Baseball fans will be happy to hear that the official MLB.com At Bat app will support Chromecast soon with an update that should be rolling out today. That means you can wirelessly stream live games from your Android device to your TV (assuming you have the handy Chromecast HDMI dongle). The new feature is locked behind a hefty MLB.TV Premium $24.99 monthly subscription or $129.99 annual membership. There’s also a more lightweight $2.99 monthly plan available for the At Bat app, though you won’t be getting Chromecast support in that instance. Also keep in mind that there are certain blackout periods where live games aren’t available, depending on where you’re streaming from.

Other recent additions to the Chromecast family include Flixster, Rhapsody, BBC, and plenty of others. How often do you use Chromecast? Any big baseball fans already susbcribing to MLB.TV Premium? Between the high monthly costs and blackouts getting in the way, you’d really have to love the game to get in on this.

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slackerjack says:

Oh look...another reason to own a chromecast over an Amazon Fire Tv...

worknman says:

Except that the Fire TV plays Amazon Prime videos, which the Chromecast doesn't. Which means the Chromecast is still useless to me. And Prime TV is getting MLB later this year. The Chromecast is getting Amazon video, when?

abbott says:

Huh what is Amazon video? ;) I can't use it on any of my Android devices anyways so I don't care to even look

worknman says:

It comes with every Amazon Prime subscription. (Which, if you're in the US, you should have anyway.)

allsighs says:

Yes! Finally no more muddling around the stupid Xbox ui.

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turdbogls says:

OMG yes.

danyzfr6 says:

I wish the NBA would do this with their all access app/subscription. I too would like not to have to muddle around with the stupid Xbox u.i.

vansmack says:

Sweet. Baby. Jesus.

Is this the one where Brendilon owes me a dollar?

EDIT: No, it's ESPN. But that's coming too.

jhotmann says:

Yesss! Tab casting worked OK, but definitely wasn't optimal.

fixxxer7 says:

but you wouldn't be able to watch ur local team right?

vansmack says:

Blackout Rules still apply - it's ruled by the app. Chromecast is just a conduit to watch it on the TV.

xuohtx says:

As long as you are outside your local team's viewing area, you can.

There are ways around that with VPN and location spoofing apps

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deercreek says:

Right. I live 2.5 hours away from my team, yet I can't watch their games through MLB.tv. I used to be able to get around it by enabling location spoofing to get the free game of the day, but they "fixed" that possibility.

fixxxer7 says:

That's sucks

bgruber17 says:

I realize this is huge. I watch every Boston and St. Louis game on my phone. Having that chromecast support is huge. And I know this is going to sound like I'm just begging, but College Football is going to be here soon; is the WatchESPN app going to get some Chromecast love too?

PZR18 says:

If watchESPN gets chromecast support, I will go get one at the closest best buy or store near me when that news breaks

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lucky87ad says:

Best news ever! Can't wait to try it out tonight!

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mzanette says:

Damn...NHL center ice needs to take notice of this and do it too

Dperks17 says:

Wooo sweet go yanks!

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I already have an annual subscription to MLB. Currently, I'm only watching it using my Playstation3.

Will streaming MLB via ChromeCast be better than streaming via Playstation 3? (picture quality, ease of use, etc)

vansmack says:

We'll have to report back after today's use...

too bad MLB.TV always blacks out World Series games.... guess I'll have to watch Yankees in the World Series on local TV this fall. :(

latila155 says:

Yesssssssssssssssss

demontooth says:

Hefty? For thousands of baseball games? Obviously you've never bought NFL Sunday Ticket. Now that's hefty.

Dominick079 says:

I agree you get to watch 100 ' s of games for that price plus if you don't live in the area where your favorite team plays it's definitely worth it. Now if you purchase extra innings thru your cable provider you get MLB TV for free.

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kapshin says:

Has anyone that uses a Fake GPS app on their Android device tried this with Chromecast? I am trying to figure out if it uses the IP of the Chromecast or the Android device location to avoid blackouts.

TheIowaKid says:

Does the app know if you're using the same sub at the same time in two different locations? At the office when I work late and the family at home on our smart TV for instance.

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demontooth says:

I've watched on my TV and iPad at the same time but not in different locations.

stevecs says:

Its great news. I am in the UK and have the premium subscription plus no blackout restrictions. Watching on the pc is ok but now I will be able to watch it via the chromecast on the TV. Fantastic

grand_jambon says:

Steve - have you managed to get it working yet? I installed the At Bat app this morning (on a Galaxy S3) but no sign of the Chromecast support.

Very exciting for it to be supported - Chromecast is definitely a better option than the Smart TV app as you can't get anything other than full games on that, and At Bat supports the daily recaps.

bgruber17 says:

has any one seen the updated app yet?

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