How to Stream MLB Baseball This Year (2024)

Pop quiz! Each MLB team plays 162 games a year, not counting preseason games or specials, like the All-Star Game. And there are 30 teams. How many games does that make?

For those who hate calculators: It's 2,430 regular season games. That, plus a minimum of 32 and a maximum of 53 post-season games. How could a person ever stream all of that? Well, we're going to make sense of it all for you. At least as much sense as one can make of Major League Baseball and its various streaming deals.

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Best Live TV Streaming Package

How to Stream MLB Baseball This Year (1)

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Sling TV Blue + Orange

Sling TV Blue + Orange comprises two separate packages, Blue and Orange, which offer different channel selections and cost $45 and $40 per month, respectively, if you buy them individually. For $60 per month, you can have both. Games coverage is split down the middle, with the Blue package offering Fox, FS1, and ABC games, and Orange offering ESPN games. Both offer TBS games, and you have to pay $11 a month for the Sports Extra package with either one if you want MLB Network. So buy Blue and Orange and add Sports Extra. You're looking at $71 a month, but you still won't get to watch the exclusive Friday-night games on Apple TV+ or the Peaco*ck-exclusive Sunday games.

The Runner-Up

Hulu + Live TV offers a simpler package than Sling TV. You can watch all the games on Fox, FS1, ABC, and TBS. The catch is that you can't get MLB Network, so you miss out on a handful of games. Sling TV, with the MLB Network add-on, costs $1 more per month and gives you a few more games to watch. The flip side is that choosing this package, one of our favorite streaming services, gives you access to regular, ol’ Hulu, too, so you can watch recent shows (such as Atlanta), exclusives (such as The Handmaid's Tale), and a very impressive movie library.

Exclusive Games

Apple TV+ pitches you two live games each Friday that you can’t watch on any other channel or streaming service. There are MLB-related highlights and analysis shows, as well as classic games and clips.

Peaco*ck gives you access to 19 exclusive games that air on Sundays. That's one per week. You can't watch these on any other network. Peaco*ck is also tossing in some classic games, documentaries, and live highlights to sweeten the deal. Doubling the price to $10 per month for Peaco*ck Plus gets rid of the ads and lets you download and watch games later.

For Out-of-Market Games

MLB.tv is your package if you're a fan exiled from your favorite team(s). In fact, it might be your only choice. Buying a streaming package for access to regional channels, such as FS1, might not let you watch the game if you're outside of either team's local market. That's how regional stations work. MLB.tv gives you access to every out-of-market game for all teams, except for the exclusives shown on Apple TV+ and Peaco*ck. For, say, a Braves fan in San Francisco, that works perfectly. For a Giants fan in San Francisco, not so much.

Services to Avoid

YouTube TV is like a long ball that zings just wide of the foul ball pole in the outfield. Close, but no cigar. Fox, FS1, ABC, and TBS are all represented in YouTubeTV's channel list, but MLB Network isn't available, not even as an add-on. One advantage over the competition is that YouTubeTV streams most channels in 1080p resolution, whereas it's standard for others to stream in 720p.

FuboTV is too expensive and offers too little compared to the competition to be worth it. FuboTV's base level package includes Fox, FS1, and ABC, and you can upgrade to the $85-per-month Elite package for MLB Network, but FuboTV doesn't offer TBS on any of its channel packages. That means you end up paying more than SlingTV, Hulu + Live TV, or YouTubeTV while seeing fewer games.

How to Stream MLB Baseball This Year (2024)

FAQs

How to stream MLB for free? ›

MLB.TV Free Game-of-the Day.

Simply create a new username and password or use your existing MLB account to watch on all supported devices.

Is MLB.TV free with Amazon Prime? ›

MLB TV is not free to Amazon Prime customers. However, it is a package users can subscribe to with Prime Video Channels. Singe-team packages, a subscription tier that only allows users to stream the out-of-marker games of one team, go for $129.99 via Prime. All-access subscriptions cost $24.99 per month.

How to watch the MLB 2024 season? ›

How to watch the 2024 MLB season without cable
  1. Stream MLB games on Sling TV for half price.
  2. Watch MLB games free with Fubo.
  3. Watch MLB in 2024 with ESPN+
  4. Watch MLB in 2024 free with the Prime Video MLB.TV add on.
  5. Watch network-aired MLB games on Hulu + Live TV.
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Is there a free MLB app? ›

Apple Devices go to the iTunes App Store / Android Devices go to the Google Play Market/ Amazon Devices go to the Amazon Store. 1. Download the free MLB App.

How much is MLB.TV per year? ›

$29.99/mo. or $139.99/yr. MLB.TV is the most flexible streaming service for Major League Baseball fans.

Who carries the MLB Network? ›

MLB Network is available on major systems, including Altice USA (Optimum), AT&T U-verse, Charter Communications (Spectrum), Comcast, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, DIRECTV Stream, DISH, fuboTV, Sling TV, Verizon Fios and many others.

How much is MLB on Roku? ›

No, all games will be available for free on the Roku Channel. Games will also be available to MLB.TV subscribers, black-out free, both in and out of market. No subscriptions needed. How do I sign in to watch the games on Roku app?

How much is the MLB.TV package for 2024? ›

All qualifying customers can claim their free 2024 MLB Regular Season subscription to MLB.TV (regularly priced $149.99) in the T Life app beginning March 26, 2024, 5:00 a.m. ET.

How can I watch MLB all seasons? ›

Stream live MLB and LLWS baseball games all season on ESPN+ | ESPN+

Does Peaco*ck have MLB in 2024? ›

Will Peaco*ck have MLB games in 2024? No, Peaco*ck won't stream MLB games in 2024 because NBC Sports didn't renew its MLB Sunday Leadoff deal. But Peaco*ck may carry the All-Star Futures Game as it did in 2022 and 2023.

What is the cheapest way to watch all the MLB games? ›

Sling TV, a service that costs $40 per month, doesn't have any RSNs for baseball. If you're a baseball fan who needs your team's RSN, a cable subscription might actually be cheaper than streaming. The other option is MLB.TV, a separate service that carries every out-of-market game played by every team, live.

How to stream baseball for free? ›

MLB.TV offers a Free Game of the Day throughout the regular season. Simply create a new username and password or use your existing MLB account to watch on all supported devices. Catch rising stars and great matchups throughout the season.

What is the best app to watch live baseball? ›

The MLB App is the #1 destination for live baseball video and audio, directly on your iOS device. Watch and listen live or on-demand!

Is MLB free on Hulu? ›

How to Stream MLB Live on Hulu. You don't have to be a season ticket holder to catch every game. Whether your team is playing home or away, you can stream MLB games in real-time with a Hulu + Live TV subscription, now streaming the MLB Network.

Is MLB free on Roku? ›

Do I need to pay to watch MLB Sunday Leadoff on Roku? No, all games will be available for free on the Roku Channel.

Can I watch Peaco*ck MLB for free? ›

While Peaco*ck's main selling point is its exclusivity, the service does not currently offer a free trial of the Premium Plan that is needed to view MLB content. Although a free trial will give you access to the baseball dashboard, live games will be reserved for those who pay.

What does MLB streaming cost? ›

$29.99/mo. or $139.99/yr. MLB.TV is the most flexible streaming service for Major League Baseball fans. With 30 teams playing 162 regular season games a year, you can quickly lose track of team rankings and player form.

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