MLB Network without cable
Even though MLB Network debuted on cable TV in 2009, you can now use a streaming service instead of cable to watch MLB Network on your television. MLB Network is available on YouTube TV, Sling TV, AT&T TV and fuboTV.
UPDATED on April 15,, 2021
MLB Network airs several live baseball games a week
With the 2021 MLB season about to go into full swing, it’s a good time to figure out where you can stream MLB Network live without a cable subscription.
For cord cutters or folks looking to save some cash, the question comes down to what other channels you want for live TV. For MLB games, a local FOX station, ESPN, FS1 and MLB Network are all important.
MLB Network has spring training and regular season games.
Sling TV is still the cheapest option for most people wanting a solid channel lineup that will cover them for MLB Network and most other channels.
You can sign up for the Sling Orange plan along with the Sports Extra bundle for $46 per month.
But if you’re searching for a way to watch your home team, there are other factors (and channels) to consider.
Sling TV: Stream MLB Network Live on Roku, Fire TV
Sling TV is your cheapest way to watch MLB Network without a cable subscription.
The important thing to remember is that you’re going to need to add the Sports Extra bundle to stream MLB Network live without a cable subscription. But first, you need to decide whether you go with the Sling Orange or Sling Blue channel bundle.
Another thing to keep in mind is that a local FOX station is only available to a limited number of Sling Blue subscribers, depending on where you live. The map below shows you which FOX stations are available.
Sling Orange and Sling Blue
Sling Orange has ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, AMC and 28 other channels for $35 per month. Sling Blue also costs $35 per month. The Blue bundle has FS1, and a limited number of local FOX and NBC stations.
Sports Extra costs $11 more per month, and adds about 12 more channels. Those channels are beIN SPORTS, ESPN Bases Loaded, ESPN Goal Line, ESPNews, ESPNU, NBA TV, NHL Network, Outside Television, PAC-12 Network, SEC Network, SEC Network Plus and Stadium.
If you want ESPN and FS1, you can subscribe to Sling Orange and Blue for $50 per month.
Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR. You can look over the channel lineup to see what’s available in your area.
With Sling TV, you can stream MLB Network live on Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV, smart phones, Android TV software, AirTV Player, Google Chromecast, and Xbox.
Sling TV will give you a free streaming device if you prepay for two months of service. There are no contracts, and you can easily cancel online whenever you want.
fuboTV: Stream MLB Network Without Cable
fuboTV has comprehensive coverage of MLB games including local FOX channels, ESPN, FS1 and MLB Network.
Subscribers get 120+ channels, 250 hours of Cloud DVR, and an on-demand library of sporting events that aired in the last 72 hours. The Fubo family bundle costs $64.99 per month.
MLB Network is included in the Sports Plus bundle, which costs another $10.99 per month.
The channel lineup pulls together a cross section of key sports channels, entertainment networks like A&E and news from MSNBC and Fox News.
fuboTV carries local NBC, FOX and CBS stations in most of the U.S.
FS1, FS2, Big Ten Network, NFL Network, NBA TV and beIN SPORTS are part of the entry-level channel lineup too.
For entertainment networks, there’s AMC, BBC America, Bravo, USA, TNT, FX, Nat Geo Wild, SyFy and Viceland. Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV devices like Google Chromecast all have fuboTV apps.
You can sign up for a free 7-day trial without any obligations.
Youtube TV: MLB Network Without Cable
YouTube TV has MLB Network as part of a 85+ channel lineup for $64.99 per month. You’ll find some local FOX, NBC, ABC and CBS stations. ESPN, FS1 and FS2 are also part of the channel lineup.
YouTube TV works with Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV Stick and Android TV devices. There is a 7-day free trial offered to new customers.
AT&T TV: Watch MLB Network and FOX Sports Networks
AT&T TV is the only live TV service that carries MLB Network and regional Fox Sports Networks.
The Choice plan, which carries 90+ channels, is $84.99 per month. AT&T TV now offers a no contract option so you can subscribe month to month and cancel whenever you want. A subscription gets you a free year of HBO Max (usually $14.99 per month), and a free year of NBA League Pass Premium (usually $250).
Subscribers get a wide variety of sports channels including Big Ten Network, ESPN, ESPN2, and regional NBC Sports networks.
If you do sign up, you should know that you have to choose the “no contract” option during the account setup process. It’s not automatic.
If you opt for a two year contract, then the price drops to $69.99 per month for the Choice plan.
Does Hulu with Live TV have MLB Network?
No, Hulu + Live TV does not carry MLB Network. But Hulu regularly reviews its live TV channel lineup and sometimes adds new channels like other live TV services. Hulu + Live TV has 70+ channels, including ESPN, FS1, and local FOX stations which are key for MLB games.
What’s the cheapest way to watch MLB Network without cable?
Sling TV is the cheapest way to start streaming MLB Network without a cable subscription. It’s a good deal whether you’re looking to watch live games or a fan of Hot Stove. You’ll need to make some decisions about whether you want to subscribe to Sling Orange or Blue. That will cost $35 per month. The Sports Extra bundle costs another $11 more per month. There are no contracts or obligations. Sling TV will give you a free streaming device if you prepay for two months of service.
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