Upgrading to a new version of Android is always nice, but Nexus users (and just lately, Google Play Edition users) tend to become unwitting beta testers for a lot of apps. Case in point: MLB At Bat, the official news, scores, and video app for Major League Baseball's online subscription service. It didn't work for Android 4.3 users ever since the new version of Android launched in July, but according to the latest changelog, the updated app should be streaming video to everyone now.
The MLB didn't include a screenshot of the video interface in the Play Store. I don't know why.
That's probably small comfort to users who wanted to watch the Boys of Summer on their shiny new Nexus 7s, especially since the At Bat service comes with some hefty subscription fees. After all, there's only a few weeks left in the Major League Baseball regular season, and At Bat has been out of commission on 4.3 devices and ROMs for six weeks. But it could be worse: the folks at the NFL have had a pretty terrible app for years now, and they don't seem all that concerned.
Early reviews of At Bat version 2.4.0 indicate that streaming video is indeed working on Android 4.3. You'll still need an MLB.TV premium subscription to watch, but scores and news are available to everyone.
- MLB.TV live video and full-game archive support for devices running Android 4.3 OS
- General maintenance improvements