As a result of increased competition among the cable alternatives, New York Mets fans have a lot of cord-cutting options. The trick is finding a streaming service that carries all the channels that air Mets games.

SNY– an NYC-area station that broadcasts most of the regular season Mets games– has cut deals with several streaming service providers. The other local station that carries the Mets is CW 11 (aka WPIX). CW 11 broadcasts around 25 regular season Mets games each year and you can stream it through several different streaming services if you live near NYC. FOX, FS1, TBS, ESPN and ESPN2 are the other MLB broadcasters.

Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about how to watch the New York Mets online without cable.

fuboTV

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The fact that fuboTV carries SNY means that you can catch most regular season games through this streaming service. You’ll need another way to watch games carried by CW 11, ESPN, ESPN2 and MLB Network, though. Source: fuboTV

fuboTV is one of just a few streaming services that broadcast in 1080p, 720p and 4K. Another perk: 60 frames-per-second streams are also available. However, there is a catch. Only a handful of channels currently broadcast in high definition. The lack of support for the ESPN, CW 11 and MLB Network is another potential turn-off.

There is a workaround, though: Locast.org. Locast is a free non-profit streaming service that lets anyone who lives near NYC watch all the local broadcast stations.

Channels and pricing

The fact that roughly half of fuboTV’s lineup are sports channels means that it’s the most sports-centric streaming service on the market right now. However, fuboTV has yet to get permission from Disney to broadcast the ESPN channels. CW 11 is not available, either. On the other hand, all fuboTV subscribers get FS1 and TBS. You can get SNY through fuboTV as well, but only if you live near NYC. Chances are high that you’ll be able to get FOX, because fuboTV has signed deals with most local FOX affiliates.

Features

fuboTV caters to fans of fast-action sports with support for 60 frames-per-second 720p, 1080p and 4K streams. Currently, just a handful of channels stream in full high definition– but the ones that do are sports channels.

Another nice thing about fuboTV is that fuboTV credentials unlock not only the SNY app, but also a wide variety of other TV Everywhere sports apps. FOX Sports Go, beIN SPORTS CONNECT, the Olympic Channel app, Big Ten Network Go and NBC Sports are just a few of the TV Everywhere apps that work with fuboTV. Once unlocked, you can use TV Everywhere apps to watch live TV on your smartphone or through a TV device.

fuboTV’s own app works with 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

Sling TV is cheap and carries most of the channels you’ll need to watch the Mets. However, it doesn’t carry CW 11 or MLB Network– and it has yet to sign deals with many FOX affiliates. Source: Sling TV

Sling TV was one of the first streaming services to hit the market. Even though other streaming services offer better features, few other cable alternatives are as customizable. Once you buy one or both of Sling TV’s base plans, you can pick from more than twenty different channel add-on packs.

Channels and pricing

If you live near NYC and have a TV antenna, Sling Orange + Sling Blue– Sling TV’s $40 combo plan– may be all you need. That’ll give you access to ESPN, ESPN2 and 30+ other Disney-owned channels along with FS1 and TBS. You can watch all the games that SNY broadcasts by using your Sling TV credentials to unlock the NBC Sports TV app and your TV antenna (and/or Locast) will give you access to the 25 games that CW 11 broadcasts. NFL Network, FOX Sports 2 and ESPN3 are some of the other sports channels that you’ll get when you subscribe. You may also be able to stream your local FOX affiliate, depending on where you live.

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

Features

As mentioned above, Sling TV’s biggest weakness is its skimpy features. Sling TV won’t let you record any of the Sling Orange channels– and you have to pay $5 extra each month to record Sling Blue content. Another annoying restriction is the fact that you can only stream Sling Orange channels to one device at a time.

On the other hand, the fact that Sling TV has been around for longer than the other cable alternatives means that it has had more time to create apps 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 doesn’t have CW 11 and it’s a little more expensive compared to the competition. However, it does carry SNY and all the channels that carry MLB games. Source: PlayStation Vue

Don’t be misled by PlayStation Vue’s brand name. Sony’s streaming service is available on all of the major TV device platforms. The best things about PlayStation Vue include its strong feature set and a large menu of channels.

