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  • White Sox Game Subscriptions Questions

    My son has moved away from the Chicago area and will be outside of the regional blackout restrictions for White Sox games. Comcast is his cable TV/Internet provider and he has an Xbox.

    If you're following the Sox using a streaming subscription, I'd appreciate any feedback you have about quality, satisfaction, pitfalls, etc. regarding your service.

    I'm considering MLB.tv subscription at the moment, but I figure Comcast will offer something similar.

    One key question I have is will MLB.tv offer promo code discount as the season draws closer?

    Thanks in advance.
    “It's not the high price of stardom that bothers me...it's the high price of mediocrity." - Bill Veeck

    "If I was going to storm a pillbox, going to sheer, utter, certain death, and the Colonel said 'Shepherd, pick six guys", I'd pick six White Sox fans because they have known death every day of their lives and it holds no terror for them." - Jean Shepherd

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    Traditional TV providers (Comcast, Dish, DirecTv) will or should have the MLB Extra Innings package. I believe the cost is around $200.00 for the full season and can be broken into installments, usually 4. With the Extra Innings package, I do not believe there is a choice in which broadcast you get. I believe it is the home team.

    With a MLB.tv subscription I think there is a choice in which broadcast one can watch, either home or away. I may be wrong.

    I have not purchased either subscription so I personally cannot vouch for what broadcast options are available under each package.

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    • #3
      If you have TMobile or Sprint you can sign up for the MLB.TV subscription free on their Tuesday promo.

      If you want to watch it on TV and not a mobile device or computer you can buy MLB.TV through Amazon Prime and watch through their app, but that only works if you buy from Amazon Prime.

      Of course if it's a Smart TV you can always just cast it from your phone or iPad or run an HDMI cable from a laptop.
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      • #4
        I get MLB.tv for free because I am a T-Mobile customer and am extremely satisfied with the product. Have no problems watching it on either my phone or my computer. You can pull up lots of stats etc. as well.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by HomeFish View Post
          I get MLB.tv for free because I am a T-Mobile customer and am extremely satisfied with the product. Have no problems watching it on either my phone or my computer. You can pull up lots of stats etc. as well.
          I also got mlb.tv through t-mobile last year and it was great. My Samsung TV has an mlb.tv app so I was able to watch each game on my tv. You don’t get pregame/postgame or any of the cuts to the studio but other than that it’s the same as the regular Comcast feed.

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          • #6
            Has anyone seen confirmation that T-Mobile is doing the same offer this year?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ChiTownTrojan View Post
              Has anyone seen confirmation that T-Mobile is doing the same offer this year?
              They've had it for a long time. I don't see why they'd stop, but it always comes up a week or so before the season starts, so you've got time if you want to cancel your current subscription. FYI, everyone with Sprint gets this deal too.
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              • #8
                I far prefer MLB.TV to cable's Extra Innings package. As was stated above, on Extra Innings you always get the home team's feed. With MLB.TV you can have your team's feed home or away. You can get a single-team subscription for $110. I don't know if they offer that option on Extra Innings. The picture and audio are excellent. I stream it through a Roku to a dumb TV. The only thing I wish they'd to differently is stick around for the post-game show, like NHL.TV does. They go to a "game over" screen pretty much immediately.

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                • #9
                  Not only does MLB.tv not include the pre and post game show, it would not include situations where Jason and Steve cut to the pre/post game show guys in the studio during a game. So sometimes you would hear Jason say "what do you think in the studio, Ozzie?" and then the result would be 30 seconds of raw game feed with no sound from the announcers.

                  Personally, I spent enough time listening to Ozzie from 2004 - 2011 to be able to fill that in with my imagination so its not a big deal for me, but its a quirk of MLB.tv.
                  "Hope...may be indulged in by those who have abundant resources...but those who stake their all upon the venture see it in its true colors only after they are ruined."
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by HomeFish View Post
                    Not only does MLB.tv not include the pre and post game show, it would not include situations where Jason and Steve cut to the pre/post game show guys in the studio during a game. So sometimes you would hear Jason say "what do you think in the studio, Ozzie?" and then the result would be 30 seconds of raw game feed with no sound from the announcers.

                    Personally, I spent enough time listening to Ozzie from 2004 - 2011 to be able to fill that in with my imagination so its not a big deal for me, but its a quirk of MLB.tv.
                    Yeah, I'd forgotten that part. That really made me mad. Does that happen on Extra Innings on cable as well?

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                    • #11
                      Just announced in like last 24-hours MLB.TV will be back as a free perk for TMobile/Sprint subscribers.

                      https://www.phonearena.com/news/Deal...ption_id130144
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                      • #12
                        Sweet. They also had a free 1-year subscription to the Athletic last year. I hope that comes back too.
                        "Hope...may be indulged in by those who have abundant resources...but those who stake their all upon the venture see it in its true colors only after they are ruined."
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by HomeFish View Post
                          Sweet. They also had a free 1-year subscription to the Athletic last year. I hope that comes back too.
                          I'm pretty sure that's only for new subscribers (at least I know they wouldn't let me tack on a year to my existing subscription). Nothing stopping you from putting it on a new email address, of course.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ChiTownTrojan View Post

                            I'm pretty sure that's only for new subscribers (at least I know they wouldn't let me tack on a year to my existing subscription). Nothing stopping you from putting it on a new email address, of course.
                            Never hurts to have more than one and you can create new ones on Yahoo almost indefniitely. [email protected] [email protected]... one throw away a year. Have to monitor it one time just to get the approval click and done...
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