UPDATED on August 30, 2021
What streaming services carry Marquee Sports Network?
DIRECTV STREAM and fuboTV are currently the only live TV streaming service that has Marquee Sports Network and regional Bally Sports networks. Subscribers can use an Amazon Fire TV Stick, Roku, Apple TV and Google Chromecast with Google TV to watch live MLB games.
Stream Chicago Cubs games live on Roku, Fire TV Stick
Marquee Sports Network used to be a lot easier to find on live TV streaming services.
So if you’re looking to cut the cord, but still watch MLB games, you should consider the pros and cons of each service.
DIRECTV STREAM does cost more than competing services that live stream ESPN or Big Ten Network.
The Choice plan, which carries 90+ channels, is $84.99 per month. Marquee Sports Network is available in five states. It is broadcast throughout most of Illinois and Iowa, Western Nebraska, the northern and western parts of Central Indiana, and Kenosha County, WI.
DIRECTV STREAM still has one advantage over paying for DIRECTV, DISH, Xfinity, Comcast or Spectrum.
Your subscription is month to month so you can cancel whenever you want. Subscribers get three months of HBO Max free (a $45 value) before the $14.99-per-month rate kicks in.
The Choice bundle has a wide variety of sports channels including ACC Network, Big Ten Network, ESPN, ESPN2, regional NBC Sports and SEC Network.
All of your local ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Telemundo and Univision channels are included. And you get top cable TV channels such as ESPN, ESPN2, ACC Network, TNT, History, CNN and A&E.
And you don’t need to pay for a cable box.
DIRECTV STREAM works with Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iPhones, web browsers, tablets and Samsung Smart TVs.
Stream Marquee Sports Network on fuboTV
fuboTV now carries Marquee Sports Network as part of its starter channel bundle.
The starter bundle has more than 120 channels, including ESPN, FS1 and local NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX stations. A&E, History, Big Ten Network, AMC, and HGTV are included in the channel lineup.
fuboTV remains the first live TV streaming service to offer select sporting events in 4K.
Subscribers get 250 hours of Cloud DVR for recordings. You can also use fubo’s lookback feature for watching sporting events that aired in the last 72 hours.
fuboTV works on Samsung and Hisense Smart TVs, Roku, Fire TV, Google Chromecast and Apple TV. There are mobile apps for iOS and Android.
If you stream fuboTV from a PC or Mac, you can also tap into on-demand shows and movies.The fubo starter channel package costs $64.99 per month. Subscribers can also expect to pay up to a $6 per month regional sports fee as well.
Are Chicago Cubs games on ESPN+?
ESPN+ carries nationally broadcast MLB games on a daily basis, including some Chicago Cubs games.
ESPN+ costs $5.99 per month, and live streams MLB games daily. So it’s an inexpensive way to pick up nationally broadcast MLB games.
You can sign up for ESPN+, and then activate your subscription within the ESPN app.
Why can’t I stream Marquee Sports Network on Hulu or YouTube TV?
There was a time when Marquee Sports network was available on a number of live TV streaming services. That included Hulu with Live TV and AT&T TV Now.
Hulu and other streaming services have yet to strike a long-term agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group since the company took ownership of Marquee Sports Network, YES Network and regional Bally Sports networks in 2019.
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