You can watch MLB games live without cable with one of the following options: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TVSling TV or YouTube TV. In this article, we’ll help you decide which streaming option is best for you. Let’s get started!

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Watch MLB on fuboTV

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Even though fuboTV is one of the best sports-oriented streaming services out there, it may leave MLB fans feeling somewhat unsatisfied with its channel lineup. The fact that this streaming service doesn’t carry ESPN or TBS is a major downside. However, fuboTV does have great local TV affiliate support and lots of niche sports channels you won’t find elsewhere.

fuboTV Pricing and Packages

The fubo Standard package comes with around 90 channels, half of which are sports channels. Various add-on packs let you get even more channels.

7-day free trial
$54.99/ month

92 channels

2 simultaneous streams

30 hours of DVR space


Sports Plus add-on

7-day free trial
$59.99+/ month

92 channels

3 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space


Sports Plus add-on

7-day free trial
$69.99/ month

92 channels

2 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space


Sports Plus add-on

7-day free trial
$79.99/ month

113 channels

3 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME included

Sports Plus add-on

*Note that in order to see the Family, Entertainment, and Ultra plans, you need to first press "Start Free Trial." After you create an account, you'll see all of these plans.

To learn more about fuboTV’s pricing and packages, click here.

fuboTV Channels

As mentioned earlier, roughly half of the channels in the basic lineup are sports channels. Many of the sports channels that fuboTV carries are not carried by competing streaming services. None of the ESPN channels are available through fuboTV, though. TBS isn’t on the roster, either. On the other hand, fuboTV has signed most of the local FOX affiliates in the US. In addition, fuboTV’s own fubo Sports Network is a decent substitute for ESPN in many ways.

To learn more about fuboTV’s channels, click here.

fuboTV Supported Devices

fuboTV has above average device support. Whichever app you use to watch TV, fuboTV is likely compatible with it.

Click here to learn more about fuboTV’s device support.

fuboTV Simultaneous Streams

fuboTV lets you watch TV on two devices at once. If you have a larger number of people you intend to share your account with, you can upgrade to three streams.

To learn more about fuboTV’s simultaneous streaming policy, check here.

fuboTV DVR

fuboTV offers a cloud DVR service, which lets you record up to 30 hours of video without any additional costs. The Cloud DVR Plus add-on costs extra but boosts your recording limit to a rather impressive 500 hours.

To learn more about fuboTV’s DVR, click here.

fuboTV On-Demand Library

fuboTV’s on-demand library isn’t huge, but it has a decent amount of content.

Click here to learn more about fuboTV’s on-demand library.

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Watch MLB on Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV‘s major selling point is its huge on-demand catalog. When there’s nothing interesting on live, you can choose from thousands of TV episodes and movies. Another nice thing about this service is that it has good local TV station coverage. It has all the major ESPN channels, but lacks MLB Network.

Hulu with Live TV Pricing and Packages

Hulu’s main subscription plan comes with over 60 other cable TV staples. The cost is comparable to what other services charge.

Hulu + Live TV
7-Day Free Trial
$44.99/ month

67 Channels

2 simultaneous streams

ESPN and Disney


For more information about Hulu with Live TV’s plans, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Channels

Hulu with Live TV’s base plan includes ESPN– and as mentioned above, its support for local TV broadcast stations is quite good. However, there’s no way to get MLB Network through Hulu with Live TV.

Click here to see the full list of Hulu with Live TV channels.

Hulu with Live TV Supported Devices

Hulu with Live TV has above average support for TV devices. Whether your have an Amazon Fire TV or Roku, you’ll likely find a Hulu with Live TV app.

  • Living room devices: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Certain Samsung and LG televisions as well as some devices based on Amazon Fire TV or Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Nintendo Switch, Xbox One and Xbox 360.
  • Desktop browsers: Most browsers.

Click here to learn more about devices that work with Hulu with Live TV.

Hulu with Live TV DVR

If you hate commercials, you may want to consider buying Hulu with Live TV’s DVR upgrade. Without it, you’ll have to sit through repetitive advertisements when you watch your recordings.

Click here to learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s DVR.

