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How to watch MLB live online

Stay on top of every baseball game with a streaming service you can access from anywhere.

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Being a baseball fan can get expensive if your plan is to see as many games as possible. Streaming MLB online allows you to watch all of your favorite teams throughout the season with the click of a button.

How to watch MLB online: Paid and free options

Depending on your baseball watching needs, there are a number of options out there to suit the casual fan right through to the diehard supporter. Read on for the details you need to help you root for your team.

Watching MLB with MLB At Bat

MLB has its own app designated for streaming — MLB At Bat. With this app, you only have access to one free game a month, decided upon by MLB At Bat and highlights from recently played games. In order to watch full games from the season, you’ll need a subscription to MLB.TV, which is $24.99 a month.

While this streaming option is available for $2.99 a month or $19.99 per year, you do still have to endure the ads and there’s limited content as far as the games are concerned. If you’re unsure, MLB At Bat offers a 7-day free trial to test the waters.

Watching MLB with Sling TV

While Sling TV offers a way to stream TV without a long-term contract, it doesn’t offer the MLB network in any of its subscriptions. Regardless of the subscription you choose, you can add the Sports Extra for $10 a month, giving you access to the MLB Network as well as ESPN News and NBA TV.

Sling Orange or Sling Blue is $20/month, Sling Orange + Sing Blue is $35/month. So you are looking at a minimum of $30/month to access some baseball action.

Keep in mind that the original Sling subscription you choose determines how many screens you can watch MLB online on at the same time:

  • Sling Orange, one screen
  • Sling Blue, three screens
  • Sling Orange + Blue, four screens
Sling TV offers a 3-day free trial period.

Watching MLB with Hulu

Hulu + Live TV has MLB to watch live. A Hulu + Live TV subscription allows you to watch games live via ESPN, ESPN 2, Fox, Fox Sports 1 and TBS.

Hulu + Live TV also has MLB coverage from local networks in select markets. However it’s worth noting that Hulu + Live TV doesn’t have access to the MLB Network.

You can get started with Hulu + Live TV, by taking advantage of the 7-day free trial offer. After the trial period, Hulu + Live TV costs $54.99/month.

Watch MLB via FuboTV

FuboTV has recently added the MLB Network and MLB Network Strike Zone as part of its Sports Plus add-on package. MLB Network Strike Zone is on Tuesday and Friday nights during the regular season. You can also access MLB Network with the Fubo Extra Package.

FuboTV costs $59.99/month for its standard package. The Sports Plus add-on is an additional $10.99/month, while Fubo Extra is $5.99/month.

FuboTV Sports Plus Package will give you access to more than 20 sports channels. And in better news FuboTV added ESPN to its arsenal from August which will only increase the amount of MLB games available to watch.

On top of sports you’ll also have access to entertainment and news channels. FuboTV comes with a 7-day free trial offer, so you can test it out yourself.

Watching MLB with YouTube TV

YouTube TV is more than a platform to share videos, it’s a streaming service that gives you access to live TV from 70+ networks including the MLB network and other major sports channels like Fox Sports and ESPN.

Although this option of watching costs $64.99 a month, YouTube gives you six accounts to stream as well as an unlimited cloud DVR storage. You can save baseball games for as long as you want with a streaming service that’s compatible with most devices including Apple and Android products.

For those of you who are interested in using YouTube TV to watch MLB online, it offers a 7-day free trial.

Watching MLB with Amazon Prime

Watching MLB online with Amazon Prime is essentially the same as subscribing to MLB.TV, but with the flawless integration into your Prime Video account with all of its features. You add the MLB channel to your Prime Video app for an additional $24.99/month and then receive access to both live and on-demand baseball games.

Although Amazon Prime is not the least expensive option, it comes with a Prime Video X-Ray feature that allows you to scan player stats and play-by-plan information as you watch the game.

When you choose to watch MLB with Amazon Prime, any device that’s compatible with streaming Amazon Prime is compatible with the MLB channel, making your viewing transition seamless on up to three devices. A 30-day free trial is offered before Amazon charges you for the MLB subscription.

Stream MLB on DAZN

While DAZN mostly has boxing, as of 2019 it offers MLB. However, it’s worth noting that it isn’t your typical MLB live stream option.

DAZN has a unique MLB offering that is quite similar to NFL’s RedZone. Every weeknight DAZN runs a live show called ChangeUp that jumps between live games and highlights from some earlier in the day. On top of that there’s also live weekend shows and on-demand MLB content.

DAZN allows you to stream from two devices at once and is compatible with almost every streaming device imaginable. It costs $19.99/month or $99.99 for a discounted annual pass. We have a full review of DAZN for you.

Bottom line

As a baseball fan, opting for a subscription with features that suit your lifestyle is the best option for you. Whether you choose an inexpensive subscription with ads or a more expensive option with an x-ray feature, the way you watch MLB online is up to you.

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