You can watch the Pittsburgh Pirates online even when you’ve canceled your cable subscription. Streaming TV services like fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV and AT&T TV Now give you all the channels you want without the high monthly bills. Here are five ways to watch the Pirates cable-free.

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Watch the Pittsburgh Pirates on fuboTV

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As focused on sports as fuboTV is, the streaming service doesn’t do a great job of supporting baseball fans. Fox, FS1 and TBS are the only channels on its listing that air baseball games.

fuboTV Pricing and Packages 

As far as watching baseball goes, all you need is fuboTV’s entry-level plan.

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

Although fuboTV is great for streaming soccer and other international sports, baseball isn’t its strength since neither ESPN nor the MLB Network are available.

Learn more about fuboTV’s channel lineup here.

fuboTV Local Channels & Regional Sports Networks

Another issue for fuboTV subscribers is its inconsistent support for local TV. Although most cities get their NBC station, Fox and CBS is much more limited and ABC isn’t available at all. It does better with regional sports networks, but doesn’t have Sportsnet Pittsburgh.

Learn more about fuboTV’s local channels here.

fuboTV Supported Devices

The fuboTV app is on many 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

The premium plans come with a three devices cap on simultaneous streaming. The entry-level plan only lets you get two simultaneous streams.

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

fuboTV DVR

The entry-level plan’s cloud DVR is also limited with a thirty hour capacity. The premium plans include a five hundred hour DVR.

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 Pittsburgh Pirates on Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu’s biggest strength is on-demand TV viewing, but Hulu with Live TV makes it better with live TV streaming.

Hulu with Live TV Pricing and Packages 

You can add more features or channels to the base subscription.

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

For baseball fans, the MLB Network’s absence may be an issue. However, the streaming service’s lineup includes 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

In the Pittsburgh area, Hulu with Live TV streams the national networks’ local affiliates. That’s also true in most other cities. As with all of the other streaming services, Sportsnet Pittsburgh isn’t supported.

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

Hulu with Live TV Supported Devices

If you already have the Hulu app, the live TV feature will automatically appear 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

The base subscription has a three-device limit on simultaneous streaming which you can upgrade to an unlimited number of devices on your home network.

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

Hulu with Live TV DVR

You can also upgrade the cloud DVR to two hundred hoursfrom its base-level recording capacity of 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 Pittsburgh Pirates on Sling TV

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The best way to use Sling TV is as a supplement to local TV from a TV antenna. This gives traditional TV viewers a basic cable lineup at an affordable price.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages 

You will need to get both the Orange and Blue plans to get the full basic cable channel lineup.

Sling Orange
Limited time offer
$20.00/ month

30+ channels

ESPN

$20 for your first month

1 simultaneous stream.

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Sling Blue
Limited time offer$20.00/ month

45+ channels

ESPN

$20 for your first month

3 simultaneous streams

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Sling Orange + Blue
Limited time offer
$35.00/ month

50+ channels

ESPN

$35 for your first month

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

For baseball fans, ESPN is included with the Orange plan and TBS comes with every plan. The MLB Network, however, requires an extra fee.

Learn more about Sling TV’s channel lineup here.

Sling TV Local Channels & Regional Sports Networks

Pittsburgh, like most cities in America, can’t get streams from local stations. Sportsnet Pittsburgh and most other regional sports networks aren’t offered either.

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

Sling TV Supported Devices

You’ll find the Sling TV app on these 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

The Orange plan only works with one device at a time while the Blue plan works with three devices at the same time.

Learn more about Sling TV’s simultaneous streaming here.

Sling TV DVR

Subscribers only get ten hours of recording capacity unless they pay extra for a fifty hour cloud DVR.

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 Pittsburgh Pirates on YouTube TV

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User-generated content isn’t the only thing to watch on YouTube. A subscription to YouTube TV will let you replace your basic cable subscription. Even better, YouTube TV has signed deals with most ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC affiliate stations. For most areas of the country, YouTube TV is the best choice for local TV streaming.

YouTube TV Pricing and Packages 

For $50 each month, you get a 70 channel lineup with premium features and the option to add more channels.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s pricing here.

YouTube TV Channels

YouTube TV’s basic cable lineup includes the MLB Network, ESPN and TBS.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s channel lineup here.

YouTube TV Local Channels & Regional Sports Networks

Although YouTube TV’s support for local and regional channels is the best in the business, folks in Pittsburgh won’t be able to watch Sportsnet Pittsburgh.

Learn more about YouTube TV’s local channels here.

YouTube TV Supported Devices

The YouTube TV app is on these 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 simultaneously.

Learn more about simultaneous streaming on YouTube TV here.

YouTube TV DVR

With support for as many as six user profiles each person in the family can record as much as they want to 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.

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Watch the Pittsburgh Pirates on AT&T TV Now

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Even though AT&T owns AT&T TV Now, its streaming service does not carry AT&T SportsNet-Pittsburgh. That limits its appeal to Pirates fans, but other baseball fans will appreciate getting all of the national channels this expensive service offers.

AT&T TV Now Pricing and Packages 

Although the two cheapest plans meet many baseball fans’ needs, getting everything will cost at least $110 per month.

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
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*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

The MLB Network only comes with the Choice, Xtra and Ultimate plans.

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

AT&T TV Now Local Channels & Regional Sports Networks

In general, AT&T TV Now’s support for local TV is pretty good, but the AT&T TV Now zip code lookup tool stopped working in 2019. Getting the free trial is the only way to see which local and regional stations you get.

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

AT&T TV Now Supported Devices

In early 2020, Roku decided to stop carrying the AT&T TV Now app.

  • 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 limits you to using three device at the same time. People who pay less than $65 per month, however, can only use two devices simultaneously.

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

AT&T TV Now DVR

The remaining subscribers from the DirecTV Now days only get twenty hours of capacity on the cloud DVR. New subscribers, however, get five hundred hours.

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.

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How to Watch the Pittsburgh Pirates on Amazon Fire TV

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

How to Watch the Pittsburgh Pirates on Roku

You can watch the Pittsburgh Pirates on Roku with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV.

How to Watch the Pittsburgh Pirates on Apple TV

You can watch the Pittsburgh Pirates on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV and 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.