One of the things that other systems, like Boxee, have going for them is app support. The ability to integrate apps into an existing system and expand it’s capabilities is something that more and more devices are adding and the PS3 is now no exception.
MLB.tv is now available on the PS3 in quite an impressive way. According to PLAYSTATION.BLOG, the app supports the following:
MLB Scoreboard – See a schedule of today’s games (and set options to control whether or not you see the scores)
Home and Away Feeds – Choose to watch either the home or away broadcast feed
HD quality video and DVR functionality – watch a live game in HD (with Live Game DVR functionality that lets you pause and rewind live games of fast-forward back to live game action)
Season Archive – Want to re-live a great moment? Go back and watch games you’ve missed from earlier in the season.
Scrollable Linescore – Go directly to any half-inning to watch only that portion of the game.
Favorite Teams/Calendar Schedule – Scroll through the entire 2010 Major League Baseball schedule in calendar format or designate your favorite team(s) to see the schedule for that team.
To see it in action, check out the video here:
Talk about a feature list. What effectively makes me say “Like zoinks Scoob!” is the integration of DVR functionality. It’s now starting to approach the utopian IPTV future of a la carte services I have always dreamed of…ok well it’s a start.
Given the PS3’s growing install base, let’s hope more and more content providers make the leap to the PS3.