - Made a great app really crappy
They removed the ability to show games side by side. The new games dashboard is big and bright and useless because it hides so many games. But the thing that angers me the most is that closed captions are turned on by default and there is no way to change that in the settings. You have to turn it off every time to watch a game.
Goeie Ding - Awesome from Australia
I’m from Australia and I’ve just started using this app - only the lite version. It’s awesome, will definitely upgrade to a full membership. If only all sports were so thorough! Keep up the great work. Love it.
Unknown_489 - amazing for baseball updates
honestly this is way better and easier to use than going online and searching up scores. i can see live games and what is happening and who is batting when i am watching.
only problems are on mobile i cannot see the bottom half of the score board on the main screen. but honestly it doesnt make a huge difference cause i can go to the live game and see what happened anyways
# tourdeapp - Bug fix
Great app. Since an update three days ago however, cannot watch or listen. App constantly crashing (iPhone) Please
Fix this before postseason.
Queentutt66 - App not opening
App has been updated but When I click onto the app it won’t open it’s like its trying to open but then kicks me out.
Goonies - Used to be the most used app on my phoe
Since the 2022 season started the Audio has been delayed - sometime up to 10 minutes from being live. This is unacceptable. I really can’t describe accurately the disdain I have for the delay in the broadcast. Please fix!!
My old review:
What can I say.... This app is essential if you love baseball. I use it multiple times per day!
Manus1959 - Bug to fix
This is one of THE great sports apps, has been from day one I loaded it...BUT, after last update it crashes if I try to look at "Standings". Please fix.
Denevangel - Panasonic no more
Devastated to learn that this app wasn’t available any more on my TV. The app is ok but can’t find the line score feature that was available on my Panasonic. Don’t have time to watch whole games so this would be a welcomed addition to this app
Volksss - Score board need to have option to be minimised
I now rate mlb app from 5 stars to 1 stare.
I don’t know how this got passed and approved but the score box that appears in the middle of the screen is a Dam nuisance. There is no option to remove it and I can’t watch baseball without this score box covering most of the screen.
I have tried every option to remove it to the point where I have had enough of it and complaining😡
I will not be renewing my subscription if there isn’t and option to remove it on the app… simple.
Bruno Australia - Great app to use all over the world!
I travel a lot and MLB At Bat is always with me keeping me up with the game I Love
Mw5826461 - F/10
When going to audio for archived games it lists games as final or final/10 (as in went to extra innings). This ruins the listening experience for the first 9 innings as you know it’ll go to extras.
Toolfan83 - Not compatible with older devices
Paying subscription customer, and I cannot watch on my IPad because it's too old and won't update to iOS 14. Buy me a new iPad then apple. The one I have works perfectly fine why should I have to buy a new one?
OzGiantsFan - Can’t watch game recaps since latest update
Not allowing me to watch game recaps in Australia since latest August 2022 update. App crashes when I select video highlights. Annoying because it worked fine until a few days ago.
Bark0s - Bring back video linking.
My friends and I sent each other links to good/bad plays in baseball that day, week or however long. You’ve taken away all the link sharing. Really frustrating, completely crushed our conversations. Fix it up!
Reality3763 - Archive
Being outside the USA I often can only listen to the games on radio. Sometimes I can be more then 2 days behind. Now that option isn’t available anymore. The app is useless to me now. Thanks for nothing!
Sarah_SA - Ads in MLB audio
Why do I have to listen to an ad before the commentary starts? This has only just been implemented and is extremely annoying when we pay for the subscription.
LinkedBook - Once a great app, now a buggy mess
This was a great app 12 months ago but in recent months it has become a major source of frustration. The app crashes regularly and it is unresponsive most of the time - on an iPhone 12 Pro and an M1 iPad Pro.
Sterlo86 - The best app is now even better
Best app I have. Go Yankees!
Jules048 - How could this get worse
This app has always been ok but now you have to close and reopen the app to get things to work as they should. AU.
Davoqpwoei - Disappointing
I'm very disappointed that with the latest MLB update it is no longer compatible with older IPads. I can only use IOS 9 on my Ipad3 and this app no longer works with anything less than IOS 11. Fix it please!
Shortstop1951 - Keeps crashing
In Australia also. With the latest update 3 days ago, it keeps crashing when trying to open. Briefly shows a grey screen that says Hide scores ON then crashes.
