Thanks to streaming services, there are now more ways to watch the Angels online than ever before. The main channel Angels fans should look for is FOX Sports West– that’s the channel that airs the majority of the regular-season games. Other channels that broadcast MLB games include FOX, FS1, TBS, ESPN and ESPN2. The local broadcast station KCOP carries a few Angels games, as well.

Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about how to watch the Los Angeles Angels online without cable.

fuboTV

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fuboTV has the best quality HD streams, plus it carries FOX Sports West, KCOP, FOX, FS1 and TBS. On the other hand, the absence of ESPN, ESPN2 and the MLB Network could be an issue. Source: fuboTV

fuboTV is unlike the other streaming services on this list because it caters specifically to sports fans. In fact, half of the channels that you’ll get with the base subscription package are sports channels. Several of those channels you can’t get anywhere else– and some of them broadcast in 1080p, 720p or 4K. Unfortunately, however, ESPN channels are not part of the deal.

If you’re an Angels superfan, you may be disappointed that you won’t be able to see all the games through fuboTV. But if you have a casual interest in the Angels and you like to watch other sports, this unique streaming service may be worth a look.

Channels and pricing

Not all streaming services have good support for local TV stations– but fuboTV does. Since its inception, fuboTV has been building relationships with local TV broadcast stations. Because of this, there’s a high chance that you’ll be able to get all your TV in one place through the fuboTV app. fuboTV also has an excellent news lineup and quite a few family-friendly channels, as well.

Features

Few other streaming services offer support for 720p, 1080p and 4K streams. Plus, 60 frames-per-second streams are also available. Only a few channels broadcast in HD now– but that will likely change with time as fuboTV continues to expand its support for high resolution streaming.

fuboTV is also ahead of the pack when it comes to support for TV Everywhere. Your fuboTV credentials will unlock TV several excellent sports apps, including FOX Sports Go, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, the Olympic Channel app, Big Ten Network Go and NBC Sports.

fuboTV has apps for most TV devices:

  • Living room devices: Android TV, Apple TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Devices based on Fire TV, Roku and Android TV.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: None.
  • Desktop browsers: fuboTV recommends Chrome.

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Sling TV

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If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to catch most Angels games without cable, Sling TV is one of the best options out there. Source: Sling TV

One of the main benefits of Sling TV is that its base plans are cheap. When you sign up, you can choose between two base plans: Sling Orange and Sling Blue– or you can get both with a discount. If you want additional channels, you can choose from over 20 different add-on channel packs. The streaming service carries most of the channels that broadcast Angels games, with the exception of the MLB Network and KCOP.

Channels and pricing

Most Los Angeles Angels fans will probably want to get both base plans when they sign up for Sling TV. The Orange plan has TBS, ESPN and ESPN2, but you’ll need Sling Blue to get FOX Sports West– that’s the channel that airs most of the Angels’ regular-season games.

KCOP– the other local Angels broadcast station– is not available through Sling TV, nor is the MLB Network. Another potential downside: Sling TV still hasn’t signed deals with many local FOX affiliates. Be sure to check the Sling TV website to find out which channels you’ll be able to get before you join.

Sling Orange
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$25.00/ month

34 channels

ESPN

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1 simultaneous stream.

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Sling Blue
Free Roku Deal$25.00/ month

49 channels

ESPN

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3 simultaneous streams

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Sling Orange + Blue
Free Roku Deal
$40.00/ month

56 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

4* simultaneous streams

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

Features

Sling TV’s major weakness is its minimalistic feature set. You have to pay $5 more each month to unlock Sling TV’s cloud DVR. Those who do opt to unlock the cloud DVR will have to put up with the fact that it doesn’t let you record ESPN, ESPN2 or any other Sling Orange channel. Another restriction that goes with Sling Orange channels is that they can only be streamed to one device at a time.

On the plus side, a wide variety of TV Everywhere apps accept Sling TV credentials. Also, Sling TV has excellent support for TV devices:

  • Living room devices: Azulle Mini PC Sticks, Air TV Player, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku and Xaomi Mi TV.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Models based on Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Also, certain models from LG and Samsung.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Amazon Fire tablets, Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Xbox One.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome.

PlayStation Vue

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PlayStation Vue is one of just a few streaming services that give you access to all the regional FOX sports networks, no matter where you live. Source: PlayStation Vue

Despite what the name suggests, PlayStation Vue is accessible through almost all the TV devices– plus it carries all the channels that broadcast Angels games. Another benefit of PlayStation Vue is that it lets you watch regional networks like FOX Sports West from anywhere in the country. The only major downside is that its subscriptions are slightly pricier compared to competing streaming services.

Channels and pricing

PlayStation Vue’s $50-per-month Core plan has all the channels that broadcast Angels games. If you live outside the Angels’ market area, you may want to look into PlayStation Vue’s $10-per-month Sports Pack upgrade. Sports Pack gives you access to all of FOX’s regional sports networks, including FOX Sports West.

  • Access: 45+ channels for $45 per month.
  • Core: 70+ channels for $50 per month.
  • Elite: 94 channels for $60 per month.
  • Ultra: 96 channels, including HBO and Showtime, for $80 per month.

