Your Smart Phone is Ready for 2013 Baseball

The best app is now 2013 ready. The latest version of MLB At Bat is now available for download from the iOS App Store and Android Google Play store.

AT BAtTo get the 2013 version of the app, iOS users simply have to download the update in the App Store — no need to download a whole new app. Returning Android users will have a choice depending on the app they have installed. If you had the app called At Bat, you just need to look for the update; if you had the At Bat ’12 app, you’ll have to look for a new app to download.

The app is free, but to unlock access to live games for the 2013 season and World Series, it requires a one-time in-app purchase $19.99 subscription fee — or iOS users can pay in month installments of $2.99. However, as with last year’s version, subscribers to the league’s MLB.TV subscription plan for watching games online can get At Bat 13 for free.

Previously, fans had to pay separately for access to the mobile app as well as live game audio through the MLB.TV desktop website, but At Bat 13 subscribers will now get GameDay Audio for free. And for subscribers who may own both iOS and Android devices: one subscription works on any platform now; you no longer have to pay for access on each.

Game highlight video will now be embedded in news stories in the app and more than 70 classic archived games dating back to the 1952 World Series will also be accessible, and the full library of MLB’s video highlights are now searchable. Tablet users will now have access to sortable batting, pitching and fielding statistics.

This is a great app that gets better every season and it is a must-have.