SouthCoastSaint - Current incarnation of At Bat is awful
Game day updates are slow, poorly composed and do not match up with front screen. Don’t try to improve on an app if you’re only going to take it backwards
Hrjsorhebkall - Terrible
Hands down the most glitch ridden app I have ever used. Constant buffering on live games. Video randomly changes to a highlight when I’m streaming a game. Absolute trash.
TomE28 - Get stuck in notification settings
New version is getting stuck at notification setting and can’t get beyond this.
Mpw27 - iPhone X support
Great app finally has iPhone X support
You bewdy - DC
Can’t open historical games from the calendar
Traction24 - Great app as it should be
Great app. Absolutely perfect for the iPad baseball fan wanting to watch on the go. Additions to the app this year are great!! BUT, one small addition or update would be great. When viewing team/player statistics under STATS, it would be awesome to be able search for a particular player rather than having to scroll through the whole list to find the name I want to view stats for. It is amazing, when watching games, that you want to find out more info on a particular player. Please make a small update to accommodate this. Otherwise, I love my MLB At Bat. Thanks team.
DRW009 - Keeps crashing
App is use is great but keeps crashing constantly
Tiggster79 - Latest update broke the app
The latest update broke the app. It keeps acting sluggish and even crashes.
AWOL 9999999 - “Access issues”
Unable to use the app as I get “access issues” notifications. Support are unable to help.
Sickofchoosingnn - Full of annoying bugs. Badly tested. Poor app.
This app could be great but its bugs make it endlessly frustrating. Deleted.
AT yankees - Videos not working
No videos of in game working. Payment has come off credit card for 2019 What’s doing!!!!!!!
MrSlapitman - No standings?!
Every edition on Apple TV has had standings. Why on earth does the latest version omit this? We need to see the seasons standings!!!!
Deeg95 - Love baseball, but …
Videos continually drop out. So irritating.
ChuckJas - Permissible cheating?
Can’t positively rate an app of a league that allows for teams and players to systematically cheat in the World Series. The content is tainted
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Jrmp27 - Great but
The new owners have absolutely destroyed the blue jays, so who in Canada needs this app???
Ferrari36 - Best Baseball app
This is the best sporting app there is. Has everything you would want to know about any team like it should. Plus multiple ways to keep up with scores, pitch by pitch analysis, or just watching each game!
LordWill0722 - TvOS 11 update
Please remove the commercial highlights... as well as when you select any live feed, you have to swipe up from the bottom to get rid of the shadow. (Apple TV 4) Wasn't there before.
Jmsheehy19 - Best sports app
One of my only daily apps that doesn't have anything to do with work. Love it.
Rfvefvefvefv - great except for one thing...
love having all access to any game and the stream quality is fantastic, however you cant close boxscores on the screen so it takes up quite a lot of the screen.
Easy_listening - Still hasn’t fixed issue with crashing at startup.
Not working at all after this most recent update.
Jason Postiga - Not Opening on the iPhone 7 ...
... for the past week. Even now after the update. Am I like the only one?
Tangcameo - Archived games only on laptop
I’m an Orioles fan in Regina, SK. it’s a great app for evening and weekend games during the regular season BUT if you’re working during a game, mostly during the spring training noon games you can only listen to those after the fact on a PC laptop (according to their own Contact Us people). Not on a smartphone or a tablet or even a tv device. I wanted to be able to listen to spring training games after the fact on my commute home or at home on my apple tv and was willing to subscribe for it but mlb has made everything less accessible so i’m left to wait until regular season and by then i might not subscribe as games then are way more accessible in other legal ways.
Burt Tracy - MLB app
A Five Star outstanding app!
Walkden_terra - Need Scores on Apple Car Play!!!!
Love this app! Only thing it’s missing is the ability to view the score in apple car play. I understand videos, game day, etc. would be a safety hazard while driving but the score is th equivalent to watching the screen on my GPS. Use this app pretty much daily! SCORES NEED TO HAPPEN IN CARPLAY PLEEEEEEASE!!!!
Fourdann - Bad user experience
As a paid subscriber, Every time I open the app there is a pop up getting in the way of why I opened the app.
Also the audio streams now have dynamically inserted ads (x2) before the actual stream starts. So if you’re checking in on something exciting happening you have to listen to 2 ads before. Even as a paid subscriber
Positron McHappy - Almost, paid again
but MLB here, & via SXM sucks. I'm only half-blind, etc., but MLB wants 7 hrs of ads. Read while U can, & watch clips if u care enough after the marathons are over. Sad, very sad. It's atrociously bad. Do I sound Presidential enough fer ya?
