After last year’s controversies, all Astros fans want is to settle down and watch the 2020 season. Cord-cutters, though, have to decide whether fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV or AT&T TV Now is the best streaming option. This article explains how to catch as many Astros games as possible.

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Watch the Houston Astros on fuboTV

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With its origins as a sports-only streaming service, it’s little surprise that fuboTV is a popular choice for sports fans. However, some key gaps in the channel lineup could disappoint baseball fans.

fuboTV Pricing and Packages 

FuboTV’s entry-level plan has one hundred channels evenly split between sports-centric and basic cable. The premium plans offer better features or more channels.

Standard
7-day free trial
$54.99/ month

92 channels

2 simultaneous streams

30 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

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Family
7-day free trial
$59.99+/ month

92 channels

3 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

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Entertainment
7-day free trial
$69.99/ month

92 channels

2 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME

Sports Plus add-on

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Ultra
7-day free trial
$79.99/ month

113 channels

3 simultaneous streams

500 hours of DVR space

SHOWTIME included

Sports Plus add-on

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*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.

Learn more about fuboTV’s pricing and packages here.

fuboTV Channels

As a sports-centric streaming service, fuboTV’s real strength isn’t the big American leagues. ESPN isn’t available and neither is the MLB Network.

Learn more about fuboTV’s channel lineup here.

fuboTV Local Channels & Regional Sports Networks

Although Houston’s local CBS, Fox and NBC stations are streamable, most cities in the US don’t get that level of support. And ABC isn’t available anywhere. Also, the streaming service doesn’t carry regional sports networks in most markets.

Learn more about fuboTV’s local channels here.

fuboTV Supported Devices

You can find the fuboTV app on these platforms:

  • Living room devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Samsung televisions as well as devices based on Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and Roku.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: None.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome, Explorer, Safari.

You can learn more about fuboTV’s device support here.

fuboTV Simultaneous Streams

FuboTV caps simultaneous streaming at three devices when you get the premium plans. The entry-level plan has a two device cap.

You can learn more about fuboTV’s simultaneous streams here.

fuboTV DVR

With only a thirty hour capacity on the cloud DVR at the entry level, the premium plans’ five hundred hour recording capacity looks pretty attractive.

Learn more about fuboTV’s DVR feature here.

fuboTV On-Demand Library

You can watch on-demand content from fuboTV’s own fubo Sports Network in addition to content from each channel

Learn more about fuboTV’s on-demand library here.

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Watch the Houston Astros on Hulu with Live TV

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Best known for its on-demand library of currently-airing TV shows, Hulu with Live TV has also become a strong competitor in the live TV arena. Still, it’s the huge selection of on-demand content that makes Hulu worth considering.

Hulu with Live TV Pricing and Packages 

The base subscription comes with a good mix of local and basic cable channels as well as Hulu’s huge on-demand library.

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

67 Channels

2 simultaneous streams

ESPN and Disney

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Learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s pricing and packages here.

Hulu with Live TV Channels

The only issue for baseball fans is the absence of the MLB Network from Hulu’s lineup. Otherwise, you’ll find all of the most popular basic cable channels.

Learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s channel lineup here.

Hulu with Live TV Local Channels & Regional Sports Networks

Hulu has done a good job getting local and regional TV stations signed up for its live TV service. In Houston, all of the major networks’ local affiliates are represented. Sportsnet-Southwest, however, isn’t available.

Learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s local channels here.

Hulu with Live TV Supported Devices

The standard Hulu app, will automatically have the live TV features when you subscribe.

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

For more information about Hulu with TV’s device support, click here.

Hulu with Live TV Simultaneous Streams

You can upgrade the base subscription’s three-device limit on simultaneous streaming to an unlimited number of devices. They can only work on your home network.

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

Hulu with Live TV DVR

Upgrading the cloud DVR will quadruple your recording capacity to two hundred hours from the standard fifty hours.

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

Hulu with Live TV On-Demand Library

Hulu’s entire library of recently-aired episodes is available to live TV subscribers.

For more information about Hulu with Live TV’s on-demand library, click here.

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Watch the Houston Astros on Sling TV

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Sling TV used to be a popular replacement for cable. The gradual disappearance of local TV stations now make the service best for people who use HDTV antennas for local content.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages 

Although there’s a lot of overlap between the Orange and Blue plans, the combined plan gives you a complete basic cable channel lineup.

Sling Orange
Free Roku Deal
$25.00/ month

34 channels

ESPN

Free Roku Express

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.

Learn more about Sling TV’s pricing and packages here.

Sling TV Channels

ESPN only comes with the Orange plan and the combo plan. TBS comes with every plan. You will have to pay extra, however, to get the MLB Network.

Learn more about Sling TV’s channel lineup here.

Sling TV Local Channels & Regional Sports Networks

In most markets, Sling TV doesn’t have access to local stations. Customers in Houston can only stream the local Fox station. Regional sports networks aren’t available.

