The 2021 Baseball Season is happening, and you don’t need cable to watch New York Yankees games. However, with MLB TV rights, how to watch your New York Yankees can be confusing depending on where you live. This article will explain how to watch every New York Yankees game this season, no matter where you live.
- New York Yankees TV Market: New York, Connecticut and parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
- Best Solution when inside their TV Market: Watch on Yes Network through the DIRECTV Stream streaming service (sign up online)
- Best Solution when living Outside the Yankees TV Market: Watch nearly all Yankees games on MLB.TV.
What Channel Are The Yankees On
You can watch the New York Yankees depending on whether or not you live inside the New York Yankees TV market, which consists of New York, Connecticut, and parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
Watching Yankees Games In Market
If you live in the Yankees TV market, you can watch the Yankees on Yes Network, the Yankees regional sports network. If you live in the Yankees broadcast areas, you can watch their regional sports network without cable on the following streaming services.
DIRECTV Stream is a live streaming service that carries Yes Network for those living in their broadcast region. However, you have to subscribe to their “Choice” package for $84.99 per month. You can sign up online. They don’t force you into a contract, and you can cancel at any time. DIRECTV Stream also carries Fox, TBS, ESPN, MLB Network, and FS1, which are all the networks that air nationally televised MLB games.
The service also includes a cloud DVR service and allows you to stream to 20 devices simultaneously. DIRECTV Stream is supported on Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, iOS, Android, Roku, and more. See our review of DIRECTV Stream for more details on this streaming service.
Yankees Games on Amazon Prime Video
In a partnership with YES Network, Amazon will air 21 Yankees games on Prime Video during the 2021 season. These games are only available on Prime Video to fans living in the Yankees TV Market (New York, Connecticut, and parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.) You can sign up for Prime Video through this link if you don’t already have the service.
The Yankees games airing on Amazon Prime are (all ET):
- April 18, vs. Tampa Bay – 1 pm
- April 23 at Cleveland – 7 pm
- April 27 at Baltimore – 6:30 pm
- May 14 at Baltimore – 7 pm
- May 21 vs. Chicago White Sox – 7 pm
- May 29 at Detroit – 4 pm
- May 30 at Detroit – 1 pm
- June 12 at Philadelphia – 4 pm
- June 20 vs. Oakland – 1 pm
- July 2 vs. New York Mets – 7 pm
- July 11 at Houston – 2 pm
- July 23 at Boston – 7 pm
- July 27 at Tampa Bay – 7 pm
- July 30 at Miami – 7 pm
- Aug. 15 at Chicago White Sox – 2 pm
- Aug. 17 vs. Boston – 7 pm
- Aug. 22 vs. Minnesota – TBD
- Aug. 28 at Oakland – 4 pm
- Sept. 17 vs. Cleveland – 7 pm
- Sept. 24 at Boston – 7 pm
- Sept. 29 at Toronto – 7 pm
Prime Video subscribers can watch the games through the Prime Video app on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and more. You can see our review of Prime Video for more details on this streaming service.
Watching Yankees Games Outside their TV Market
If you don’t live in the Yankees TV market, you can watch the Yankees through the MLB.TV streaming. With MLB.TV you can watch every game, for every team, all season long. With MLB.TV, you can watch Yankees games on Roku, Apple TV, Smart Devices, and more. You can watch Yankees games live or on-demand. Here is a list of MLB.TV features:
- Chose to watch both the home and away broadcast.
- Live Game DVR Controls
- Full Game Archives
- Customized Fantasy Player Tracker
- Clickable Linescores
- A Pitch by Pitch Widget, that tracks speed, location, and pitch type
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 for $24.99 per month. You can also opt to watch Yankees games through the MLB.TV single-team plan for $109.99 for the year. You can check out their subscription packages at MLB.TV.
Please note that MLB.TV does have blackout rules for games where a team is playing in the market you reside. For example, if the Yankees are playing the Nationals and you live in the DC area, that game will be blacked out on MLB.TV. You can check your zip code here to see which team’s games are under a blackout in your area. Nationally televised games will also be blacked out. The list below provides a general description of whether a game is going to be under a blackout:
- 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, but there is a way around it
Pro Tip: Try This Blackout Workaround to watch the games you want to watch and get around the black-out.
Watching Nationally Televised Yankees Games
Nationally Televised MLB games air on Fox, TBS, ESPN, MLB Network, and FS1. A handful of Yankees games will air nationally this season on one or more of those networks. You can check here for the MLB’s national TV schedule. You can watch nationally televised games using MLB.TV with this blackout workaround. You can also watch nationally televised games using one of the streaming services listed below.
Through the DIRECTV Stream “Choice” package for $84.99 per month, you can watch nationally televised MLB games on Fox, TBS, ESPN, MLB Network, and FS1. You can sign up online, and 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 Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, iOS, Android, Roku, and more. See our review of DIRECTV Stream for more details on this streaming service.
They offer a 1-week free trial. After the trial, its basic package costs $64.99/month. The FuboTV app is available on major platforms, including AppleTV, AndroidTV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV. Check out our review of FuboTV for more details.
YouTube TV cost $64.99/month per month and includes a DVR. YouTube TV carries the local Fox channel in most parts of the country. They also provide access to TBS, ESPN, 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 isn’t available on Roku. However, users can use YouTube TV through the YouTube app on Roku devices. Please read our review of YouTube TV for more details.
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu Live TV will cost you $64.99 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 carries, carries TBS, ESPN, MLB Network, and FS1 for watching nationally televised games. Sling TV also carries the local FOX channel in the following markets: New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, DC, Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Los Angeles, San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose, Detroit, Atlanta, Houston, Orlando/Daytona/Melbourne, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Gainesville, Austin, Milwaukee, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Phoenix, and Seattle
You can try a sign up for Sling and see if this solution will work for you.
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.
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