The 2023 MLB Season is here, and you don’t need cable to watch Mets games. This article will explain how you can stream the next Mets game and every New York Mets game this season!
How to Watch Today's Mets Spring Training Game
Below is the next televised Mets spring training game and how you can watch live.
New York Mets vs. Tampa Bay Rays (3/24/23)
Game Time: The Mets take on the Rays on Fri, March 24, 2023, at 1:05 PM EDT.
How To Watch: You can stream this Spring Training game for free on MLB TV. All you need is an MLB.com account to sign up, and no credit card is required. (Sign up here to watch) Spring Training Games are not subject to blackout, even if the game is airing on your local channel.
Watch Every Mets Game This Season
Below explains how to watch Mets games this season based on where you live.
- New York Mets TV Market: Consists of the New York metropolitan area and New York state.
- Best Solution when inside their TV Market: Watch on SportsNet NY through the fuboTV streaming service (free trial)
- Best Solution when living Outside the Mets TV Market: Watch nearly all Mets games on MLB.TV.
What Channel Are The Mets On
You can watch the New York Mets depending on whether or not you live inside the New York Mets TV market, which is the New York metropolitan area and New York state.
Watching Mets Games In Market
If you live in the Mets TV market, you can watch the Mets on SportsNet NY, the Mets regional sports network. If you live in the Mets broadcast areas, you can watch their regional sports network without cable on the following streaming services.
fuboTV offers subscribers local and cable TV channels just as if you subscribed to a cable TV package, and SportsNet NY is a part of their channel lineup. You can watch SportsNet NY through fuboTV online or on your TV using a supported streaming device like a Roku or Fire TV Stick. Like cable, SportsNet NY is only available through fuboTV if you live in 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 $74.99. For more information on this streaming service, see our guide to fuboTV.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV carries SportsNet NY for those subscribers living in the Mets broadcast area. You can check to see which channels are available to you by entering your zip code on Hulu’s channel finder.
Hulu starts with a free trial when you sign up, but costs $69.99 per month after the trial. You can cancel any time without penalty as there is no long term contract. The list below shows some of what Hulu+Live TV has to offer:
- live local ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and more in most markets of the country
- Carries, ESPN, FOX, and FS1 so you won’t miss nationally televised Mets games not airing on SportsNet NY
- Live access to popular channels found on cable. See Hulu’s channel lineup for a full list.
- 50 hours of cloud DVR storage. You can upgrade to 200 hours and fast-forward through recorded commercials for an additional $9.99 per month.
- Comes with 6 customizable profiles
- Watch Hulu on 2 screens at once. Watch on unlimited screens for an additional $9.99 per month
- Includes all the on-demand access you normally receive with standard Hulu. This includes Hulu Originals.
You can watch SportsNet NY through Hulu on any of the following devices:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV (4th generation or later)
- Google Chromecast
- iOS and Android Smartphones and Tablets
- Xbox 360 and Xbox One
- Echo Show
- Fire Tablets
- Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
- LG TV (select models)
- Nintendo Switch
- Mac and PC browsers
- Samsung TV (select models)
- VIZIO SmartCast TVs
- Windows 10
DIRECTV STREAM is a live streaming service that carries SportsNet NY for those living in their broadcast region. However, you have to subscribe to their “Choice” package for $99.99 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, ESPN, MLB Network, TBS, 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 simultaneously stream to an unlimited number of devices in the home, and up to 3 outside the home. 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.
YouTube TV also offers SportsNet NY live. SportsNet NY is included in the base package for $64.99 a month if you live in their broadcast area. The live streaming service also includes a DVR and supports a host of streaming devices. YouTube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app has also returned to Roku devices after settling a dispute between the two companies. 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.
Watching Mets Games Outside their TV Market
If you don’t live in the Mets TV market, you can watch the Mets 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 Mets games on Roku, Apple TV, Smart Devices, and more. You can watch Mets 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 line scores
- 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. You can also opt to watch Mets 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 Mets 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 Mets Games
Nationally televised MLB games air on Fox, TBS, Peacock, Apple TV+, ESPN, MLB Network, and FS1. A handful of Mets 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 $99.99 per month, you can watch nationally televised MLB games on Fox, 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 simultaneously stream to an unlimited number of devices in the home, and up to 3 outside the home. 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.
FuboTV carries the local Fox channel in some parts of the country along with MLB Network, ESPN and FS1 for watching nationally televised games.
They offer a fuboTV subscription. After the trial, its basic package costs $74.99. The FuboTV app is available on major platforms, including Apple TV, 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 ESPN, TBS, and FS1 for watching nationally televised games.
YouTube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app has also returned to Roku devices after settling a dispute between the two companies. Please read our review of YouTube TV for more details.
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu carries the local Fox channel in most parts of the country, along with ESPN, TBS, and FS1 for watching nationally televised games.
Hulu Live TV will cost you $69.99 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 ESPN, MLB Network, TBS, 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 sign up 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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