Sony and Major League Baseball have combined their mighty powers to bring you an even easier way to stream subscription MLB.TV content – if you have a PS3, that is. The PlayStation 3 is the first console to stream live baseball content in high-def.
So, to recap – not only is your computer and any iDevice you own your window to the world of baseball, but your console is as well. It actually looks pretty neat. You look through games using an iTunesesque interface, and you can even get the highlights and scores like you would at your desk.
MLB.TV subscribers ($100 a year, $120 for a premium subscription) get what might be the best experience yet. According to a press release from this morning, features include:
- Home and Away Feeds – Choose to watch either the home or away broadcast feed.
- Live Game DVR Functionality – Use the live video overlay to pause and rewind live games or fast-forward back to live game action.
- Scrollable Linescore – Go directly to any half-inning to watch only that portion of the game.
- MLB Scoreboard – Scrollable league-wide scoreboard for each day’s games in three modes: Pre-game with scheduled starting pitchers; Live with up-to-the-minute game status; and Post-game with final pitching decisions and archived feed selection.
- Favorite Team Selection – Pick a favorite team or teams to be featured first on the daily scoreboard.
- Calendar Schedule – Scroll through the entire 2010 Major League Baseball schedule in calendar format or the user-designated favorite team’s schedule.
Not sure yet if this requires a simple install or a special disc from MLB, but our household is looking forward to baseball with no blackouts. Besides, it’s a heck of a lot nicer to watch games on television instead of the computer!