How to Watch Kansas City Royals Games Live

By Jim Kimble / Published March 24, 2022

You can watch Kansas City Royals games live without a cable TV or satellite package. Most games are on Bally Sports Kansas City. 

Nationally televised games are on ABC, FOX, ESPN, FS1, TBS and MLB Network.

Apple TV+ will stream two live baseball games on Friday nights during the 2022 MLB season. NBC’s Peacock is expected to stream games in a new Sunday morning time slot.

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Live Streaming Kansas City Royals Games

The Kansas City Royals broadcast most of their games on  Bally Sports Kansas City. The regional sports channel has exclusive rights to in-market Kansas City Royals games. 

Baseball fans and cord-cutters have only one live TV service when it comes to streaming Bally Sports Kansas City.

DIRECTV STREAM carries the network in the Choice plan along with other key sports channels for watching every Royals game this season.

Where can I watch Bally Sports Kansas City?

Bally Sports Kansas City is available to pay-TV subscribers in four states. Kansas, Iowa, western and central Missouri and eastern Nebraska are within the home broadcast area. 

Stream Kansas City Royals Games on Roku, Fire TV Stick

Watching live Kansas City Royals games without cable TV is pretty simple. You just need a few things to start streaming MLB games on your TV. 

  • A streaming service that carries  Bally Sports Kansas City and the channels that carry national broadcast Kansas City Royals games
  • An Internet connection
  • A Smart TV or streaming device such as a Roku connected to your TV

You can watch live TV channels through the app of streaming services such as DIRECTV STREAM. Live TV streaming services have apps for Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast with Google TV. 

These apps are also available on Smart TVs, iPhones, iPads  and Android smartphones. You can watch live TV on a PC through a web browser.


DIRECTV STREAM has every channel needed to watch Kansas City Royals games in 2022. 

A subscription costs $89.99 per month for 90+ channels.  Bally Sports Kansas City, ESPN, MLB Network, FS1, and local channels such as ABC and FOX are included in the Choice lineup. 

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.

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.


The MLB also has which live streams all out-of-market games for every team.  

Kansas City Royals games are blacked out for fans living in the team’s home broadcast region. The service allows subscribers who live in an out-of-market area to watch Kansas City Royals games.

A subscription to costs $24.99 per month. Amazon Prime members can get a free 7-day trial of through Amazon Channels. The regular rate kicks in once the trial ends.

Kansas City Royals on Apple TV+ and Peacock

Apple TV+ is live streaming national broadcasts of two Friday night games. The service has a free 7-day trial and costs $4.99 per month. Apple TV+ works on most major streaming devices including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast with Google TV. 

Smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, Vizio, Panasonic and Hisense are also supported. 

Peacock is expected to start streaming Sunday morning MLB games. Games will be available on the Premium plan. Peacock Premium costs $4.99 per month. There is a free 7-day trial for Peacock Premium.

Peacock works on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku.

The service also has apps for a wide variety of Android TV-enabled Smart TVs, including Sony. Smart TVs by LG, Samsung, Vizio and Hisense are supported as well. 

Are Kansas City Royals Games on YouTube TV?

No, YouTube TV does not carry Bally Sports Kansas City. But YouTube TV does have channels for nationally televised games.

Hulu + Live TV and Sling TV carries channels for nationally televised Kansas City Royals games as well.

What channel is the Kansas City Royals game on tonight?

Kansas City Royals games are typically on Bally Sports Kansas City. The schedule below breaks down what channel or streaming service has national broadcast games for the 2022 MLB season.

DayMLB National Broadcast
Sunday morningPeacock
Sunday afternoonTBS
Sunday nightABC, ESPN, ESPN2
Monday nightESPN or FS1
Tuesday nightTBS
Wednesday NightESPN, FS1, MLB Network
Thursday NightESPN, FOX and MLB Network
Friday NightApple TV+
Saturday AfternoonFOX
Saturday NightFOX, FS1
(Chart credit: Jim Kimble / The Cord Cutting Report)

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Jim Kimble is a seasoned industry expert with over two decades of journalism experience. He has been at the forefront of the cord-cutting movement since 2016, testing and writing about TV-related products and services. He founded The Cord Cutting Report in 2016, and serves as the editor.

Major publications, including MarketWatch, Forbes, and South Florida Sun Sentinel, have interviewed Kimble for his years of expertise. He gives advice on the complexities consumers are navigating with streaming options, and over-the-air TV. Kimble has been a staff writer or correspondent for several award-winning, daily newspapers, including The Boston Globe.