Here’s how to live stream YES Network on Apple TV, Roku or an iPhone
There are a half dozen ways to watch YES Network live without cable – and pay a lot less for it, too.
Not too long ago, you used to have to pay a cable company like Comcast or Spectrum to watch the New York Yankees or Brooklyn Nets games at home. Now you can find a YES Network live steam on platforms like
Hulu with Live TV, DirecTV Now, fuboTV and Sling TV.
Picking the right live streaming option will depend on where you live, and what you want for other channels.
If you live in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey or Pennsylvania, then you’ll want to look over this guide to consider your options.
The cheapest route might not make the most sense for you personally. And you might want to take advantage of promotions by DirecTV Now and Sling TV. Both are offering streaming devices when you prepay for a brief subscription.
What do I need to live stream YES Network?
Getting started with live streaming is really simple. If you already own a Roku, Apple TV or even a computer, you have the equipment you need to live stream a Yankees game on your TV. You’ll just need to do a free trial of a live TV streaming service to see if it works well where you live.
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fuboTV: Get YES Network live stream without cable
fuboTV has been pulling together one the strongest lineups of regional sports networks around the U.S.
The company carries 80 percent of RSNs nationwide.
Before the start of the 2018 Major League Baseball season, fuboTV expanded its roster of regional sports networks. It shouldn’t be much of a surprise considering fuboTV bills itself as a sports-first platform.
But don’t be fooled by that. There are plenty of entertainment networks within its 70+ channel lineup like AMC, HGTV, A&E and History channel available for your non-baseball viewing pleasures. You’ll also get access to local NBC and FOX networks across many parts of the U.S.
There’s no ESPN, but aside from regional sports networks like YES, 17 channels in the Fubo Premier bundle are sports networks. CBS Sports Network, Eleven Sports, FS1, FS2, Golf Channel, NBA TV and PAC-12 are included.
fuboTV subscribers can use their credentials to log on to more than 30 TV Everywhere apps, which gets you on-demand programs and extra live streams. TV Everywhere apps have a huge base of movies, especially on apps like FXNOW.
The Premier bundle costs $44.99 per month. New subscribers can check out fuboTV’s live streaming chops free for 7-days and pay $19.99 for the first month of service. After that, the full price of a subscription kicks in. If you want to record games, you’ll get 30 hours of Cloud DVR, and there’s also a lookback feature which serves as an on-demand option for many games aired in the last 72 hours.
Want Showtime? It’s an add-on option. Want more movies? You’ll soon be getting access to Sundance Now and horror-themed Shudder at no extra cost.
So if you want channels like USA Network and National Geographic alongside NBCSN and PAC-12 Network, check out fuboTV free for 7-days.
DirecTV Now: Watch YES Network Live Stream Online
To get the YES Network on DirecTV Now, you’ll have to subscribe to the Just Right channel bundle. That will get you 80+ channels, including YES Network if you live in New York, Pennslyvania and New Jersey. To be sure that YES Network is offered in your zip code, DirecTV Now has a handy search engine tool. Just enter your zip code and you’ll see all regional sports networks in your area.
The Just Right channel bundle is $50 per month, so it’s not the cheapest option. And DirecTV Now is still in the process of fully rolling out its Cloud DVR.
DirecTV Now has a massive on-demand movie selection. Parent company AT&T announced that 4K streaming will roll out in 2018.
Subscribers have the perk of watching channels when you’re at home or on the road watching your DirecTV Now app on your iPhone or Android smartphone. Animal Planet, Bravo, CBS, CBS Sports Network, Comedy Central, four ESPN channels, A&E and Paramount Network are part of the channel lineup.
Try out DirecTV Now free for 7-days. If you prepay for one month of service, DirecTV Now will send you an Roku Streaming Stick. Prepay for three months and an Apple TV will be included in your subscription. You’re not obligated to keep the service after that, and you can easily cancel online.
Is the YES Network on Sling TV?
Yes. You can live stream Yes Network with a Sling TV subscription. When Sling TV struck a deal to start carrying YES Network in 2016, it was aimed at Yankees fans in Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Comcast stopped carrying YES Network in those states that same year before the season opener.
