Live stream 2017 MLB All Star game online
The MLB All Star Game is expected to draw a larger-than-usual viewership because many players are making their first appearances.
Since Tuesday’s game is broadcast on FOX (8 P.M. ET), there are a number of good options for watching your favorite players without cable.
New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge, Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger and Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez are among the ranks for first timers. Seven players were also named Friday as replacements for those unable to play in the 88th Midsummer Classic.
With the game being held in Miami, it will be a special occasion for MLB star Tony Perez.
Back in 1967, he was an up-and-coming third baseman for the Cincinnati Reds, playing at his first MLB All Star game.
Perez is remembered for his home run during the 15th inning that won the 1967 All-Star Game. On Tuesday night, it will be the 50th anniversary since that memorable hit that made Perez a hero.
EPSN has a nice breakdown of the players. This guide gives you some quick tips to prepare for the game before players take the field.
What Channel is the 2017 MLB All Star Game?
- Channel: FOX
- Game starts at: 8 P.M. ET
- Date: July 11
- Location: Marlins Park in Miami
- Best way to watch: DirecTV Now or FOX Sports Go app
Watch MLB All Star Game with an antenna
An antenna might be the least expensive option for you to watch Tuesday’s game. If you have one handy, but haven’t used it in a while, then plug it in to your television and scan for channels. With FOX carrying the all star game, you could end up getting it for free in uncompressed HD quality.
I have a ClearStream Eclipse at home, a trusty indoor antenna that gets me a lot of channels. Check to see whether you can get a decent signal for FOX by going to AntennaWeb.org. Need some antenna advice before the game? Read over my guide for selecting the best antennas for getting over-the-air (OTA) channels and DVR options.
What’ the best way to watch 2017 MLB All Star game live? DirecTV Now
DirecTV Now is my top choice for watching the MLB All Star game because you can watch it at home or on the go.
You can sit back at home and watch the game on devices like a Roku, or on your smartphone and tablet.
FOX is available within all four plans of DirecTV Now’s service. That includes the entry-level package that costs $35 per month for 60+plus channels. If you are an AT&T customer, you won’t have to stress about burning through your data by watching the game.
With a DirecTV Now account, you can also live stream the game through the FOX Sports Go app. Just sign in to the app using your DirecTV Now credentials and you can watch the game on a streaming device anywhere. Aside from FOX, DirecTV Now also has ESPN, ESPN2 and entertainment channels like AMC and Viceland.
Want to watch the MLB All Star Game for free? Then tap into a free 7-day trial for DirecTV Now to watch the game. You’re under no contract so you can cancel if you don’t want to continue past the trial period.
If you’re thinking of trying out the service for a little longer, you might as well get something else free. Prepay for two months of DirecTV Now and you will get a free Roku Premiere.
fuboTV: How to watch MLB All Star game on FOX
fuboTV is a great option if you want (or need) to DVR the game because you’re working or not around.
The sports-first streaming platform is available in many markets across the U.S. fuboTV recently rolled out its Cloud DVR program which gives subscribers 10 slots to record games and shows. There is also a “lookback” feature which services as an on-demand option for sports games that happened in the last 72 hours.
My review of fuboTV has more details about their service. fuboTV is constantly expanding, but has some limitations. So it’s a good idea to check out its listing of Fox affiliates to make sure a channel is offered in your area.
fuboTV has about 64 channels under the Premier bundle, and recently picked up HGTV, Travel Channel and Food Network. For the last year, it has been broadening its channel lineup with A&E, History Channel and Viceland. fuboTV doesn’t have ESPN, but it does carry beIN Sports, a must-have for soccer fans.
Like DirecTV Now, you can also use your fuboTV subscription with the TV Everywhere app, Fox Sports Go, to watch the all star game. fuboTV works with all major streaming devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV and NVIDIA Shield TV, but you may be limited some on the mobile app.
Try out fuboTV with a 7-day free trial. You aren’t under any obligation to keep the service and can cancel online. Game for a longer commitment? You can check out their Premier channel bundle for $19.99 per month for the first two months as part of their 2017 Summer Sale.
Sling TV: MLB All Star Game Live Stream
Sling TV is another option to live stream the MLB All Star Game on FOX, but be aware that the channel is only available in select markets.
Do a quick check of channel availability in your area to make sure FOX is available.
You will need to sign up for the “Sling Blue” channel package to make sure that you get FOX as a channel. The “Sling Blue” package costs $25 per month, and gives you channels like Bravo, FS1, FS2, National Geographic, FXX, BET and Viceland.
A Sling TV subscription that includes Fox also allows you to sign in and use the FOX Sports Go app. Sling has a free 7-day trial with no obligation.
If you are considering trying out Sling TV for a little longer, the company has a number of promotions worth a look. You can get a free Roku Express or a discount on a Roku Premiere+ or AirPlay TV + Adapter Bundle when you prepay for a two or three month subscription.
Stream the MLB All Star Game on PlayStation Vue
PlayStation Vue has been adding FOX affiliates in major markets like Denver and Seattle. But on July 7, Sony just increased the price on all channel bundles in most markets by $10 per month.
The entry-level channel bundle for PlayStation Vue is now $40, and FOX is only available in select markets. Overall, PlayStation Vue is a great product, but it’s not as great as it once was at a higher price. That said, you should definitely check out PlayStation Vue if it interests you. Read a comparison of PlayStation Vue vs Sling TV.
Sony offers a 5-day free trial and Vue works on nearly every streaming device. Streaming live TV outside of your home is limited, so you may want to look elsewhere if you need a mobile option.
What’s the best way to stream the 2017 MLB All Star game?
DirecTV Now is the best option because it carries FOX, has one of the best prices around and lets you live stream on the go with your smartphone. With the free 7-day trial, there’s no commitment on your end. They also have an offers for getting a free Fire TV streaming stick or Roku Premiere if don’t go the free trial route.
If you need to record the game, then fuboTV is worth checking out for its Cloud DVR feature. The streaming platform allows subscribers to sign in FOX Go Sports app. fuboTV has a free 7-day trial.