The 2023 MLB season is in full swing, and we cover all the details on where to watch your favorite teams this season, even if you don’t have cable. This article explains how to watch your team regardless of where you live. I also cover where to watch nationally televised games. With this guide, you can watch every single MLB game played in the 2023 season.
- Watching Baseball without Cable in 2023
- Watch Your Favorite MLB Team Without Cable
- Watching Baseball with MLB.TV
- Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN
- Apple TV+ Friday Night Baseball
- Baseball on Live Streaming Services
- Nationally Televised Games
Watching Baseball without Cable in 2023
Most people who want to watch the 2023 MLB season and don’t have cable usually fall into one of the two following categories:
- You have a single favorite team and live in their TV market
- You want to watch a team or teams in TV markets outside of where you live
Generally, if you live in a team’s TV market, you will need access to the local, regional sports network that has the rights to broadcast that team. If you live outside the team’s TV market, then you can watch using MLB.TV. To confuse matters more, there are nationally televised games that air on Fox, ESPN, MLB Network, TBS, and FS1. On top of that, Apple TV+ has streaming rights to 2 games, every Friday Night this season, and Peacock will stream a game live every Sunday. But don’t worry. I’ll explain how to watch baseball this season for all of these situations without the need for cable or satellite TV.
Watch Your Favorite MLB Team Without Cable
For the 2023 MLB season, I put together a guide specific to each team. The articles below will explain how to watch that team for fans that live inside and outside that teams designated TV market:
Read on for a way to stream games for every MLB team.
Watching Baseball with MLB.TV
MLB.TV is the best solution to watch baseball online, especially if you don’t live in the television broadcast market of your favorite teams MLB.TV allows subscribers to watch every game, for every team, all season long, with MLB.TV, you can watch baseball online, on TVs, smartphones, and tablets. MLB.TV costs $149 for the year or $25 per month to have access to every game for every team. The “all-teams plan” has a free trial and provides a monthly pricing option. You can also opt to watch Astros games through the MLB.TV single-team plan for $129 for the year. You can check out their subscription packages at MLB.TV.
MLB.TV is supported on the following devices:
- Xbox One
- Apple TV
- iPhone / iPad
- Amazon Fire TV
Subscriptions include both Home and Away broadcast feeds. Subscribers also receive a free subscription to the “MLB At Bat” App.
Overall MLB.TV is a quality product that delivers Live MLB games in HD quality video. However, two functions blew me away.
First, the in-game highlights and stats update and automatically load as the action happens. A picture-in-picture window allows users to select highlights to watch from the game.
The other function that knocked my socks off was the number of games you can watch simultaneously. On PC or Mac, Mosaic View allows up to four games at once in a quad view, Split screen or picture in picture.
Furthermore, this season you can follow the Minor Leagues with access to your favorite team’s affiliates in the MLB app with more than 7,000 streamed Minor League games through the First Pitch app.
On top of all these features, MLB.TV Premium provides the following:
- Live Game DVR Controls
- Full Game Archives
- Customized Fantasy Player Tracker
- Clickable line scores
- A Pitch by Pitch Widget, that tracks speed, location, and pitch type
- Live Audio Broadcast of Games
MLB.TV Blackout Delay
Pro Tip: Try This Blackout Workaround to watch the games you want to watch.
While MLB.TV is a great product and a must-have for baseball fans, those interested in their local team may take issue with the 90-minute blackout delay (there is a workaround I’ll get to in a moment). It wasn’t going to be all sunshine and rainbows for cord-cutters.
Local teams in your viewing area and nationally televised games are available 90 minutes after a game’s conclusion due to blackout rules. Yet, all other games are available for watching baseball online or on a supported device.
The 90-minute delay to your local team’s games isn’t ideal, but it’s workable. Day games are available for viewing after dinner, and night games typically open up around midnight. Subscribers can fast-forward through all the downtime and be finished within an hour, or wait until the next day if they want to enjoy the game’s pace.
Furthermore, if you are desperate to catch the live-action and don’t want to use the blackout workaround, there is no delay in the live audio. Occasionally I’ll sit on the porch and listen to the live audio broadcast like I did when I was a kid. If you enjoy baseball on the radio and only care about your local team, you are set without MLB.TV. Every team has a local radio broadcast that airs MLB games live.
Of course, if you live outside your favorite team’s viewing area, you can watch their games live without worrying about blackout unless it’s a nationally televised game. This MLB blackout map indicates the blackout region for each team. The audio feature isn’t subject to blackout rules.
