Networks & Services Streaming MLB Games This Year
Major League Baseball was one of the first major sports to get their streaming service online. Other leagues have followed suit but MLB.TV was the first and still remains a very viable option for watching baseball games online. Here are the networks and services that currently offer streaming options for MLB games. Choose one that works well for you.
|# of MLB Games||Monthly Cost||Free Trial||HD Stream||Cable Required||iOS App||Android App|
|Most MLB Games on Hulu!||$39.99 (Best Deal)||Watch 7 Days Free||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|ALL MLB Games Live!||$25||Watch 7 Days Free||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|ALL MLB Games Live!||$44.95||Watch 7 Days Free||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Use a VPN to Watch MLB Games||$2 /month||Try a VPN for $2||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Sunday Night Baseball, Various Games||No Standalone App||Yes, with Hulu/Sling||Yes||Yes, except w/ Sling, Fubo etc||Yes||Yes|
|ALL MLB Games Live!||$35||Watch 7 Days Free||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Various Games, MLB Playoffs||Free,
|Yes, with Hulu/Sling||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Various Games, MLB Playoffs||No Standalone App||Yes, with Hulu/Sling||Yes||Yes, except w/ Sling, Fubo etc||Yes||Yes|
|Various Games, MLB Playoffs||No Standalone App||Yes, with Hulu/Sling||Yes||Yes, except w/ Sling, Fubo etc||No||No|
|Some Sunday Afternoon Games||No Standalone App||Yes, with Hulu/Sling||Yes||Yes, except w/ Sling, Fubo etc||Yes||Yes|
|Various Showcase Games||No Standalone App||Yes, with DIRECTV NOW||Yes||Yes, except w/ Sling, Fubo etc||No||No|
Streaming on Team-Exclusive Networks
When it comes to streaming your favorite MLB team online there are variations between teams due to network exclusivity. The Mariners play on ROOT Network while The Yankees play live on the YES Network. Fans in other regions have probably never heard of these channels. Choose your team below to find out what network is streaming your favorite team this year and how to watch them online:
|AL WEST||AL CENTRAL||AL EAST|
|NL WEST||NL CENTRAL||NL EAST|
Watch MLB Games Live This Season with a VPN
If you’re concerned about privacy and computer security these days you may want to consider streaming the games via VPN. They’re not expensive (3 bucks a month) and help protect you and your devices from tracking software.
Cable Alternatives: Watch MLB Games Without Cable
If you’re dead-set against subscribing to cable but still want access to all MLB games online reliably there are a couple of new options for you. Sling is a cable alternative that gets you access to almost every sports channel you can imagine. Think of it as a streaming only cable package at a fraction of the price. TBS, ESPN and most Fox Sports networks are all there along with the MLB games you need to stream.
Try out these services using the buttons below:
|Sling (7 Days Free)||Fubo (7 Days Free)||HULU Live (7 Days Free)||DIRECTV NOW (7 Days Free)|
|Try Sling TV||Try Fubo||Try Hulu Live||Try DTVN|
Official Network Streaming Apps and MLB TV
MLB games appear on various networks across the country. Each of those networks have their own apps with their own rules. Visit the team link above to see what network is streaming your baseball team’s game and find out if they have an app.
MLB.TV is the official streaming option of Major League Baseball. You can subscribe for a bit over $100 ($112) per season and that will give you access to most MLB games online. It’s not free but at this cost it won’t cost as much as cable if MLB streaming is your only fixation. You’ll also be subject to blackouts so be sure it works in your area for the team you want to stream.
‘Free’, Illegal MLB Live Streams
You’ve probably heard about streaming websites that promise full access to all MLB games live. It’s true that sometimes these portals do stream MLB games but you’ll have to dodge a ton of advertisements, viruses and legal issues to get your fix that way. We recommend using one of the above options to watch MLB games online.
We’ll update this guide as MLB streaming options change.