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T-Mobile bringing back free MLB.TV subscription in March

T-Mobile is bringing back a customer favorite: A free subscription to MLB.TV, just in time for baseball season.

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For the ninth year in a row, T-Mobile will offer many of its wireless subscribers free access to Major League Baseball’s streaming service MLB.TV.

The free perk will become available to eligible T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers on Tuesday, March 26, with sign-ups available through the newly-rebranded T-Life app (formerly T-Mobile Tuesdays) for Apple iOS and Android phones.

The deal allows T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers with eligible plans to get a complementary MLB.TV subscription around the start of the 2024 baseball season.

MLB.TV unlocks access to games played by MLB teams beyond a user’s home area, except for nationally-televised games on ESPN, Fox Sports, TNT Sports and Apple TV Plus.

The MLB.TV plan offered through T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile is the All Teams Yearly subscription, which normally costs $150 per season.

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MLB.TV is available within the MLB app on supported smart TVs, phones, tablets and online. Image: MLB / KnowTechie

Eligible T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile customers are those with post-paid or pre-paid phone plans that offer access to T-Life, including consumer and business plans.

Most of T-Mobile’s flagship plans, called Go5G, qualify for T-Life, as do some older plans like T-Mobile One and T-Mobile Magenta. T-Mobile Home Internet subscribers are also eligible for T-Life.

Customers with T-Mobile government, mobile Internet or Pay-as-you-Go plans aren’t eligible for T-Life, and thus can’t access the free MLB.TV offer.

The same goes for customers who pay for T-Mobile’s bare-bones, ultra-cheap prepaid wireless plan called T-Mobile Connect.

What comes with MLB.TV?

In addition to unlocking live access to out-of-market games, MLB.TV allows streamers on some TV platforms to watch key highlights of games in progress until they catch up to the live action.

MLB.TV is also introducing a new “multi-view” feature that allows streamers who use Apple TV, Google TV, and Amazon’s Fire TV devices to watch several live games from a single screen.

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Live games typically offer the video feeds of both the home and away teams and multiple audio options, including radio broadcasts from both teams and Spanish play-by-play commentary. Local pre-game and post-game coverage is available from most teams.

Those with cable or satellite subscriptions can authenticate their pay TV plan through MLB.TV and watch post-season games as well as the 2024 All-Star Game in mid-July.

Which devices support MLB.TV?

MLB.TV is available across a wide number of streaming TV platforms, including the following devices:

  • Amazon Fire TV (all models)
  • Android TV (devices running Android TV OS 5.0 or newer)
  • Apple TV (App Store-enabled devices)
  • Chromecast with Google TV (all models)
  • Google Chromecast (2nd Gen and newer)
  • Roku (models running Roku OS 11.5 or newer)
  • Samsung TVs (models powered by Tizen OS)
  • Sony PlayStation 5 (all models)
  • Xbox One (all models)
  • Xumo Stream Box

MLB.TV can also be accessed through the MLB app for Apple iPhones, iPads, and Android-powered phones and tablets.

Streamers can also use their desktop or laptop computers to watch live games and related content via the MLB.TV website.

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Matthew Keys is an award-winning freelance journalist who covers the intersection of media, technology and journalism. He is the publisher of TheDesk.net and a contributor to KnowTechie, StreamTV Insider (formerly Fierce Video) and Digital Content Next. Matthew is based in Northern California.

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