What is Subject to the Blackout Delay?
- Home and Away games of the designated team if you live within their blackout territory
- Games that are broadcast nationally, such as the ESPN Sunday game or Fox Saturday game. Games streaming on Apple TV+ and Peacock are also blacked out. However, games airing on MLB Network will still stream on MLB TV as long as you do not live in either team’s designated black-out territory.
- Play in games (Playoff tie-breakers)
- Post Season Games
Sunday Night Baseball on ESPN
The schedule for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball is in the table below. See How To Watch ESPN for in-depth coverage on how to watch ESPN, or try any of the following streaming services that carry ESPN in their lineup.
- DIRECTV STREAM – Carries ESPN and offers a risk-free 5-Day Free Trial. Costs $64.99 per month for your first 3 months and $74.99 each month after.. Their Choice channel plan also provides access to regional sports networks.
- Hulu Live TV – Carries ESPN and is the only service to include ESPN+. Hulu Live TV includes Disney+ and ESPN+ with unlimited DVR storage for $69.99/month. (Sign up)
- Sling TV Orange Plan – Sling TV is the most affordable way to watch ESPN without cable. Sling Orange costs $40 per month and get your first month $10 off
- YouTube TV – Provides a free trial when signing up. the Service costs $72.99 per month after the trial
|Date / Time||Teams|
|May 7 @ 7:00 PM||Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Diego Padres|
|May 14 @ 7:00 PM||St. Louis Cardinals vs. Boston Red Sox|
|May 21 @ 7:00 PM||New York Mets vs. Cleveland Guardians|
|June 4 @ 7:00 PM||New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Dodgers|
|June 18 @ 7:00 PM||New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox|
|August 20 @ 7:00 PM||Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals|
Apple TV+ Friday Night Baseball
Apple TV+ will be airing 2 games every Friday night throughout the 2023 season. These games on Apple TV+ will include pregame and postgame shows and will not be subject to local broadcast blackout restrictions. This means if you are a Yankees fan living in New York, the game won’t be blocked out. However, these games will still be blacked out on MLB TV since Apple TV+ holds the streaming rights to these games. Furthermore, these Friday games will air in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. This means those using a VPN to get around MLB TV blackouts may have to be creative on which country they set their VPN to.
Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month, after a 7-day free trial, and is supported on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Apple TV, and more. See our review of Apple TV+ for more details on this service.
Which Games are on Apple TV+
The games in the table below show the Apple TV+ games announced thus far.
(All times Eastern Standard)
|Apr. 7 at 2:20 PM||Chicago Cubs||Texas Rangers|
|Apr. 7 at 7:20 PM||Atlanta Braves||San Diego Padres|
|Apr. 14 at 6:40 PM||Detroit Tigers||San Francisco Giants|
|Apr. 14 at 7:10 PM||Boston Red Sox||Los Angeles Angels|
|Apr. 21 at 7:05 PM||New York Yankees||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Apr. 21 at 7:20 PM||Atlanta Braves||Houston Astros|
|Apr. 28 at 8:10 PM||Houston Astros||Philadelphia Phillies|
|Apr. 28 at 10:10 PM||Los Angeles Dodgers||St. Louis Cardinals|
|May. 5 at 7:10 PM||Cleveland Guardians||Minnesota Twins|
|May. 5 at 6:40 PM||Cincinnati Reds||Chicago White Sox|
|May. 12 at 8:10 PM||Milwaukee Brewers||Kansas City Royals|
|May. 12 at 8:10 PM||Minnesota Twins||Chicago Cubs|
|May. 19 at 7:07 PM||Toronto Blue Jays||Baltimore Orioles|
|May. 19 at 7:20 PM||Atlanta Braves||Seattle Mariners|
|May. 26 at 7:05 PM||New York Yankees||San Diego Padres|
|May. 26 at 6:40 PM||Detroit Tigers||Chicago White Sox|
|Jun. 2 at 5:10 PM||Cincinnati Reds||Milwaukee Brewers|
|Jun. 2 at 8:10 PM||Minnesota Twins||Cleveland Guardians|
|Jun. 9 at 9:38 PM||Los Angeles Angels||Seattle Mariners|
|Jun. 9 at 7:05 PM||Baltimore Orioles||Kansas City Royals|
|Jun. 16 at 10:10 PM||Seattle Mariners||Chicago White Sox|
|Jun. 16 at 8:10 PM||Milwaukee Brewers||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Jun. 23 at 6:40 PM||Miami Marlins||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Jun. 23 at 7:05 PM||Philadelphia Phillies||New York Mets|
|Jun. 30 at 9:38 PM||Los Angeles Angels||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Jun. 30 at 7:05 PM||Pittsburgh Pirates||Milwaukee Brewers|
|Jul. 14 at 7:10 PM||New York Mets||Los Angeles Dodgers|
Baseball on Live Streaming Services
Live Streaming services are how you can watch nationally televised games on networks like Fox, TBS, ESPN, FS1, and MLB Network. A couple of services even carry your local regional sports network allowing you to watch just about every game. Below is a breakdown of live TV streaming services and what to expect from each in regard to watching baseball.