Huggiesak - Apple TV app constantly crashes
This app is horrible. It is constantly crashing and freezes so you can’t even restart it without restarting the Apple TV device. Then you can’t resume a game and have to fast forward to where you left off. Very frustrating.
Leroy 44 - Ahead of the TV telecast
3 or 4 seconds of the game on TV, and by the way the Blue Jays have the 3rd. Best record in the American league
Jkkllhfjn - 32$ a month for blacked out games?
What a joke. They black out half the games. Don’t waste your money, plenty of other gray market options online.
Gbsifbrnfifhe - Why are the ads so much louder than the broadcast?
Overall, good app, great even… except that the ads between innings and such are painfully loud compared to gameplay.
North_of_Toronto - Ripoff for Canadians - Do NOT BUY a subscription to liveTV!
So after purchasing a liveTV subscription the app BLOCKS ALL Bluejays games in Canada for the entire season! Total rip-off and money grab! Why would one by this if your a baseball fan of the only Canadian team the Bluejays.
At a minimum the app should state this upfront that “ALL JAYS GAMES ARE BLOCKED OUT FOR THE ENTIRE SEASON!”
Concernedrandomcitizen5252 - Can’t listen to games
This was a great app until MLB started putting their own ads during commercial breaks. It used to be the local radio station’s commercials, now it is just ads for random podcasts and often the ads continue playing even once the game is back on so you miss important hits. A game I listened to last week cut for commercial break, then the ads lasted for over half an hour and I missed an entire inning. Please fix this or put it back how it used to be.
Yendor27 - Does it all
But….they don’t offer a team subscription in Canada so that Canadians can save money on mlb.tv……then would be a 5
Corbyn15 - How?
How come this app doesn’t have a widget yet? We WANT to see your scores!
Stuart654 - Include the Blue Jays
I’m sure it might be good….but include the Blue Jays!
Matthew for now - Can you please bring back the 2016 MLB audio archives please
Dear MLB Thank you for taking the time to read this review. I am looking for some audio archives from the 2016 season but unfortunately cannot view them on my laptop. As they are no longer accessible to the public I am wondering if you can make them accessible in the app for your iPhone or on your website. I would really appreciate this as I can’t see in TV is kind a hard for me to follow when watching a game. Also I use to record them on a little handheld recorder that I had but I couldn’t save them because ididn’t have the proper tools. That is why I am asking you to make those archives available again. Now I do have the proper tools to be able to se them and I would like to record them
Jimmy stuffz - Don’t get a subscription
Good app, but the mlb tv is awful
ConnorLads - Constant authorization errors
I pay for an account with mlb audio because you can’t get the radio anywhere else, but it keeps saying authorization failure. I still use it because it is the literal only way to get the radio broadcast but it straight up sucks.
Tc1774 - Waste of money
We were blacked out in 90% of the games we hoped to watch. Never again. What a waste of money.
HowardSB - Oppressive ads
Was great but new ads are awful. 30 second ad every time you start and stop a game or switch to a new game is ridiculous. Almost as thoughtless as shutting down minor leagues. Change this MLB.
Propellerhead333 - Canadians: Don’t Expect Live Shows
First it was blackouts for every live game due to sportsnet paying off mlb. Now every friday night you need an apple tv + subscriptions. Yet they advertise watch live games. Your only true option is to watch 90 minutes after the live show. Shame on you MLB. Pure greed and shady business practices.
Bluekermit Green - Apple Watch Support Removed
App has been great but they disabled Apple Watch support. You can no longer get scores and news feeds via the watch. Disappointing
Jrwilk17 - Blackouts
Not sure what the point is in paying for this if I can’t watch most of the games. Back to “illegal” streaming I go.
Noname1973! - Horrible
Airplay is inconsistent and mlb does not make app available across enough platforms.
DadBod1982 - Ripoff.
Subscribed today, canceling today.
BroliDevin - Black out
Pointless to subscribe as all games end up being blacked out. Waste of money
Elgordeo - Embarrassing
Apps, especially ones of this magnitude are supposed to get better as the years go by. Not this one. More and more functions disappear, proving how cheap this league truly is. No wonder there’s labor issues every few years. They used to be the gold standard in sports streaming. Now it’s more like a yellow stream.
Stupid fxkin idea - Doesn’t load
Good app, when it loads up. which rarely happens. fix this. may as well delete the app because i always end up going to google for the scores anyways.
