Are you a fan of New England sports, but don’t have cable? Are you a YouTube TV subscriber looking for options now that YouTube TV dropped NESN? 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.
Streaming NESN: Currently, fuboTV (Free Trial) and DIRECTV Stream (Check here for availability) carry NESN. For it to be available, you must live in NESN’s broadcast area consisting of New England except for Fairfield County, CT.
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 $64.99. For more information on this streaming service, see our guide to fuboTV.
DIRECTV Stream Carries NESN
AT&T’s live streaming service provides NESN in their “Choice” package for $84.99 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.
You can sign up online and they don’t force you into a contract so you can cancel at any time. The service also includes a cloud DVR service and allows you to stream to 20 devices simultaneously.
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 DIRECTV Stream for more details on this streaming service.
For information on watching other TV channels online check out: How To Stream Specific TV Channels
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