While Google’s Chromecast has been getting a lot of new apps lately, live video has been one of the bigger missing pieces. That’s starting to change now, with the arrival of MLB.TV and live video support in YouTube.
Subscribers to MLB.TV Premium (which costs $130 per year) can now stream games to Chromecast with the existing MLB At Bat app for iOS and Android. Just select the game you want to watch—home and away channel feeds are supported—and hit the Cast button in the top-right corner. The only thing missing is support through the web version of MLB.tv.
With the new additions, it’s getting harder to call out any glaring weaknesses in Chromecast’s app catalog. A few noteworthy apps are still missing, including WatchESPN, Flickr, and Spotify, but at this point, there’s a good chance the $35 TV dongle will have your basic needs covered.
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Jared Newman has been helping folks make sense of technology for over a decade, writing for PCWorld, TechHive, and elsewhere. He also publishes two newsletters, Advisorator for straightforward tech advice and Cord Cutter Weekly for saving money on TV service.