Roku Steps Up To The Plate, Becomes Major League Baseball Periscope

Roku has swung and seemingly connected a hard technological line drive that’s headed out of the ballpark, having forged a deal with Major League Ball that allows those with an MLB.tv subscription to stream games through the set-top box — previously a Netflix-streaming machine — to Tvs.

The San Jose Mercury News has the story:

The new feature is part of a deal with MLB.TV, a subscription service from Major League Baseball that streams video feeds from home and away games over the Internet. Roku officials declined to discuss the terms of the deal.

At this point in the season, an MLB.tv package runs about $35. Great news for Diamondbacks fans in Vermont looking for a way to watch your boys play out the string.

The deal makes you wonder whether a video game console follows suit. Should only be a matter of time.

Live baseball comes to Roku [San Jose Mercury News]
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