Features

PlayStation Vue lets all subscribers stream to five devices at the same time. In addition, its cloud DVR lets you record an unlimited number of hours.

As mentioned earlier, PlayStation Vue is not just for PlayStation console owners. Sony’s streaming service has excellent TV device support:

  • Living room devices: Apple TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Televisions based on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android, Amazon Fire Tablets and iOS.
  • Game consoles: PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome, FireFOX, Safari and Microsoft Edge.

Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV has not only ESPN, ESPN2, FOX, FS1 and TBS, but also KCOP and FOX Sports West. The only missing channel is MLB Network. Source: Hulu with Live TV

If you already subscribe to Hulu, upgrading to Hulu with Live TV makes a lot of sense. Hulu with Live TV carries most of the channels you need to watch the Angels play without cable. This streaming service has good support for TV devices, above-average features and a wide selection of on-demand content.

Channels and pricing

Hulu with Live TV costs $45 and comes with over 70 channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, FOX, FS1 and TBS. Depending on your location, you may also be able to get KCOP and FOX Sports West. MLB Network is not available through Hulu, though.

Features

Hulu with Live TV is one of the only streaming services that offer unlimited simultaneous streaming. But if you decide not to pay $15 extra each month for the Unlimited Streams add-on, you’ll be stuck with a rather stingy two-device streaming limit.

All Hulu with Live TV subscribers get a free 20-hour cloud DVR. If you need more hours, you can upgrade to 200 hours for $15 extra per month.

Hulu with Live TV has created apps for most TV devices:

  • Living room devices: Apple TV, Chromecast, Apple TV.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Samsung and LG smart TVs.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: iOS and Android.
  • Game consoles: Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome, Edge, Safari 10+, or FireFOX 15+.

DirecTV Now

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DirecTV Now carries all the channels that broadcast Los Angeles Angels games. Source: DirecTV Now

What DirecTV Now lacks in features it makes up for with its large menu of channels. Its subscription prices are quite reasonable compared to the competition, as well.

Channels and pricing

The best DirecTV Now plan for Angels fans is the $55-per-month “Just Right” subscription, which comes with FOX, FS1, TBS, ESPN and ESPN2. You can also get FOX Sports West and KCOP if you live near LA.

Features

A few months ago, DirecTV Now improved its skimpy feature set with a 20-hour cloud DVR. The simultaneous streaming limit is two devices, but you can upgrade to three devices for an extra $5 per month.

DirecTV Now apps are available on most TV devices:

  • Living room devices: Apple TV, Apple TV, Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Televisions based on Fire TV and Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: None.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome and Safari.

YouTube TV

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YouTube TV has excellent local broadcast network coverage, so chances are high that you’ll be able to get FOX, KCOP and FOX Sports West if you live near LA. Other channels you can get include TBS, ESPN, ESPN2 and MLB Network. Source: YouTube TV

You can’t get HBO through YouTube TV and there is no YouTube TV app for any of Amazon’s TV devices. But aside from those minor shortcomings, YouTube TV is an excellent way to watch the Angels without cable. The base plan is very inexpensive and the unlimited cloud DVR feature provides another reason to subscribe.

Channels and pricing

YouTube TV’s base plan costs only $40 and includes 60+ channels. All the channels you need to watch all the Angels games are there. There’s no way to access the local networks if you live out of the market area, though.

Features

One of YouTube TV’s best features is its unlimited cloud DVR. The three-device simultaneous streaming limit will provide enough flexibility for most people. There’s no way to upgrade the account sharing limit if you need too, though.

With the exception of Amazon TV devices, there are YouTube TV apps for most cord-cutter platforms:

  • Living room devices: Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Certain models from HiSense, LG, Samsung and Sharp as well as televisions based on Android TV and Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: Xbox One.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome.

MLB.TV

MLB.TV is an excellent deal– but not if you live near LA. Blackouts will stop you from watching most live games. Source: MLB.TV

Unless you like watching game replays or listening to audio broadcasts of Angels games, MLB.TV is not a very good deal for Angels fans that live in Southern California.

Plans and coverage

If all you want to do is watch Angels games, get the $92 single-team pass. That will give you access to most MLB regular-season games involving the Angels. For $27 more, you can access all the regular-season games– except games where blackout rules apply.

Blackout rules

As mentioned above, MLB.TV’s blackout restrictions will prevent you from watching live Angels games if you live near LA. Even if you live outside the market, you won’t be able to watch the Angels if ESPN is carrying the game. Blackout rules will also stop you from watching Angels games that have playoff implications.

Features

One of MLB.TV’s best features is 60 frames-per-second video. A replay feature called Catch-Up lets you quickly see all the major plays that have happened during any given game. Multi-View lets you watch multiple games at the same time.

MLB.TV has apps for most smartphones and TV devices:

  • Living room devices: MLB.TV app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV Sticks and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: MLB.TV app for certain Samsung televisions and devices based on certain versions of Amazon Fire TV, Android TV or Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: At Bat app for Amazon Fire tablets, Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: MLB.TV app for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
  • Desktop browsers: Most browsers.
Alex Munkachy is a freelance writer, game developer and hobby robotics enthusiast. You can find his blog about robotics news and reviews at robotfanatics.com.