Tuesday, May 26, 2015
MLB.com At Bat Finally Arrives On Apple CarPlay
After months of waiting, Major League Baseball's MLB At Bat has finally been added to Apple CarPlay. Although Apple's website has included it as CarPlay compatible for the longest time, the app has been conspicuous by its absence in CarPlay. But with today's update, CarPlay compatibility has been added.
Here are more details, including info on how (or if) it works...
MLB.com At Bat (version 8.2.0) - App Store description
- Share video highlights directly from the media player interface
- Support for CarPlay (iPhone only)
- Embedded tweets, GIFs and photos available in news articles
- General performance improvements
Link to download: MLB.com At Bat version 8.2.0 from the App Store.
After you install the latest version of At Bat and launch CarPlay, for the first time you will see the app icon on the homescreen. To use the app you will need an active subscription. The current subscription options are as follows:
- Yearly recurring fee of $19.99
- Monthly recurring fee of $2.99
- MLB.TV Premium subscribers receive At Bat premium features for free.
If you are an MLB.TV Premium subscriber like myself, all you need to do is download the app on your iPhone and login using your credentials to avail of all the features on your mobile device. Blackout restrictions apply though.
With CarPlay, you should be able to get the latest live scores on all games being played around Major League Baseball. Streaming radio broadcasts should also be available. Video, however, will not work in CarPlay.
Does it work?
I installed the latest update of At Bat on my iPhone 6 this morning and launched it in CarPlay. Although I can now see the app icon on the homescreen, clicking it opens up a blank interface with no options to click through. Seems like the app hasn't been completely updated to work with CarPlay yet.
I haven't tried deleting and reinstalling the app yet to see if that will work. I will report back on that shortly. And also, only the iPhone app will be CarPlay compatible (iPads/iPod Touch don't support CarPlay).
At Bat was one of the earliest third-party apps announced by Apple to be CarPlay compatible but has been conspicuous by its absence ever since.
Has anyone had success getting MLB At Bat to work with CarPlay yet? Let us know in the comments below.
By AppRadioWorld at 12:10 PM