An app for MLB.TV, the streaming service that lets baseball fans watch MLB games over the internet, will be available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this spring, Major League Baseball Advanced Media announced today.
As of today, MLB.TV subscriptions for the 2014 baseball season are available for purchase on the MLB website. A basic subscription costs $109.99 for the year, but in order to use the service on devices outside of computers — such as gaming consoles, tablets and smartphones — fans must subscribe to MLB.TV Premium, which costs $129.99.
MLB.TV has been available for years on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 (the screenshot above comes from the existing Xbox 360 app), as well as platforms such as iOS, Android, Apple TV and Roku. Like the Xbox 360 app, the Xbox One app will require an Xbox Live Gold subscription.
"We are excited that baseball fans will have even more ways to access and enjoy baseball games across the rapidly expanding universe of connected platforms and devices," said Bart Manning, vice president of consumer paid content for MLB Advanced Media, in a press release today.
MLB Advanced Media is also entering the video game world in a more direct way this year: The company is developing R.B.I. Baseball 14 on old consoles, new consoles, smartphones and tablets for release this spring.