MLB.TV app slides to Xbox 360 today

Subscribers to the MLB.TV service -- which streams out-of-market regular season baseball games -- will be able to access games through a new Xbox 360 app. Previously, the PS3 had the exclusive rights to MLB.TV.

The Xbox 360 version features an exclusive split-screen mode allowing users to watch two games at once: two live games; a live game and a recap; or two recaps at once, each with independent controls. Then, of course, there's the standard gesture and Kinect control options.

The app is available today, a free download on the Xbox 360. But in order to access the MLB.TV content, you'll need to pony up for a premium subscription and have an Xbox Live Gold account.
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MLB.tv on Xbox LIVE

March 2012

Every baseball fan knows that spring begins with the first pitch on Opening Day. On March 27, celebrate
the 2012 season with the launch of MLB.tv on Xbox LIVE, a personalized, interactive way to view every
out of market game in vivid HD .

With MLB.tv on Xbox LIVE fans designate the teams they care about most to ensure LIVE games, recaps
and highlights are at the forefront each time they turn on their Xbox. Watch every out-of-market regular
season Major League Baseball game live in HD with MLB.tv. That's 2,430 games live or on-demand-
almost 100 games per week during the regular season, right on your Xbox 360. And with Kinect, you can
even play, pause, and rewind the game with your voice or a wave of your hand.

Live Games, Recaps, and Archived Games – With your MLB.tv Premium Subscription, watch
every live regular season out-of-market game, or catch it later from the game archives, which
include the 2011 season as well as this season. Short game recaps, which give you the ability
to take in the game in less than 5 minutes, are also available to all Xbox LIVE Gold Members, as
well as a free Game of the Day.
My Teams – Select your favorite teams and put them front and center. MLB.tv on Xbox LIVE will
make the live games, archives and recaps for your favorite teams appear front-and-center so
you can access them quickly and easily.
Every game in HD – MLB.tv delivers every game in beautiful streaming HD, and most games give
every fan the option of the Home or Away audio feed.
Mini Guide – The Mini Guide gives you a quick preview of all of today's games right at the
bottom of your screen, and makes it easier than ever to switch between games.
Split Screen – Fans want to keep an eye on the league while taking in their own team, so MLB.tv
on Xbox LIVE is adding Split Screen technology, allowing fans to watch two games at once.
Watch live games on both screens or a live game on one while you catch up with a game recap
or archive game on the other. You can even control both screens independently, pausing and
rewinding each separately so you never miss a second of the action.
Gesture Control and Voice Control with Kinect for Xbox 360 - Focus on the action instead of
looking for the remote. Navigate through the Content Guide, skip to the next inning, or play,
pause, and rewind that double play...all with the wave of your hand or the sound of your voice
with Kinect for Xbox 360.

*MLB.tv Premium Subscription, along with an Xbox LIVE Gold Membership, is required for live and on-demand
game content and other features. Kinect for Xbox 360 required for voice and gesture controls.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.