By Jim Kimble / Updated March 29, 2023
There are a number of ways to watch Los Angeles Dodgers games live without a cable TV or satellite package during the 2023 season.
But watching home games without cable requires a subscription to a live TV streaming service that carries Spectrum SportsNet LA.
Nationally televised games during the regular season in 2023 are on FOX, ESPN, FS1, TBS and MLB Network. A few post-season games air on ABC.
How to watch Los Angeles Dodgers Games Live
The Los Angeles Dodgers broadcast most of their games on Spectrum SportsNet LA. The regional sports channel has exclusive rights to in-market Los Angeles Dodgers games.
Spectrum SportsNet LA is only carried by one streaming service, DIRECTV STREAM.
Where can I watch Spectrum SportsNet LA?
Spectrum SportsNet LA is available to pay-TV subscribers in six regions.
The Los Angeles and San Diego metropolitan areas, the Coachella Valley, and the Central Coast of California are within the Los Angeles Dodgers TV market.
The network is also available in the Las Vegas Valley, and Hawaii.
DIRECTV STREAM has a 5-day free trial. You can watch every home game this season on DIRECTV STREAM if you live in the broadcast area of Spectrum SportsNet LA. National broadcast games are on ESPN, FOX, FS1, and TNT.
|STREAMING SERVICE||Spectrum SportsNet LA||ESPN/FOX/FS1/TBS|
|Hulu Live TV||No||Yes|
Apple TV+ is streaming two live baseball games on Friday nights during the 2023 Major League Baseball season. The Friday night games are free, and part of the National Broadcast schedule.
NBC’s Peacock is streaming exclusive Sunday morning games.
You can watch these games on any Smart TV or streaming device that supports the two apps. This marks the second year in a row for Apple and Peacock streaming MLB games.
Cord-cutters can watch some national broadcast games for free using a TV antenna. I started streaming MLB games in 2016 back when PlayStation Vue began carrying NESN in its channel lineup.
This guide aims to give you a comprehensive look at how to watch Dodgers games without cable TV for the 2023 season.
How to Stream Los Angeles Dodgers Games
Watching live Los Angeles Dodgers 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 carriesSpectrum SportsNet LA and the channels that carry national broadcast games
- 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, Apple TV, Chromecast with Google TV.
These apps are available on Smart TVs, iPhones/iPads (iOS), and Android smartphones. You can watch live TV on a PC through a web browser. Gamers can watch on Xbox and Playstation game consoles.
DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) includes ESPN, FOX and FS1 in its Entertainment plan for $69.99 per month.
But to watch Los Angeles Dodgers games at home, you will want a subscription to the Choice package because it carries Spectrum SportsNet LA.
The DIRECTV STREAM Choice package costs $99.99 per month for 105 channels.
TNT, MLB Network, NBA TV, Golf Channel, Big Ten Network, USA Network and local channels such as NBC and CBS 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 unlimited screens.
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.
MLB.tv live streams all out-of-market games for every team.
Los Angeles Dodgers 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 games.
A subscription to MLB.tv costs $24.99 per month. Amazon Prime members can get a free 7-day trial of MLB.tv through Amazon Channels. The regular rate kicks in once the trial ends.
Apple TV+ is delivering two weekly Friday night games during the 2023 MLB season.
Apple TV+ subscribers can watch MLB games along with a number of original movies and TV shows. A subscription costs $6.99 per month after a free 7-day trial.
Apple TV+ works on most major streaming devices, including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast with Google TV. Smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, Vizio, Panasonic and Hisense are also supported.
Are the Dodgers on Apple TV+?
|April 7||2:20 p.m.||Rangers at Cubs|
|April 7||7:20 p.m.||Padres at Braves|
|April 14||6:40 p.m.||Giants at Tigers|
|April 14||7:10 p.m.||Angels at Red Sox|
|April 21||7:05 p.m.||Blue Jays at Yankees|
|April 21||7:20 p.m.||Astros at Braves|
|April 28||8:10 p.m.||Phillies at Astros|
|April 28||10:10 p.m.||Cardinals at Dodgers|
|May 5||6:40 p.m.||White Sox at Reds|
|May 5||7:10 p.m.||Twins at Guardians|
|May 12||8:10 p.m.||Royals at Brewers|
|May 12||8:10 p.m.||Cubs at Twins|
|May 19||7:07 p.m.||Orioles at Blue Jays|
|May 19||7:20 p.m.||Mariners at Braves|
|May 26||7:05 p.m.||Padres at Yankees|
|May 26||7:10 p.m.||White Sox at Tigers|
|June 2||5:10 p.m.||Brewers at Reds|
|June 2||8:10 p.m.||Guardians at Twins|
|June 9||7:05 p.m.||Royals at Orioles|
|June 9||9:38 p.m.||Mariners at Angels|
|June 16||8:10 p.m.||Pirates at Brewers|
|June 16||10:10 p.m.||White Sox at Mariners|
|June 23||6:40 p.m.||Pirates at Marlins|
|June 23||7:05 p.m.||Mets at Phillies|
|June 23||7:05 p.m.||Brewers at Pirates|
|June 30||9:38 p.m.||Diamondbacks at Angels|
Peacock begins streaming Sunday morning MLB games on April 23.
