How to watch YES Network live without cable in 2023

DIRECTV STREAM is currently the only live TV streaming service that you can use to watch YES Network in 2023.You won’t find YES Network on YouTube TV, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV or fuboTV. Sports fans can stream YES Network on a wide variety of streaming devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Google Chromecast with Google TV.

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YES Network is a regional sports network that airs in-market games for the New York Yankees and Brooklyn Nets.

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What streaming service has YES Network?

DIRECTV STREAM is currently the only live TV streaming service that you can use to watch YES Network in 2023.

Subscribers in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and parts of Pennsylvania can get YES Network in their channel lineup. 

You won’t find YES Network on YouTube TV, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV or fuboTV. Sports fans can stream YES Network on a wide variety of streaming devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Google Chromecast with Google TV. 

Smart TVs from Samsung, and TV sets running on Android TV and Google TV are supported.

How to Stream YES Network

Sports fans and cord-cutters need to sign up for DIRECTV STREAM’s Choice plan to watch New York Yankees and Brooklyn Nets games without cable. New York City FC, and New York Liberty games are also on the network. Every subscription starts with a 5-day free trial.

Despite all the demand from Yankees fans, YES Network has yet to offer its own streaming service. Meanwhile, NESN offers Boston Red Sox fans a standalone streaming service with NESN 360. That might change soon.

The New York Post reported back on January 30 that the Yankees were working on a direct-to-consumer streaming service by Opening Day 2023. But no announcements have been made to date. 

Last season, the Yankees began streaming 21 games during the regular season through Amazon Prime Video. No announcements have been made by Amazon for the 2023 season. 

So if you want to see Aaron Judge, DJ LeMahieu and Giancarlo Stanton take the field, your best bet is by streaming games through DIRECTV STREAM.


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Subscribers to DIRECTV STREAM can also access YES Network on any TV and on the web. (Photo credit: YES Network)

DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) streams YES Network under the Choice plan.

The Choice plan has more than 105 channels for $99.99 per month. Choice subscribers get unlimited Cloud DVR for recording TV shows and sporting events.

You can sign up for a free 5-day trial of DIRECTV STREAM without any obligations. You don’t need a cable or satellite receiver box. And there are no added fees for the regional sports channels. 

DIRECTV STREAM has one key advantage over paying for a cable TV bundle. You can subscribe month to month and cancel whenever you want. It has harder-to-find regional sports channels such as MSG Network, SportsNet New York and ROOT Sports Northwest.

The Choice channel lineup includes: A&E, ABC, ACC Network, AMC, Animal Planet, BBC America, BET, Bravo, Big Ten Network, CBS, CNBC, CNN, Discovery Channel, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ESPN Deportes, ESPNU, FOX, FOX Deportes, FS1, FS2, Golf Channel, Hallmark Channel, HGTV, History, ion TV, Longhorn Network, MLB Network, MSNBC, MTV, NBA TV, NBC, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Pac-12 Network, Paramount Network, PBS, SEC Network, TBS, Telemundo, TLC, TNT, TruTV, Turner Classic Movies, USA Network, The Weather Channel and Vice TV.

Subscribers can get three months of HBO Max, Cinemax, and Showtime for free before the regular rate kicks in.

DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV devices, Apple TV and Samsung Smart TVs. You can watch live TV on iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads.

You can watch live TV on up to 20 screens at once. Plans run month to month. You can cancel at any time. You can look over the latest promotions DIRECTV STREAM has for new customers.

What to Watch on YES Network

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The YES Network (also known as Yankee Entertainment and Sports Network) has comprehensive coverage of New York-based sports teams. The New York Yankees, Brooklyn Nets, New York City FC, and WNBA team, New York Liberty are all on YES Network.

There are post-game shows and original programming. “Yankees Magazine”, “The Michael Kay Show”, and “Homegrown.”  

How to Watch Yes Network FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions from readers who are interested in streaming YES Network and watching Yankees games without a cable TV subscription.

Is the Yes Network app free?

Yes, the YES app is free to download, but you need a participating cable TV or streaming video provider to activate your account and watch live New York Yankees games or other live sporting events.

The Yes Network app is supported on:

  • iOS app (tablet, phone) – iOS 13+ / iPad OS 13+
  • Apple tvOS – tvOS 13+
  • Web (mobile responsive) – Last 2 versions of Safari
  • Google Chromecast Devices: Google TV, Ultra, 3rd Gen
  • Roku – 9+
  • Amazon Fire TV – 9+
  • Android TV – 9+

Supported web browsers: Web (mobile responsive) – Last 2 versions of: Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari.

The YES app has schedules, scores, and the latest highlights from games. 

Can I watch YES Network without cable?

You can stream YES Network and other regional sports channels in your area with a subscription to DIRECTV STREAM.

