*2020 Season Has Begun And Most of The Below Review STILL Applies.* I love baseball. My father and I used to sit on the couch watching the games constantly. Watching baseball is a way for me to emotionally reconnect to my father who I lost to the opioid crisis. I don’t bring this up for sympathy. I mention it to really drive home the point of my next sentence. Watching baseball through the mlb app is so painful or obtrusive that it makes me want to give up baseball and never watch it again. I have been paying for the subscription service for something like seven years. Each year it gets worse and worse. No matter what platform you are using it on. Where can I even start? • crashes constantly *• forgets the hide score feature and spoils games for you! (For YEARS now) •ff and rw functions disabled on some devices EVEN WHEN WATCHING DVR •Straight up REMOVED Siri functionality to the point she always responds “I’m unable to do that in this app” so you can no longer play, pause, or skip anything. Seems intentionally set up to inconvenience you into sitting g through commercials you PAID money to get to watch. • repeats said commercials at obnoxiously LOUD volume • lost line-score and ability to utilize it to skip between innings (sit through commercials) • ALL CONTROL CENTER CONTROLS ARE CURRENTLY BUGGED OR REMOVED. CANT EVEN PAUSE OR PLAY FROM THERE OR READ GAME DATA. (sit through commercials!) • trying to skip the only functional way is the physical remote for Apple TV and it buffers and crashes if you go faster than a tap a second. (Just sit through commercials!) • occasional blackouts that make no sense! Still! •removes features like ps4 controller shoulder button skips for innings and replaces it with useless informational stuff for other games you aren’t watching or don’t care about. •audio sometimes goes in and out of sync. This is only the stuff I can remember off the top of my head that makes enjoying a baseball game frustratingly difficult. MLB team, on the off chance you’re listening to feedback or care about your product or people more than your profits, please listen. Remove the ads. Paying subscribers shouldn’t have to even suffer through the “commercial break in progress” screen if they are viewing a dvr of an old game. In fact, during live game ads is the only time that screen should be displayed! We pay upwards of 120 dollars for the right to view the games without ads! Telling us otherwise will result in a mass exodus of subscribers who pay premiums for this right exclusively! Secondly you need to fix the dvr and streaming. It’s ridiculous that we are in a modern era of high speed internet and 4K hdr TVs but according to my pc linked traffic you are feeding people a upscaled 540p stream at 720! TLDR: remove the ads for paying subscribers and return previous inning navigation to users so as to stop discouraging them from trying to skip the ads.
Please add DARK MODE to this app for the 2020 season I’m sorry BUT I HAD TO TAKE AWAY A STAR FROM MY RATING
Too many ads for a paid service. Blackouts Of course I would rather watch on a big screen, but that isn't always an option, is it? AppleTV shows no games today. There are 16.
The volume on my phone is turned all the way up but I can’t get any audio from the app!
One thing that I really wish MLB At Bat and MLB.tv would do is allow me to select certain players that I can receive notifications about. I get MLB.tv every year. I play Fantasy Baseball. I would love to be able to sit down at night and pull up MLB.tv and watch the highlights from all my fantasy players at bats or innings pitched, or plays in the field. When I am watching games on the TV or in the app, I would love to receive a pop up notification telling me that a certain player is pitching or is up to the plate so I can jump to the at bat or inning pitched live. I would love to be out in public, and receive a ping to my phone telling me that my player just hit a 2 run double. Injury notifications, trade notifications, milestone notifications, call up notifications, etc for specific players.
Latest update brings video clips without AUDIO. Talk about “turning out the love lights!”
No point in paying for this service if all the teams you like are blacked out.
Big update changing the name of the app. Update any features as well, or are you going to coast again this year MLB? Or is Disney too busy building their own app to give this one any love?
Why do I see ads on an app I pay $20 for. This is ridiculous.
I am hoping to see both the app and the daily widget for IOS have the option to go to dark mode. It would make a great app even better.