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System Requirements

Before purchasing any multimedia product on, please review our System Requirements. If your system does not meet these requirements, you will not be able to use our products and/or will not receive the highest quality stream. For information on accessing your MLB.TV or MLB.TV Premium subscription on devices other than your PC, see the Subscription Access FAQs and the MLB.TV Connected Devices FAQ.
  1. MLB.TV Support Forum and Customer Service

    If you have a question, which is not answered here, please check the FAQs or visit the MLB.TV Support Forum. You can also e-mail our Customer Service Department.

  2. MLB.TV Recommended Profiles runs in most current Internet browsers and operating systems. To watch or listen to video and/or current MLB.TV Premium, MLB.TV, Postseason.TV, and/or Gameday Audio content, you need the most current Adobe Flash Player installed on your computer. See Section 3. Flash Player Requirements for more information. Some features may be limited or unavailable if you are running a configuration that is not recommended. The following profiles are recommended for a standard experience. Note: If your computer is more than approximately three (3) years old, then you may experience technical difficulties when attempting to use MLB.TV or MLB.TV Premium.

    MLB.TV Media Player 5.0 System Requirements
    Software/Bandwidth Windows Mac
    Operating Systems Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2 OSX 10.8, OSX 10.9, OSX 10.10
    Connection speed Broadband 3000 Kbps (for MLB.TV in HD) Broadband 3000 Kbps (for MLB.TV in HD)
    Browsers Internet Explorer 10 (or higher) Firefox 31 (or higher) Chrome 39 (or higher) Safari 7 (or higher) Firefox 31 (or higher) Chrome 39 (or higher)
    Adobe Flash We recommend the most current Adobe Flash Player, available here We recommend the most current Adobe Flash Player, available here
    • Internet Connection: A high speed broadband Internet connection is required to stream MLB.TV content.
    • JavaScript Turned ON: This is the standard setting for all browsers. The site will not work if JavaScript is turned off.
    • Cookies Enabled: This is the standard setting for all browsers. If cookies are disabled, you may encounter login errors and experience difficulties viewing certain content.
    • Pop-up and Ad Blockers Disabled: Some applications, such as the MLB.TV Media Player and Gameday Audio, are launched in a separate pop-up window. You may not be able to launch these applications properly if you have a Pop-up or Ad Blocker enabled.
    • Updated Operating System: For each operating system version, we recommend the latest update for that version be installed. We do not support out-of-date minor versions of any supported OS.
    • If Your System Does Not Meet These Requirements: You can access the older version of the media player here.
  3. Flash Player Requirements

    The MLB.TV Media Player is built on the Adobe Flash Player. For better performance we recommend using the most current version Adobe Flash Player.

  4. HD Video Quality

    The MLB.TV Media Player supports both SD and HD quality streams adapted to your Internet connection. If you have a constant dedicated connection of 3000 Kbps or above you will receive our highest quality streams. If your bandwidth is between 1800 Kbps and 3000 Kbps you will receive Standard Definition streams. To verify your bandwidth, please check using our bandwidth test.

  5. Gameday Audio Requirements Gameday Audio works on most browsers with Flash Player 10 (or higher) installed and with Internet connection speed higher than 512 Kbps. We recommend that you install the latest version of Adobe Flash Player.

  6. Browser and Plug-in Downloads

    The following recommended browser and plug-in downloads are available at no cost.

    Browser and plug-in downloads
    Applications/Plugins PC MAC
    Flash Player Download Download
    FireFox Download Download
    Internet Explorer Download N/A
    Java Download Download
    Google Chrome Download Download
    Safari N/A Download
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