How to Stream Live MLB Games Without Cable This Season – And What’s New for Baseball Fans in 2019

What’s New for the 2019 MLB Season?

  • You can stream most MLB teams locally with Live TV Streaming Service, except for the Orioles, Rockies, Dodgers, Pirates, Mariners, and Nationals.
  • Last month, fuboTV became the first and only service to offer local streaming of Houston Astros games on AT&T SportsNet
  • You can stream 1-2 MLB games daily as part of your ESPN+ subscription
  • DAZN launched a daily “whip-around” show called ChangeUp with Adnan Virk & Scott Rogowsky.
  • You can now subscribe to MLB.TV with Amazon Prime Video Channels (or for free with your T-Mobile plan)

Do you want to watch Local or Out-of-Market games?

If you Live in the Same Market as Your Favorite Team

The MLB season is finally here — and over the past 12 months it’s become even easier to watch your favorite baseball team even if you’ve cut the cord.

There are six major streaming providers that offer Live TV Streaming. These allow you to watch games live using iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and Web.

This is the best option for fans that want to watch local in-market games, as well as nationally televised games on FOX, ESPN, TBS, FS1, and MLB Network

Starting at ~$15 a month, it’s an inexpensive way to stream your team’s games without having to commit to a cable subscription. When the season is over, you can cancel your subscription and save some money during the offseason.

fuboTV Hulu PS Vue Sling TV AT&T NOW YouTube
Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$55 $45 $50–$85 $25 $25 $50–$70 $50
Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) ≥ $55 - $70
Fox -
Fox Sports 1 -
TBS
ESPN - -
MLB Network - - ≥ $55 ^ $10 ^ $10 -

Top Pick

With PlayStation Vue you’ll be able to watch every game whether it’s locally telecast or on national TV. You can try it for free with a 5-Day Free Trial.

Not only will you be able to watch games live on ESPN, FOX, FS1, TBS, & MLB Network, you can record it to your Unlimited Cloud DVR or watch them on-demand.

PlayStation Vue

Price: $50
Includes: Your Local RSN, FOX, FS1, ESPN, MLBN

Budget Pick

With Sling TV for a limited time, you can get access to your local RSN, plus FOX and FS1 for just $15 a month with Sling Blue. If you also want ESPN, you can add Sling Orange for just $10 more.

While Sling does not have NESN, it does have Fox Sports and NBC Sports RSNs including YES Network and SportsTime Ohio.

Sling TV

Price: $15 (normally $25)
Includes: Your Local RSN, FOX, FS1, ESPN (+$10)

Regional Telecasts

Regional Sports Networks

If you live in the same market as your favorite team, most of the games will be on a local regional sports network. You can stream 23 of 29 U.S.-based MLB teams locally on Live TV Streaming Services.

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to stream the Baltimore Orioles (MASN), Colorado Rockies (AT&T Sports Rocky Mountain), Los Angeles Dodgers (Spectrum SportsNet LA), Pittsburgh Pirates (AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh), Seattle Mariners (ROOT Sports Northwest), and Washington Nationals (MASN) regular season games in your local market.

fuboTV has the widest coverage of Regional Sports Networks. They are one of the few services that offers NESN and the only one to stream Houston Astros games on AT&T SportsNet Southwest.

Since every service doesn’t carries every RSN, the handy chart below shows which teams are available on each service. Click on the team name to see the full schedule and which games you’ll be able to watch with each provider.

Overflow Channels

Some games that appear on overflow channels may require you to watch on Fox Sports Go or NBCSports App.

