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Updated With Freebies: At Bat Readies For 2013 Season

We all knew that this was coming. at Bat has been updated for the opening day of the 2013 season. Version 6.1 includes a number of new features including the ability to see historic games dating back to 1952. MLB at Bat now includes the following new features:
  • Multi-platform live audio access for At Bat 13 subscribers (portable to Mac/PC with a valid account)
  • Universal support for At Bat 13 subscribers, accessible on iPhone, iPad and other supported smartphones and tablets
  • New video section featuring more highlights and search (iPad)
  • Sortable batting, pitching and fielding statistics (iPad)
  • Re-designed individual team pages (iPhone)
  • Updated news section interface (iPhone)
  • Classic games library featuring more than 60 historic games dating back to 1952 (iPhone and iPad)
  • Re-architected navigations (iPhone and iPad)
  • Additional push notification options (iPhone & iPad)
  • Closed captioning availability for live video (iPhone and iPad)
The app is free to download. However, to take full advantage of the app's features, a subscription is necessary. This is available for $19.99 for the entire season, or $2.99 per month. Both are available as in-app purchases. The 2013 MLB season begins Sunday, March 31 when the Houston Astros visit the Texas Rangers. See also: A Record Number Of MLB Stadiums To Accept Mobile Payments Via Passbook In '13, and Topps Launches BUNT: The Exclusive MLB Digital Baseball Trading Card Game For 2013. Note: Since this report was originally posted, MLB announced a MLB.TV two-day free preview. The press release states:
MLB.TV, the Internet’s longest-running and most prolific live video subscription service, will offer baseball fans a free two-day preview beginning today. The preview will feature a schedule of 16 Spring Training exhibition games, each available across every MLB.TV supported device, beginning with today’s New York Yankees and Washington Nationals from Nationals Park at 2:05 p.m. (EDT) and the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies from Citizens Bank Park at 1:05 p.m. (EDT) on Saturday. The Yankees-Nationals game this afternoon also will be available in the first-ever MLB.TV embeddable live video player, allowing the live stream to be embedded within any site on the Internet. Embed code will be available at A live feed of the game also will be available on Twitter from @MLB and Now in its 11th year, MLB.TV Premium will continue to support more than 350 mobile and connected devices, including through the highest grossing sports app of all-time, At Bat, on smartphones and tablets and those platforms listed here. MLB.TV Premium subscribers, again this year, will receive an exclusive offer to get a free subscription to At Bat 13 on iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets. A complete schedule for the two-day preview may be found on Spring Training games are not subject to blackout restrictions.
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