If you live in the Colorado Rockies TV market, most Rockies games are on the Rockies’ regional sports network, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain. Unfortunately, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, aside from cable, the only streaming service with access to ATTSN is AT&T TV Now in their Max channel lineup for $80 per month. If that is too expensive, there is a more affordable way to watch Colorado Rockies games. This article will explain how to watch all your Colorado Rockies games if you don’t have a satellite or cable TV subscriptions.
Watching Rockies Games Online
If you don’t live in the AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain broadcast area, then you can easily watch Rockies games online using MLB.TV. I explain how to do this in my guide to watching MLB games. MLB.TV airs every game, from every team live, as long as you don’t live in the team’s TV market, and the game isn’t nationally televised. In those cases, there is a several hour delay before you can watch the game.
So Rockies fans living in the AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain TV market experience that live black-out on MLB.TV for Rockies games. Luckily, you can get around this inconvenience by using a VPN to get around the black-out.
MLB.TV figures out where you live based on your IP address. If you want to watch the Rockies game live on MLB.TV but live in Colorado, MLB.TV sees you have a Colorado IP address and blacks out the live game. However, you can use a VPN service like IPVanish allows you to join a Virtual Network in another part of the country or world. The VPN makes it appear as your computer is in that part of the world as well.
Using a VPN to Watch the Rockies
Follow the steps below to get set up to watch the Rockies using a VPN:
- Sign up for IPVanish.
- Once you sign up, install the IPVanish client. After that, it is simply a matter of starting the client, logging in, and click India as your location on the map to turn on the VPN.
- Your computer now looks like it is in India and won’t be subject to MLB.TV black-outs.
I chose IPVanish because there customer support is excellent, and they will walk you through setting this up if you have any issues. They also have a 30-day money-back guarantee. Currently, you can get the service for $6.49 per month if you sign up for a whole year.
Once the VPN is set up, you can sign up for MLB.TV. You can use your current billing address. The VPN will still open up all games by presenting you living in a location that does not deserve the black-out from the perspective of MLB.TV. Furthermore, you now have access to a VPN service for added security.
Also know, that while this works, it’s likely a violation of terms of service with MLB.TV. Basically, this would give them the right to terminate your MLB.TV service if they wish.
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