Yankees on Amazon
Anybody have trouble watching the Yanks last night?
MLB greed leads Yanks to broadcast 21 games on Amazon this year, no problem I thought I have YES on Comcrust Xfinity which also provides Amazon, but! The broadcast is blacked out in the NYC area, but! I can watch it on my tablet and phone via the Amazon app. Makes no sense.
A LOT of people not happy on Twitter last night. In order to watch on Prime, you had to be within some arbitrary mapped "local" area, which did not include many areas around here that Yankee fans live in, and you could not get it on MLB.com because they blacked it out. Very confusing. Very upset fans. MLB claims they are "growing the game" but all they are doing is pi$$ing off baseball fans. All for the almighty dollar.
I listened to the game on the radio app on my tablet, because I can't get WFAN radio signal way out here in Independence Township.
Rotally agree. Had trouble even though I have yes and Amazon prime. It pissed me off just as I was beginning to watch baseball again.
Ridiculous that I can watch it on my iPad but I can’t watch it on Amazon prime on the Comcast app
I watched it last night without an issue, though the picture did freeze a couple of times. Played it through my TV which has the Amazon Prime installed on it.
I couldn’t watch on TV with Xfinity Prime app, but able to get on iPad and casted to TV via Google Chromecast. So stupid I needed to do that as opposed to just watching on TV app. Pretty solid stream though.
I have Amazon Prime BUT couldn't watch b/c not in "NYC metro market" as someone else stated above. BUT I could watch on Amazon Prime 90 minutes after end of game - what? I did get highlights on MLB network and a few times they cut to Yankee stadium. MLB was going from game-to-game last night or seemed to be. Seems to be a $$ grab for sure. When are the other games that will be on Prime? How do you know which ones are on Prime? I HOPE that we don't have same issue as last night ..
It is my understanding that the Prime games will be Friday night games. Yankees have 21 games on Prime, plus Peacock is doing some on Sunday MORNINGS, so be prepared to miss quite a few.
3 weeks ago
quit bitching... I was perfectly able to watch the Buccos get steamrolled 21-0 on MLB.tv this afternoon. would have loved for it to have been blacked out, lol
Tonight’s game is on Apple TV+. Got an email which states you can watch for free. 8pm.
2 weeks ago
Sounds to me that refunds are due Yes subscribers. Maybe a lawsuit will be/should be started.
I guess you all signed the application rules when you signed up. It specifically says you are paying for all Yes content. If the game is not Yes content (like the Apple TV+ broadcast) you are not paying for it and not entitled to it. You all enjoy the stars that play in the game, and someone has to pay the freight for those salaries. That means the Yankees try to maximize the revenue stream. Whoever offers them more money for a broadcast wins. Blame the conditions of baseball in general with the high salaries and high ticket prices. YES is an entertainment network that primarily is centered on the Yankees but they can't be faulted if the Yankees want more money than the revenue stream provided by YES.
Individual teams and their tv networks have nothing to do with what entity broadcasts these games .Major league baseball negotiates these broadcast deals with Apple , Prime , Facebook ,Youtube , and whatever other platform it sees fit to maximize revenue and get younger fans interested in the game . Only the first 12 Friday night games on Apple+ are free . It stinks , but it's what MLB has chosen to do just like the NFL has sold Thursday night football exclusively to Amazon Prime .
Actually the Yankees negotiated the deal with Amazon
They were the games carried by WPIX
The apple and peacock games were negotiated by MLB
Regardless of the finite parsing of who negotiated what the fact remains that YES content is what you pay for. You are getting that just not what has been designated to other steaming services. You are getting what you pay for with YES and are not being cheated out of anything.
I find it very hypocritical that password sharing for streaming services is acceptable by many , but going online to find something not available for the hundreds of dollars you spend each month for cable /streaming is called stealing . If it's online it's there for the watching and I be go to h.e. double toothpicks if I'm going to pay for every streaming service there is just to watch a show or game one time .Just my opinion .
Yankee games is FREE on apple tv...no subscription necessary
Free for a limited time for all the Apple+ MLB Friday night games .
"The good news about this is that, for a limited time, "Friday Night Baseball" airs for free over the streaming service, meaning no money out of your pocket to catch these games. Just the added step of having to find out which device to use to stream the games."
"Typically at $4.99 a month, the "Friday Night Baseball" games come for free for a limited time. It's unknown when the switch will be flipped to a paid service in order to watch the games."
You know whats funny is I have Youtube TV which initially carried YES 5 years ago but they had a falling out..
Now even when the Yankees play on MLB Network which is included on YT TV they black them out. Screw it I became a Mets fan who plays on YT TV on SNY.
The Yankees have no problem screwing their fans over - remember when Comcast 3 or 4 years ago didn't cover the Yankees cause they wanted like 2 bucks extra from every Comcast subscriber just for YES. lol
The Yankees are dicks for TV money...Lets Go Mets!
Somebody has to pay Stanton to strike out 3 times a game at $155,000 per diem/game. lol
Few options. MLB.tv is free if you want to watch the condensed games only. Each gave is 6 mins long and you can watch the next day. If you pay for mlb.tv you can subscribe to a single team for the season. You’re blacked out which means you have to watch 45 min after the game ends. Usually that means next day. The advantage is a 3 hour game take 2 hours as no commercials. If you want live, add a vpn service and you can watch live.
2 weeks ago
Or just use a VPN and "move" to another city
I never used a VPN and watch everything out there . Are the individuals putting the content online breaking laws or are the people watching this content that is free and readily available ?Never saw anyone prosecuted for watching content someone else has made available online .This goes to my previous point of password sharing . If that's not stealing to get a service you didn't pay for ,why is watching something freely available online any different ?
There is nothing illegal about using a VPN for a service you pay for. Especially if you just want to watch it live rather than 45 minutes later
I don't pay for Paramount+ , AMC+, HBOMax, Disney+, or any other service not on my triple play cable(SHO/Epix)that isn't Netflix/Hulu/Prime . Waiting to watch anything from any platform the next day isn't a problem . I've never missed an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm and I dropped the too expensive HBO from my cable in 2019 . They tried to raise my cable bill at that time to 250 and told me I was getting a bargain as most people paid 280 . So who is the real thief here when I watch HBO's Barry online tomorrow ?
Sports is much different than a movie or tv show
When you are used the turning on YES and watching a live game and then they change everything..now you have to jump through hoops to watch what was easy..
97XBAM So how are you watching HBO the next day without having HBO or HBO max?
Google it .It's not rocket science . Don't use crappy browsers like IE or Safari . Firefox or Chrome with Google as a search engine not garbage like Bing . Have strong virus protection and ask for free movie sites which also have tv sites - there are several out there . How have I been doing this for over 15 years and others are still clueless ? Or you could just buy a jail broke firestick from craigslist or ebay .
97’ you should have just said your stealing it.
“Jail broke firestick”? Whats is that? A hacked firestick?
MLB.tv is free this weekend. Blackouts still apply.
1 week ago
True "twin bill" (single ticket admission for both games) or a day/night doubleheader where you need a separate ticket for each game? don't seem to be too many of the former these days...
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