San Francisco - Apple TV users this week received an upgrade to their streaming service options that brings out-of-market Major League Baseball and National Basketball Association games to their TV sets.
Through the new software, the set-top box offers access to MLB.TV, baseball's subscription-based live game streaming service, and a similar NBA service.
MLB.TV streaming, which had previously been available for Roku and PlayStation3, is offered through two subscription options: $100 a year for standard, or $120 for the premium offering, which delivers both home and away broadcasts, in-game DVR capability and different camera options.
The NBA League Pass package, which also has been available for online streaming and as a mobile phone app for Android and iOS, also offers two fee options: $65 for seven teams, or $100 for unlimited streaming.
. It will require a software update for the Apple TV box, and a subscription to MLB.TV.
For signing up, early birds will also have access to some Spring Training games for free.
The MLB.TV service is built-into the AppleTV firmware and does not require a special add-on app.