Is 6.3M a typo? Doesn't look like you're getting more than 20K, and with only a 13-second average visitor duration, I'm guessing most of your traffic is automated.
The bases weren't loaded when Arenado was walked. They were loaded earlier in the inning and LeMahieu hit a sacrifice fly which moved a runner home and one to second and one to third. Then Arenado was intentionally walked to load them again for González to hit the slam. I believe the question is if a player has ever been intentionally walked with the bases already juiced resulting in an run. See the Barry Bonds response.
Here is the play by play for the Rockies Giants game with the González slam. http://www.espn.com/mlb/gamecast?gameId=360905127&version=mobile&gcSection=boxscore&src=desktop&rand=ref~%7B"ref"%3A"https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F"%7D
MLB TV is great if you have a smart DNS service. Any of them will probably work but I like Unlocator. $5/month and it just erases the blackout restrictions. I plugged the new DNS address into my apple TV one time and now I can watch any game on my TV with no blackouts.
I googled site reviews for this. Here's what I got.
Then if you do a reddit search, the only "people" who post about the site are obviously fake accounts. All three accounts have 4 lowercase letters, two numbers., and 1 uppercase (e.g. abcd12E).
I wouldn't trust this at all.
If you get a VPN. You can set the VPN to somewhere else and still watch the games. Hola VPN is a free chrome extension that might work. Otherwise you could get a paid VPN from a company like Private Internet Access for $40 or less a year so that you can watch the Dodgers. Honestly, Hola might work I just haven't tried it personally.
i think it's easier to use a smart DNS like unlocator.
its always on too, so you dont have to turn it on/off like you would a vpn.
i use it in houston to watch the stros, i can definitely couch for it.
Pay $5 per month for unlocator and never worry about it again. I use it on AppleTV, PC, and tablets (Each individually set up for it), but I think you can just set up router to use their DNS servers.
If you've got a console or want to Macgyver a way to connect your PC to the TV (as I did, ha!) just go with good ole' mlb.TV premium. I had it all last year because we ditched cable- loved it. Only downside are the blackout restrictions, but you can work around that ( https://unlocator.com/channel/mlb-tv/ works perfectly). Even though you'll be paying for both mlb.TV and the unlocator, it's still better than $200 and you can watch any game you want. Enjoy.
I use ExpressVPN, its really cheap, and its really as simple as just pressing one button! The only thing you really have to configure is the server you connect to (Like the one I use the most is in LA, whereas I live in South Carolina.) If you have troubles getting streams to work, you can contact support and they will have the answer for you.
I watch whatever I want now, no area restrictions. I streamed the latest season of Sunny in Philly on UK netflix. Watch MLB games no problem. I recommend a VPN highly, as the way the world is changing, govs are keeping more and more tabs on your digital footprint
I am using ExpressVPN (worked fine last year) and I was blacked out for the opening day stream no matter which server I tunneled through. I saw this in the Blackout FAQ on :
> If you feel that you are still being blacked out incorrectly, please update your billing information in your Payment Profile
So, although the Terms of Service do not state anywhere that your payment information will be used to black you out; it might be the case. Can anyone confirm they can get an in-market game through VPN with a billing address in market ?
Hola is free but use it at your own risk, it is pretty shady. I use Unlocator which works great and is less than $5/month, but any smart DNS or VPN service should do the trick.
You can use TunnelBear's free service — which gives you 500MB free — to connect to the stream, and then turn TunnelBear off once it's working and it will continue streaming. I've done this for countless games. I live in Iowa and happily pay for service, but as I link whenever I have the opportunity, Iowa is one of the most screwed places (the most) for MLB blackouts.
Making sense of the BBWAA’s process is an exercise in futility. Practically everyone inducted since 1971 has used a banned substance, including Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle, and Willie Mays. Players known to have used corked bats, or scuffed balls, are in the Hall of Fame. Inductees have shown up drunk to games, beaten their wives, assaulted fans, and attacked opponents with deadly weapons during games.
Honestly, the only thing they’re consistent on is banning anyone caught gambling.
Wait. DO NOT USE THIS! Hola turns your connection into an exit node which allows people to use your internet connection and potentially access illegal material. I now use the unblocker ZenMate once I found this out.
