Root Sports Northwest is a regional sports network that is available on two live TV streaming services.
You can watch Root Sports without cable on:
Root Sports Northwest airs home games for the MLB’s Seattle Mariners. Depending on what market you live in, you can also watch a variety of NBA and NHL games.
NHL fans can watch Seattle Kraken and Vegas Golden Knights games on the network. Portland Trail Blazers and Utah Jazz games are on Root Sports. Some of the games are produced or aired by Root Sports’ sister network, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain.
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How to Watch Root Sports
Root Sports Northwest is a rarity among live TV streaming services. But cord-cutters and sports fans have two options to watch Seattle Mariners games and their other favorite teams without cable TV or satellite.
You need to live within the home broadcast market to get Root Sports in your channel lineup.
The broadcast market is Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.
The two live TV streaming services listed below work on a number of Smart TVs, and popular streaming devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick and Google Chromecast with Google TV.
Gamers can use Xbox and PlayStation game consoles. iPhones, iPads and MAC computers (with current iOS) can stream live TV with these services.
fubo (formerly fuboTV) has 152 channels in its entry-level Pro plan, including FS1, ESPN and Big Ten Network.
Subscribers get 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR included, and lots of on-demand movies and TV shows. Fubo lets you watch live TV channels on 10 screens at once.
The Fubo’s Pro channel package costs $74.99 per month. fubo adds a regional sports fee. It costs $10.99 per month for one regional network. It’s $13.99 per month if you have two RSNs in your area.
You can look over the channel lineup before deciding whether to sign up.
Elite and Premier subscribers can watch some games on FS1 and FOX in upscaled 4K.
fubo works on Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV (tvOS) and Android TV. Samsung Smart TVs, Vizio SmartCast TVs, Hisense, and TVs running Google TV or Android TV are supported. Gamers can watch fubo on Xbox game consoles.
fuboTV has a free 7-day trial with no obligations. Just cancel online before the trial ends if you don’t want to keep it.
DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) has every channel you need to watch Blazers games, or the Mariners when the team plays at home.
The Entertainment plan is $74.99 per month and has ESPN, FOX and FS1 in its channel lineup.
But to watch Mariners games at home, you will want a subscription to the Choice package because it also carries Root Sports Northwest. The Choice plan costs $99.99 per month for 105 channels.
Subscribers can get three months of HBO Max, Showtime, Cinemax and MGM+ for free before the monthly rates kick in. You can watch live TV on unlimited screens in your home.
You can sign up for a free 5-day trial without any obligations.
Every plan includes unlimited Cloud DVR and a robust library of on-demand movies and shows. There are no contracts. There are no additional regional sports fees.
You can subscribe month to month and cancel whenever you want.
DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets. You can look over the different channel lineups before making any decisions.
How to Watch Root Sports Northwest Without Cable FAQs
These are questions readers ask when searching for ways to watch ROOT Sports Northwest without a traditional pay TV provider such as Comcast-Xfinity or Spectrum.
Is Root Sports Northwest on Sling TV?
No. Sling TV does not carry Root Sports Northwest. Sling Orange has sports channels such as ESPN. But Sling Blue carries FS1 and NFL Network. The only two live TV services that carry Root Sports Northwest are fubo and DIRECTV STREAM.
Is Root Sports Northwest on YouTube TV?
YouTube TV does not carry Root Sports Northwest. But YouTube TV does have 128 channels including key networks for MLB games such as local FOX stations, FS1, ESPN and TBS. Those channels broadcast nationally televised games. A subscription costs $72.99 per month, includes unlimited Cloud DVR and a free trial that lasts 7 days.
Does Hulu have ROOT Sports Northwest?
Hulu Live TV does not have ROOT Sports Northwest. A subscription includes 75 live TV channels, unlimited Cloud DVR, and access to ad-supported plans for Disney+ and ESPN+ for $69.99 per month.
What streaming service has Root Sports Northwest?
DIRECTV STREAM and fubo are currently the only two live TV streaming services that have Root Sports Northwest.
Sports fans can watch ROOT Sports through DIRECTV STREAM or fubo on compatible Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Google Chromecast with Google TV.
Can I watch the Portland Trail Blazers on NBA League Pass?
You can watch Portland Trail Blazers games with a subscription to NBA League Pass. But keep in mind that you can only watch out-of-market games, so it’s not an option for local NBA fans wanting to watch games that air on ROOT Sports Northwest.
A subscription to NBA League Pass starts at $14.99 for the season after a 7-day free trial.
Are Portland Timbers games on ROOT Sports Northwest?
No. Portland Timbers games are now on Apple TV+ as part of the company’s comprehensive deal to stream live MLS Soccer through its MLS Season Pass. Apple TV+ subscribers can get MLS Season Pass for $12.99 per month. You can also just get the MLS Season Pass without an Apple TV+ subscription for $14.99 per month.
Are Seattle Mariners or Seattle Kraken games on ESPN+?
ESPN+ carries nationally broadcast NHL and MLB games on a daily basis. So you will be able to watch some Seattle Kraken and Seattle Mariners games during the regular season.
ESPN+ costs $9.99 per month, and live streams NHL games daily. So it’s an inexpensive way to pick up nationally broadcast NHL and MLB games. You can sign up for ESPN+, and then activate your subscription within the ESPN app.
How to get Root Sports
If you want to watch ROOT Sports Northwest without cable in 2023, you have a couple of options.
DIRECTV STREAM has 105 live TV channels, including local networks, ESPN, TNT and TBS for $99.99 per month. Subscribers can watch on unlimited screens and Cloud DVR space. You can look over the channel lineup, or sign up for a free 5-day trial.
fubo has 152 live TV channels in the Pro bundle, including popular sports channels such as ESPN and NFL Network. Pro subscribers get entertainment, news and regional sports networks. A subscription is $74.99 per month along with a regional sports fee. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial.
NOTE: This article was published on April 20, 2021, and has been updated with new pricing.
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