Major League Baseball is referred to as America’s pass time. For generations, many have enjoyed the sport. In 2017, the first three games will be played the first day of the regular season on Sunday, April 2nd. The last day of regular season play will happen on October 1st. Of course, the locations of the world series depends on the teams playing. You can watch some of the games in the US if you have a traditional antenna and have access to local affiliates.
Despite the founding of the sport in 1903, the National League was founded in 1876. Since then, the league has seen it’s share of changes that have changed the way the game is governed. However, the game has basically stayed the same as it was when it started. This year, the 114th season of Major League Baseball will be played.
Lets’s take a look at some ways to watch Major League Baseball games. If you are traveling overseas or don’t have access to the local markets, you’ll want to connect to a VPN first.
Using MLB.TV to stream Major League Baseball
MLB.TV is a streaming service that has been around since the 2002 season. If you are a baseball fanatic, this offering gives you a way to watch the entire season for $112.99 per year for all teams, or $59.99 for a single team. You may also choose a month by month plan, but the cost is around $25 a month. The catch is, if you are in the market you want to watch, you will encounter blackouts because of licensing rights. All games are in HD quality. If you want to watch all the teams, that is called the premium package.
The service is available on over 400 devices, but some of them include Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and others. Additionally, it is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, and many more. If you have questions about your specific device, be sure to check the the MLB.TV website.
Using FuboTV to watch Major League Baseball
FuboTV is a popular streaming service that primarily targets sports fans. There are more than 60 channels that are offered for a monthly rate of $35 with no contract. That includes channels like NBCSN, Fox Sports, BeIN Sports, and others in HD quality. As with Sling TV, you are allowed to use the login information from your account to access the apps of the channels you have subscribed to. Sign up for their 7-day free trial to get started.
The service may be enjoyed on your Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac devices. Be aware that the service will only let you stream on two devices at a time. However, you do have the option to record via cloud DVR so you can re-watch the event or save it for later.
Use PlayStation Vue to watch Major League Baseball
The PlayStation Vue streaming service (often called PS Vue) is another option you have. It offers the user more than 45 channels for $30 a month without a contract. Those channels include ABC, Bravo, Fox, NBCSN, ESPN, and many more. PS Vue does not only focus on sports, but gives you other popular choices as well. You can also add premium channels like HBO, Fox Soccer Plus, Showtime, and more for additional fees. It is one of the only services to offer the big 4 US networks. PSVue is offering a 5-day free trial to new users.
It is compatible with PS3, PS4, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, and others. With this one, you have the option of streaming up to 5 devices at one time, and you can also stream and play video games. Those factors make PS Vue a good option to stream the event.
Using DirecTV Now to stream Major League Baseball
DirecTV Now is the stand alone version of the satellite provider, DirecTV. Though some of the streaming services we mention here are focused more on sports, this one has the goal of being a total package. It provides the subscriber more than 60 channels in the starting package for $35 a month with no contract. Those include NBCSN, ESPN, Fox, TNT, and many others. It also includes more than 10,000 on demand channels. You can sign up for a 7-day free trial to see if DirecTV Now is right for you.
The service is usable on Chromecast, Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. If you are planning on streaming from your PC or Mac, you will need to use Google Chrome or Safari. You are allowed to use 2 devices at one time, and there is a rewind feature so you can replay up to the last 72 hours of TV. That can be a real advantage if you miss part of the race.
Use Sling TV to watch Major League Baseball
Sling TV is a live TV streaming service that offers an easy way to watch the race. This affordable option gives you access to popular pay TV channels, without the need for cable, a satellite subscription, or a contract. If you are a cord cutter or thinking of becoming one, the service is only a fraction of the cost. Of course, prices and number of streams available vary based on the plan you choose. The games will be shown on FS1, FS2, and Fox, so you’ll need the Blue package for $25 a month. You can try Sling TV free for 7 days to test the service.
The Sling TV service may be watched on your favorite television by using streaming devices like Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and others. Additionally, it is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac. There are other devices supported, so you may want to check their website for the latest list.
Want to keep up with your favorite Major League Baseball team? If so we have customized guides to help you srream each MLB team. Select your favorite to learn more.
- Arizona Diamondbacks
- Atlanta Braves
- Baltimore Orioles
- Boston Red Sox
- Chicago Cubs
- Chicago White Sox
- Cincinnati Reds
- Cleveland Indians
- Colorado Rockies
- Detroit Tigers
- Houston Astros
- Kansas City Royals
- Los Angeles Dodgers
- Los Angeles Angels
- Miami Marlins
- Milwaukee Brewers
- Minnesota Twins
- New York Mets
- New York Yankees
- Oakland Athletics
- Philadelphia Phillies
- Pittsburgh Pirates
- San Diego Padres
- San Francisco Giants
- Seattle Mariners
- St Louis Cardinals
- Tampa Bay Rays
- Texas Rangers
- Toronto Blue Jays
- Washington Nationals
Remember that you can always use an OTA antenna to pull local Fox coverage of MLB games including the playoffs and World Series.