DIRECTV STREAM Now carries the regional sports network for every MLB team except for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadephia Phillies. DIRECTV STREAM also carries the local Fox channel in most of the country, along with ESPN, MLB Network, TBS, and FS1 for watching nationally televised games. This makes them the most comprehensive streaming service for watching baseball this season.
DIRECTV STREAM is supported on the following devices:
- 4th Gen Apple TV
- Google Chromecast, 2nd gen and higher
- Amazon Fire TV
- Fire TV Stick
- iOS devices
- Chrome and Safari browsers
See our review of AT&T Now for more details.
fuboTV carries the MLB regional sports networks for every team except for YES, MASN and Spectrum Sportsnet, so they won’t have Yankees, Orioles, Nationals, or Dodgers games that aren’t airing on a national network. FuboTV also carries the local Fox channel in some parts of the country along with MLB Network, ESPN, and FS1 for watching nationally televised games.
They offer a 1-week free trial. After the trial, its basic package costs $74.99. The FuboTV app is available on major platforms, including Apple TV, AndroidTV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV. Check out our review of FuboTV for more details.
Please note that fuboTV charges subscribers a mandatory regional sports fee between $10.99 and $13.99 per month, depending on how many RSNs are in your area
YouTube TV carries the regional sports network for the A’s, Giants, Phillies, Mets, and White Sox. YouTube TV will cost $72.99 per month and includes a DVR. YouTube TV also carries the local Fox channel in most parts of the country, along with ESPN, TBS, and FS1 for watching nationally televised games. Unfortunately MLB.TV and MLB Network are no longer available through YouTube TV.
YouTube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app has also returned to Roku devices after settling a dispute between the two companies. Please read our review of YouTube TV for more details.
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu + Live TV provides regional sports networks for the A’s, Giants, Phillies, Mets, and White Sox. Hulu also carries the local Fox channel in most parts of the country, along with ESPN, TBS, and FS1 for watching nationally televised games.
Hulu Live TV will cost you $69.99 per month. However, that includes access to Hulu’s on-demand streaming library, a cloud DVR, and more. To see what channels are available through Hulu Live TV in your area, check out the tool: Channels Available by Zip Code
Hulu is supported on Roku, Fire TV Devices, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, iOS, Android, and more. For more information on this service, please check out Hulu Live TV review.
Sling TV carries ESPN, MLB Network, TBS, and FS1 for watching nationally televised games. Sling TV is supported on Windows and Mac PCs and laptops, Android and iOS devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Nexus player, Xbox One, 4th Generation Apple TV, Chromecast, and more. Currently, they are running a 50% off your first-month promotion.
The service also includes a cloud DVR along with other great features. For details on Slings service offerings and the difference between them, check out my Sling TV review.
MLB on ESPN+
ESPN+ will be streaming baseball games almost daily in April. The April schedule of games on ESPN+ is in the table below. Note that games are subject to local blackout if you live in either team’s broadcast region. An ESPN+ subscription costs only $9.99 per month. Local blackout restrictions do apply. There is no contract, so you can cancel any time you like. In addition to ESPN, Disney also owns Hulu and the Disney+ streaming service. You can get Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for just $13.99 by signing up here!
