MLB.com At Bat, the official iOS app of Major League Baseball, has just received an update that delivers a couple of new features leveraging certain capabilities in iOS 10.
MLB.com At Bat now supports advanced notifications, meaning users with devices that support 3D Touch (iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 7 and 7 Plus) can now access media attachments right from the Notification Center.
In the case of MLB.com At Bat, applying 3D Touch on notifications lets you directly watch the corresponding MLB game video highlights.
Note: You do have to unlock your iPhone first to view game highlights from the lock screen.
The new version of MLB.com At Bat also introduces an enhanced Today widget with support for Show More/Less in iOS 10.
With the widget enabled, you can simply swipe to the Today view to see the latest scores and schedules for your favorite teams. Tap All Scores in the widget to directly open MLB.com At Bat and view the information right within the app.
iMessage sticker packs
The release notes for the latest update to MLB.com At Bat mention sticker packs for iMessage. However, these sticker packs aren’t actually tied with the app itself. Rather, they are available as separate iMessage apps from the App Store and the iMessage App Store.
There’s MLB 2016 Sticker Pack, which features baseball fan stickers (see demo video), and there are the 30 team sticker packs (one for each MLB team), which feature stickers based on the likenesses of MLB players. The MLB 2016 Sticker Pack is free, while the team sticker packs cost $1.99 each.
Download MLB 2016 Sticker Pack
Tip: Just search for “mlb” in the iMessage App Store to see and download the available MLB sticker packs.
Get MLB.com At Bat
MLB.com At Bat is available on the App Store for free, with in-app purchases offered for unlocking At Bat Premium subscriptions at $2.99 per month or $19.99 per year. Features available to all users include scores, news, videos, standings, stats, schedules, and notifications, while subscriber-only features include live audio, live look-ins, exclusive in-game highlights, classic games library, game day pitch f/x, and MLB.TV Game of the Day.
MLB.com At Bat is a universal app for iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.
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