Bbbwilli - Poor service
A few years ago I would tell everyone how good of a service mlb.tv was. They’ve obviously made poor decisions and degraded the service though. Prices have gone up and reliability and quality has gone down. Many game streams are unreliable and don’t work.
Not to mention the moronic greedy decision to black out certain teams so mlb can squeeze additional money out of their customers by selling them the rights to watch baseball more than once. Shameful.
Be-Long - New version same garbage
As usual with every update the app doesn’t work. This year the live games won’t even start. Impossible to watch a game in progress. The only games you can watch are from the previous day or games that are over. No wonder nobody wants to watch baseball anymore
Trucker375 - Canada
What’s the point if I can’t watch the jays game live when I’m in Canada
Yvrkeller - Games don’t play on Apple TV box
For some reason games don’t play on the Apple TV box, but they do on my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook. I will not be buying a subscription after the free trial.
Ghyiopsd - Is there a rule now…
That this app must be a piece of garbage, to match how MLB treats its fans with TV and in person delivery? Like, the functionality, basic, and the stability, are quite terrible, for a business of billionaire owners. Will be the last year I ever pay for a subscription.
Colinpeddle - Garbage
Running ads on premium paid features. Too funny. Won’t ever pay them a dime again.
5 star doge - U have to pay
Do it so u can see the game after it’s done because u have to pay money
Cck 192837465 - Need to Remove the ads and fix audio streaming
Recently, a non-skipable 30 second as was added before audio streaming will start. This is not acceptable for a subscription based service. Also, the audio stream often fails to start streaming after the ad, so you have to switch to a different stream, then back to the one you want, and then you get another ad…. Yuck!
POW gamer - Ads for Paying Subscriber
Been using the app for years, always happy to pay the monthly fee for audio streams of each game from anywhere.
Now that I get server unskippable ads each time I click a stream it’s an easy cancellation of my subscription and much higher motivation to find the streams elsewhere without a fee where if I am going to see ads anyway I might as welll not pay for them.
Roll back the change
Nst501 - Was a good app til this year
Been using the app for years and I’d still recommend this if you don’t mind that the audio for the games only works every so often. Don’t know if it’s a S590 issue or the app itself as this was never the case in previous years of using this app to listen to the game
HiVolt - Audio playback fails all the time, ads.
I paid for a year of MLB audio. The playback always fails a number of times before it ever starts. Now there are ads before you start an audio stream. The ad is 30 seconds long only to have the actual game audio to fail to play. Then have to listen to the ad again. Also the ads are irrelevant to Canadians, it’s American companies and services that are advertised.
Rob767 - Ads on radio even if you pay.
App has been five stars for years and works great, but all of a sudden ads before radio broadcast feeds will play. Not what we’ve paid for.
Leduc County West - Default Language Issues
This app is a pretty good way to watch MLB. I subscribe on an iPad from north of the 49th parallel. There are issues.
The audio for US video feeds(e.g. ESPN, YES for NYY feeds, or Bally Sports for other US feeds) defaults to Spanish instead of the native audio that accompanies the selected TV feed. In such cases I must select teams’ radio feed if I want to hear English coverage of that team. So no Dave Cone for NYY games. No Ron Darling for Mets games, etc. (NESN can keep Dennis Eckersley)
The picture-in-picture functionality is also flaky; the video has a tendency to sometimes disappear while the app thinks it’s still running. In such cases, device has must rebooted, feed must be re-invoked in MLB.TV and user must scroll forward to pick up continuity.
I like the bottom-of-the-screen game status bar that users can call up.
BronwynDee - Keeps shutting down during games
Trying to watch a game on iPad and after a few innings shuts down game. When I bring the game back it keeps shutting down at random intervals back to the screen I had on before watching the game. I’m paying to watch my team…this is my season ticket. I’m not happy.
11rudy11 - Always a new problem with it
I love ball but this app is always pissing me off, you pay a good dollar for the subscription and there is something usually wrong with it. Earlier this year it was on the phone app, and it couldn’t find today’s games. Now it’s on the Apple TV, you can’t surf live games, it always goes to the start of a game instead of giving you the option of joining the live broadcast, which takes the fun out of surfing live games, I’m ready to unsubscribe and watch just the blue jays on sportsnet
JT 3678754678976 - Ruined the app
The MLB app was neatly laid out and functional until now. Completely ruined with this idiotic update
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