Baseball fans who don’t live near their childhood homes have several options for watching their favorite teams’ games, but there’s a great new way. The Roku, a small $99 box which easily attaches to your TV, lets you watch any game by any team in near-HD quality, provided you’re not geographically close to either team playing, with a subscription to MLB.TV Premium.
That’s cheaper than the Extra Innings cable package, and usually looks much better. (However, DirecTV offers all games in great-looking HD.) You can also watch a game from earlier in the day, or the year.
An MLB.TV Premium subscription also lets you watch any game on a computer, or an iPhone or iPod Touch with the MLB At Bat application. I love it. (As an aside, I’d like to mention that I figured out how to put live MLB games on mobile devices six years ago. Just saying.)
And the Roku also lets you watch streaming movies on-demand from Amazon and Netflix as well (if you’re already a Netflix subscriber, there’s no additional cost for as many streaming movies as you like).