You can watch the Chicago White Sox live online without cable with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV or AT&T TV Now. In this article, we’ll help you decide which option is best for you. Let’s get started!

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Watch the Chicago White Sox with fuboTV

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fuboTV carries many of the channels you need to watch MLB games and NBC Sports Chicago, the main channel that airs White Sox games. However, there are a few notable gaps that you should know about before you sign up. Because fuboTV has yet to make a deal with Disney, it does not broadcast any of the ESPN channels. Another missing piece of the puzzle is MLB Network.

fuboTV Pricing and Packages

The least expensive plan is fubo Standard. You may want to upgrade to a more expensive plan if you want more simultaneous streams, additional recording time and other feature upgrades.

Learn more about fuboTV’s subscription plans here.

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.

fuboTV Channels

fubo Standard comes with NBC Sports Chicago (if you live near Chicago), plus FOX, FS1, and TBS. However, the fact that you can’t get MLB Network or any of the ESPN channels is a significant downside for White Sox fans. On the other hand, the new fubo Sports Network helps fill in the hole left by the lack of ESPN by providing sports news and talk show content.

You can see a full channel list here.

fuboTV Supported Devices

fuboTV’s app support covers all the bases. The service has apps for Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, iOS/Android and many other popular TV devices.

You can learn more about fuboTV’s supported devices here.

fuboTV Simultaneous Streams

Without a paid upgrade, you get two simultaneous streams. An optional feature upgrade will give you three. The fubo Family or fubo Ultra plans both come with three streams, as well.

You can learn more about fuboTV simultaneous streams here.

fuboTV DVR

You can record 30 hours of content with the DVR that comes with fuboTV. For more recording time, you can either get the Cloud DVR Plus upgrade or sign up for fubo Family, Fubo Entertainment or fubo Ultra.

You can learn more about the fuboTV DVR here.

fuboTV On-Demand Library

fuboTV’s 72-hour rewind feature lets you catch up with recently aired shows. There are a few movies in the on-demand catalog as well.

Click here to learn more about fuboTV’s on-demand library.

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Watch the Chicago White Sox on Hulu with Live TV

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Another way to get Fox Sports Chicago is via Hulu with Live TV. All Hulu with Live TV subscribers get ESPN, ESPN2, FOX, FS1 and TBS as well.

Hulu with Live TV Pricing and Packages

Hulu’s main subscription plan comes with over 60 channels. The base cost has risen in recent months, but it’s still on par with what other streaming services offer.

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

67 Channels

2 simultaneous streams

ESPN and Disney

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

Hulu with Live TV Channels

The fact that all Hulu with Live TV subscribers get NBC Sports Chicago, ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, FS1 and TBS means that you’ll be able to catch a lot of MLB action with this streaming service.

Click here to see the full list of Hulu with Live TV channels.

Hulu with Live TV Supported Devices

Hulu with Live TV has above average support for TV devices. There are no significant holes in its app lineup.

  • 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.

Click here to learn more about devices that work with Hulu with Live TV.

Hulu with Live TV DVR

If you don’t like watching ads, Hulu with Live TV’s DVR upgrade might be worth the price. Without it, you’ll have to sit through commercials when you watch recorded content.

Click here to learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s DVR.

Hulu with Live TV On-Demand Library

Hulu with Live TV’s high quality originals and large on-demand content library are some of the service’s main draws.

Learn more about Hulu with Live TV’s on-demand library here.

Free 7-day Trial

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Watch the Chicago White Sox with Sling TV

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For a low monthly charge, Sling TV’s Orange plan will give you access to all the ESPN channels. On the other hand, it doesn’t carry Fox Sports Chicago.

Sling TV Pricing and Packages

Sling TV’s two base plans both cost the same amount, or you can get both of them for a reduced fee. Various add-ons let you add additional channels to your program guide.

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.

To learn more about Sling TV pricing, check here.

Sling TV Channels

If you get both of Sling TV’s base plans, you’ll get: TBS, ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 and FOX– if your local FOX broadcaster has signed a deal with Sling TV. Be sure to check the Sling TV website before you join to find out exactly which channels you’ll get. Alternatively, you can save money by getting just Sling Orange. That’ll give you the ability to stream TBS, ESPN and ESPN2. You can watch some MLB games this way, but you might miss out on White Sox games because of the lack of Fox Sports Chicago.

To learn more about Sling TV channels, check here.

Sling TV Supported Devices

Sling TV has great device support:

  • TV streaming media players: Apple TV (4th gen and up), Amazon Fire TV (all versions), Chromecast, Roku (LT and up), AirTV.
  • Smart TVs: LG TV (Web OS 3.0, 3.5, and 4.0, as well as select 2016-2018 models), Samsung TV (2016 through 2018 models), Android TV (4.4 and up), Roku TV, Mi TV.
  • Mobile devices and tablets: Android (4.4 and up),  iOS (11 and up), Amazon Fire (tablets).
  • Game consoles: Xbox One.
  • Desktop browsers: Chrome is recommended for use with Mac and Windows.

