UPDATED on September 1, 2021
How to Stream NBC Sports Bay Area live
DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, and YouTube TV live stream NBC regional sports networks. Subscribers can watch NBC Sports Bay Area live on a Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Smart TV or Apple TV.
Live stream San Francisco Giants, Golden State Warriors games
NBC Sports Bay Area is available on a number of live TV streaming services.
You can use a Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick or Google Chromecast instead of a cable TV provider to watch the San Francisco Giants or even the Golden State Warriors.
What’s the best option?
fuboTV can get you NBC Sports Bay Area, FS1 and a local FOX station for $64.99 per month. That covers you for all games in the 2021 regular season.
But if you’re cutting the cord for the first time, it’s worth weighing the pros and cons of each service.
If you’re a casual MLB fan, then you might want to consider ESPN+ as a cheap alternative for watching live MLB games. A subscription costs only $5.99 per month. ESPN+ has MLB games daily during the regular season.
Table of Contents
- How to Stream NBC Sports Bay Area live
- Live stream San Francisco Giants, Golden State Warriors games
- Stream NBC Sports Bay Area on Roku or Fire TV Stick
- Watching San Francisco Giants games for free
- What’s the best way to get NBC Sports Bay Area live without cable?
Stream NBC Sports Bay Area on Roku or Fire TV Stick
How do you get started with streaming NBC Sports Bay Area and other live TV channels?
A Smart TV or a streaming device such as Roku, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire TV Stick supports most live TV streaming services. You just need to have an Internet connection and download the app to the service you sign up for.
Watching San Francisco Giants games for free
San Francisco Giants fans can also catch some nationally televised games on FOX using a TV antenna.
But for most of the season, you’ll want NBC Sports Bay Area for home games, and FOX and FS1 to watch games currently listed on MLB’s National Broadcast Schedule.
Here are some other resources I have assembled over the years on how to get a local FOX station for free using a TV antenna.
- How to Choose the Best TV Antenna and OTA DVR
- How to Connect Multiple TVs to One Antenna
- Review: The Best Indoor TV Antennas
- Review: The Best Outdoor TV Antennas
Is NBC Sports Bay Area on Sling TV?
Sling TV announced that they would no longer carry regional NBC Sports networks as of April 1, 2021.
Hulu with Live TV
Hulu with Live TV has ESPN, NBC Sports Bay Area, FS1 and local channels such as FOX.
The live TV package has 65+ channels total including local NBC, CBS and ABC stations. And there are news channels including CNN and MSNBC.
Subscribers have 50 hours of Cloud DVR to record shows and can add more space if needed.
And if you’re using a Roku, Apple TV or Fire TV, you can use your Hulu subscription to activate dozens of apps. A subscription costs $64.99 per month.
Subscribers also get Hulu’s on-demand streaming service. It’s the same service that people pay $5.99 per month for. So you’re essentially getting two streaming services for the price of one. You can look over the Hulu + Live TV channel lineup or sign up for a free 7-day trial.
fuboTV has 120+ channels including NBC Sports Bay Area, ESPN, FS1 and local FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC stations.
AMC, A&E, IFC, and Sundance TV are part of the channel lineup.
The fubo family plan costs $64.99 per month. You can start off with a free 7-day trial to see if the service is a good fit.
You’ll be able to record games using 250 hours of Cloud DVR. The “lookback” feature also maintains an on-demand style menu for games that aired in the last 72 hours. fuboTV has apps for pretty much every device, including Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Fire Stick and NVIDIA Shield TV.
Look over the channel lineup to see what locals and regional sports networks you’d get before deciding whether to try out fuboTV.
YouTube TV has a long roster of regional sports networks. A subscription will cost $64.99 per month for roughly 85+ channels.
Regional NBC Sports networks, ESPN, FOX, FX and IFC are part of the channel lineup.
Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast and Xbox One are among the supported devices. You can try out YouTube TV free for 7 days.
DIRECTV STREAM is the only live TV service that carries both regional NBC Sports networks and regional Bally Sports networks.
But it’s also the most expensive option. The Choice plan, which carries 90+ channels, is $84.99 per month.
The Choice plan has a wide variety of sports channels including Big Ten Network, ESPN, ESPN2, and local NBC, FOX and ABC stations.
Subscribers get three months of HBO Max free (a $45 value) before the $14.99-per-month rate kicks in. Your subscription runs month to month and you can cancel whenever you like.
What’s the best way to get NBC Sports Bay Area live without cable?
There are a number of options out there to watch NBC Sports Chicago, so let’s review some highlights and narrow down your choices.
fuboTV has NBC Sports Bay Area, local FOX stations and ESPN as part of a 120+ channel lineup. It’s the largest channel lineup out there in the streaming world. You’ll have entertainment channels such as AMC and HGTV, local channels and ESPN for sports. You can try out fuboTV free for a week. There are no contracts and you pay month to month for a subscription.
Hulu + Live TV also has NBC Sports Bay Area, ESPN and local stations including FOX. Hulu’s live TV package has 65+ channels, and includes the full on-demand library that people usually pay $5.99 per month for. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial even if you already subscribe to Hulu’s on-demand streaming service.
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