This is one that I personally take a lot of satisfaction in seeing. After indicating they were not going to update MLB At Bat for Windows Phone for the 2015 season, Major League Baseball has reversed course and has just released an updated version for the season. We are 2 months into the season but I’m not going to complain. It is here and it is great.
Back in April before the start of the baseball season, MLB said they would not be updating the app for Windows Phone. I was plenty critical of it as a baseball fan and Windows Phone fan.
— Clinton Fitch (@ClintonFitch) April 5, 2015
At the time, it was the latest in a long string of apps that support for Windows Phone had been dropped (Bank of America, I’m STILL looking at you) and while I appreciated that Universal apps would be coming in Windows 10, it was frustrating as a baseball fan. Now, it seems, all is right with the world.
The MLB At Bat app allows you to follow your favorite team throughout the 2015 season with push notifications of scores, wins and losses and with a $2.99 per month subscription, get Game Day which allows you to follow every pitch of the game. If you are a MLB.tv subscriber, you can even watch any game across the league through the app. If you are a baseball fan, it is a must-have app for Windows Phone.
- Push Notifications for breaking news, lead changes, and more
- Live scoreboard, news, standings, and schedules
- Pin your favorite teams to the Start screen for direct access to the team page
- Live Tiles display news
- News Section with filters for original reporting on all 30 clubs and every Postseason series
If you subscribe to At Bat through the app you get these additional features (or if you are a MLB.tv subscriber)
- Watch every out-of-market game live (requires MLB.TV Premium subscription)
- Access archives to watch 2015 MLB games on-demand (requires MLB.TV Premium subscription)
- Gameday pitch-by-pitch tracking, including realistic ballpark renderings from all 30 MLB ballparks
- Watch the MLB.TV Game of the Day
- Closed captioning availability for MLB.TV live video
- Home and away live radio broadcasts of every game, choose broadcast feeds
- In-progress video highlights
The even better news is that the Windows Phone version of the At Bat app has the same features and functionality of those on iOS and Android. In other words, Windows Phone users are getting a sub-par experience.
The MLB At Bat app for Windows Phone is free. You can subscribe to the monthly service for $2.99 to get the additional features.
Play Ball! Go Rockies!