Learn more about Sling TV’s support for local channels here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

You’ll find the Sling TV app on most streaming platforms.

  • Living room devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku and and Facebook Portal.
  • 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 and Oculus Go.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome and Edge.

For more information about Sling TV device support, click here.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

Although the Blue plan will let you use three devices at the same time, the Orange plan only works with one device at a time.

Learn more about Sling TV’s simultaneous streaming here.

Sling TV DVR

The cloud DVR Sling TV provides with each subscription only holds ten hours of content. You can pay a monthly fee to boost the storage to fifty hours.

Learn more about Sling TV’s simultaneous streaming here.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Sling TV’s content providers make streams of recently-aired TV shows and movies available in the Sling TV on-demand library.

Learn more about Sling TV’s simultaneous streaming here.

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Watch the Houston Astros on YouTube TV

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Far from being just a destination for cat videos, YouTube TV is one of the newest live TV streaming services. The biggest advantage YouTube TV has over its competitors is that almost every market gets its local ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC stations.

YouTube TV Pricing and Packages 

You get more than 70 channels and premium features with your $50 monthly subscription. You also have the option to add more channels.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s pricing here.

YouTube TV Channels

The MLB Network, ESPN and TBS are all part of YouTube TV’s standard channel lineup.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s channel lineup here.

YouTube TV Local Channels & Regional Sports Networks

With industry-leading support for local TV stations, YouTube TV is a great choice for cord-cutters. As with most other streaming services, however, Sportsnet-Southwest isn’t available.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s local channels here.

YouTube TV Supported Devices

The YouTube TV app is on most streaming platforms.

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

Learn more about YouTube TV’s device support here.

YouTube TV Simultaneous Streams

You can use YouTube TV with three devices at the same time.

Learn more about simultaneous streaming on YouTube TV here.

YouTube TV DVR

The cloud DVR has an unlimited capacity. That’s a good thing since you can give as many as six people their own DVR library.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s cloud DVR features here.

YouTube TV On-Demand Library

YouTube’s user-generated content is available through the YouTube TV app.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s on-demand library here.

Free 7-day Trial

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Watch the Houston Astros on AT&T TV Now

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AT&T entered the streaming market when it launched DirecTV Now in 2017. Now renamed AT&T TV Now, the streaming service may have a large selection of channels, but high prices undermine AT&T TV Now’s value.

AT&T TV Now Pricing and Packages 

Diehard baseball fans will need to get the Choice, Xtra or Ultimate plan in order to get as many games as possible.

Plus
7-day free trial
$50.00/ month

45+ channels

2 simultaneous streams

20 hours of DVR space

HBO
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Max
7-day free trial
$70.00/ month

60+ channels

2 simultaneous streams

20 hours of DVR space

HBO + Cinemax
SIGN UP
*Note that AT&T TV Now offers several other plans that are hidden until you click to sign up.

Learn more about AT&T TV Now’s pricing and packages here.

AT&T TV Now Channels

While ESPN and TBS are available with all plans, the MLB Network only comes with the three most expensive plans.

Learn more about AT&T TV Now’s channel lineup here.

AT&T TV Now Local Channels & Regional Sports Networks

In the past AT&T TV Now had a good reputation for streaming local TV stations. Unfortunately, the only way to find out which stations you can stream is to get the free trial.

Learn more about AT&T TV Now’s local channels here.

AT&T TV Now Supported Devices

In early 2020, the relationship between AT&T and Roku foundered. Now you can’t use the streaming service with Roku-based devices.

  • Living room devices: Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Chromecast.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Samsung televisions as well as devices based on Amazon Fire TV.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: None.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome and Safari.

You can learn more about AT&T TV Now’s device support here.

AT&T TV Now Simultaneous Streams

AT&T TV Now has a three-device limit on simultaneous streaming. However, those who pay less than $65 per month can only use two devices at a time.

Learn more about simultaneous streaming on AT&T TV Now here.

AT&T TV Now DVR

Some legacy subscribers only get twenty hours of capacity on the cloud DVR, but most users can record up to five hundred hours of content.

Learn more about AT&T TV Now’s DVR feature here.

AT&T TV Now On-Demand Library

You don’t get any additional on-demand content beyond what the individual channels post to AT&T TV Now’s system.

Learn more about AT&T TV Now’s on-demand library here.

Free 7-day Trial

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How to Watch the Houston Astros on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch the Houston Astros on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV or AT&T TV Now.

How to Watch the Houston Astros on Roku

You can watch the Houston Astros on Roku with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV or YouTube TV.

How to Watch the Houston Astros on Apple TV

You can watch the Houston Astros on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV or AT&T TV Now.

Chris Casper is a former tech industry product manager who escaped from California for New Mexico. Now he writes about science and tech while searching for the perfect green chile sauce.