With baseball season underway, cord-cutting Blue Jays fans need a way to stream games online. Whether you’re in Canada or in the United States, here is how to watch the Toronto Blue Jays online.

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Streaming the Blue Jays in Canada

Watch Toronto Blue Jays on Sportsnet
Source: Sportsnet

Rogers Communications owns the Toronto Blue Jays and they own the Sportsnet cable channel. So it’s no surprise that Sportsnet is where you go to watch the Blue Jays. If you still have cable, your subscription may include access to Sportsnet. But cord-cutters aren’t left out in the cold.

Channels and packages

Sportsnet offers two digital-only subscription plans. SN Now costs $20 per month. SN Now+ costs $28 per month. (In this section, we’re talking about Canadian dollars. We’ll switch to US dollars when talking about US streaming options.) As far as Blue Jays baseball goes, there isn’t any difference between the two plans.

Hockey is where the extra $8 makes a difference. SN Now lets you watch more than 300 NHL games. Depending on where you live, you will either get the Oilers, Flames, Canucks or Maple Leafs. In addition, blackout restrictions may apply.

With an SN Now+ subscription, any blackout restrictions on Sportsnet-exclusive broadcasts get lifted. NHL-mandated blackouts may still apply. In addition, you will be able to watch the Oilers, Flames, Canucks and Maple Leafs regardless of where you live in Canada.

Other sports included with both plans include curling, Indy car racing, cycling and international soccer. If you consider pro wrestling a sport, then it also includes WWE programming.

One thing to note: Sportsnet’s streaming service only works in Canada.

Features and extras

In addition to the Sportsnet live TV stream, you can listen to Sportsnet’s radio broadcast, get video highlights and clips from Sportsnet’s TV shows, and use notifications to get the latest scores.

You can use your Sportsnet subscription with a wide range of devices. However, both SN Now and SN Now+ are designed for individual customers, not households. As a result, only one device can stream content at a time.

  • Living room devices: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Chromecast.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Devices based on Fire TV.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
  • Desktop browsers: Most major browsers.

Streaming the Blue Jays in the United States

Americans can watch national broadcasts of Major League Baseball games on ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, FS1, TBS and the MLB Network. Regional basic cable sports channels also carry games played by the local teams. For the most part, every streaming service carries most of these channels. Fox is the main exception.

None of the streaming services can carry just Fox’s national programming. Instead, they have to carry the local Fox affiliate’s live stream. Since Fox only owns a dozen local stations, the streaming services’ deals with Fox only cover certain major markets. Everywhere else, the streaming services have to cut deals with the owners of each local station.

Some services have done better than others at getting affiliates signed up. Be sure to use each service’s zip code lookup tool to make sure you can get your local Fox station.

US Streaming Services for Blue Jays Fans

fuboTV

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From the beginning, fuboTV has been a streaming service for people who love sports. It started out as the main place to get live streams of international soccer, rugby and other sports that American network TV ignores. Over the past few years, fuboTV has added news, lifestyle and entertainment channels to increase its appeal to more households.

Channels and packages

Despite its more mainstream approach, fuboTV is still sports focused. About half of the channel lineup in fuboTV’s subscription plans consists of sports channels. That includes FS1 and Fox’s regional sports channels. You can also get Fox and TBS.

What you won’t get with a fuboTV subscription, however, is ESPN, ESPN2 or the MLB Network. As a result, fuboTV isn’t the best choice for diehard baseball fans.

Features and extras

When you’re away from home while the game is on, you can record the broadcast with fuboTV’s cloud DVR. If the standard thirty-hour recording capacity is not enough for you, a $10 upgrade will expand that to five hundred hours.

Both fuboTV subscriptions allow two devices to stream at the same time. Another $6 upgrade will expand that limit to three simultaneous streams.

  • Living room devices: Android TV, Apple TV, Amazon Fire 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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Hulu with Live TV

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While Hulu with Live TV isn’t perfect, the biggest strength of this streaming service is its on-demand library. Owned by the major networks, Hulu carries almost every current-season TV program on broadcast TV.

Channels and packages

The single $45 per month subscription plan gives you more than fifty channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, FS1 and TBS. Hulu with Live TV also carries the Fox regional sports channels. The MLB Network is the only channel baseball fans can’t get.

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

67 Channels

2 simultaneous streams

ESPN and Disney

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You will have to watch all of the advertising that’s integrated into each live MLB broadcast. But that doesn’t have to be true for Hulu’s on-demand content. A $4 monthly charge will eliminate ads from almost every episode.

Features and extras

Hulu’s cloud DVR lets you record fifty hours of content. The standard subscription also supports two simultaneous live video streams. When you pay an extra $20 per month, you can upgrade both features. The cloud DVR will support two hundred hours of recording. Inside your home, you’ll be able to stream to an unlimited number of devices — and another three for anyone on the road.

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

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Sling TV

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Sling TV launched several years ago as the first live TV streaming service that the TV industry supported. However, it isn’t as easy to get started with Sling TV as it is with other services. That’s due to a complicated system of subscription plans and add-on packages. At the same time, that complexity lets you customize your Sling TV-watching experience much more than any other service.

Channels and packages

Although Sling TV advertises a choice between two low-cost plans, baseball fans will have to subscribe to both. Sling Orange carries ESPN, ESPN2 and TBS, but the only way to get Fox, FS1 and regional sports is to subscribe to Sling Blue. Neither plan supports the MLB Network.

