MLB.com’s online streaming is pretty huge among fans – 1.5 million subscribers so far. But Android users haven’t exactly been invited to the ballpark, with only a paltry 11 devices supported. The reason? Baseball thinks Android users won’t pony up.
In an interview with All Things D, the head of MLB.com put it tactfully: “The Android user typically is less likely to buy, and therefore the ROI on developing for Android is different than it is for Apple…The iPhone and iPad user is interested in buying content–that’s one of the reasons they bought the device. The Android buyer is different.”
Different how? Different in that they won’t buy stuff, is what’s to be inferred here. So, Android users, do you think that describes you? Batter up. [All Things D]