Use unlocator, been using it for many years with my Apple TV. Just change the DNS settings
Unlocator is a world class VPN and Smart DNS that allows you to remain private and access your favorite websites, like and more! Problem solved
It does seem that they’ve made some sort of update to how they check for location this year. I’m using NordVPN and I’m still able to watch the games. If you’re using a normal web browser, my recommendation would be to fire up your VPN or any of those other services, then when you go to , check your cookies, I think there is a new persistent cookie with location data, so clear your cookies for the site and the re-login. Should work. At least that’s what has worked for me. It was still giving me blackout messages until I cleared my cookies.
Answering my own question, but I was able to get MLB Working again by following this suggestion from Twitter:
Log into Unlocator -> ‘Region Settings’. Under MLB/ESPN+, select MLB -> click ‘Update Location’ even if MLB is already selected
All better ��
I'm having issues with Unlocator and MLB right now too. It's been working for the last few weeks, but seems to be broken tonight. NHL live is working through Unlocator, so I'm thinking MLB may have done something to block it.
Anyone else with Unlocator issues and right now?
Sure you can. You'll change your DNS server either on Xbone or on your router. Look at Unlocator, which I used for years.
I'll tell you, as of last season, Unblock-Us wasn't playing nicely with Netflix's VPN blocking. I don't know how it stands now.
If you watch online, try a VPN service and see if that gets around the blackout. With VPN, your connection is 'locationless'. One example of a VPN app is Betternet. Look it up in iOS store. I use the free version.
GET A VPN!!! I used to use UnblockUs $5/month. I use PIA (Private Internet Access), it is the cheapest annually. 7 day free trial on both of these I think.
Unblockus is cool as you don't have to do anything, they automatically filter the websites that need to be filtered. I use PIA now because you can use it full time and is much cheaper in the long run, but if you just need baseball season, go with UnblockUs.
I'm really not positive. I'm an SF fan that was living in Toronto last year so I didn't experience this but I was able to connect to blue jay games without issue in the few instances I tried. If you do experience blackout there's plenty of free services that will mask your connection so you won't miss any games. Hotspot Shield for instance.
It's all based on wherever you're logged in at. There are many proxy/vpn/dns apps and services to trick the service into thinking you're in another location to get around blackouts. Hotspot Shield is a free service that makes it as simple as clicking "connect" without having to poke around in your router settings. It's been years since I've had to worry about it as I'm an SF fan living in NY.
Been three years of Unblock-Us plus for me. Love it. Can't recommend it enough. This post walks though a complicated BIND setup I used to run which permitted me to keep most DNS traffic on my LAN, but pass appropriate traffic on to Unblock-Us. I don't do that anymore, instead just making the Unblock-Us DNS servers the default for my LAN. Works well, even if it forwards every DNS request.
Yes, VPNs will work, but you need a good one if you want HD picture. If you find Hotspot Shield doesn't cut it, go with something like private internet access. /r/vpn almost unanimously hails it as the best one. It is cheap and you will hardly notice any speed loss.
Peds were not banned during that time so it wasn't against the rules technically. But Rose bet on baseball as a clear violation. And if you don't think he could have been persuaded to lose certain games to help out other people then you are drinking the kool aide. http://www.espn.com/espn/otl/story/_/id/13114874/notebook-obtained-lines-shows-pete-rose-bet-baseball-player-1986
If you're worried about the telescoping antenna, then your best bet are either the C Crane CC Pocket or the Sangean DT-400W as they are both designed to be used with earbuds. (They use the cable of the earbud as an antenna).
However, they are pricey. ($50+) I've been debating on getting one myself after I lost my $20 sony radio. The belt clip on both seems great for games.
There is a game within the game on every pitch. The act of the pitcher facing the batter is quite cerebral. Baserunners have to think more than they need to be fast. If you want to have the curtain drawn aside so you can see everything that’s happening, read this book. It takes about 2 hours to read at a 6th grade reading level.
I use ExpressVPN with a FireStick and have had this issue before. There were a couple days throughout the last couple seasons with no fix, just to be honest, but the next day everything worked fine.
Most often, however, this occurred when not given enough time for VPN to connect. Secondarily because of a MLB log-in glitch due to VPN being loaded in another continent.
The fix for me due to connection is connect VPN, turn off TV and FireStick for 30 seconds, turn it back on and everything works fine.