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.

Dozens of expansion packages, called “Extras,” let you add even more channels. You’ll find dedicated Extras for sports, movies and kids. A host of international extras let you add channels from France, India, the Middle East and many more places around the world.

Features and extras

Sling TV’s customization extends to its features. Unfortunately, that means the only way to get a cloud DVR is to pay extra. For $5 per month, you get fifty hours of recording capacity. Unlike other services, you cannot record ESPN or other channels exclusive to the Sling Orange subscription.

Sling TV also limits simultaneous streaming. You can use as many as three devices to stream channels included with Sling Blue. Only one device in the house can stream a Sling Orange channel like Disney or ESPN.

  • 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.

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AT&T TV Now

AT&T TV Now
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Shortly after Sling TV launched, AT&T jumped into the streaming TV game with DirecTV Now, since renamed AT&T TV Now. The service offers a large channel lineup with premium pricing. In addition, the company has been slow to add new features and has been outpaced by its competitors.

Channels and packages

AT&T TV Now offers five English-language subscription plans and one Spanish-language plan. When it comes to offering the channels that carry Major League Baseball games, almost any plan will do. Neither the Entertainment or the Optimo Más plans include the MLB Network. In addition, the Optimo Más plan carries ESPN Deportes rather than ESPN and ESPN2.

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.

There’s little consistency between the various plans, so you’ll need to review the channel listings before subscribing to AT&T TV Now.

Features and extras

AT&T TV Now’s cloud DVR is still a “beta” feature, which may explain why it only offers a paltry twenty hours of recording capacity and can’t be upgraded.

You can upgrade the simultaneous streaming limit from the standard two devices. A $5 monthly payment will add a third device.

  • Living room devices: Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Samsung and Amazon Fire TV televisions.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android and iOS.
  • Game consoles: None, but Xbox One support is “coming soon”.
  • Desktop browsers: DirecTV Now only streams to Chrome and Safari browsers. With Internet Explorer and Firefox, you can only manage your settings.

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PlayStation Vue

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Source: PlayStation Vue

Sony’s TV streaming service PlayStation Vue offers premium features, large channel lineups and reasonable pricing. Ignore the branding. You can use PlayStation Vue with many more devices than Sony’s game console.

Channels and packages

The entry-level Access plan does not include all of the networks baseball fans need. Going with the Core plan will add the regional networks and the MLB Network.

Access
5-Day Free Trial
$44.99/ month

50 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

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Core
5-Day Free Trial
$49.99/ month

75 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

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Elite
5-Day Free Trial
$59.99/ month

96 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

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Ultra
5-Day Free Trial
$79.99/ month

98 channels

5 simultaneous streams*

ESPN and Disney

Premium sports

EPIX and FXM

HBO and SHOWTIME

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* You get 3 streams to use in-home or out-of-home streams and 2 extra streams to use in-home.

Upgrading to the Elite plan gives you access to everything in the PlayStation Vue channel lineup. For another $20 per month, the Ultra plan adds premium movie channels.

Features and extras

You won’t need to worry about paying for upgrades, since PlayStation Vue includes premium features in all of its subscription plans. The cloud DVR has unlimited capacity. Unlike all the other services, PlayStation Vue lets five devices stream different channels at the same time.

PlayStation Vue also offers solid device support — with one exception. Sony refuses to develop an app for the Xbox.

  • Living room devices: Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Roku.
  • Smart TVs and Blu-ray players: Televisions based on Amazon Fire TC, 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.

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YouTube TV

Watch Toronto Blue Jays on YouTube TV
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Based on name recognition alone, YouTube TV has an advantage over other streaming services. The most compelling feature the company offers is support for local TV affiliates. The local ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC stations are available in almost every market that can get YouTube TV.

Channels and packages

The single YouTube TV subscription plan costs $40 per month. All of the networks that carry MLB games are part of the seventy-channel lineup. You can add more channels, but YouTube TV doesn’t give you much choice.

Features and extras

An unlimited cloud DVR and the ability to create six profiles are YouTube TV’s best features. Each member of your household can get their own DVR library, watch history and recommendation list.

Device support is YouTube TV’s weakest feature. It only lets three devices stream simultaneously. But if your devices rely on Amazon Fire TV or Echo, you’ll be out of luck. YouTube doesn’t play nice with Amazon.

  • 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

Stream Baseball on MLB.TV
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Americans and Canadians alike can subscribe to Major League Baseball’s dedicated streaming service. Unfortunately, MLB.TV is designed to let you watch all the other baseball teams, not your hometown’s team. However, that does make MLB.TV a great option for Blue Jays fans living in the United States.

Plans and coverage

You can choose between an annual Single Team subscription for $92 or an annual All Teams subscription for $119. Given how little it costs to unlock all of baseball, the All Teams plan probably makes the most sense.

Blackout rules

The big dollar deals Major League Baseball signed with the cable and broadcast networks require it to blackout certain games. That’s the reason you can’t watch your local team. It also means any weekend games carried by ESPN will get blacked out.

Features

Depending on your device, you will either use the MLB.TV app or the At Bat app. The apps on game consoles, Roku and Apple devices support 60 frames-per-second video.

  • 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.
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.