T-Mobile announced today that it has extended its partnership with Major League Baseball so that its customers can continue to receive free MLB.TV subscriptions through 2028. An MLB.TV subscription typically costs $150 per year. The extended partnership comes as T-Mobile has been offering MLB.TV as a free perk to its customers for the past eight years. MLB.TV lets you stream out-of-market home and away games live or on demand. The service also gives subscribers access to pregame and postgame shows. T-Mobile notes that for the first time, MLB.TV also offers fans access to their favorite team’s games in the MLB app. Fans can watch games on their favorite supported devices and enjoy live DVR controls to pause and rewind the action in HD.
“T-Mobile and MLB embark on a six-year journey to deliver groundbreaking fan experiences, all thanks to our industry-leading 5G network,” T-Mobile CEO Mike Sievert said in a press release. “We are improving the game on and off the field to give fans across the country even more ways to enjoy the game we all love – on top of showing our customers the love with free MLB.TV.”
It’s worth noting that the deadline for this year’s free signup period for MLB.TV has sadly already passed, as the last day to sign up was April 4. T-Mobile notes that more customers redeemed their free MLB.TV subscription this year than ever before.
T-Mobile also announced it will partner with the MLB to test an automated ball-strike (ABS) system powered by the company’s private 5G network during some Minor League games. The carrier says real-time ABS data and video are transmitted securely to help prevent signal interference through devices and the ABS application.