With the 2013 Major League Baseball season only weeks away, the league has just updated their iOS universal app MLB At Bat for the 2013 season. The update brings all of the latest news, information and updates from around the league now in Spring Training as well as the upcoming regular season and playoffs. 2013 marks my 3rd season of using the MLB At Bat app and I have every intention of doing so even though I now live in England. It is the definitive sports app. Period.
While the latest release of MLB At Bat is focused on the 2013 season, there is a good list of updates and improvements in the app. The Release Notes for version 6.0.0 highlights some of those changes and improvements.
In Game View on MLB at Bat
New for 2013 (additional features coming Opening Day)
- Multi-platform live audio access for At Bat 13 subscribers (portable to Mac/PC with a valid MLB.com account)
- Universal support for At Bat 13 subscribers, accessible on iPhone, iPad and other supported smartphones and tablets
- Batting, pitching and fielding statistics (iPad)
- Re-designed individual team pages (iPhone)
- Updated news section interface (iPhone)
- Classic games library (iPhone and iPad)
- Re-architected navigations (iPhone and iPad)
- Additional push notification options (iPhone)
As was the case in the 2012 version of MLB At Bat, the app itself is free and there are in-app purchases to get you more detailed information about games including video highlights and play-by-play audio. First, if you are a MLB.TV subscriber, the app is free as part of your package. If you are not a subscriber, then the in-app purchases give you two options:
- One-Time fee of $19.99 for the entire 2013 season, Spring Training through to the World Series
- Monthly recurring subscription of $2.99/month
Finally, if you link the app to your MLB.com account, you can listen to radio broadcasts of any came on your Mac or PC as well as in the MLB At Bat app.