Just in time for the end of the World Baseball Classic and the beginning of the regular baseball season, MLB Network is launching on another platform: PlayStation Vue.
Starting today, MLB Network will be available in Vue’s Core plan, which starts at just $34.99 a month (except in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, San Francisco, and Miami, where it’s $44.99 a month), and comes with dozens of channels, including ESPN, TNT, TBS and more.
Vue has actually made several major live sports programming moves in recent months, including the addition of NBA TV last November and NFL Network and NFL RedZone last July. The service also announced a new “multi view” three screens at once feature to coincide with March Madness. If you’re trying to cut the cable but you’re worried about losing your live sports, PlayStation Vue is one of the better streaming TV choices.
MLB Network will air several live MLB games each week (more than 40 games in the month of April alone), along with several live studio shows and other content. Of course, if you want to watch your local baseball team, it’s probably airing on local TV. But those networks aren’t always available for streamers, so an option like this is great for sports fans. There still may be some local restrictions, though. For example, for fans in the New York area, Yankees games are available on Vue, while Mets games aren’t.
If you’re a baseball fan, this is big news because that’s the cheapest option to get MLB Network as a part of a cable package. Sling TV doesn’t offer MLB Network, and the cheapest cable packages are still significantly more expensive that Vue’s base plan of $35 a month. If you want to get MLB Network without a long term contract, this may very well be the best option available.