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 watch live TV on two screens at once, and get 250 hours of Cloud DVR to record shows, movies and sports. fuboTV has a free 7-day trial without any contracts or obligations.
Since Comcast Xfinity just dropped MSG Network on Sept 30, now is a good time to switch to streaming. But if you’re cutting the cord from cable TV, you should weigh the pros and cons of your two options for streaming MSG live.
Table of Contents
- Where can I watch MSG Network?
- How to watch MSG Network on Roku or Fire TV Stick
- Does YouTube TV have MSG Network?
- What’s the best way to watch MSG Network?
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. 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.
fuboTV has 119+ channels including MSG Network, MSG+, ESPN, SportsNet NY and local FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC stations.
The fubo starter plan costs $64.99 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 fuboTV subscription to activate the MSG Go app to watch live New York Knicks games and other sporting events.
You will 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.
DIRECTV STREAM has MSG Network in the Choice plan.
A subscription costs $89.99 per month for 90+ channels.
Subscribers can get three months of HBO Max, Showtime, Cinemax 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, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets.
You can look over the different channel lineups before deciding whether to sign up.
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?
fuboTV has MSG Network as part of its 118+ channel lineup. It also carries sibling network, MSG+ and ESPN, NFL Network and local channels. Subscribers can activate the MSG Go app, record shows with Cloud DVR and watch on three screens at once.
You can sign up for a free 7-day trial.
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