For the first time since 1968, every single MLB team will play on opening day, March 30th, 2023. In this article, I’ve outlined where you can watch each team, whether you live inside or outside the broadcast market of either team playing. I’ve also included an easy-to-read table of each game, the start time, and where to watch, depending on where you live. You can also check out our page on How To Watch Baseball in 2023 for information on watching each MLB team all season long.
Where To Watch Each Game
For every game in the schedule below, if you live in the broadcast area of the Home or Away team for a game, then you with want to watch the game on the Home or Away Regional Sports Network, as the National Broadcast will be subject to blackout. If you live outside the broadcast market for either team, then you have to watch The National Broadcast Channel.
Opening Day Schedule
The MLB Opening Day 2023 schedule is in the table below, with links to our how-to-watch team pages and channel pages. In the sections after this one, I go into more detail on how to stream each channel and watch each opening-day game.
Where To Stream RSNs
If you want to watch an opening day game where one of the teams is in your local market then you will need to use the RSN for that market. How to watch each is explained below:
- If your team is on a Bally Sport RSN, Root Sports RSN, NESN, Marquee Sports Network, or AT&T Sports Net RSN, then you can watch opening day using a 5-day Free Trial to DIRECTV STREAM’s “Choice Plan” or a 1-week free trial to fuboTV’s Pro Plan as both services carry every one of those RSNs if you live in their market.
- If your team is on MASN, YES Network, or Spectrum SportsNet, then you can watch opening day using a 5-day Free Trial to DIRECTV STREAM’s “Choice Plan”. They are the only service offering those RSNs if you live in those markets.
- If your Team is on an NBC Sports RSN or SportsNet NY (SNY) then you can watch opening day using a 5-day Free Trial to DIRECTV STREAM’s “Choice Plan”, a 1-week free trial to fuboTV’s Pro Plan, a 1-week free trial to YouTube TV, or sign up for Hulu Live TV. The only exception is NBC Sports Philidelphia. That channel isn’t on DIRECTV STREAM but is on fubo, YouTube TV, and Hulu Live TV.
- Yes Network, SportsNet Canada, and NESN also let you subscribe directly to their service without needing a TV provider, and you can just watch through the app. You can sign up below if you live in those TV Markets
Where To Watch National Broadcasts
The national broadcast is blacked out for those living inside the TV market of a particular game. However, if you live outside the TV market of both teams playing in the games you want to watch then you can watch on the national broadcast. All but two games can be watched with a subscription to MLB TV. MLB.TV costs $149 for the year or $25 per month 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 $129 for the year. You can check out their subscription packages at MLB.TV.
Games airing on MLB Network will also stream on MLB TV. Games with a time overlap with another game are regional, meaning depending on where you live, you will only get one of the games. For example, the 1 om games on MLB Network are the Yankees vs. Giants and Braves vs Nationals. Certain regions of the country will see one game, while other regions see the other. Personally, I find it easier to just watch on MLB.TV, but if you want to watch MLB Network, see How To Watch MLB Network.
The Astros vs. Whitesox game airs nationally on ESPN. You can watch using any of the following services:
- DIRECTV STREAM – Carries ESPN and costs $74.99 per month after a risk-free 5-Day Free Trial.. Their Choice channel plan also provides access to regional sports networks.
- Hulu Live TV – Carries ESPN and is the only service to include ESPN+. Hulu Live TV includes Disney+ and ESPN+ so you can watch Rangers vs. Phillies opener as well. Hulu Live TV costs $76.99 per month. (Sign up)
- Sling TV Orange Plan – After a short blackout due to a carriage fee dispute, ESPN is back on Sling TV as the most affordable way to watch ESPN without cable. Sling Orange costs $40 per month and get your first month 50% off
- YouTube TV – Provides a free trial when signing up. The Service costs $64.99 per month after the trial.
- Fubo TV – FuboTV provides ESPN and costs $74.99 per month and offers a 1-week free trial
- Vidgo – Provides ESPN and costs $69.99 per month. (Sign up)