Live Stream 2018 MLB All Star game
The MLB All Star Game is broadcast on FOX (8 P.M. ET) this year, and there are even more options to watch your favorite players without cable.
The Astros, Indians and Red Sox all had five selections apiece, leading with the most players for the 89th Midsummer Classic.
My favorite way to watch the MLB All Star game is with a good old TV antenna. But if you don’t have decent antenna reception, or need to quickly get the game then a free 7-day trial of Hulu with Live TV is the best way to go for most people.
The reason is simple. Hulu’s Live TV package has more local FOX stations than any other live TV streaming service out there. Hulu carries roughly 175 local FOX stations across the U.S. so there’s an excellent change you’ll have coverage for the game.
If you want to know all your options for the All Star game, including what services have Cloud DVR and other channels, keep reading.
What Channel is MLB All Star Game?
- Channel: FOX
- Game starts at: 8 P.M. ET
- Date: July 17
- Location: Nationals Park in Washington D.C.
- Best Way to Watch: Hulu with Live TV (free 7-day trial) or fuboTV (free 7-day trial)
Watch MLB All Star Game with an antenna
An antenna might be the least expensive option for you to watch the MLB All Star 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’s the best way to watch 2018 MLB All Star game live?
Hulu with Live TV is my top choice for watching the 2018 MLB All Star game because you can watch it at home or on the go with your smartphone.
If you’re at home, Hulu with Live TV has apps for Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV and just about every other streaming device out there. It streams on your PC, gaming consoles like XBox, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. iPhones, iPads and Android devices can stream Hulu with Live TV too.
Hulu has 50+ live channels for $40 per month, and it includes ESPN, FS1, FS2, Big Ten Network and NBCSN. There are a lot of local aside from FOX like ABC, CBS and NBC. Bravo, CNN, Food Network, Fox News, History and National Geographic are on there too. Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR so you can record whatever you want.
Most live TV streaming services are priced around $40 per month now. Hulu is a better value because you also get unlimited access to its on-demand library that people pay $7.99 per month for. So if you’ve wanted to check out Hulu Originals like “The Handmaid’s Tale” or “The Path”, this a solid option. You’re essentially getting two streaming services for the same price as a number of competitors.
A Hulu with Live TV account also allows you to live stream the game through the FOX Sports Go app on your TV or smartphone. Just sign in to the app using your Hulu with Live TV credentials and you can watch the game on a streaming device anywhere.
You can look over the channel lineup to make sure Hulu carries FOX in your area.
Want to watch the MLB All Star Game for free? Then tap into a free 7-day trial for Hulu with Live TV to watch the game. You’re under no contract so you can cancel if you don’t want to continue past the trial period.
fuboTV: How to watch MLB All Star game on FOX
fuboTV just became the first live TV streaming service to begin offering 4K HDR10 quality. No plans have been announced to broadcast the MLB All Star game in 4K, but FOX was broadcasting 4K games for the FIFA World Cup. FOX Sports also announced plans to broadcast an upcoming Red Sox vs Yankees game on Aug. 4 in 4K.
Either way, fuboTV is a great option because it has the second-highest number of FOX stations in the U.S. At the moment, fuboTV carries more than 100 FOX stations across the U.S.
You can look over the fuboTV channel lineup to see if it’s available in your area.
fuboTV has 80+ channels in its basic channel lineup and includes 30 hours of Cloud DVR. My review of fuboTV has more details about their service.
CBS Sports Network, Big Ten Network, FOX, FOX Sports, Golf Channel, FS1, FS2 and PAC 12 Networks. For entertainment channels, fuboTV has AMC, A&E, HGTV, Travel Channel and Food Network. F
fuboTV doesn’t have ESPN, but it does carry beIN Sports, a must-have for soccer fans.
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.
fuboTV has a 7-day free trial. If you decide to keep the service, it costs $44.99 per month. You aren’t under any obligation to keep the service and can cancel online.
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.
Get an MLB All Star Live Stream with DirecTV Now
DirecTV Now has FOX in select markets with its entry-level “Live a Little” bundle. For $40 per month, you can get 60+ live channels and Cloud DVR. ESPN, MSNBC, AMC, Disney Channel and Investigation Discovery are part of the channel lineup. DirecTV offers a free 7-day trial.
YouTube TV: Stream MLB All Star Game live without cable
YouTube TV has a strong channel lineup that includes FOX for live streaming the MLB All Star game. Subscribers get 50+ live TV channels, including ESPN, FS1, FS2, CNN, TNT and AMC. YouTube TV works well on a smartphone when you’re away, and on streaming devices like Roku and Apple TV when you’re home. YouTube TV offers a free 7-day trial.
Stream the MLB All Star Game on PlayStation Vue
PlayStation Vue has been adding FOX affiliates in major markets like Denver and Seattle in the last year.
The entry-level channel bundle for PlayStation Vue is now $45, and FOX is only available in select markets. 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 2018 MLB All Star Game?
Hulu with Live TV is the best option for most people because it carries more local FOX stations than any other live TV streaming service. It has one of the best prices around and lets you live stream on the go with your smartphone.
If you’re already paying $8 per month for Hulu’s on-demand subscription, getting the Live TV product makes more sense. Otherwise, you’re paying an additional $40 per month.
Try out Hulu with Live TV free for 7 days. There’s no commitment on your end. Just remember to cancel online before the trial ends if you don’t want to keep the service.
If you want a wider variety of sports channels, then fuboTV is worth checking out. The streaming platform allows subscribers to sign in FOX Go Sports app. fuboTV has a free 7-day trial.
Sling TV is a solid budget option to get FOX if you live in an area where it’s offered. Sling TV offers a free 7 day trial. If you get a brief subscription to Sling TV, you can get a free or discounted streaming device.
How are you going to watch the MLB All Star Game this year? Let fellow readers know in the comments below.
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