You can see our guide to watching ESPN+ for more on ESPN+.
|Thu, March 30||4 p.m.||Philadelphia Phillies vs. Texas Rangers|
|Fri, March 31||10 p.m.||Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Sun, April 2||1:30 p.m.||San Francisco Giants vs. New York Yankees|
|Mon, April 3||7:45 p.m.||Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals|
|Tue, April 4||10 p.m.||Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Wed, April 5||1:30 p.m.||New York Mets vs. Milwaukee Brewers|
|Thu, April 6||1 p.m.||Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers|
|Fri, April 7||4 p.m.||Chicago White Sox vs. Pittsburgh Pirates|
|Sat, April 8||7 p.m.||St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers|
|Sun, April 9||1 p.m.||Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies|
|Mon, April 10||7 p.m.||Cincinnati Reds vs. Atlanta Braves|
|Wed, April 12||6:30 p.m.||Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays|
|Thu, April 13||1 p.m.||Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles|
|Fri, April 14||9:30 p.m.||Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Diego Padres|
|Sat, April 15||9:30 p.m.||Colorado Rockies vs. Seattle Mariners|
|Sun, April 16||1:30 p.m.||Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays|
|Mon, April 17||8 p.m.||Toronto Blue Jays vs. Houston Astros|
|Tue, April 18||6:30 p.m.||Cleveland Guardians vs. Detroit Tigers|
|Wed, April 19||7 p.m.||Minnesota Twins vs. Boston Red Sox|
|Thu, April 20||9:30 p.m.||San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Fri, April 21||10:15 p.m.||New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants|
|Sat, April 22||1 p.m.||Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Yankees|
|Sun, April 23||4 p.m.||Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Angels|
|Mon, April 24||6 p.m.||Colorado Rockies vs. Cleveland Guardians|
|Tue, April 25||9:45 p.m.||St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Francisco Giants|
|Wed, April 26||1:30 p.m.||Detroit Tigers vs. Milwaukee Brewers|
|Thu, April 27||1 p.m.||Seattle Mariners vs. Philadelphia Phillies|
|Fri, April 28||6:30 p.m.||Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins|
|Sat, April 29||1 p.m.||Baltimore Orioles vs. Detroit Tigers|
|Sun, April 30||4 p.m.||St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers|
Games on Peacock
Peacock will air 19 Sunday morning baseball games this season starting in May. To watch, you will need to subscribe to the “Peacock Premium” tier, which starts at $4.99 per month. These games will be subject to local blackout. You can stream MLB games on your TV or mobile device using the Peacock app. The streaming service supports Roku, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple T.V. 4K and Apple T.V. HD, Xbox, Playstation, Android devices, Android TV, Chromecast, and Chromecast built-in, Xfinity Flex 4K and Amazon Fire TV or Fire Sticks. Follow these steps to install Peacock on your device:
- Subscribe to a Peacock using this Link.
- “Search” your devices app store or channel store for “Peacock”
- Select the streaming service and press “OK.”, “Install” or “Download” depending on your device
- Peacock is now installed on your Roku. Open Peacock, and log in with the credentials you used to subscribe to the service. Search for “MLB” and watch.
If you need more information, see our review of Peacock for more details. See the table below for the Sunday games airing on Peacock this season
(all times Eastern)
|Apr. 23 at 12:05 PM||Philadelphia Phillies||Colorado Rockies|
|Apr. 30 at 12:05 PM||Miami Marlins||Chicago Cubs|
|May. 7 at 11:35 AM||Atlanta Braves||Baltimore Orioles|
|May. 14 at 11:35 AM||Cleveland Guardians||Los Angeles Angels|
|May. 21 at 11:35 AM||Cincinnati Reds||New York Yankees|
|May. 28 at 11:35 AM||Tampa Bay Rays||Los Angeles Dodgers|
|Jun. 4 at 11:35 AM||Pittsburgh Pirates||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Jun. 11 at 11:35 AM||Detroit Tigers||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Jun. 18 at 1:05 PM||Chicago Cubs||Baltimore Orioles|
|Jul. 2 at 12:05 PM||Baltimore Orioles||Minnesota Twins|
|Jul. 9 at 12:05 PM||Washington Nationals||Texas Rangers|
|Jul. 16 at 12:05 PM||Pittsburgh Pirates||San Francisco Giants|
|Jul. 23 at 12:05 PM||Detroit Tigers||San Diego Padres|
|Jul. 30 at 12:05 PM||Toronto Blue Jays||Los Angeles Angels|
|Aug. 6 at 12:05 PM||Cleveland Guardians||Chicago White Sox|
|Aug. 13 at 12:05 PM||Boston Red Sox||Detroit Tigers|
|Aug. 20 at 1:05 PM||Houston Astros||Seattle Mariners|
|Aug. 27 at 12:05 PM||New York Mets||Los Angeles Angels|
|Sep. 3 at 2:10 PM||Milwaukee Brewers||Philadelphia Phillies|
Nationally Televised Games
The Nationally Televised game schedule that has been released so far is below. Games on MLB Network and Fox may have overlapping dates and times. The game you will see that day is dependent on what region of the country you live in.
