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Apple TV adds live MLB and NBA streaming


Posted by Andru Edwards - Categories: Apple, HDTV, Home Entertainment


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Thanks to a software update for Apple TV announced Wednesday, owners can now stream live and archived U.S. NBA and MLB games. The Apple TV update version 4.2 also adds 5.1 Dolby audio to Netflix streaming.

Starting at $64.95 a year, the National Basketball Association's (NBA) "League Pass Broadband" lets you follow seven teams, while a $99.95 option lets you watch games from all 30 teams, amounting to more than 40 games a week during the season. However there is a location-based blackout period, meaning that you'll only be able to access your subscription in the state or zip code in which you purchased it.

Meanwhile Major League Baseball's "MLB.TV" streaming package, also available on Roku and PlayStation 3, starts at $19.99/month or $99.99/year for the Standard package; $24.99/month or $119.99 a year for the Premium package. Premium adds the ability to choose home or away team video broadcasts, DVR functionality, and split-screen viewing.


 

On Wednesday Apple also released iOS 4.3 which updates AirPlay, allowing users to wirelessly transfer photo slideshows from their mobile devices to their Apple TV, and vice versa. The update also fixes vulnerabilities in FreeType, which had the potential to execute codes when processing an affected font, Apple said.

This article, written by Sara Yin, originally appeared on PCMag.com and is republished on Gear Live with the permission of Ziff Davis, Inc.

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