The second issue occurs because there’s some glitch (not sure if this is just me or universal) where the app doesn’t log me in when I start the app with VPN set on another continent. The fix is simply to set VPN stateside to trigger log-in, follow the steps above and either keep it or change it back to Europe and follow the above steps again.
I’ve only experienced one day this season where I could not watch blacked out games.
NordVPN is working for me on Android TV (with wired Ethernet and no location services) as of May 2022. It is definitely finicky about servers, I think Dallas was good for a while but I had to switch to Miami to watch Mariners games. And the NordVPN app seems to break my Internet connection so I have to pull the Ethernet cord out of the TV and re-insert. Not really worth the trouble if you want to watch baseball reliably but it works in a pinch.
Have you verified that the location you're using isn't in the blackout?
I'm in ATL, drop my IP address in San Jose, California and it works just fine with Mullvad VPN. Works on iPad, iPhone, and MacBook so far. First time using too.
If you can hook a VPN up I would highly suggest that. In my area of Toledo, Ohio I am apparently in 3 blackout markets. The Reds, Guardians and my Detroit Tigers. I have the MLB package and use ExpressVPN. I now can watch my Tigers. It definitely should not be this hard. I swear MLB is trying to ruin its product. These fkkn local blackouts are a complete joke! Yeah, I want to pay $140 and STILL not be able to watch my local team. Add on the debacle with the Regional Fox Sports and the fact that Bally Sports is the worst thing for local fans. MLB better get their stuff together. I know many fans who haven't been able to watch in a couple seasons and really don't care about watching anymore. I'm sure MLB is losing fans that will never come back.
Yonder didn't work for me and had a ton of issues last year. Unlocator worked, had some more fancy stuff with more streaming platforms, and they're around the same price so i stuck with that this year. I had yonder for 2 years prior to that.
I am located in DC. You will have to clear cache if it doesn’t work. Remove MLB app and reinstall do not allow app to use location. On ExpressVPN I use “Los Angles” unless they play LA team. West Coast VPN’s work every time compared to east coast cities.
Get ExpressVPN -- living in Los Angeles and wanting to watch the Padres, every game that San Diego plays the Dodgers or Angels gets blacked out for me... ExpressVPN was the best purchase I've ever made.
I use Norton. It’s part of the AV Suite I use for work.
Check out ExpressVPN or NordVPN. They’re safe and reliable. Look for discounts if you can.
Avoid the free services. I’ve seen them inject weird trackers and unwanted registry settings.
NordVPN worked for me last year to get Royals games and you can download it to an Amazon firestick. About once a week the Royals would get blacked out with my NordVPN on so I would have to go into my firestick settings, clear the data and cache then, I would go back to the mlb app and sign back in. Another great option is to keep checking the thread for some very economical options to watch your Brewers.
Lastly, my son and I did a three ballparks in three days trip which started at Target Field, finished at Wrigley with Milwaukee the middle stop and we had a blast!
Huh thats so frustrating.
Maybe try different servers- you can always ask NordVPN support for servers to get around a specific team/area. Not every server works for me even though it should based on location, I have 5-10 I use specifically to get around mlb blackouts.
I'll also say that the "home" screen on never loads for me when I have the VPN on. I have to navigate over to the "games" area and then it loads.
Also this year I had to uninstall and reinstall both apps before they worked.
I've also heard that ppl with older firesticks were having trouble, but that the newer ones work for whatever reason.
If anything, NordVPN's customer service has been great for me so maybe reach out and let them know other people can get it to work.
I used PIA (Private Internet Access) for a few years and it worked well for this. Now I just use sportsrp dot com to stream games. Stream quality is consistently great, and they block the advertisements during commercial breaks. As with any alternative streaming site, use an adblocker.
One book that I enjoyed reading and keep by my easy chair while watching the game is Watching Baseball Smarter
Some really great info here that help appreciate from the basics to the subtle nuances of the game.
Steve Sparks celebrating the Astros World Series win. You can enjoy hearing Steve get hammered and joyously interview all of the Astros after the 2017 World Series.
Yes and I can find it for you. But you can also listen here on stitcher http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/clns-radio-online-sports-talk-radio/red-sox-beat-podcast?refid=stpr
we are also on Itunes www.clnsradio.com/rsbitunes
Hi, I'm Dr. Z and many of you know me from my posts helping people with carpal tunnel syndrome and other hand pain conditions.