|Date and Time (ET)||Home||Away||Network|
|Friday, Jun. 9 @ 6:40 PM||Detroit Tigers||Arizona Diamondbacks||MLB Network|
|Friday, Jun. 9 @ 7:05 PM||New York Yankees||Boston Red Sox||MLB Network|
|Friday, Jun. 9 @ 7:05 PM||Baltimore Orioles||Kansas City Royals||Apple TV+|
|Friday, Jun. 9 @ 8:40 PM||Colorado Rockies||San Diego Padres||ESPN+|
|Friday, Jun. 9 @ 9:38 PM||Los Angeles Angels||Seattle Mariners||Apple TV+|
|Saturday, Jun. 10 @ 3:10 PM||Colorado Rockies||San Diego Padres||ESPN+|
|Saturday, Jun. 10 @ 10:07 PM||Los Angeles Angels||Seattle Mariners||MLB Network|
|Sunday, Jun. 11 @ 11:35 AM||Detroit Tigers||Arizona Diamondbacks||Peacock Premium|
|Sunday, Jun. 11 @ 4:07 PM||Los Angeles Angels||Seattle Mariners||MLB Network|
|Sunday, Jun. 11 @ 7:10 PM||New York Yankees||Boston Red Sox||ESPN|
|Tuesday, Jun. 13 @ 7:10 PM||New York Mets||New York Yankees||TBS|
|Friday, Jun. 16 @ 8:10 PM||Milwaukee Brewers||Pittsburgh Pirates||Apple TV+|
|Friday, Jun. 16 @ 10:10 PM||Seattle Mariners||Chicago White Sox||Apple TV+|
|Sunday, Jun. 18 @ 1:05 PM||Chicago Cubs||Baltimore Orioles||Peacock|
|Sunday, Jun. 18 @ 7:10 PM||Boston Red Sox||New York Yankees||ESPN|
|Tuesday, Jun. 20 @ 6:40 PM||Philadelphia Phillies||Atlanta Braves||TBS|
|Tuesday, Jun. 20 @ 10:05 PM||Los Angeles Angels||Los Angeles Dodgers||TBS|
|Friday, Jun. 23 @ 6:40 PM||Miami Marlins||Pittsburgh Pirates||Apple TV+|
|Friday, Jun. 23 @ 7:05 PM||Philadelphia Phillies||New York Mets||Apple TV+|
|Tuesday, Jun. 27 @ 7:45 PM||St. Louis Cardinals||Houston Astros||TBS|
|Friday, Jun. 30 @ 7:05 PM||Pittsburgh Pirates||Milwaukee Brewers||Apple TV+|
|Friday, Jun. 30 @ 9:38 PM||Los Angeles Angels||Arizona Diamondbacks||Apple TV+|
|Sunday, Jul. 2 @ 12:05 PM||Baltimore Orioles||Minnesota Twins||Peacock|
|Sunday, Jul. 9 @ 12:05 PM||Washington Nationals||Texas Rangers||Peacock|
|Friday, Jul. 14 @ 7:10 PM||New York Mets||Los Angeles Dodgers||Apple TV+|
|Sunday, Jul. 16 @ 12:05 PM||Pittsburgh Pirates||San Francisco Giants||Peacock|
|Sunday, Jul. 23 @ 12:05 PM||Detroit Tigers||San Diego Padres||Peacock|
|Sunday, Jul. 30 @ 12:05 PM||Toronto Blue Jays||Los Angeles Angels||Peacock|
|Sunday, Aug. 6 @ 12:05 PM||Cleveland Guardians||Chicago White Sox||Peacock|
|Sunday, Aug. 13 @ 12:05 PM||Boston Red Sox||Detroit Tigers||Peacock|
|Sunday, Aug. 20 @ 1:05 PM||Houston Astros||Seattle Mariners||Peacock|
|Sunday, Aug. 20 @ 7:10 PM||Washington Nationals||Philadelphia Phillies||ESPN|
|Sunday, Aug. 27 @ 12:05 PM||New York Mets||Los Angeles Angels||Peacock|
|Sunday, Sep. 3 @ 2:10 PM||Milwaukee Brewers||Philadelphia Phillies||Peacock|
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