Channels and pricing

The best PlayStation Vue subscription for Mets fans is the $50-per-month Core plan, which has all the channels that broadcast Mets games except CW 11. You can fill in that gap by using Locast to watch the game when CW 11 is the broadcaster.

  • 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

All PlayStation Vue subscribers enjoy a generous five-device simultaneous stream limit and an unlimited cloud DVR.

PlayStation Vue’s device support has come a long way since its inception. All the most popular TV devices now have PlayStation Vue apps:

  • 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 is yet another streaming service that carries SNY. Other channels that air MLB games include ESPN, ESPN2, FOX, FS1 and TBS. MLB Network and CW 11 are the only missing ingredients. Source: Hulu with Live TV

 

Hulu is best known for its award-winning originals and a large catalog of on-demand content. The debut of Hulu with Live TV added live television to the streaming service’s main attractions.

Channels and pricing

For $45, you get over 70 live channels plus full access to Hulu’s extensive on-demand video catalog. All subscribers get ESPN, ESPN2, FOX, FS1 and TBS. If you live near NYC, you can also stream SNY. You’ll need to use Locast to stream CW 11 games, though. Another downside for baseball fans is that Hulu with Live TV doesn’t carry MLB Network.

Features

For $15 extra each month, you can stream to an unlimited number of devices on your home network. Another $15/month upgrade boosts Hulu with Live TV’s cloud DVR from 20 to 200 hours. You can get a discount if you get both upgrades.

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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DirecTV Now doesn’t carry CW 11, but it does have SNY and all the cable channels that carry MLB games. Source: DirecTV Now

DirecTV Now has the same primary downside as Sling TV: skimpy features. On the other hand, its subscription prices are reasonable and its channels menu is quite large.

Channels and pricing

The DirecTV Now to get if you’re a Mets fan the $55-per-month “Just Right” package. It comes with FOX, FS1, TBS, ESPN and ESPN2. If you live in the Mets’ market, you’ll get SNY as well. However, you’ll have to use Locast or a TV antenna to watch CW 11 games.

Features

When DirecTV Now first debuted, it was buggy, only supported two simultaneous streams and lacked a cloud DVR. An upgrade added a 20-hour cloud DVR and a $5/month upgrade that gives you the ability to stream to three devices at once.

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’s above-average features, plus it carries SNY and almost all the other channels you need to catch Mets games. Source: YouTube TV

If you’re not an HBO fan and you want to save some money, YouTube TV is a solid all-around bargain. Even though this streaming service’s menu lacks some popular premium channels, YouTube TV is inexpensive and has an excellent sports lineup.

Channels and pricing

YouTube TV’s $40/month base subscription comes with 60+ channels, including most of the ones you need to watch live Mets games. SNY will be part of your lineup if you live near NYC, but you’ll need to use Locast to watch CW 11 games. (YouTube TV does carry some local CW stations, but it hasn’t reached a deal to broadcast CW 11 / WPIX.)

Features

YouTube TV’s unlimited cloud DVR is one of its main attractions when it comes to features. You can set up six different profiles on one account, each with its own unlimited cloud DVR and content recommendations. The three-device simultaneous streaming limit is average compared to the competition.

You can’t access YouTube TV on any Amazon TV device. However, most other TV devices have YouTube TV apps:

  • 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 way to watch next-day game replays, wherever you’re located. However, its blackout policy will prevent you from watching live games if you live in the Mets’ market area. Source: MLB.TV

 

The MLB has done more to offer its fans the ability to watch games online than most other professional sports leagues. Its streaming service is equipped with an array of cutting-edge features that give baseball fans a whole new way to watch their favorite sport.

Plans and coverage

$92 gets you a single-team pass. That’ll give you access to video recordings of all the games for the entire season and possibly live games, but only if you live outside of the Mets’ market. For $27 more, you can watch other games as well.

Blackout rules

The main downside of MLB.TV for Mets fans that live near the city is blackouts. MLB.TV will prevent you from watching almost all the games live. Additional restrictions will stop you from watching games with playoff implications and games that are broadcast on ESPN.

Features

60 frames-per-second video is one of MLB.TV’s major feature perks. There’s also a replay feature called Catch-Up and a tile view that lets you watch several games at once called Multi-View.

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.