How to watch YES Network live without cable

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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

Sling TV’s Blue channel bundle is the cheapest option for watching YES Network at $25 per month. My favorite? That’s Hulu with Live 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 Sling TV or fuboTV. With Sling TV, you have a choice of a free or discounted streaming device when you prepay for a brief subscription. fuboTV is offering $10 off a first month of its Fubo base plan or Fubo Extra.

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.

You may hear people crow about paying too much for Internet once they cancel cable. Do yourself a favor. Skip becoming part of amateur hour. There are a number of proven methods for getting a decently priced Internet subscription. (I’m paying $45 per month for Internet. Last year, I paid $35.)

Read my guide about how to get Internet without cable. You’ll quickly learn how to negotiate a lower price than what’s being offered to you by your local Internet service provider.

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 80+ 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 $34.99 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. You can look over the channel selection of the Fubo base package, and what’s offered for Fubo Extra channels.

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, Pennsylvania 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. 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. 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 Hulu with Live TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, DirecTV Now, 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, fuboTV, 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.” 

You can check out the Hulu with Live TV channel lineup or sign up for a free 7-day trial

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.

How are you going to watch YES Network live this season? Tell fellow readers in the comments below.



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4 Comments on How to watch YES Network live without cable

  1. We had Sling last year exclusively for the YES Network. Cancelled last fall and restarted it a few weeks ago. No YES Network on either my Roku or my AppleTV. Multiple calls to customer service. They agree I should have YES per my zip code and IP address. They have been unable to fix the issue and refuse to refund my money. I would stay away from Sling if all you are wanting it for is YES.

  2. But if you get sling for the whole baseball season, it isn’t cheaper. 6 months of baseball would be more than the baseball package for all teams. Now, you definitely get more for your money with sling for six months, but if you’re just trying to watch the Yankees play all games I feel like the better option would be the baseball package.

    • It depends on where you live. Keep in mind, YES Network is a regional network. Also with Vue in particular, you should double check that it has your correct zip code listed. When I had Vue, sometimes it would switch zip codes on its own, and carve out local channels that should be included in your subscription.

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