You can watch MSG Network through DIRECTV STREAM’s Choice Plan with a 5-day free trial or fuboTV, which also offers a free trial. MSG Network is only available to those living in New York, Central New Jersey, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut, and Northern Pennsylvania. Currently, MSG Network is not available through Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, or Sling TV.
How To Stream MSG Network
Two live streaming services offer MSG in their channel lineup, DIRECTV STREAM and FuboTV. However, you have to live in their broadcast area, consisting of New York, Central New Jersey, Northern New Jersey, Southern Connecticut, and Northern Pennsylvania. This is true whether watching MSG through cable TV or a TV streaming service. I prefer using DIRECTV STREAM to watch MSG Network as the service has a better channel offering than fuboTV at a similar price point. However, fuboTV is a fine streaming service if you decide to use them after reading my coverage of both services below.
You can watch MSG network through DIRECTV STREAM and live in the New York TV market. You have to subscribe to their “Choice” package for $108.99 per month. You get a 5-day free trial; they don’t force you into a contract, and you can cancel anytime. If you cancel during the trial, you won’t be charged for the first month.
Channels: Those living in the MSG TV market will have MSG through the DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” plan, along with other sports channels like ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FS1, FS2, MLB Network, and NBA TV. The service also includes local networks like ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox. The channel lineup also includes entertainment channel favorites like History Channel, HGTV, TLC, and more. The Choice plan includes over 90 channels in all. You can see the full DIRECTV STREAM channel lineup in our review of DIRECTV STREAM.
DIRECTV STREAM Choice Deal: After a 5-day free trial, the DIRECTV STREAM Choice plan costs $108.99 per month. You can sign up on the DIRECTV STREAM website. There is no long term contract and you can can cancel at any time.
To stream MSG Network, just download the DIRECTV STREAM app to a supported device and use the onscreen guide to stream MSG. The service also includes unlimited cloud DVR storage and allows you to simultaneously stream to an unlimited number of devices in the home, and up to 3 outside the home.
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
You can try DIRECTV STREAM by signing up for this 5-day free trial.
See our review of DIRECTV STREAM for more details on this streaming service.
fuboTV offers subscribers local and cable TV channels just as if you subscribed to a cable TV package. For subscribers living in New York and the surrounding TV market, fuboTV carries MSG Network in its channel lineup. However, fuboTV subscribers in this area will be subject to a mandatory $6 per month regional sports fee. You can watch the MSG Network through fuboTV online or on your TV using a supported streaming device like a Roku or Fire TV Stick.
Like cable, MSG Network is only available through fuboTV if you live in the New York TV market. You can see all the channels they offer in your area using this link.
FuboTV offers a 1-Week Free Trial. There is no contract, and you can cancel at any time. If you cancel during your free trial, you will not be charged at all. Here are some features included with your subscription to fuboTV:
- live local CBS, FOX, and NBC broadcast in many parts of the country
- a ton of channels you usually find on cable like ESPN, FS1, and more
- a cloud DVR for recording TV shows
- stream to 2 devices at once (can upgrade to more)
What Teams Are On MSG Network
Sports fans living in New York City are missing out if they don’t have MSG Network. The network has the New York metro area TV broadcast rights for the following teams:
- New York Knicks (NBA)
- New York Rangers (NHL)
- New York Islanders (NHL)
- New Jersey Devils (NHL)
- New York Red Bulls (MLS)
What If You Live Outside the New York TV Market
If you live outside the MSG Network broadcast area, it won’t be in your channel lineup. This is true whether you use streaming services or subscribe to cable TV. However, you can check out these other articles on our site:
- How to Watch The New York Knicks
- How to Watch The New York Rangers
- How to Watch The New York Islanders
- How to Watch The New Jersey Devils
Fans may also be interested in using this TV blackout workaround.