fuboTV Hulu PS Vue Sling TV AT&T NOW YouTube
Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$55 $45 $50–$85 $25 $25 $50–$70 $50
Arizona Diamondbacks
Fox Sports Arizona
≥ $55 - - $70
Atlanta Braves
Fox Sports South
≥ $55 - - $70
Baltimore Orioles
MASN
- - - - - - -
Boston Red Sox
NESN
- - - - -
Chicago Cubs
NBC Sports Chicago
≥ $55 - $70
Chicago White Sox
NBC Sports Chicago
≥ $55 - $70
Cincinnati Reds
Fox Sports Ohio
≥ $55 - - $70
Cleveland Indians
SportsTime Ohio
≥ $55 - - $70
Colorado Rockies
AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
- - - - - - -
Detroit Tigers
Fox Sports Detroit
≥ $55 - - $70
Houston Astros
AT&T SportsNet Southwest
- - - - - -
Kansas City Royals
Fox Sports Kansas City
≥ $55 - - -
Los Angeles Angels
Fox Sports West
≥ $55 - - $70
Los Angeles Dodgers
Spectrum SportsNet LA
- - - - - - -
Miami Marlins
Fox Sports Florida
≥ $55 - - $70
Milwaukee Brewers
Fox Sports Wisconsin
≥ $55 - - $70
Minnesota Twins
Fox Sports North
≥ $55 - - $70
New York Mets
SportsNet NY
≥ $55 - - $70
New York Yankees
YES Network
≥ $55 - - $70
Oakland Athletics
NBC Sports California
≥ $55 - $70
Philadelphia Phillies
NBC Sports Philadelphia
≥ $55 - - -
Pittsburgh Pirates
AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
- - - - - - -
San Diego Padres
Fox Sports San Diego
≥ $55 - - $70
San Francisco Giants
NBC Sports Bay Area
≥ $55 - $70
Seattle Mariners
Root Sports Northwest
- - - - - - -
St. Louis Cardinals
Fox Sports Midwest
≥ $55 - - $70
Tampa Bay Rays
Fox Sports Sun
≥ $55 - - $70
Texas Rangers
Fox Sports Southwest
≥ $55 - - $70
Washington Nationals
MASN
- - - - - - -

National Telecasts

FOX, FS1, TBS, & ESPN

Most services include FOX, FS1, TBS, and ESPN in their basic plan. Only those games on FOX and ESPN Sunday Night Baseball will be exclusive telecasts, the remaining will also air locally.

FOX will broadcast 8 Saturday afternoon games leading up to the All-Star Game, as well as the last four weeks of the season.

ESPN will broadcast 50+ games including Sunday Night Baseball, as well as additional games on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

FS1 will air 38 games on Tuesdays and Saturdays, while TBS will air Sunday afternoon games during the last 13 weeks of the regular season.

During the postseason, TBS will air the NL Wild Card Game, NLDS, and NLCS. ESPN will air the AL Wild Card Game, while FOX & MLBN will air the ALDS, while FS1 joins FOX for the ALCS.

The World Series will be exclusively televised on FOX.

MLB Network

MLB Network will broadcast ~60 non-exclusive telecasts this season. For the general baseball fan, this is a good option to see teams that play outside of your home market.

You won’t be able to watch your local team though, as games of teams in your local market will be blacked out if the game is also being broadcast on your local RSN.

To stream MLB Network, you will either need to subscribe to PlayStation Vue or YouTube TV.

All Live Streaming Options

You can stream live MLB games with fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV, DIRECTV NOW, and YouTube TV.

fuboTV

Price: $45
Includes: Local RSN, FOX, FS1, & TBS

PlayStation Vue

Price: $50
Includes: Local RSN, FOX, FS1, ESPN, TBS, & MLBN

Hulu Live TV

Price: $40
Includes: Local RSN, FOX, FS1, ESPN, & TBS

Sling Blue

Price: $15 (normally $25)
Includes: Local RSN, FOX, FS1, TBS, & ESPN (+$15)

DIRECTV NOW

Price: $70
Includes: Local RSN, FOX, FS1, ESPN, & TBS

YouTube TV

Price: $40
Includes: Local RSN, FOX, FS1, ESPN, TBS, & MLBN

If you Live in a Different Market as Your Favorite Team

MLB.TV

If you live away from your favorite team, you can still catch nearly every game. The MLB offers it’s out-of-market package, MLB.TV, for $119 to watch every team. There is a 30% discount for Students and Military Members.

This season, for the first time, you can subscribe on Amazon Prime Video Channels. If you’re a T-Mobile customer, for the fourth year in a row, you can get it for FREE until April 1st.

You can stream on all major devices like Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, PS4, Xbox, iOS, Android, and Web.

Unfortunately, all games on FOX, ESPN, and local broadcasts will be blacked out. You will need a Live TV Streaming Service for that.

ESPN+

Baseball fans can watch up to nine games per week during the regular season by subscribing to ESPN+.

The OTT service from ESPN will allow fans to stream the games on the ESPN App on all major streaming devices.

Local market blackout restrictions apply, so you won’t be able to watch games that are airing locally in your city.

DAZN

Earlier this year, sports streaming service, DAZN partnered with MLB to launch a live look-in show with called ChangeUp hosted by Adnan Virk and HQ Trivia’s Scott Rogowsky.

The channel will be produced by MLB Network and seems like it will resemble their MLB Network Strike Zone channel.

DAZN is available for $19.99 a month, or for $99.99 ($8.25) for an entire year.