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.
|April 23||12:05 p.m.||Colorado Rockies at Philadelphia Phillies|
|April 30||12:05 p.m.||Chicago Cubs at Miami Marlins|
|May 7||11:35 a.m.||Baltimore Orioles at Atlanta Braves|
|May 14||11:35 a.m.||Los Angeles Angels at Cleveland Guardians|
|May 21||11:35 a.m.||New York Yankees at Cincinnati Reds|
|May 28||11:35 a.m.||Los Angeles Dodgers at Tampa Bay Rays|
|June 4||11:35 a.m.||St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates|
|June 11||11:35 a.m.||Arizona Diamondbacks at Detroit Tigers|
|June 18||1:05 p.m.||Baltimore Orioles at Chicago Cubs|
|July 2||12:05 p.m.||Minnesota Twins at Baltimore Orioles|
|July 9||12:05 p.m.||Texas Rangers at Washington Nationals|
|July 16||12:05 p.m.||San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates|
|July 23||12:05 p.m.||San Diego Padres at Detroit Tigers|
|July 30||12:05 p.m.||Los Angeles Angels at Toronto Blue Jays|
|August 6||12:05 p.m.||Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Guardians|
|August 13||12:05 p.m.||Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox|
|August 20||1:05 p.m.||Seattle Mariners at Houston Astros|
|August 27||12:05 p.m.||Los Angeles Angels at New York Mets|
|September 3||1:05 p.m.||Philadelphia Phillies at Milwaukee Brewers|
Peacock works on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku. The service 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.
You can sign up for a free 7-day trial for Peacock Premium.
ESPN+ is streaming one live MLB game per day that is part of the national broadcast schedule.
Out-of-market games are still governed by local blackout restrictions.
You will need your local regional sports channel to watch home games. Replays are made available after a live game streams on ESPN+.
A subscription to ESPN+ costs $9.99 per month, and you can bundle ESPN+ with Hulu and Disney+. You can look over the MLB ESPN+ schedule for regular season games.
How to Watch Dodgers games free with a TV antenna
A TV antenna is the best way to watch Los Angeles Dodgers games that are carried on ABC and FOX for free.
If you have a TV antenna handy, but haven’t used it in a while, plug it into your television’s coax port and scan for channels. FOX broadcasts games throughout the regular season. ABC becomes a key channel for post-season games.
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
- How to Connect Multiple TVs to One Antenna
- Review: The Best Indoor TV Antennas
- Review: The Best Outdoor TV Antennas
How to Watch Los Angeles Dodgers FAQ
These are questions readers ask when searching for ways to watch or stream Los Angeles Dodgers games without a pay TV provider.
How can I watch the Los Angeles Dodgers game today?
You have one choices to watch in-market Dodgers games live without cable when they play at home. DIRECTV STREAM carries Spectrum SportsNet LA.
- DIRECTV STREAM’s Choice plan has 105 channels, including ESPN, FOX, FS1, and TBS. Subscribers can watch live TV on an unlimited number of screens within their home. There is a 5-day free trial, and plans run month to month.
Hulu Live TV, Sling TV and YouTube TV only carry national broadcast games on ESPN, FOX and FS1. Apple TV+, ESPN+ and Peacock stream MLB games that are national broadcasts as well.
Can I watch the Los Angeles Dodgers on YouTube TV?
YouTube TV does not carry Spectrum SportsNet LA. But YouTube TV does have 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.
Can I watch the Los Angeles Dodgers on Hulu?
Hulu Live TV has ESPN, FS1, TBS and local FOX channels that carry national broadcast games. But Hulu’s live TV plan does not carry Spectrum SportsNet LA, which has home games for the Los Angeles Dodgers. A subscription includes 75 live TV channels, and unlimited Cloud DVR for $69.99 per month.
Are Los Angeles Dodgers games on Bally Sports Plus?
Bally Sports+ is a new streaming service that offers some key regional sports networks for NBA, NHL and MLB fans. At the moment, Bally Sports+ does not have the rights to stream Dodgers games.
According to ballysports.com, the service currently has rights to stream games from the Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers and Tampa Bay Rays.
Bally Sports+ costs $19.99 per month, or $189.99 per year following a 7-day free trial. MLB fans will live games, highlights and on-demand programming.
How can I watch Dodgers games without Spectrum SportsNet L.A.?
Even without Spectrum SportsNet LA, you can watch Los Angeles Dodgers games on ESPN, FS1, FOX, and TBS. Apple TV+ and Peacock will also stream national broadcast games.
Can I watch the Dodgers games on Sling TV?
With a Sling Orange subscription, you can watch the Dodgers when games are on ESPN and TBS. FS1 is on the Sling Blue plan. Sling TV does not carry any regional sports networks.
Local FOX stations are in a limited number of markets. If you live in or around one of these cities, then you should be able to watch the Dodgers when games are on local FOX stations:
- Dallas/Fort Worth
- Los Angeles
- Minneapolis/St. Paul
- New York
- San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose
- Tampa/St. Petersburg
- Washington, DC
What channel is the Los Angeles Dodgers game on tonight?
Los Angeles Dodgers games are typically onSpectrum SportsNet LA. The schedule below breaks down what channel or streaming service has national broadcast games for the 2023 MLB season.
|DAY||Dodgers MLB NATIONAL BROADCAST SCHEDULE|
|Sunday night||ESPN or ESPN2|
|Monday night||ESPN or FS1|
|Wednesday Night||ESPN, FS1, MLB Network|
|Thursday Night||ESPN, FOX and MLB Network|
|Friday Night||Apple TV+|
|Saturday Night||FOX, FS1|
Note: This article was published on March 30, 2022, and has been updated to reflect new streaming plans and pricing.
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