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Apple to start streaming live MLB games on Apple TV+

Lost in the sea of announcements today is that Apple will soon be offering live streams of baseball games. The company has partnered with the MLB for 'Friday Night Baseball,' an initiative that will bring two marque regular season games to Apple TV+ every week.

Skinny AT&T WatchTV live streaming service arrives on iOS and Apple TV

AT&T has officially launched the company’s new live streaming service, WatchTV. Available to AT&T customers on iOS and Apple TV, the service is a free add-on for those using one of the company’s newest cellular plans, Unlimited &More, and Unlimited &More Premium. It's also available to non-AT&T wireless customers for $15 per month.

Announced earlier this month, the WatchTV offers over 30 channels that you can live streaming, including breaking news and film channels. It doesn’t include sports programming. There’s also 15,000 titles you can watch on demand.

With an Unlimited &More Premium plan, you can also add one of several premium services to your subscription plan for free, including HBO, Showtime, Cinemax, Starz, Amazon Music Unlimited, Pandora Premium, or VRV.

WatchTV comes with three limitations, besides the lack of sports programming. First, it doesn’t offer a cloud DVR feature. Second, you can only stream on up to two devices at the same time. There’s also no local channels.

Besides iOS and Apple TV, WatchTV is available on Android, Amazon Fire TV, and Google Chromecast.

Who's this for? AT&T also owns DirecTV (and DirectTV Now, of course), so it's worth wondering why the company's launching something like WatchTV.

Back in May, just before receiving U.S. approval to buy Time Warner, AT&T CFO John Stephens explained: "AT&T Watch would be a very low end, very thin collection of products."

On this point, I would agree, although I'm certain confusion will still reign, given the increasing number of live streaming packages out there trying to get your business. Still, skinny bundles are gaining in popularity, so AT&T's move does make sense.

For more information on WatchTV, AT&T invites you to its website. You can download the WatchTV app from the App Store.

Will you be sampling AT&T's newest offering? Let us know below.

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NFL coming to CBS All Access this fall, including iPhone

NFL

CBS Corporation has extended its deal with the National Football League (NFL) to stream games via the CBS All Access service through 2022. Those games will also be streamed on mobile devices starting this season for the first time. This year’s package will also include Super Bowl LIII held in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

How to live stream the 2018 FIFA World Cup on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

How to live stream the 2018 fifa world cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup is set to begin on Thursday, June 14th with the opening game opposing the host country Russia to Saudi Arabia. The competition will see 32 teams fight for the most prestigious sport title over the course of an entire month. If you aren't sure how to follow the competition, we will show you several ways to stream the FIFA World Cup on iPhone, iPad, or Mac.

How to live-stream WWDC 2018 keynote on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, Windows & Android

WWDC 2018

Similar to WWDCs of the last several years, today's keynote presentation will be live-streamed. The many Apple fans and enthusiasts from around the world who unfortunately are not in a position to attend Apple's developers conference can still tune in from the comfort of their own couch and see what’s new in the world of iOS, macOS, tvOS, watchOS and more.

Apple’s March 27 education event won’t be live streamed

Apple on Friday confirmed that it will not be live-streaming its education-focused event on Tuesday, March 27. The company has updated the Events app on Apple TV to show information about the presentation, but notes that a video of the event will not be available until after it concludes.