Being a Miami Marlins fan doesn’t have to hold you back from cutting the cord anymore. There are quite a few streaming services that carry FOX Sports Florida– the channel that airs most of the regular season Marlins games. Plus, there are plenty of ways to get all the other channels that air MLB games (MLB Network, FOX, FS1, TBS, ESPN and ESPN2).

Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about how to watch the Miami Marlins online without cable.

fuboTV

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fuboTV is the only streaming service that has 4K streams. It carries FOX Sports Florida, but it lacks ESPN channels and MLB Network. Source: fuboTV

fuboTV is one of the most unique streaming services on the market today. Part of what makes fuboTV interesting is that it caters specifically to sports fans instead of fans of TV in general. In fact, over half of the 90 channels in fuboTV’s base plan are sports channels– and some of those channels broadcast in 1080p, 720p or 4K. Along with sports, you’ll also get a strong mix of news channels and cable TV staples like E!, Food Network, Nat Geo, USA and many others.

Channels and pricing

fuboTV’s base plan costs $45 and comes with FOX, FS1, TBS, ESPN and ESPN2. You may be able to get FOX Sports Florida as well, depending on where you live.

Features

fuboTV’s default two-device streaming limit is offset by the fact that your fuboTV credentials will unlock a wide variety of cable TV apps. Some of the best sports apps that can be unlocked include FOX Sports Go, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, the Olympic Channel app, Big Ten Network Go and NBC Sports. You can use those apps and others to avoid bumping up against your simultaneous streaming limit. Alternatively, you can upgrade to three streams if you’re willing to pay $6 extra each month.

Out of all the streaming services, fuboTV is the only one that supports 4K right now. FS1 is one of the fuboTV channels that broadcasts some events in 4K. Be sure to check the fuboTV website to find out if your TV device is capable of handling 4K streams before you join.

fuboTV also has a cloud DVR, which lets you record up to 30 hours of TV. If you need more recording time, you can upgrade to 500 hours for an extra $10 each month.

The sports-centric streaming service 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.

Related: FuboTV Review for 2018 – Sports With A Side Of Basic Cable Channels

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Sling TV

If you want to save money, Sling TV has some very attractive deals. Source: Sling TV

Sling TV is one of the oldest streaming services on the market. Its inexpensive Sling Blue subscription plan will give you access to FOX Sports Florida if you live in the Marlins’ market area. On the other hand, you get what you pay for when it comes to features. Sling TV has weaker features compared to other streaming services. In addition, Sling TV’s plans divide the channels that broadcast MLB games in a way that’s designed to get you to spend more than just $25.

Channels and pricing

The cheapest way to get access to the majority of regular season MLB games featuring the Marlins is through Sling Blue– a $25 Sling TV base plan that comes with FOX Sports Florida. Other channels that come with Sling Blue include FOX, FS1 and TBS. If you want ESPN, you’ll need to get Sling Orange as well. That’ll bring your total cost up to $40 per month. MLB Network is not an option, though.

Sling Orange
Free Roku Deal
$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

Free Roku Express

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 has weaker features compared to other streaming services. Most cable replacers give their customers a free cloud DVR, but you have to pay $5 more to record Sling Blue content. You can’t record any Sling Orange channels, even with the upgrade.

On the other hand, Sling TV does have a robust app lineup:

  • 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 the only streaming services that let all its users watch FOX Sports Florida– even fans that live outside of the Marlins’ market area.  Source: PlayStation Vue

Marlins fans that live outside of Florida will definitely want to check out PlayStation Vue. Despite what its brand name suggests, Vue is available on almost every popular streaming TV platform, including Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV devices and more. Its most significant upside for sports fans is that it’s one of the only streaming services that let anyone in the country tune into regional sports networks like FOX Sports Florida.

Channels and pricing

PlayStation Vue is somewhat expensive compared to other streaming services. Access– the cheapest Vue plan– is $45. However, you need to spend at least $50 for the Core plan and get the $10 Sports Pack add-on if you want FOX Sports Florida and all the other regional sports channels. Still, $60 is cheaper than what most cable providers charge.

  • 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

With PlayStation Vue, you can use your account to watch TV on five different devices in your home. Another nice feature is the unlimited cloud DVR, which gives you the ability to record as much TV as you want.  

The makers of PlayStation Vue have created apps for all the most popular TV devices:

  • 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

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Hulu with Live TV has Fox Sports Florida and a strong lineup of channels that air MLB games. MLB Network is the only missing channel. Source: Hulu with Live TV

One of the best things about Hulu with Live TV is that all subscribers get full access to Hulu’s on-demand catalog. Except for MLB Network, all of the channels that air MLB games are there.

Channels and pricing

A subscription to Hulu with Live TV costs $45. With it, you get 70 live channels. All subscribers get ESPN, ESPN2, FOX, FS1 and TBS. You can get FOX Sports Florida as well, but only if you live inside of the channel’s market area. Hulu with Live TV does not carry MLB Network, though.

Features

Without the $15/month Unlimited Screens upgrade, Hulu with Live TV limits you to streaming to two devices at the same time. With the upgrade, you can stream all non-premium channels to as many devices in your household as you want. Another similar upgradable feature is Enhanced Cloud DVR, which expands your recording limit from 20 hours to 200 hours.

Hulu with Live TV has apps for almost all 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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AT&T’s DirecTV Now carries MLB Network, FOX, FS1, TBS, ESPN and ESPN2. You can also get FOX Sports Florida, but only if you live in or near Florida. Source: DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now doesn’t have great features, but it does have a very strong lineup of sports channels. The relatively new streaming service carries all the channels that broadcast MLB games.

Channels and pricing

The $55/month Just Right subscription package is the one you want to get if you want all the MLB broadcast channels. But if you live out of FOX Sports Florida’s market area, you’ll miss out on a lot of Marlins games.

Features

A recent relaunch of DirecTV Now that AT&T called “DirecTV Now 2.0” added a cloud DVR and gave subscribers the option to upgrade from two to three simultaneous streams for $5 more each 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 all the MLB channels and excellent local broadcast station coverage. Source: YouTube TV

Google’s YouTube TV has strong features and low subscription prices. However, there is no longer an app for Amazon Fire TV devices. Also, YouTube has yet to reach a deal to carry HBO.

Channels and pricing

For $40/month, you get 60+ channels, including all the channels that carry MLB games. However, only Floridians and people who live near Florida are able to stream FOX Sports Florida through YouTube TV.

Features

The unlimited cloud DVR is one of YouTube TV’s strongest features. The simultaneous streaming limit is three screens.

Except for Amazon devices, there are YouTube TV apps for just about every TV device:

  • 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

60 frames-per-second streams, next-day on-demand replays, and bonus content are some of MLB.TV’s best features.  Source: MLB.TV

MLB.TV has some neat features, but you should read the fine print before you join. If you live in or near Florida, you probably won’t be able to stream live games.

Plans and coverage

A basic single-team pass costs $92 per season. All-Teams costs $119 and lets you watch all the regular season games that aren’t affected by blackouts.

Blackout rules

Blackout rules come into effect when regular season games affect the playoffs and when ESPN is broadcasting the game. In addition, you probably won’t be able to tune in live if you live near Miami. Everyone has equal access to next-day replays and audio broadcasts, though.

Features

The MLB recently upgraded MLB.TV with new features. 60 frames-per-second video helps you keep your eye on the ball when action is happening fast. There’s also a new replay feature called Catch-up and a tiled view called Multi-View that 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.