The Sling Blue channel bundle carries YES Network. For $25 per month, you’ll get 45 channels including A&E, AMC, National Geographic, SyFy, FS1, FS2, and IFC. To make sure YES Network is available in your exact zip code, Sling TV has a search tool on their site.
Sling TV offers 50 hours of Cloud DVR for $5 per month. But even if you’re shelling out $30 a month total, it’s still the cheapest option around. Sling TV offers a free 7-day trial for new customers. If you prepay for two months, you can take get a Roku Express or discount on another streaming device like the AirTV Player.
PlayStation Vue: Live Stream YES Network online
PlayStation Vue’s “Core” plan has about 66 channels for $44.99 per month. It’s the cheapest channel bundle offered by Sony that gets you access to a YES Network live stream. Unlimited Cloud DVR is included in your subscription.
Watch PlayStation Vue on a Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Android TV devices like NVIDIA Shield TV. You can also watch YES Network live on a PC and smartphone when you’re at home. PS Vue has blackout restrictions on some channels when you’re not home. Sony offers a 5-day free trial for new subscribers.
Hulu with Live TV: Watch YES Network without cable
Hulu with Live TV carries the YES Network as part of a 50+ channel lineup for $40 per month.
A&E, Cartoon Network, Viceland and Travel Channel are included along with ESPN and CBS Sports Network. Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR and you’ll be able to stream on up to two devices at once. This live streaming service supports live streaming on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast and Xbox One.
Here’s why I like Hulu with Live TV so much lately. Aside from the live channels, you’ll get access to all the on-demand TV shows, movies and Hulu Originals that’s in Hulu’s library. Yep, that’s the same library that people pay $7.99 per month for. So you’re getting a lot of movies and TV shows and paying about the same as other live TV streaming services.
You can try out a free 7-day trial with Hulu with Live TV. If you don’t like the service you can just cancel online.
Can I use the FOX Sports Go app to watch Yankees games?
If you sign up for DirecTV Now, fuboTV, Sling TV or PlayStation Vue, there’s an excellent chance you’ll be able to use the FOX Sports Go app as a backup to watch in-market Yankees games. Ideally, if you’re subscribing to say, DirecTV Now, then you’ll want to watch the game on their app. But let’s say a couple of other people in your household are already using the two live steams to watch other shows. Now what? The FOX Sports Go app might be your savior. Apps are also great to use when you’re away from home and want to watch some live sports.
Keep in mind, access to YES Network within the FOX Sports Go app will depend on where you live.
What’s the best way to live stream YES Network without cable?
There’s no doubt that getting the Blue channel bundle with Sling TV is the least expensive route to getting the YES Network for comprehensive Yankees coverage. It’s $25 per month for 45 channels. And you’ll only have to chip in another $5 per month for Cloud DVR.
Try out Sling TV free for a week. If you already know you’re going to use Sling TV for more than a couple of months, you can prepay and get a streaming device like a Roku Express or discounted AirTV Player as part of your subscription.
Hulu with Live TV is the best option if you want ESPN, ESPN2 and local channels like NBC, along with FS1, FS2 and NBCSN. Subscribers get unlimited access to Hulu’s on-demand library, including Hulu Originals like “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “The Path.”
Is all the ESPN networks a priority along with channels like Investigation Discovery, MTV and National Geographic? Then you will probably be happy with DirecTV Now, especially if you want to be able to watch live baseball games on your iPhone or Android smartphone. Look over DirecTV Now’s channels or jump into a free 7-day trial.
Your other option is to prepay so you can get a streaming device. Prepay for one month of any DirecTV Now plan and get a Roku Streaming Stick. Prepay three months on any DirecTV Now subscription and get an Apple TV.
If you want a sports-heavy platform with some decent mobile options, then fuboTV is definitely the better choice. You can get sports channels like FS1, FS2, PAC-12 Network and entertainment networks like A&E, Sundance TV and USA Network. Check out the fuboTV channel lineup, or a free trial for 7-days.
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