For years, cord cutters have had it rough when it came to watching any professional sport on streaming devices, including Major League Baseball. That’s because in the past, you were required to have a cable or satellite subscription. This year, however, brought good news for baseball fans who either already have or are looking to drop cable.
Many ways are available now that you can watch baseball online through the MLB live stream. Below, we break down options available so you can cheer on your favorite team all season long.
But first, if you’re looking for ways to stream your favorite TV shows online, this post has tips for streaming classic TV shows, children’s programming, movies and documentaries.
Where can I watch MLB online?
It’s getting easier to find the content sports fans are craving as more online streaming providers are adding sports to their lineups. From MLB, Hulu, and PlayStation Vue, you have plenty of options available for varying costs.
MLB.tv – Cost: $118.99/yr for all teams or $91.99/yr for single team
This is the best option for the serious baseball fan. You don’t just get games shown on national broadcasts, you literally get them all! To see every MLB game choose the package for all teams, but if you’re interested in watching just your favorite team, there’s a package for that, too.
- Watch EVERY 2019 out-of-market regular season game LIVE or on demand
- Watch on your favorite supported devices
- Choose home or away feeds in HD and follow your favorite team
- There are restrictions however in that this will not allow you to view live games of any in-market team
Hulu + Live TV – Cost: $44.99/mo
- Get unlimited access to the Hulu streaming library with limited ads
- Stream 60+ top Live and On Demand TV channels including sports
- Record Live TV with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage
- Watch Live TV online and on supported devices
- No MLB Network, unfortunately
- Can be used on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, iOS devices, Android devices, web browsers and more
fuboTV – Cost: $44.99/1st month and $54.99/mo afterward
- Can be streamed on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Amazon FireTV, Roku, Apple TV
- Watch your favorite teams, network shows, news and movies on 100+ channels. Plus on-demand entertainment including full TV series
- Watch the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NASCAR, golf, boxing, MMA, tennis, college sports and more
- Full coverage of specials including the Super Bowl, World Series, Stanley Cup Playoffs, Olympics and Triple Crown
- fuboTV can be streamed on two devices at the same time or add family share for an additional $5.99/mo.
- Accounts include 30 hours of Cloud DVR space at no extra charge
- Does not include MLB Network, ESPN
- Can be used on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iOS devices, Android devices, web browsers, and more
YouTubeTV – Cost: $40/mo
- 6 accounts per household where everyone gets their own login
- Notifications when your show is on
- Cloud DVR with no storage limits
- Stream your library wherever you go and can record simultaneously
- Live sports, news, and shows
- Includes MLB Network and ESPN so you get all the nationally broadcast games
- A massive amount of sports leagues and shows available but missing local networks in select areas
SlingTV – Cost: $25/mo for first 3 months on Orange & Blue Level then $40.00/mo
- Offers you a big range of options so you can always stream live sports channels online
- To get in on the biggest college and pro play, get Sling Orange + Blue for 50+ channels
- Use the gamefinder to see which channel you need to get the sports coverage that’s right for you
- To watch the most local and regional channels, sign up for Sling Blue, plus get an affordable over-the-air antenna
- Pay-Per-View specials
- Can be used on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox One, AirTV, Android TV, iOS devices, Android devices, web browsers and more
ESPN+ – Cost: $4.99/mo
- Daily selection of Live Sports, ESPN Originals on-demand
- ESPN+ subscribers have a premium limited ad experience on the ESPN App, ESPN.com and supported connected devices.
- Features a selection of live games from MLB, MLS, Serie A, FA Cup, EFL and NHL
- Access to college sports
- Cheap but limited way to watch live baseball games
- Can be used on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Samsung TV, Oculus Go, PS4, Xbox One Android TV, iOS devices, Android devices, web browsers and more
PlayStation Vue – Cost: Ranges from $44.99/mo to $79.99/mo
- It offers many of the most important MLB streaming channels, including most regional networks
- Get live coverage of your favorite sports online from your essential networks
- Has four tiers at Access, Core, Elite and Ultra plans available
- Stream on up to 5 devices at once
- Can be used on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, PS3/PS4, Android TV, iOS devices, Android devices, web browsers and more
Selecting a baseball streaming source
As you can see, there are plenty of great options out there with added benefits for your streaming experiences. For the baseball fans in your life looking to stream the games live, this guide gives you something to consider. With many of the services listed above, you get the options of programming in addition to sports and get more than you would on a traditional cable package.