MSG Network is among the few regional sports channels that remains elusive on streaming services. But you don’t need cable to watch your favorite New York or New Jersey sports teams on MSG or MSG+.
You can stream MSG Network live without cable TV or satellite service through:
Comcast Xfinity dropped MSG Network in late 2021. Now is a good time to switch to streaming and get your favorite sports back. But if you’re cutting the cord from cable or satellite TV, you should weigh the pros and cons of your two options for streaming MSG live.
Where can I watch MSG Network?
Since MSG is a regional sports network, it’s only available in New York, northern and central New Jersey, southern Connecticut, and northern Pennsylvania. It’s a key regional sports network for NHL and NBA fans and cord-cutters alike.
The network, and its sibling channel MSG+, cover a wide range of sports teams.
- New York Knicks
- New York Rangers
- New York Islanders
- New Jersey Devils
- Buffalo Sabres
- New York Giants
- New York Red Bulls
- New York Riptide
How to watch MSG Network on Roku or Fire TV Stick
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.
fubo TV has over 152 TV channels including MSG Network, MSG+, ESPN, SportsNet NY and local FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC stations. There are entertainment channels such as History Channel, HGTV and Hallmark Channel.
There are key sports networks such as ESPN, NBA TV and NFL Network.
The fubo Pro plan costs $74.99 per month. Subscribers can watch live TV on three screens at a time.
Aside from having MSG Network in your live TV lineup, you can also use your fubo TV subscription to activate the MSG Go app to watch live New York Knicks games and in-market NHL games.
You will be able to record games using 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR. Hockey fans can add NHL Network through the fubo Extra add-on bundle, which costs $7.99 per month.
fubo TV has apps for pretty much every device, including Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Fire Stick, Chromecast with Google TV, Apple TV and iOS devices. Samsung Smart TVs, LG televisions and TVs running Android TV or Google TV are supported as well.
You can sign up for a free 7-day trial or look over the channel lineup for your area. There are no contracts or obligations if you don’t like the service.
DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) has MSG Network in the Choice plan.
A subscription costs $99.99 per month for over 105 TV channels.
ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, MLB Network, NBA TV, TNT, TBS, and YES Network are included in the Choice lineup. You get unlimited Cloud DVR and a robust library of on-demand movies and shows.
Subscribers can get three months of HBO Max, Showtime, Cinemax, STARZ, and EPIX for free before the monthly rates kick in. You can watch live TV on up to 20 screens at once.
DIRECTV STREAM subscribers can activate the MSG Go app. You can sign up for a free 5-day trial without any obligations.
When you sign up, you can subscribe month to month and cancel whenever you want. DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Chromecast with Google TV, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets.
You can look over the different channel lineups before deciding whether to sign up.
How to Watch MSG Network Without Cable FAQ
Here are some common questions that cord-cutters and hockey fans ask when researching ways to stream MSG Network without a TV provider.
Is there an MSG streaming app?
MSG Network does have a standalone app called MSG Go that you can use to watch live games. But to activate the app, you need to subscribe to cable, satellite TV, fuboTV or DIRECTV STREAM. The app is supported on most major streaming devices, iOS devices, Android devices and Apple AirPlay.
Can I get MSG Network on Roku?
Yes. You can sign up for fubo TV or DIRECTV STREAM’s Choice plan and start streaming MSG Network as part of your subscription. Both services have a wide variety of cable TV channels such as ESPN and FS1 and offer free trials.
Does Amazon Fire TV have MSG Network?
Amazon Fire TV devices support fuboTV and DIRECTV STREAM, which both carry MSG Network in their channel lineups.
Does Sling TV have MSG Network?
No. Sling TV does not include MSG Network in its channel lineup. You can find channels such as NHL Network, ESPN, FS1 and FS2 if you subscribe to the Sling Orange or Sling Blue bundle.
Can you watch MSG Network on Hulu?
MSG Network is not on Hulu Live TV. Hulu’s live TV service has more than 75 channels, including a number of cable TV networks and regionals sports networks such as NBC Sports.
Does YouTube TV have MSG Network?
YouTube TV doesn’t currently offer MSG Network. But YouTube TV has been adding channels since its inception, including regional sports channels. So you could see some new channels come to YouTube TV in the future.
What’s the best way to watch MSG Network?
fubo TV has MSG Network in the Pro bundle, which has more than 140 live TV channels. It also carries sibling network, MSG+, ESPN, NFL Network and local channels. Subscribers can activate the MSG Go app, record sports with Cloud DVR and watch on three screens at once.
You can sign up for a free 7-day trial.
This article was published on October 20, 2021, and has been updated.
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Please be advised that you can only get MSG on fubotv if you RESIDE within the NY viewing area. If you live in Illinois (like I do) it is not available as part of their offering.
I have YouTubeTV and it’s not only missing MSG, but the YES Network, also. They had a dispute right about when Covid hit and never resolved it. I’m a Mets fan and get SNY… but if I were a Yankees fan, the lack of YES would be a total non-starter for me.
Buffalo Sabres games carried by MSG are also missing on YouTubeTV, bummer!