Right on time, AT&T has posted pricing for its popular MLB Extra Innings package. Extra Innings doesn’t get the same love as the NFL Sunday Ticket package, but there’s no doubt it’s a great value.
The number you need to know
According to AT&T’s microsite for MLB Extra Innings, the package will set you back $183 this year. Yes, that does mean it costs more than last year. But, looking back at the last four years, the package actually dropped in price twice since 2016. You’ll pay about $6 more this year than last. I have to say that’s a very modest increase and I would imagine most baseball fans would be able to swing it.
Here’s what you get
There’s a lot of value in the MLB Extra Innings package. You get literally every game from literally every team (with exceptions which I’ll mention in a minute.) There are so many games it would be impossible to watch all of them during the regular season.
You get the Strike Zone channel which brings you the important plays from the important games, and you get the Game Mix channel which lets you see eight games at once. It’s pretty important when there are so many games going on at the same time.
Even more— you get a free subscription to MLB.TV which lets you stream MLB content on your devices no matter where you are. We’d all like to think we could drop what we’re doing and watch, but sometimes life gets in the way. It’s nice to have the option to take the game with you, right?
Yeah, about that “every game” bit…
Unfortunately, major league baseball still has the blackout rule. That means that a local team can choose to black out a game if the stands aren’t full. The power is all in the team owners’ hands. Baseball is one of the few sports where there is still a blackout rule, and we can’t do much about it. Some people use a VPN to change their location so they can stream. You’ll have to decide for yourself if your ethics allow that sort of thing.
How to get MLB Extra Innings
If you want self-service, you can go here and sign up using your DIRECTV login. You have the option to choose a single payment or to break it up monthly if that seems like it would work better for you.
If you want to know more about satellite TV, if you have any questions at all about Extra Innings or any of the great packages available from DIRECTV, call the folks at Signal Connect at 866-726-4182. Our 100% US-based call center is ready to help you with all your questions. When you call you’ll get a real professional the first time, someone who can actually answer questions. No one likes calling those big call centers and that’s why we’ve staffed ours with people who really know and really care. That’s the Signal Group difference, and it’s why people keep coming back to us for satellite service, cellular and Wi-Fi, and everything for their connected lives.