Kick off the Toronto Blue Jays season with Rogers Anyplace TV

Blue JaysI’m a die-hard Toronto Blue Jays fan.

How much of a fan, you ask? Well, for our honeymoon last summer, my husband and I took a road trip to Buffalo to catch a game of the Blue Jays triple-A team, the Buffalo Bisons.

One night later, we were sitting right behind home plate to watch as the Blue Jays took on the Tampa Bay Rays.

Today marks the start of the Blue Jays 2014 season. And while I’d rather be in Tampa Bay catching the game in person (and soaking up some sun), I’ll be able to watch the first Blue Jays game of the season while I’m on the go in Toronto with Rogers Anyplace TV.

Here’s how Rogers customers can watch all 162 Blue Jays games this year:

  • Rogers digital television customers can live stream the games on their computer and tablet with Rogers Anyplace TV and their Sportsnet, Sportsnet ONE or Sportsnet 360 subscriptions;
  • Rogers wireless customers can tune in on their smartphone via the Rogers Anyplace TV mobile app.

Sportsnet will also be following the Blue Jays with real-time alerts from the free Sportsnet Mobile app, available for BlackBerry 10, iOS and Android. Plus fans can join a live chat with Sportsnet’s team of writers on sportsnet.ca during key games and find all the latest news and updates for their favourite team.

Last summer, when the Blue Jays were about to win their 11th straight game, my husband and I were on the move.

When the game began, we were listening to Sportnet 590 the FAN broadcast in the car en route to the Burlington GO Station to catch a train back to Toronto. We sat in the car as long as we could.

When it was almost time for the train, we had to figure out another way to listen to the game. Then I remembered we could watch it on our smartphones!

We cheered every home run as the train rolled on – don’t worry, we had headphones so as not to disturb everyone.

By the time we got to Toronto, the Blue Jays were up handily. We turned off the game as we transferred from the GO Train to a streetcar, then resumed watching on the Rogers Anyplace TV app.

The Blue Jays ended up winning that game 13-5.

Here’s to a fabulous 2014 season, wherever you catch the game.

Where’s the oddest place you’ve watched a Blue Jays game using the Rogers Anyplace TV app?

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  1. Virginia Webster says: April 1st, 2014 a 2:40pm

    Why isn’t my home phone working?????

    • RogersElise says: April 7th, 2014 a 2:45pm

      Hi, please reach out to @RogersHelps on Twitter or on our page on Facebook when you’re having issues. We’ll be happy to help.

  2. I am both a Rogers Anyplace TV and MLB extra innings subscriber. I am currently vacationing in Punta Cana, DR and would like to know how to launch my MLB extra innings online via my laptop?

    Thanks!

    • RogersElise says: April 8th, 2014 a 2:50pm

      Hi Andy, I’ll ask someone from our @RogersHelps to email you to help.

      Edit: Actually, you would need to be in Canada to be able to use the service. It is location based :(

  3. The oddest place I’ve watched a Jays game? Hmmm… let’s see. When I originally signed up for the service it turned out that my brand new S4 was not supported so it didn’t work – despite the fact that buying the s4 was why rogers kept trying to convince me to try the service.

    Then yesterday I signed up for it again (1 year later) and spent over an hour on the cross trainer at the gym trying to get the service to work.

    Upon launching the app I was told that it couldn’t determine if I was on the rogers network because my WiFi radio was on. Not in use mind you, I was on LTE, but it insisted I had to shut off the WiFi completely. Okay. There’s no functional reason for that so I assume this is a clumsy security measure to prevent people faking being on the rogers network. Whatever, I turn off the WiFi and am able to open the app. Well this is already a huge improvement over last year! The app opens!

    Next I had to agree to the extra $5/month which will now only get me 10 hours a month of the 75 hours of Jays games per month. So that taken care of I launched the Jays game… and was after a moment or two taken back to the main screen. Hmmm. That was odd. So I tried it a few more times – same thing. So then I tried a bunch of other links to shows; most redirected back to the main page but some demanded a login. So I try the login. Doesn’t work. Hmmph. Oh hey! A button to launch live chat! Which does nothing.

    But wait. It says to go to the rogers anyplace website. So I go there. And that causes a redirect loop on mobile. After figuring out a way to view the page I am greeted by a total mess – the html behind this page must be a disaster.

    Never mind that now though, I want to watch the Jays game. Login. Ah, the login button doesn’t work. So let’s try launching something to provoke a login challenge. Success! I have prompt and I am able to login. Launch the Jays game and… nothing happens. A gray overlay appears and nothing else happens.

    Alright, let’s try this whole process in a different browser. And… this just takes me too a screen telling me to download the app.

    Back to the app. I successfully signed in on the mobile site in the previous browser so let’s try again in the app. Nothing. Doesn’t work. The register button (which does nothing) is still there, the live chat button (which does nothing) is still there, but the login still doesn’t work.

    So I give up and watch Netflix for the rest of my workout.

    But then I get home and start making some dinner. Hey! I can watch the last few innings of the game online while I’m doing that. So I open a browser and login to rogers ondemand and launch the Jays game and… it tells me I have to be a rogers cable subscriber.

    Here’s a fun game to play with friends: everyone signs up for rogers anyplace tv for their mobile device and tries to watch a Jays game. The winner is the person who goes the longest without breaking down into a fit of homicidal rage from the frustration.

  4. Rogers Customer says: April 10th, 2014 a 6:38pm

    Very deceptive review. Leads you to believe the service is free for Rogers customers when in fact the rates verge on extortion. Uninstalled the app immediately to avoid accidentally subscribing.