Hulu with Live TV On-Demand Library

Hulu has one of the largest libraries of on-demand content on the internet. Hulu with Live TV subscribers can watch Hulu originals and all the other shows and movies for free.

Learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s on-demand library here.

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Watch MLB on Sling TV

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If you like the idea of creating your own TV channel lineup, you may want to look into Sling TV. Sling TV was one of the first streaming services to hit the market and it’s still the leader when it comes to customization. It’s a great way to catch MLB games and all kinds of other sports, as well.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

Sling TV offers three options for new subscribers. You can choose between two base plans or get both base plans for a discounted price. After you get a base plan, you can expand your entertainment options by purchasing channel add-on packs. Sports Extra costs is one of the best options for sports fans in this regard. It will give you access to MLB Network and several other sports channels.

Sling Orange
Free Roku Deal
$25.00/ month

34 channels


Free Roku Express

1 simultaneous stream.

Sling Blue
Free Roku Deal$25.00/ month

49 channels


Free Roku Express

3 simultaneous streams

Sling Orange + Blue
Free Roku Deal
$40.00/ month

56 channels


Free Roku Express

4* simultaneous streams

* You get 1 stream for Sling Orange channels and up to 3 simultaneous streams for Sling Blue channels.

To learn more about Sling TV pricing, check here.

Sling TV Channels

Sling TV carries both ESPN and MLB Network. Those are the two cable TV channels that have deals to air MLB games. You need the Sports Extra add-on to get MLB Network and the Sling Orange base plan to get ESPN. NFL RedZone and NBA TV are some of the other sports channels included with the Sports Extra add-on.

To learn more about Sling TV channels, check here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

Sling TV has great device support:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV (all versions), Chromecast, Roku (LT and up), AirTV.
  • Smart TVs: LG TV (Web OS 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0, as well as select 2016-2018 models), Samsung TV (2016 through 2018 models), Android TV (4.4 and up), Roku TV, Mi TV.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (4.4 and up),  iOS (11 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets).
  • Game consoles: Xbox One.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome is recommended for use with Mac and Windows.

Check here for more info on Sling TV’s supported devices.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

With Sling Blue, you get three simultaneous streams. That’s more than industry standard (which is two streams), and more than you’d get with Sling Orange (only one stream). 

To learn more about Sling TV’s simultaneous streams, click here.

Sling TV DVR

Sling TV finally upgraded its poor DVR features a few months ago. At last, you can record ESPN and other Sling Orange channels. Previously, Sling TV had blocked its users from recording Sling Orange content. In addition, you no longer have to pay to use the DVR. Everyone gets ten hours when they join.

To learn more about Sling TV’s DVR, check here.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Sling TV does have an on-demand content library, but it’s somewhat limited compared to some streaming services.

Click here to learn more about Sling TV’s on-demand library.

Watch NBA Games on YouTube TV

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Google’s YouTube TV is another one of the few streaming services that carries MLB Network.

YouTube TV Pricing and Packages

YouTube TV recently raised its subscription rates, but it’s still competitive.

To learn more about YouTube TV’s pricing options, click here.

YouTube TV Channels

One of the best things about YouTube TV is its excellent support for local TV stations. You also get MLB Network, ESPN and TBS.

To learn more about YouTube TV’s channel list, click here.

YouTube TV Supported Devices

Now that the YouTube TV app is back in the Amazon app store, YouTube TV has excellent TV device support.

Click here to learn more about YouTube TV supported devices.

YouTube TV Simultaneous Streams

YouTube TV supports three simultaneous streams.

To learn more about YouTube TV’s simultaneous streams, click here.

YouTube TV DVR

YouTube TV’s has an unlimited cloud DVR. You don’t have to pay extra to use it, either.

Click here to learn more about YouTube TV’s DVR options.

YouTube TV On-Demand Library

YouTube TV has an above-average on-demand library compared to other similar services.

Click here to learn more about YouTube TV’s on-demand library.

How to Watch MLB on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch MLB on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV or YouTubeTV. Free trials will let you find out how you like each service. Just download the apps from the Amazon app store to get started.

How to Watch MLB on Roku

You can watch MLB on Roku with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV or YouTubeTV. Go to Roku’s app store and download the app that meets your entertainment needs.