I'm medical director for CarpalRx and we're an online healthcare provider specializing in home therapy for carpal tunnel. I'm reasonably certain I can help Stephen Strasburg avoid carpal tunnel surgery and radically reduce his "down time" so he can keep playing.
Here's a link to my Professional Courtesy Hand Pain Symptoms survey: https://www.jotform.com/form/201345578097967
Can anyone get the link to Stephen Strasburg or Davey Martinez -- or tell me how to do so? Many thanks for this, Dr. Z
Okay... how about things like in this video...https://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylc=X3oDMTFiN25laTRvBF9TAzIwMjM1MzgwNzUEaXRjAzEEc2VjA3NyY2hfcWEEc2xrA3NyY2h3ZWI-?p=pitching+strategy&fr=yfp-t-726%2CE829075%2C333&fp=1&toggle=1&cop=mss&ei=UTF-8
He says that if a batter is on first base, you should pitch inward to a right handed hitter, so that he pulls (wow, i am learning!) instead of going opposite field, since there will be a gap in the opposite field side.
Are things like this a big deal? Or do major league pitchers not even think about this stuff?
Just bypass the blackout. I use http://www.unlocator.com to watch the Dodgers in Los Angeles without having to go all in with Time Warner Cable as they own the rights. Try it out for free for 7 days. You don't need a credit card to sign up. After that, it's $4.95/month or you can dish out 6 months for the whole season at a discounted rate.
No blackouts if you use http://www.unlocator.com on your Apple TV. I watch the Dodgers and I'm in LA County. I can't believe Hawaii gets blacked out though.
I pay $5 a month for torguard which is a torrent proxy, but they have servers that will do web proxy as well. That will definitely work.
there is also this http://www.hidemyass.com/proxy/
but I have no experience with it.
I was having issues with NordVPN, but it was using auto connect and choosing the fastest server, not necessarily what I needed to watch .
I spoke with their customer service and you have clear the Mlb app (data, cache, force stop), then open vpn and search for the numbered server you want “United States #1234” and select it. Make sure auto-connect is disabled.
Connect to the server and reopen Mlb, log in and it should work. This is what I had to do and it took care of it.
ExpressVPN was working very well up until the All-star break. Now something has changed. The other recent comments about 'clearing data' and 'clearing cache' in all the apps may work for some users, but has not for me. I'm using Firestick and the MLB app through there.
The game is not able to stream due to blackout per the error message. Doesn't change no matter which VPN location I've selected.
I did get the stream to work once on desktop computer (no Amazon involved) using the Toronto location. Every other connection I tried would result in blackout (audio only stream).
Maybe they've wised-up to blocking all known VPN end points? No idea. The other thought is MLB is blacking out games based on the account's billing zip code.
I haven't found firm evidence of that yet.
Besides that, I have no idea how my location is being detected by MLB as a blacked out area with VPN enabled, especially since it was pretty much working one day then stopped the next.
This article is an interesting read. I’m not familiar with the source, but it references Andy Martino, who is a New York based writer who wrote a book on the Astros cheating scandal.
I just downloaded and installed IPVanish on my Firestick in Houston. I'm able to see the A's vs. Astros game on app where before it was blacked out. On the IPVanish app, I selected the best city available and the best server available. For the city, the app connected me to New Orleans. Friday, I'm going to see if I can connect to the Rangers game. They were also blacked out in Houston.
With the Google NordVPN app, you have to do a search (use the search window) to find specific American cities like Dallas, Denver, Salt Lake City, Seattle or Atlanta (those are the ones I use). As you use cities, they will always display the most recent ones used.
With ExpressVPN and I'm sure all others, here is the step by step to get this working for Android TV (my case a Sony)
I tried ExpressVPN and it did not work. Seems like they are doing a good job of sniffing them out. I don't understand if you pay money for a baseball package why you can't watch you local games. It is incredibly frustrating. I don't want to switch from YouTubeTV to FuboTV just to watch the Red Sox.