The Choice bundle costs $99.99 per month after a 5-day free trial.

Does YouTube TV have YES Network?

YouTube TV currently does not carry YES Network in its channel lineup. YouTube TV has 128 live TV channels, including ESPN, FS1 and local broadcast channels such as ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX and PBS.

A subscription costs $64.99 per month and includes unlimited Cloud DVR.

Can I get YES Network on Hulu?

No. Hulu with Live TV currently does not have YES Network in its channel lineup. Hulu has carried YES Network in years past. But currently, the Disney-owned streamer does not have an agreement with the ownership of YES Network.

Does fuboTV have the YES Network?

fuboTV does not have YES Network in its channel lineup. The Pro bundle has 152 live TV channels including sports networks such as ESPN, and regional sports networks including NESN.

Can you get YES Network on Amazon Fire Stick?

Yes. If you live within the broadcast area of YES Network, you can get a subscription to DIRECTV STREAM. A subscription to the Choice bundle ($99.99 per month after a 5-day free trial.

The broadcast area is New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and parts of Pennsylvania.

Can I get YES Network on Roku?

Yes, you can stream YES Network on Roku with a subscription to DIRECTV STREAM. You must live in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and parts of Pennsylvania.

DIRECTV STREAM lets you try out its service free for five days without any obligation. You need to cancel before the trial ends do you will not be billed.

Where is the YES Network available?

You need to live within the broadcast area of YES Network to watch this regional sports channel. That’s true despite whether you subscribe to cable, or use a streaming service to watch live Yankees or New York Liberty games.

The broadcast area for YES Network is New York, North and Central New Jersey, Connecticut and Northeastern Pennsylvania. So if you’re looking for a way to get YES Network in Dallas, Texas or Florida, you’re out of luck.

Can I watch YES Network on Amazon Prime?

No. Amazon Prime members do not have access to YES Network. But during the 2022 season, Amazon Prime Video did stream 22 Yankees games. 

Prime subscribers can sign up for MLB.TV, which streams NY Yankees games outside of YES Networks’ home broadcast area. National broadcast games with the New York Yankees are on Peacock and Apple TV+.

Does Verizon Fios carry Yes Network?

Yes. Verizon Fios currently carries YES Network HD. The channel is a 1080i high definition simulcast feed that is also carried by select cable TV providers.

Can I subscribe to just YES Network?

Not at the moment. But that could change as cord-cutters continue to shake up the pay TV market.

Sinclair Broadcast Group, which has an ownership stake in YES Network, launched Bally Sports+, a streaming service that gives fans live game coverage for some MLB teams.


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NOTE: This article was published on January 23, 2021 and has been updated with new pricing and updates for the 2023 season. 

Jim is a seasoned industry expert with over two decades of journalism experience. He has been at the forefront of the cord-cutting movement since 2016, testing and writing about TV-related products and services. He founded The Cord Cutting Report in 2016, and serves as the editor.

Major publications, including MarketWatch, Forbes, and South Florida Sun Sentinel, have interviewed Kimble for his years of expertise. He gives advice on the complexities consumers are navigating with streaming options, and over-the-air TV. Kimble has been a staff writer or correspondent for several award-winning, daily newspapers, including The Boston Globe.

14 thoughts on “How to watch YES Network live without cable in 2023”

  1. I have Amazon fire tv and I have been trying to watch the Yankee’s game for two weeks but MLB channel doesn’t cover it I live in Delaware why can’t I get it on regular tv. I don’t want to pay for it when the season is almost over

  2. I am a die hard Yankees fan that lives in Missouri, signed with MLB and Yes channel but I have a bunch of blackout it made not sense and they have a lot of games on the YES app is near impossible to follow unless you pay more , any suggestions please

    • Do you use a VPN?? If so and you have it set to New York try changing the city to Chicago and this should eliminate your blackout problem. If you do not use a VPN then I do not know the answer. I hope this helps.

  3. It’s so despairing. I only want baseball and news and local channels. I shouldn’t have to subsidize so called premier channels and Hallmark channels. I am angry about this. For households with only 1 or 2 people it shouldn’t cost this much to watch The Yankees if you live in NYC. It is exceptionally greedy.

  4. I was told today by AT&T that the only way to get YES Network with AT&T TV is to get the Premier package, which is $129.99 / month.

  5. if you get MLB at bat and are a student or ex military you can subscribe to a $75.00 per year rate and that gets you most Yes network Yankee TV and Radio broadcasts . You also can get most other team broadcasts home and away. Comes to about $7.50 per month. Non student is about $100.00 per year. Best MLB baseball deal out there bar none!!!

  6. Still haven’t found a place in Delaware, where I get the full channel of YES. I do get it now with Verizon, but I’ve had to pay an extra $50 just to get this channel, along with other channels, but my YES channel blackouts all of the games.

    • 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.


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