There is good news for some of those interested in watching MLB Network via streaming on mobile devices and computers. For example, until now, if you are traveling and your hotel does not carry the popular channel, there has been no way to pick up MLB Network. I know this from personal experience.
That changed last Thursday, when MLB turned on streaming for their popular service via both the At Bat app and MLBNetwork.com. Available content includes studio shows, games and other programming, according to Forbes.com.
However, one must check the details, as there are important limitations.
First of all, to take advantage of this capability, you must already be a subscriber to MLB Network through your cable or satellite provider. If your system does not carry MLB Network, you are still out of luck, as there is no other way to subscribe.
Second, your television provider must be participating in the program. Specifically, Comcast and Charter are not part of the initial rollout. Those who are in include AT&T U-verse, Bright House Networks, Cablevision/Optimum, Cox Communications, DirecTV, DISH, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS.
Finally, even if you can get this far, authorized streaming of MLB Network will do nothing to help you get around game blackouts. If you are prohibited from seeing a game at home, the contest will be unavailable via streaming, as well.
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