I use ProtonVPN with secure core. It’s $99 a year but it’s worth it for me. It works on though I don’t need it as I’m a Illinois Dodgers fan. But I tested it on Sox and Cubs. It worked. Also it can bypass government IP bans. So I can use it to help people in Pakistan access a site. I can and won’t explain that here but it’s a Tor project for freedoms for all. I say it only to prove that proton offers so many IP’s that even nations states can’t catch it. Iranian Jews use it.
I also use ExpressVPN and it does not work on my FireTV, however it does work on my comp. still annoying because I want to watch games on the big TV. I was on chat with ExpressVPN and they could not resolve the issue on FireTV
To me this is the preferred option, because it's not illegal (even though it technically is against the terms of mlb .tv) and I'm actually paying MLB for access to the games, so I'm not stealing anything.
NordVPN is not working for me. Trying it on a Fire Stick after working perfect last year. Did all the “fixes” I saw elsewhere on Reddit including a list of recommended servers out of area. Super frustrating.
What do you mean by MLB audio? The subscription for audio through MLB? Just use Pro Baseball Radio. It's free and legal.
CyberGhost is currently working fine. However, the MLB app on iOS and Android devices uses GPS to locate you, nothing a VPN can do about that.
It does work on PC/Mac browsers, Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV... anything that does not have GPS location services.
Check the FAQ here for more info:
What device are you using?
CyberGhost is working fine for me on PC browser.
Check the FAQ here if you're using iOS or Android:
I use Unlocator Smart DNS. Not working today either. Sent a message to support. Got this back:
" Hello there,
We are looking into this issue and will get back to you with an update as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience. "
For Astros and Rangers fans, the Miami server for ExpressVPN is working for me. It seems that MLB has logged the recommended servers for them or something like that. Try manually selecting a server from the full list
Use Private Internet Access or Torguard. Use chrome web browser and delete all browser history, turn any and all ad blocker extensions. Connect to India server first on VPN service. Then log into and choose whatever local team you are trying to watch that is blacked out. After the game live broadcast comes disconnect from VPN service. Use with a PC or MAC and run a HDMI cable to your TV. Don't ask for help on setting this up on Roku, Firestick, chrome cast, appletv, built in smart tv android, ps4, ps5, xbox, or iphone or android phone.
Today I unsuccessfully tried ExpressVPN and ProtonVPN to a watch black-out game using the mlb app on an AndroidTV and Amazon Fire TV. I tried several US cities and countries.
Ended up using ProtonVPN on a browser in the GoogleTV box, the quality was bad.
Last year VPN worked perfectly, definitely, something changed, I hope VPN providers find a way.
I use NordVPN and it works. The only issue I have is when I project the from my laptop to my Roku the picture quality isn't great. I'm trying to see if there is a way to fix that since I like to watch on my big screen.
On iPhone, I’ve found if I disable location tracking for the MLB app and use my VPN (NordVPN), it successfully avoids the blackout. My brother with an iPhone had the same success, but it didn’t work for my brother who has an Android phone using the same VPN.
I was using NordVPN on MLB chromecast app.. I thought it would work that way, I guess not. casting it is a good option but not convenient for me I prefer to stream it directly on my tv.. thanks for the suggestion tho
I have a vizio tv that includes chromecast and I use NordVPN to watch the tigers and I am not able to chromecast the game to my tv. It's weird I can actually chromecast EVERY other baseball game EXCEPT the tigers to my tv...
>PN. There a loads of options out there, I personally use NordVPN and it works great. So I pay for M
But illegal streams give a middle finger to the MLB & cable packages, win win! Look into IPTV, less than $20 a month. get all your games + lots more
You should look into getting a VPN. There a loads of options out there, I personally use NordVPN and it works great. So I pay for MLBTV and then just use the VPN to change my location and stream all the blackout games. Never had a problem. I know it's not the most elegant solution and is an additional cost, but at least I feel good giving a big middle finger to the TV networks trying to screw us out of watching our own team's games! haha
The data to your apple TV comes from somewhere. I use an apple TV with a DNS service that makes my home router look like it is in another city. Last year I used Unlocator, but had some issues. This year I have smartDNS and have had no problems except for games on ESPN.
100% agree with you on accountability while at a ball game. Thank you for being respectful to me, which is more than can be said for pretty much all of the responses I've received today. Hat tip to you- sincerely.