Check here for more info on Sling TV’s supported devices.

Sling TV Simultaneous Streams

With Sling Blue, you get three simultaneous streams. However, Sling Orange channels can only be streamed to one device at a time. That restrictive policy doesn’t change, even if you get both Sling Orange and Sling Blue.  

To learn more about Sling TV’s simultaneous streams, click here.

Sling TV DVR

The biggest news about Sling TV as of late is its recent DVR upgrade. With ten hours of recording time free and the ability to record almost every channel, its DVR is much better than it was before.

To learn more about Sling TV’s DVR, check here.

Sling TV On-Demand Library

Sling TV does have an on-demand content library, but it’s somewhat limited compared to some streaming services.

Click here to learn more about Sling TV’s on-demand library.

Watch the Chicago White Sox with AT&T TV NOW

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With AT&T TV NOW (formerly called DirecTV Now), you can get five channels that air MLB games (FOX, FS1, TBS, ESPN and ESPN2) plus NBC Sports Chicago if you live near the windy city.

AT&T TV NOW Pricing and Packages

AT&T’s Choice plan has most of the channels that carry Chicago White Sox games.

To learn more about AT&T TV NOW’s pricing and packages, click here.

Plus
7-day free trial
$50.00/ month

45+ channels

2 simultaneous streams

20 hours of DVR space

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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.

AT&T TV NOW Channels

AT&T TV NOW has all the channels that air MLB games. These include TBS, ESPN, ESPN2, MLB Network and FS1. It also carries NBC Sports Chicago.

Click here to learn more about AT&T TV NOW’s channels.

AT&T TV NOW Supported Devices

AT&T TV NOW has fairly good device coverage. There are no noticeable gaps or missing devices.

Click here to learn more about AT&T TV NOW’s supported devices.

AT&T TV NOW Simultaneous Streams

Unless you get the stream upgrade, you get two simultaneous streams. In other words, you can let one friend or family member watch TV with you though your account at the same time as you. With the upgrade, you get three simultaneous streams. 

To learn more about AT&T TV NOW’s streaming policy, click here.

AT&T TV NOW DVR

Back when AT&T TV NOW first came out, it was called DirecTV Now. AT&T rushed the service to market without a DVR. A recent upgrade changed that. All AT&T NOW subscribers get a 20-hour DVR.

Click here to learn more about AT&T TV NOW’s DVR.

AT&T TV NOW On-Demand Library

AT&T TV NOW has a much more robust on-demand catalog compared to Sling TV and fuboTV. You can watch over 40,000 titles when there’s nothing good on live. On the other hand, you have to watch a commercial every 15 minutes. There’s no way to pay your way out of seeing the ads, either.  

Check here to learn more about AT&T TV NOW’s on-demand library.

Free 7-day Trial

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How to Watch the Chicago White Sox on Amazon Fire TV

You can watch the Chicago White Sox on Amazon Fire TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV or AT&T TV Now. You can use your credentials to log into the app once you download and install it.

How to Watch the Chicago White Sox on Roku

You can watch the Chicago White Sox on Roku with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV or AT&T TV Now. Download any of the apps for free from the Roku Channels store. Once you sign up, you can use your credentials to log into the app.

How to Watch the Chicago White Sox on Apple TV

You can watch the Chicago White Sox on Apple TV with one of these streaming services: fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV or AT&T TV Now. Download any of their apps on Apple TV’s App Store, sign up, then use your credentials to log in.

MLB.TV

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MLB.TV posts on-demand game replays the day after each game airs, but its blackout policy will stop you from watching most live games if you live near Chicago. Source: MLB.TV

The first thing you should know about MLB.TV is that people who live outside of the White Sox market area get the best deal on the single-team subscription pass. Blackout restrictions will prevent you from watching most live games if you live anywhere near Chicago. On the other hand, features like next-day replays, excellent mobile apps and audio broadcasts of the games may make it worth checking out.

Plans and coverage

The single-team pass costs $92 and lets you watch most live White Sox regular season games and all the game replays. If you’re interested in watching other teams, you may want to go with the $119 All-Teams pass instead.

Blackout rules

Games that MLB.TV does not broadcast include regular season games with playoff implications and games broadcast by ESPN. If you live near the city, you probably won’t be able to watch any live games.

Features

MLB.TV’s main features include 60 frames-per-second video feeds, the ability to watch multiple games in one window and an instant replay feature called Catch-Up.

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.
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