Major League Baseball is in full swing! We cover all the details of where to watch your favorite teams in 2022, 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 2022 season.
- Watching Baseball without Cable in 2022
- Watch Your Favorite MLB Team Without Cable
- Watch Baseball with MLB.TV
- Apple TV+ Friday Night Baseball
- Baseball on Live Streaming Services
- Nationally Televised Games
Watching Baseball without Cable in 2022
Most people who want to watch the 2022 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 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, and FS1. On top of that, Apple TV+ has streaming rights to 2 games, every Friday Night this season. 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 2022 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.
Watch 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 $129.99 for the year 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 $109.99 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.
On top of those 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 broadcast nationally, such as the ESPN Sunday game or Fox Saturday game
- Play in games (Playoff tie-breakers)
- Post Season Games
Apple TV+ Friday Night Baseball
Apple TV+ will be airing 2 games every Friday night throughout the 2022 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.
Which Games are on Apple TV+
The games in the table below show the Apple TV+ games announced thus far.
|Friday, Apr. 8 @ 7:05 PM||Washington Nationals||New York Mets|
|Friday, Apr. 8 @ 9:38 PM||Los Angeles Angels||Houston Astros|
|Friday, Apr. 15 @ 7:10 PM||Chicago White Sox||Tampa Bay Rays|
|Friday, Apr. 15 @ 9:30 PM||Los Angeles Dodgers||Cincinnati Reds|
|Friday, Apr. 22 @ 6:40 PM||Cincinnati Reds||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Friday, Apr. 22 @ 9:40 PM||Oakland Athletics||Texas Rangers|
|Friday, Apr. 29 @ 8:10 PM||Kansas City Royals||New York Yankees|
|Friday, Apr. 29 @ 10:15 PM||San Francisco Giants||Washington Nationals|
|Friday, May. 6 @ 7:10 PM||Boston Red Sox||Chicago White Sox|
|Friday, May. 6 @ 9:40 PM||Seattle Mariners||Tampa Bay Rays|
|Friday, May. 13 @ 7:20 PM||Atlanta Braves||San Diego Padres|
|Friday, May. 13 @ 9:40 PM||Arizona Diamondbacks||Chicago Cubs|
|Friday, May. 20 @ 6:35 PM||Pittsburgh Pirates||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Friday, May. 20 @ 8:10 PM||Houston Astros||Texas Rangers|
|Friday, May. 27 @ 7:10 PM||Boston Red Sox||Baltimore Orioles|
|Friday, May. 27 @ 9:38 PM||Los Angeles Angels||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Friday, Jun. 3 @ 7:05 PM||New York Yankees||Detroit Tigers|
|Friday, Jun. 3 @ 8:40 PM||Colorado Rockies||Atlanta Braves|
|Friday, Jun. 10 @ 8:10 PM||Minnesota Twins||Tampa Bay Rays|
|Friday, Jun. 10 @ 9:38 PM||Los Angeles Angels||New York Mets|
|Friday, Jun. 17 @ 8:10 PM||Houston Astros||Chicago White Sox|
|Friday, Jun. 17 @ 10:10 PM||Los Angeles Dodgers||Cleveland Guardians|
|Friday, Jun. 24 @ 8:15 PM||St. Louis Cardinals||Chicago Cubs|
|Friday, Jun. 24 @ 9:40 PM||Arizona Diamondbacks||Detroit Tigers|
Baseball on Live Streaming Services
Live Streaming services are how you can watch nationally televised games on networks like Fox, 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, 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 regional sports networks for the following MLB teams: A’s, Astros, Giants, Phillies, Pirates, Mets, Red Sox, and White Sox. 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 $69.99. 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.
Also, be aware, there is an additional mandatory $6 per month regional sports fee for fuboTV subscribers in these areas.
- Pittsburgh, PA and surrounding areas
- Houston, TX and surrounding areas
- New York City/Buffalo/Rochester, NY and surrounding areas
- New England
- Chicago, IL and surrounding areas
- Washington/Oregon and surrounding states
- Utah/Nevada and surrounding areas
YouTube TV carries the regional sports network for the A’s, Giants, Phillies, Mets, and White Sox. YouTube TV will cost $64.99 per month and includes a DVR. YouTube TV also carries the local Fox channel in most parts of the country, along with ESPN,TBS, MLB Network, and FS1 for watching nationally televised games.
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, 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 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.
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.
ESPN+ will be airing over 170 games this season, which works out to airing a game almost daily. 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+
Peacock will air 18 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 One S and Xbox One X, Playstation 4, 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.
Nationally Televised Games
The Nationally Televised game schedule that has been released so far is below.
|Date and Time (ET)||Home||Away||Network|
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