I work in sports medicine, so I hate seeing people get hurt at all on a field or court- let alone off of it. Nobody should ever go to a ball game and leave with a skull fracture, especially not a kid who was just watching. That's my angle. Not trying to absolve anyone of responsibility, far from it. There's just no need to risk anyone getting seriously hurt at a baseball game.
My wife and I were interviewing babysitters for our kids last year and one was a girl who'd been let go because the husband of the family she had been working for was at a Cubs game in the upper tank and had a cardiac arrest and flipped backwards over the rails and into the lower bowl. There was that guy who went for a ball that poor Josh Hamilton tossed into the crowd, who then fell and broke his neck and passed, with his son watching. There's actually a book called "Death at the Ballpark" that a buddy of mine has raved about that I keep meaning to pick up. It's pretty common- lots of people die at ballparks.
Accidents are unavoidable and random and happen but I can't help but wonder what Albert Almora's opinion on netting is after what happened.
I've had that might be around $80 or $90? I can't remember.
I've figured out how to get it working after struggling with getting blacked-out using PureVPN this whole season.
TL;DR - 1) Trade your MLB account creds with someone who has an account billing zip outside of your blackout zone. 2) Before game, enable VPN. 3) Before game, log out of your (friend's) account and then log back in. 4) watch baseball.
1) Apparently now will enforce blackouts based on billing zip-code in some situations. I'm assuming this is used in cases where they see accounts consistently logging in from various locations, thus indicating to them that you are using a VPN. To fix this I traded account creds with my buddy in Seattle (I'm in Colorado) since we are both on T-mobile and want to watch different teams.
2) Before every game, after turning on my VPN service, I have to go to to log-out of my friend's account and then re-login as that same user. Only then can I got to and get the game to start without getting the "No content available for this game" message. I'm not sure why this works, but it does for me. I have to do it for every game.
Notice: this won't work with android based devices including FireTV since the MLB apps on android use other location services for detection. In those cases you'll want to use the VPN on your computer and then chromecast the game tab to your TV. This is flawless since chromecast tab casting no longer mirrors the tab if it's a full screen video. Instead it actually casts the stream like it would with other supported video services.
Notice 2: once the game starts on your computer you can disable your VPN which usually increases streaming quality
I tried NordVPN last night with different VPN locations, different browsers (including clearing the cache on both) and even setting up the VPN through a router. No luck. I then used Tunnelbear. Still no luck. On a whim, I forced Tunnelbear to connect to a server in Cananda. Success! I wish I knew more about VPN's to know why one works while another does not, because I'd rather use Nord, but I'll take what I can get.
I have NordVPN, and won't even load when I'm connected. It's strange. Every other site works fine, regardless of where I'm connected. But I can't even get the homepage to load if the VPN is on.
Tried the free trial of Unlocator, though, and everything works great. Not sure what's up with that. Anyone have ideas?
I have used IPVanish for a few years and haven't had any problems. Scout around for coupon codes and you should be able to get the cost down.
I can't comment on the MLB tv which is generally garbage however.
I don't know how Roku sticks work, but I assume it is possible (requires your own research). Alternatively you could hook up an HDMI from your computer to your TV if so inclined. Also, I assume Hola works (I don't have , but a paid VPN like Private Internet Access definitely does. Sorry that I can't fully answer your question. If you have more questions send me a pm and I'll try and help the best I can
It's location based and they're very good at finding where you are but there are some workarounds. I live in east Texas but have no possible way of watching the Astros but was able to watch every game (minus national broadcasts) last season using a workaround.
Unlocator is the best one I have used. I tried Tunnel Bear but it only worked about half the time. Unlocator is great because you can hide just one device or you can hide your router and by extension everything. I usually just hid my Apple TV because that's the best MLB At-Bat experience I've tried and then left my Xbox un-hidden so that I could still watch Netflix. (Netflix with their deep pockets know when you're using something to fake your location.)
I bought a VPN from Private Internet Access and it does not work when it comes to removing black out restrictions. The only thing that worked for me was Unlocator. This is PC though. No idea how you'd bypass blackouts on Xbox. I know for sure there are blackout restrictions on xbox tho.
I feel you OP. I'm in SE Texas with no provider carrying the Astros. I paid for and use Unlocator. You can set it up to hide your location on all devices that go through your router, or just on a single device. I just have my Apple TV set up so that Netflix works on everything else. (Netflix knows when you use it and doesn't like it.) Streams work flawlessly.
