MLB At Bat

Back in January, T-Mobile announced a partnership with Major League Baseball that would enable the carrier to control on-field communications. It has now furthered that deal by allowing T-Mobile customers to download MLB At Bat for free and enjoy it for the full 2013 season.

We covered some of our favorite baseball apps at the beginning of the season and MLB At Bat remains near the top. They continue to do a stellar job with the app and we like how they changed their payment options this year. In case you have forgotten, it is free to download the app. You can then pay a one-time fee of $19.99 for premium features such as MLB Game of the Day live-video, audio broadcasts and more.

This offer is for the premium version of MLB At Bat, so a $19.99 savings. It is not for a MLB TV subscription, which is the level that gives you access to live video from all out-of-market games.

To take advantage of this offer, you must be a T-Mobile customer and you must download the app between today, May 1st, and June 30th.  If you have previously purchased the app, you cannot take advantage of this offer. If you're a T-Mobile customer and a baseball fan, check out the Google Play link. Full press release after the break.

To celebrate T-Mobile as the Official Wireless Sponsor of Major League Baseball, we are offering FREE access to the official app of Major League Baseball, At Bat® 13 ($19.99 value). Beginning May 1 to June 30 T-Mobile customers can download the At Bat 13 application from Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. This season-long access will provide customers with:

Free live MLB.TV streaming Game of the Day
Access to live home and away radio broadcasts from around the league
Highlights, scores, and more from the day’s games around the league

Offer Requirements

  • Offer only available May 1 – June 30.
  • Offer is available to new and existing customers.
  • Must be on the T-Mobile network to initially download the app to meet validation requirements.
  • Offer is available for download from Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
  • Compatible devices include:
  • Android phones and tablets (OS 2.2 or later).
  • iPhones and iPads 3GS/4/4S/5, (iOS 5.0 or later).
  • At Bat is released every year for the new baseball season. This offer provides full access to the 2013 MLB season only.


App is not available for Windows Phone devices; Offer is not available for Blackberry devices.
Offer not available to customers who previously purchased the At Bat app prior to May 1.
Not available for download on Wi-Fi or while roaming.
After download and registration, you may access the app over Wi-Fi.
MLB.TV and/or additional in-app purchases are not included in this offer


Reader comments

T-Mobile and MLB continue partnership, offer MLB At Bat for free


I had the free version already downloaded. All i had to do was click on one of the premium features and it asked me to redeem the offer.

The free version is exactly the same as the paid version.

It won't do you any good to have someone pirate it for you (if that's what you are asking).

You still need a google account to get it to offer the paid features such as streaming audio, and there has to sales record in the play store or an in-app purchase record. The App authenticates with the remote database, and your location to check for blacked out games.

i was asking that because i could find a torrent of the last 3 seasons that had credentials to use live audio. if anyone is feeling nice, upload it and let me try. thanks

I was listening to and watching spring training games. I buy this every year. I pay way too much attention to baseball.

So if I've got an old (but active) T-Mobile SIM card can I just pop it in, download it, and swap it out?

Apparently you still have to pay to stream games though. I clicked on a game to stream it and it said I had to be a premium user or something.

To stream video, yes, you have to have an MLB-TV subscription to watch every/any game for the entire season. Its expensive.

But every day there is at least one free game of the da. As I type this I'm watching Cincinnati vs St Louis on my phone.

You can stream any game's audio for $20 bucks per season of free from T-Mobile.
You can get Pitch by Pitch (Known as game day) for no money at all.

The audio streams will definitely come in handy. I should have known that expecting all of the games to be video streamed was probably asking for too much.

I don't know if people are going to be tempted to switch to a carrier with coverage as bad as T-mo's, just to save $20. "Well, I might be on Edge .... or worse, every time I drive out of city limits, but at least I got this free app!"

It's too bad they don't give you a real paid account once you sign up through the T-Mobile offer. I have access on my Galaxy Nexus but not on my Nexus 10. Or do they require people to buy it for each device they want to use it on?