MLB.tv floating browser Helium for Mac

I just tweeted the following to the Helium App team. They make a floating browser window for OS X that works with Netflix, Hulu, etc. Check them out here. http://heliumfloats.com/

MLB.tv didn’t work so I wanted to figure out a way.

I noticed that others were asking about different web applications not working and the answer from Helium was to get it working in Safari and it would work in Helium.

I would like to watch MLB.tv whilst working but I don’t because I can’t keep it out of the way. After tweeting them I thought I would find a workaround. If you want to watch MLB using Helium follow the directions below.

  1. Open Safari and go to MLB.tv.
  2. Login and browse to the game you would like to watch.
  3. Click the link to watch the game and it will open in a new window.
  4. Close the window
  5. In Safari, Click History at the top and then show history. Screenshot 2015-04-16 11.51.44
  6. From the Last Visited Today option, scroll down to MLB: Media Player. Right click on the link, which should make reference to flash and media player in the url, and copy it.
    Screenshot 2015-04-16 11.52.54
  7. Open the Helium App.
  8. Choose Location. Paste the URL you just copied and click Load.
  9. I resized Helium by pulling it from the upper left corner and then once in media player mode I clicked mini mode and then resized again.
  10. I can now work with the MLB games playing on my desktop, on top of other screens, without interfering what I am doing underneath it.

Enjoy watching the game!

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