Also check out ZenMate extension on Firefox or Chrome. It works but the stream can be a bit glitchy and it's of course limited to browsers.
Get google chrome and download Hola!VPN it's an extension you can change your location with. I usually select England or Canada if the Red Sox are playing Tampa and I can't watch the game, or even the ASG. It thinks I'm in the UK, flawless stream too.
I literally had the same issue today with unblock-us. I can't swear by it because I've only been using it for a day, but I signed up for NordVPN after doing some research and it seems pretty solid. It ended up costing $6/month but I won't miss all the blacked out baseball games.
If you guys watch on your computer instead of a tablet, on Chrome, download the CyberGhostVPN app. MLB thinks your off in Germany somewhere. Give it a shot, it will make your browser run slower but I was able to watch a game after it originally told me I was blacked out from it yesterday.
So... I'm only lurking here and don't have the app but I use the app and was having the same issues you are. Try out Unlocator. Basically you change your DNS to use theirs; I changed mine to canada and I can watch all blacked out NHL games.
They have a 7 day free trial you can use and then pay for it if it ends up working.
Use a service such as Unlocator or Unblock Us to get around the blackout restrictions. There are more than than those two but those are the ones I can remember off the top of my head. They are all the same and most allow a free trial without a credit card.
You can avoid blackouts on by using a service such as Unlocator. Try it out first. I'm subscribed with them so I can watch the Dodgers without having to get Time Warner Cable. There is a 7-day trial and you don't even have to give a credit card to sign up.
The problem is that OP is using an app and even Unlocator can't bypass it because of how the device is reporting his location with GPS as well. It works great on Apple TV and other devices though. You can sign up for a 7 day free trial at
Try Unlocator. I use it to watch the Dodgers in Los Angeles without TWC. They give you a 7 day free trial and you don't have to give your credit card info until you're ready to sign up.
Also, if you can get a friend that has T-Mobile, you can sign up for free by going to but the offer ends on April 10th. Jump on it.
I just tried expressVPN. It works great...
I was able to watch the Detroit game. However, I was blocked when I switched to the Yankees game. So, unless you get a solution that will appear outside of all of the areas, you'll be blocked on at least one game. The cool thing is, ExpressVPN allows me to select a TON of locations. So as I was typing this....I was able to switch to a better location.
Unlocator is a life saver. In San Diego, I can watch the Dodgers with mlbtv, but I'm moving back to LA next week to attend UCLA and I'm not gonna have cable (TWC) so I will be using unlocator for sure. I've already researched it and it will be a piece of cake to use.
I've been using Unlocator to watch Indians games in Cleveland and it's been working great. I think it's $20 for the season and you can even set it up to watch on an Xbox or Roku.
I have no legitimate way of watching my team play games whatsoever, as I don't have TV. I use the Zenmate chrome extension (free) before logging in to to enable the ability to watch any game, and I haven't had an issue since. I just tell the extension I'm in London. I'm sure others have similar tricks. If this ever happens in the future, give that a shot.
Does Unlocator have a referral program that helps you out for referring someone? unblock-us apparently is having trouble with a lot of devices this year when going through their support forum. Going to sign up for an unlocator trial, but figured I would use someones referral link if they do referrals.
Does anyone know if something like Hotspot Shield works with ? I'm an Astros fan and due to our CSN Houston situation, I can't watch any of the games. I don't wanna spend 130 bucks if it's still gonna be blacked out. I've used Hotspot Shield with NBA LP and it works perfectly.
I'll be using PrivateInternetAccess ().
It's cheaper than Unblock-Us, and has been excellent for me so far. I'm in the UK, and my download, upload and ping speeds have actually got better through using this VPN.
It's got a large number of locations, both US and Non-US.
I live in the New England area so all Yankees broadcasts are blacked out. I can't watch Tigers games when they play the Yankees no matter which broadcast I choose. Saturday games between 1-8PM are also blacked out. Then, if ESPN decides to play your team's game, it will be blacked out as well. To get around all this nonsense, I used FoxyProxy last season. It was about 99% dependable, but makes it where I can't watch on all my streaming devices; just those with proxy capability. I used to find free proxies.
Postseason TV was also a success with the proxy. I got full coverage of every playoff game (as well as the world series - Sadly)