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A's Cast FAQ

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to Listen to Live A's Games inside A's Streaming Territory

What is A’s Cast?
A’s Cast is the Oakland Athletics 24/7 free streaming audio channel. The streaming audio channel is only available online with TuneIn and can be accessed from most locations in Northern California. The service is always free and includes live games, pre and post game content and numerous original A’s programming options.

How do I access A’s Cast?
A’s Cast is available for free by visiting athletics.com/ascast on your mobile device’s website browser, a desktop computer, Kindle, Ipad or other mobile device and clicking “listen now” to launch the web player audio of the game. There is no sign-up required. Additionally, you can access A’s Cast on streaming devices, wearables, smart speakers, gaming devices and more.

What is the official A’s streaming territory and can the A’s expand or change it?
MLB determines each Club’s broadcast territory. The A’s full map is here:

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How much does A’s Cast cost?
A’s Cast is always free within the Oakland Athletics streaming territory. If you are ever asked with a visual advertisement or pop up screen to start a premium or paid trial, you can simply click on the “X” in the top right corner to skip the trial. See an example of an advertisement below.

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I am inside the streaming territory and am getting an error message. Why?
In order for A’s Cast to work, you must have location services turned on. This is a setting within your mobile phone or desktop device. Follow instructions on your device’s settings to enable location services. This setting is easy to change and generally can be accessed within your device settings control panel. It can be turned off if you so choose when you’re not actively listening to A’s Cast. Just remember to turn it on each time you listen.

I have location services enabled, I am inside the streaming territory and I am getting an error. Why?
Your mobile device or laptop may think you are still outside the streaming territory. Visit an IP (device) location website tracker like whatismyipaddress.com to find out where your IP location is generating from. If your signal is still generating from outside the A’s streaming territory, make sure you enable location services. If you still experience challenges, contact your internet service provider (e.g. Comcast, Verizon, etc.).

What is the difference between A’s Cast and the Oakland Athletics channel on TuneIn?
The Oakland Athletics channel on TuneIn is part of the paid service on TuneIn Premium that allows A’s fans outside of the free streaming market area to access the game broadcast only. A’s Cast is the free streaming service in Northern California. If you live outside the A’s Cast free streaming area indicated in the map above, please first check out our A’s radio station broadcast options for listening to a free radio broadcast (see below). If you are still out of the area, you can sign up for a Premium (paid) live game subscription.

The app keeps asking me to sign up and pay money, I thought it was free?
A’s Cast is always free within the Oakland Athletics streaming territory. If you are ever asked to start a paid or premium trial, you can simply click on the “X” in the top right corner to skip the trial. “Go Premium” is not required to continue listening for free.

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The stream keeps buffering and pausing, why?
A’s Cast requires an internet connection, just like other streaming services. Connect to WiFi whenever possible for maximum clarity.

Can I listen to the stream in the ballpark?
A’s Cast requires an internet connection to properly stream the feed. Be sure to connect to the A’s WiFi when accessing the feed in-ballpark.

How do I connect to the stream in my car if I don’t have it built into my car?
You can stream the audio service right from your phone into your car speakers. Connect to your car’s audio system by either plugging in your mobile device to the car's USB port with a USB cable, or, connect via Bluetooth. If you are having issues playing the live stream, please consult your vehicle owner’s manual for tips on connecting mobile devices to the car stereo/speaker system. You can always put your phone on speaker mode and increase the volume to hear the broadcast in your car.

Is a data plan required to stream the game?
Please consult your wireless carrier’s plan to understand how data is used for streaming consumption. The A's offer two types of data streams, high and low fidelity. If you are interested in selecting the low fidelity option, click on the “Choose Stream” option within the app (as circled in yellow and pictured below). If you elect to lower fidelity stream, you can expect your listening experience to sound more like a traditional AM radio experience.

Can I reduce the amount of data the app is forcing me to use?
Yes. If you are interested in lowering the quality of the stream to use even less data, click on the “Choose Stream” option within the app (as pictured).

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Will you have minor league content?
Yes. Las Vegas Aviators, Midland Rock Hounds, and Stockton Ports games all appear on A’s Cast.

Can I use smart speakers to tell Alexa, Siri, and Google to play A’s Cast?
Yes. Most devices will respond to “Play A’s Cast on TuneIn.” If you are having trouble, feel free to contact us at [email protected].

How do I access the A’s live game audio from inside the MLB app?
For instructions on accessing A’s content within the MLB app, follow instructions listed here.

Is the stream on the MLB app the same as TuneIn Premium?
Yes. The game broadcast is the same on the MLB app and A’s on TuneIn Premium.

I'm still having trouble, who can help?
Please reach out to [email protected] for additional assistance.

Outside A’s Streaming Territory

Why can’t I access live A’s games on A’s Cast outside of the streaming territory?
Due to Major League Baseball restrictions, the A’s are unable to offer live A’s Cast content (games, pre- and post-game shows, and any live streaming content) outside the A’s streaming territory (see map above). Fans outside the streaming territory can access A’s original programming and recorded content on-demand at athletics.com/podcast. Fans can access live A’s games (not A’s Cast) whenever you want with MLB Audio and TuneIn Premium.

If I’m outside the A’s streaming territory and subscribe to TuneIn Premium, can I get A’s Cast?
Unfortunately, no. Due to MLB restrictions, the A’s are unable to offer live A’s Cast content (games, pre- and post-game shows, and any live streaming content) outside of the A’s streaming territory. Fans can still access live A’s games (not A’s Cast) whenever you want with MLB Audio and TuneIn Premium.

How do I access live A’s Cast content outside of the streaming territory?
Live A’s Cast content will not play outside the allowed streaming territory. You will receive an error message when trying to access it outside the territory. Fans outside the streaming territory can access on-demand original A’s content at athletics.com/podcast or on your favorite podcast platforms like iTunes and Spotify.

Are there any other additional ways to access A’s live games in Northern California?
Yes, the A’s have 12 stations in our radio affiliate network, stretching across most of Northern California. Visit athletics.com/radio to see the frequency and call letters of each of the stations.

Can I access A’s Cast abroad?
A’s Cast will not play abroad and you will receive an error message. Fans outside the streaming territory can access on-demand A’s content at athletics.com/podcast or on your favorite podcast platforms like iTunes and Spotify.

I'm still having trouble, who can help?
Please reach out to [email protected] for additional assistance.