How to Watch 2021 MLB All Star game live
The MLB All Star Game is Tuesday, July 13, on FOX at 7:30 p.m. ET, but the Home Run Derby begins tonight at 8 p.m. on ESPN.
For cord-cutters, there are ways to watch the Midsummer Classic for free or on the cheap.
My favorite way to watch the MLB All Star game is with a good old TV antenna.
Fubo is live streaming the MLB All-Star Game and pregame show in 4K HDR10. (You need a 4K TV and a streaming device that supports 4K HDR10.)
New customers can sign up for a free 7-day trial, which you can use to start watching the game with a Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Smart TV and Google Chromecast.
There are no contracts, and you can cancel online whenever you like.
Table of Contents
- How to Watch 2021 MLB All Star game live
- What Channel is the MLB All Star Game?
- How to Watch MLB All-Star Game free with a TV antenna
- Free local FOX channel without a TV antenna
- Streaming the MLB All-Star Game Live on Roku, Fire TV Stick
- FOX Sports app: Where to Watch the MLB All-Star Game in 4K
- What’s the best way to stream the 2021 MLB All Star Game?
What Channel is the MLB All Star Game?
- Channel: FOX
- Game starts at: 7:30 P.M. ET
- Date: July 13
- Location: Coors Field, Denver, CO
- Best Way to Watch: fuboTV (free 7-day trial)
How to Watch MLB All-Star Game free with a TV antenna
A TV antenna is the best way to watch MLB All Star Game for free.
If you have an antenna handy, but haven’t used it in a while, plug it into your television’s coax port and scan for channels. With FOX carrying the All-Star Game, you could end up getting it for free in HD quality.
If you are new to TV antennas, here is a list of resources that I have written to get you started.
- 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
Free local FOX channel without a TV antenna
Locast is a non-profit service that allows you to stream local ABC, CBS, PBS, FOX, NBC and a number of sub-channels. The service is only available in 34 markets in the U.S. but it’s constantly expanding. Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV devices such as Smart TVs and Google Chromecast all have a Locast app.
Since Locast is a non-profit, the app regularly asks for a donation, and some find that irritating. But Locast is an option worth exploring if you’re interested in getting local channels, but don’t want to pay for cable TV.
Streaming the MLB All-Star Game Live on Roku, Fire TV Stick
Live TV streaming services such as YouTube TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, Vidgo and Sling TV all carry channels that were once exclusive to cable TV and satellite services.
You just need an Internet connection, a Smart TV or a streaming device such as a Roku or Amazon Fire TV to begin streaming live TV. Most of these services have a free trial that lasts up to a week.
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu with Live TV has 65+ live TV channels, including FOX and ESPN.
FS1, FS2, Big Ten Network and NBCSN, Bravo, CNN, Food Network, Fox News, History and National Geographic are included in the channel lineup.
Subscribers get 50 hours of Cloud DVR so you can record whatever you want.
Hulu with Live TV has apps for Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV and just about every other streaming device out there.
Hulu also streams on your PC, gaming consoles like XBox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch. iPhones, iPads and Android devices can stream Hulu with Live TV too.
A subscription includes unlimited access to Hulu’s on-demand library that people pay $5.99 per month for. So if you’ve wanted to check out Hulu Originals like The Handmaid’s Tale, this is a solid option. You’re essentially getting two streaming services for the same price as a number of competitors.
You can look over the channel lineup to make sure Hulu carries FOX in your area.
Even if you already subscribe to Hulu’s on-demand streaming service, you can sign up for a free 7-day trial of its live TV service. There are no contracts and you can cancel whenever you want.
fuboTV just became the first live TV streaming service to begin offering select live sporting events in 4K HDR10.
The MLB All-Star Game and pre show will be live streaming on fuboTV in an upscaled version of 4K.
ESPN, CBS Sports Network, Big Ten Network, FOX, Golf Channel, FS1, FS2 and PAC 12 Networks are part of the basic channel lineup.
For entertainment channels, fuboTV has AMC, HGTV, Travel Channel and Food Network.
In August, fuboTV also plans to stream a Yankees vs Red Sox game and a Yankees vs Mets game in 4K.
You can look over the fuboTV channel lineup to see if a local FOX station is available in your area.
You can also use your fuboTV subscription with the TV Everywhere app, Fox Sports app, to watch the MLB All-Star Game in 4K. fuboTV works with all major streaming devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV and NVIDIA Shield TV.
fuboTV has a 7-day free trial. A subscription costs $64.99 per month. You aren’t under any obligation to keep the service and can cancel online.
Sling TV is another option to live stream the MLB All Star Game on FOX.
But be aware that Sling TV carries local FOX stations in 18 markets across the U.S. Here is a map that shows what local FOX and NBC stations are available on Sling TV.
ABOUT THE MAP: Click on an icon to see what local NBC or FOX stations are in your area. This map will be updated by crowdsourced info that will be double checked. So feel free to report local channels and regional NBC Sports and NBCSN channels along with your zip code in the comments below. This map is a sequel of sorts to a similar map I made on the site in 2016 for the now-defunct PlayStation Vue.
You will need to sign up for the Sling Blue channel package to make sure that you get a local FOX station. The Sling Blue package costs $35 per month.
If you want FOX and ESPN then you will need to get the Sling Blue and Orange bundle for $50 per month.
When you sign up for Sling TV, the first month only costs $10. There are no contracts, or extra fees like cable TV. You can start watching with a Roku, Fire TV, Smart TVs, Google Chromecast and smartphones.
YouTube TV carries ESPN and local FOX stations as part of its 85+ channel lineup.
Other channels include FS1, FS2, CNN, TNT and AMC. YouTube TV works well on a smartphone when you’re away, and on streaming devices like Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick and Apple TV when you’re home.
YouTube TV offers a free 7-day trial.
AT&T TV carries FOX on its Entertainment bundle, which costs $69.99 per month. Subscribers get 65+ channels, 20 hours of Cloud DVR and 40,000 on-demand shows.
AT&T TV has ESPN, Nickelodeon, HGTV and TNT. There are other local channels, including NBC, ABC and CBS.
You’ll be able to stream FOX live on a Roku, Apple TV or Fire TV at home, and a smartphone if you’re not at home. AT&T TV has a no contract option.
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.
Note: AT&T TV is the only live TV streaming service that has regional Bally Sports Networks, But regional Bally Sports networks are the Choice bundle, which costs $84.99 per month.
Vidgo carries local FOX stations as part of its 95+ channel live TV lineup. A&E, ESPN, History channel and Science Channel are among its popular channels.
Subscribers can stream on up to three devices at once. Vidgo has apps on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV devices such as Google Chromecast with Google TV.
When you sign up for Vidgo, you’ll pay only $10 per month for the first two months. The regular price is $55 per month. There is no obligation to keep your subscription if it’s not a good fit.
FOX Sports app: Where to Watch the MLB All-Star Game in 4K
Subscribers to Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV and fuboTV can use their account to activate the FOX Sports app and watch the MLB All-Star Game in 4K.
Remember, you need a 4K television and compatible 4K streaming device to get the upgraded picture resolution.
What’s the best way to stream the 2021 MLB All Star Game?
fuboTV has 120+ channels and covers you for the All-Star Game and the Home Run Derby.
ESPN, local ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX stations are in the basic channel lineup. Regional sports networks that carry MLB games such as NESN and Marquee Sports Network are included too. Subscribers get 250 hours of Cloud DVR and can stream on two screens at once. It’s easy to find your local channel lineup on fuboTV’s home page.
fuboTV has a free 7-day trial. You can use fuboTV on a Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV devices.
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