The Best Way to Watch Live MLB Baseball Games Without Cable in 2018

Best Way to Watch Every MLB Team without Cable

We picked the best live TV streaming services for each MLB team so you won’t miss a single play. Don’t subscribe to one until you check your favorite team’s schedule.

Local Market Broadcasts

Most Major League Baseball telecasts are on your Regional Sports Network (RSN).

More than 80% of your teams games will air on these channels. If you follow a team in your hometown, you will have to receive your RSN to be able to catch most of your team’s games.

DIRECTV fuboTV Hulu Philo PS Vue Sling TV YouTube
Free Trial Free Trial Sign Up Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial Free Trial
$35–$70 $45–$50 $40 $16–$20 $40–$75 $20 $25 $40
Regional Sports Networks (RSNs) ≥ $50 - ≥ $45 -

To watch your RSN online without cable, you will need a subscription to one of the major Live TV Streaming Services.

Once you subscribe, you will be able to stream your local MLB games on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon, Fire TV, Chromecast, iOS, and Android.

You can stream 22 of 30 MLB teams locally on Live TV Streaming Services.

You won’t be able to stream Baltimore Orioles, Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Seattle Mariners, and Washington Nationals games in your local market.

In Canada, we suggest checking out Sportsnet NOW for all 162 Toronto Blue Jays games this season.

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$35–$70 $45–$50 $40 $16–$20 $40–$75 $20 $25 $40
Arizona Diamondbacks
Fox Sports Arizona
≥ $50 - ≥ $45 -
Atlanta Braves
Fox Sports Southeast
≥ $50 - ≥ $45 -
Baltimore Orioles
MASN
- - - - - - - -
Boston Red Sox
NESN
- - - ≥ $45 - -
Chicago Cubs
NBC Sports Chicago
≥ $50 - ≥ $45 -
Chicago White Sox
NBC Sports Chicago
≥ $50 - ≥ $45 -
Cincinnati Reds
Fox Sports Ohio
≥ $50 - ≥ $45 -
Cleveland Indians
SportsTime Ohio
≥ $50 - ≥ $45 -
Colorado Rockies
AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain
- - - - - - - -
Detroit Tigers
Fox Sports Detroit
≥ $50 - ≥ $45 -
Houston Astros
AT&T SportsNet Southwest
- - - - - - - -
Kansas City Royals
Fox Sports Kansas City
- - - ≥ $45 - -
Los Angeles Angels
Fox Sports West
≥ $50 - ≥ $45 -
Los Angeles Dodgers
Spectrum SportsNet LA
- - - - - - - -
Miami Marlins
Fox Sports Florida
≥ $50 - ≥ $45 -
Milwaukee Brewers
Fox Sports Wisconsin
≥ $50 - ≥ $45 - -
Minnesota Twins
Fox Sports North
≥ $50 - ≥ $45 -
New York Mets
SportsNet NY
≥ $50 - ≥ $45 - -
New York Yankees
YES Network
≥ $50 - ≥ $45 -
Oakland Athletics
NBC Sports California
≥ $50 - ≥ $45 -
Philadelphia Phillies
NBC Sports Philadelphia
- - ≥ $45 - -
Pittsburgh Pirates
AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh
- - - - - - - -
San Diego Padres
Fox Sports San Diego
≥ $50 - ≥ $45 -
San Francisco Giants
NBC Sports Bay Area
≥ $50 - ≥ $45 -
Seattle Mariners
Root Sports Northwest
- - - - - - - -
St. Louis Cardinals
Fox Sports Midwest
≥ $50 - ≥ $45 -
Tampa Bay Rays
Fox Sports Sun
≥ $50 - ≥ $45 -
Texas Rangers
Fox Sports Southwest
≥ $50 - ≥ $45 -
Washington Nationals
MASN
- - - - - - - -

Overflow Channels

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

Nationally Televised Broadcasts

Nationally televised games that don’t air on your team’s RSN may air on ESPN, FOX, FS1, TBS, and Facebook.

Most of these games will air exclusively on these channels and won’t be available on your local RSN. You’ll also need these channels to get MLB Playoff games and the World Series.

Additionally, MLB Network broadcasts ~100 non-exclusive games throughout the season. These games will only show outside the local markets of the teams.

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$35–$70 $45–$50 $40 $16–$20 $40–$75 $20 $25 $40
ESPN - - -
TBS - -
Fox Sports 1 - -
Fox - -
MLB Network ≥ $50 - - - ≥ $45 - -

Out-of-Market Broadcasts

If you live away from your favorite team, you can still catch nearly every game. MLB offers MLB.TV online for $115.99 to watch every team or $89.99 to watch a single team’s games.

You will be able to watch every game, except those airing on ESPN (Sunday), FOX (Saturday), and MLB Network. You can usually save 35% with a Student or Military ID.

Learn more by visiting MLB.TV.

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