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With the Major League Baseball season in full swing, there are plenty of fascinating matchups to watch. The NL West is hotly contested, with the Padres and Dodgers battling for first place. The same applies to the AL West, where the Angels and Astors are separated by only one game.
The point is, there are a lot of games that have a big impact — even this early in the season. If you want to pick your ideal games yourself, you can check out the full schedule at MLB.com. Trying to figure out how to watch MLB games online, wired or wireless? So you can follow all the competitions worth seeing in the league.
How to watch MLB games online
If you are a cable subscriber, you can reach your local team through their area network. For the Dodgers, for example, that means Spectrum Sportsnet. And if you’re an Angels fan, tune in to Fox Sports West. The same goes for pretty much every MLB team. Apple, ESPN, Fox Sports, NBC Sports, Turner Sports and YouTube have rights to nationally televised MLB games.
There are also easy ways to catch important matchups. ESPN hosts baseball games every Sunday night and occasionally tapes a game midweek. Additionally, if you have a cable package that includes MLB TV, you can watch a game almost every night.
But if you don’t have cable or would rather have a little more choice, you can subscribe to a live TV streaming service to catch local and national MLB games like DirecTV Stream, FuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and too see more. Read on to learn about the variety of options, including MLB.TV.
Amazon Prime Video
If you have a Prime membership ($139 per year or $15 per month), you can watch regular-season games through MLB.TV by subscribing to the channel through Amazon Prime Video. An MLB.TV subscription costs $25 per month for the All-Team Pass or $120 annually for the Single Team Pass (in addition to Amazon Prime’s monthly or annual fee). If you’re a new Prime subscriber, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial; new MLB.TV subscriptions also include a free seven-day trial.
MLB.TV on Amazon Prime Video
$25 monthly or $120 annually
Apple TV+ is steadily stepping into the live TV game, having forayed into soccer and basketball. Baseball looks to be the next frontier as the streamer now offers access to Friday Night Baseball, complete with pre-game coverage and portage analysis – a great option for a true baseball junkie.
Apple TV+ subscription
Watch regional games on NBC, Fox, ESPN and channels online with a subscription to DirecTV Stream, which offers over 65 other sports, entertainment and news channels as part of its entertainment package ($70 monthly). Other plans offer over 90 to 140 channels with prices ranging from $84 to $140 per month; You can also add HBO Max, Starz, Showtime, and other channels to expand your movie and TV options.
DirecTV Stream Subscription
$70 and up monthly
ESPN+ offers specialized coverage – but it’s worth noting that the online streaming service doesn’t always offer live games in every market. It’s $7 a month on its own, or you can bundle it with Hulu with Live TV and Disney+ for $76 and up a month. An ESPN+ subscription also includes access to the network’s 30 for 30 library of sports documentaries, exclusive pay-per-view UFC events, ESPN+ originals and more, so it’s a great option for sports fans who want more than just want to experience the game.
FuboTV is a good option for fans of all sports. For baseball, however, it might be one of the best. While there are preset packages, you can also choose add-ons to get as little – or as much – coverage as you like. It’s not necessarily MLB specific, but if you’re an all-sports fan and particularly fond of baseball, at $70 a month it’s a steal. You can also try it free for a week.
$70 and up monthly
Hulu with Live TV
For $76 and up per month, you can get Hulu with Live TV bundled with Disney+ and ESPN+. This package includes over 75 live local and national TV channels – so you can watch your hometown team and get in the mood for the big games.
Hulu with Live TV subscription
$76 and up monthly
The easiest way to watch as much baseball online as you want is still through MLB.TV itself. The platform offers a comprehensive subscription service that includes all regular season and playoff games for $25 a month or $140 a year . If you just want to see all 162 competitions for one team, you can pay for the single-team package, which will set you back $120 for the full season and off-season. Both are available with a free 1-week trial so you can try them before committing.
$140 and up
If you want to watch Sunday games, Peacock is offering subscribers to its ad-supported premium plan access to an exclusive game each week as part of the MLB Sunday Leadoff. This service costs $5 per month and gives access to NBC, Peacock movies and TV shows, and more. Upgrade to the Premium Plus plan ($10 monthly) for an ad-free experience.
$5 to $10 monthly
For a limited time, get half of your first month of on-demand streaming from Sling TV, which regularly costs $35 per month for Orange and Blue individual plans or $50 per month for the Orange & Blue package. With the Blue and Orange & Blue plans, you can watch over 40 local and national channels and record and stream up to 50 hours of content on up to three devices.
Sling TV subscription
$10 to $20 monthly