How to Watch MLB on Apple TV

You can watch MLB on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV or YouTubeTV. Apple’s app store has all the apps. They all have free trials, so you could even install them all on your Apple TV if you want to compare them.

Filling In the Local TV Coverage Gap

Because all the cable replacement services are still working out deals with local affiliates, a TV tuner is the only sure-fire way to get Fox MLB games on your computer and smart devices.

Here’s a simple guide for setting up your computer to record broadcast MLB games.

First, get an antenna ($15 – $20)

Basic Mohu Leaf TV antennas work great, plus they are cheap and look cool. Amazon Basic TV antennas are quite good, as well.

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Then, get a HDHomeRun TV Tuner ($80)

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HDHomeRun TV tuners are innovative because they send TV signals to your devices via your WiFi network, yet they actually cost less than standard plug-in USB TV tuners. Source: HDHomeRun

HDHomeRun TV tuners are convenient compared to other TV tuners because you can set them up in any part of your house. There’s no need to attach it to the side of your computer via USB. They’re also quite inexpensive compared to the competition.

Additionally, HDHomeRun TV tuners are super easy to use. All you have to do is connect your HDHomeRun to your WiFi router. Once its plugged in, you can access live TV on pretty much any platform (Mac, PC, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4, Android, Kodi, Plex and more) via the HDHomeRun app.

Here’s another reason to like HDHomeRun: you can access its EPG (Electronic Program Guide) for free. However, you do have to upgrade to a paid subscription to unlock DVR functionality. A yearly DVR subscription costs just $35, which is a nice deal compared to what other DVR services charge.

Once you get HDHomeRun’s DVR service, you can just use your computer’s hard drive to save recorded TV shows. Alternatively, you can buy a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device if you don’t have enough storage space.

Alternatively, just get a Mohu Airwave ($150)

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Like HDHomeRun, Mohu Airwave’s EPG (Electronic Program Guide) is free. Airwave is also equally easy to use compared to HDHomeRun.

The most innovative thing about Mohu Airwave is the way its program guide integrates YouTube, Hulu and other internet video sites into its EPG. Other TV tuners’ EPGs aren’t compatible with internet video sites and only allow you to switch between OTA (Over-the-Air) channels.

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Mohu Airwave’s EPG provides an easy way to switch between local TV channels and internet video sites like Netflix and Hulu. Source: Mohu

The main downside of Mohu Airwave is that it can’t record. If you want the ability to fast forward through commercials and boring moments during MLB games, HDHomeRun is still a better deal.


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MLB TV is by far the best way to catch all the MLB games. Subscription prices are cheap and you can live stream all 2,430 MLB games including the World Series.

However, if you can’t watch an MLB game somewhere on TV, don’t expect to be able to catch it via MLB TV. All the usual blackout rules still apply when it comes to video streams. (You can, however, listen to any MLB game via MLB TV regardless of blackouts.)


Thanks to a recent class action lawsuit that forced the MLB to lower the cost of its live streams, you can gain access to the best MLB TV subscription for just over 100 bucks. At the beginning of the 2018 season, a premium subscription to MLB TV cost just $112.99. Because of the lawsuit, the MLB cannot legally raise its prices by more than 3% next year.

  • MLB TV Premium – $115.99 per season / $24.99 per month
  • MLB TV Single Team – $89.99

The longer you wait to buy a season pass, the less you’ll have to pay, which makes sense, given that you’ll be missing out on part of the MLB season. For example, in June of 2017, MLB TV lowered the premium subscription fee to $100 and by the time September rolled around the price had dropped all the way to $4.


At the beginning of the 2017 season, MLB TV kicked things off by announcing four new features.

Team View

Team view lets you “enjoy a team-centric experience” on all your devices. In other words, you can now change the look and feel of the MLB TV interface to reflect your favorite MLB team.

Amazon Alexa

The new MLB TV Alexa skill allows you to pull up an MLB audio feed by saying “Alexa, open MLB.”

More apps

Now, there are MLB TV apps for Android TV, FireTV, Xbox and Roku. Check the official At Bat site for the full list of compatible devices.

World Series games

2017 was the first time you could stream the World Series via MLB TV.

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