You don’t need cable to watch MLB Network. You can watch MLB Network through any of the following streaming services: Sling TV, fuboTV, YouTube TV, and DIRECTV Stream. Let’s see which streaming service will be the best one for you to watch MLB Network this season.
How to Watch MLB Network without Cable
As with most content on cable today, there are alternate ways to enjoy the channels and shows you want without forking over mountains of cash to a cable TV provider. Here are a few of the cable-subscription free ways you can stream MLB Network online in order of cost.
MLB Network on Sling TV
MLB Network is not offered in Sling’s base packages, but subscribers can add the channel to the Orange or the Blue package for $11 as part of its “Sports Extra.” Both the Sling Orange and Sling Blue cost $35 per month. The base package and Sports Extra add-on would bring the total amount of the package to $46 per month.
Sling TV provides a live stream of MLB Network, so you can watch what would be airing on MLB just as if you had cable. A subscription to Sling TV provides:
- The ability to watch live on your TV with a Roku, Amazon Fire, or other supported streaming device
- A Cloud DVR
- Most popular channels typically found on cable
- The ability to pick and choose various channel packages.
Sling TV offers a deal where your first month is only $10. There is no monthly contract so that you can cancel at any time with no commitment or cancelation fees. Check out our review of Sling TV for more details on this live streaming service.
fuboTV on MLB Network
MLB Network is available on fuboTV. However, the channel needs to be added through either the “Extras” package for an additional $7.99 per month or Sports Extra Add-On for an additional $10.99 per month. This is on top of the monthly cost of $64.99 per month for a subscription to fuboTV’s “Starter Package.”
You can try fuboTV before subscribing with this 1-week free trial. The service offers the following features:
- Stream on Android smartphones, Android tablets, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV (4th Generation only), Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast, and most modern browsers
- A Cloud-Based DVR
- Over 60 Channels included Regional Sports Networks, and Live local channels
Learn more about their service in our review of FuboTV.
MLB Network on YouTubeTV
YouTubeTV also offers MLB Network streaming live, as well as limitless storage space for recording your shows. Your library of recorded shows can be streamed anywhere. YouTubeTV costs $64.99 a month.
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. The service provides over 70 live channels, including local broadcast networks in several U.S. TV markets.
MLB Network on DIRECTV Stream
DIRECTV Stream is another way to watch MLB Network. MLB Network is part of their “Choice” package for $84.99 per month. DIRECTV Stream provides the following features:
- watch on 20 streams simultaneously per subscription
- a cloud-based DVR
- channels like MLB Network, AMC, HGTV, Discovery, and more
- supported on AppleTV, Android TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, and more
You can check out everything this service offers by reading our DIRECTV Stream review.
Streaming MLB Network Online
You can watch MLB Network live on its website or on the MLB At Bat app. However, that content is locked such that you need to enter your TV Provider credentials. Your YouTube TV and DIRECTV Stream username and password are accepted. Sling TV is not.
For information on watching other TV channels online check out: How To Stream Specific TV Channels
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