(AP) -- Roku says its pioneering Internet video set-top box is adding its first live feed, from Major League Baseball.
The move brings the $100 Player closer to duplicating the benefits of a cable subscription.
It comes with a remote and connects to a TV set, linking it to the Internet. When it launched last year, it played only streaming movies from Netflix Inc. It later added Amazon.com Inc.'s movie rentals.
On Thursday, Saratoga, Calif.-based Roku Inc. said MLB.com's Premium subscribers will be able to watch out-of-market games live, and local or other nationally televised games about 90 minutes after they end.
MLB's Premium subscribers have already been able to watch those games on a computer. There's also an iPhone application for the service. Membership costs $35 a year.
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