Are you a fan of New England sports, but don’t have cable? You can still watch Boston Red Sox, and Bruins games using a live streaming service, just as if you had NESN (New England Sports Network) through cable. You can watch online through the web or on your TV by using a streaming device like a Roku.
Watch NESN without Cable
Two live streaming services offer NESN in their channel lineup. However, you have to live in their broadcast area, which consists of all of New England except Fairfield County, CT. This is true whether watching NESN through cable TV or any TV streaming services mentioned below.
If you don’t live in the NESN broadcast area, you may want to look at this guide to work around sports TV blackouts. Otherwise, read on for information on watching NESN online.
Watch NESN on fuboTV
fuboTV offers subscribers local and cable TV channels just as if you subscribed to a cable TV package and NESN is a part of their channel lineup. You can watch NESN through fuboTV online or on your TV using a supported streaming device like a Roku or Fire TV Stick.
Like cable, NESN is only available through fuboTV if you live in the their TV market. I recommend checking their website to find the channels they offer in your area using this link.
FuboTV offers a One Week Free Trial, but there is no contract so you can cancel 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 HGTV, History, FS1, and more
- a cloud DVR for recording TV shows
- stream to 2 devices at once (can upgrade to more)
The monthly cost of fuboTV currently starts at $59.99. For more information on this streaming service, see our guide to fuboTV.
Watch NESN on YouTube TV
YouTubeTV also offers NESN live and it’s included in the base channel package for $64.99 a month. The live streaming service also includes a DVR and supports a host of streaming devices. Youtube TV supports Roku, Android, iOS (includes AirPlay to Apple TV), and Chromecasts/Chromecast-compatible TVs. Like the other services, YouTube TV offers a free trial, cloud DVR, local broadcast channels, and many other features. Please read our review of YouTube TV for more details on their service.
Please note YouTube TV carries NESN. However, due to the contract with they have with Sinclair (the owner of NESN) some areas within the teams market may not have access. Please check YouTube TVs website to make sure which channels you will receive.
AT&T TV Now Carries NESN
AT&T’s live streaming service provides NESN in their “Max” package for $80 per month. They also carry FOX, ESPN, and TBS so if a Rex Sox game is airing nationally, it will be on one of those networks.
The service offers a 1-week free trial and doesn’t force you into a contract so you can cancel any time. The service also includes a cloud DVR service and allows you to stream to two devices simultaneously, with an option to add a 3rd for $5 additional per month.
AT&T TV NOW 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 TV Now for more details on this streaming service.
For information on watching other TV channels online check out: How To Watch Any TV Channel Online Without Cable
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