By Jim Kimble / Updated April 16, 2022
This guide explains how to watch Los Angeles Dodgers games live without a cable TV or satellite package. Most games are on Spectrum SportsNet LA.
Nationally televised games are on FOX, ESPN, FS1, TBS and MLB Network. A few post-season games air on ABC.
Table of Contents
- What’s new in the 2022 Dodgers season?
- Live Streaming Options Los Angeles Dodgers Games
- Where can I watch Spectrum SportsNet LA?
- Stream Los Angeles Dodgers Games on Roku, Fire TV Stick
- Streaming Dodgers games on ESPN and cable channels
- Streaming MLB.tv for Dodgers games
- Are Los Angeles Dodgers Games on YouTube TV?
- Are MLB games on ESPN+ in 2022?
- How to Watch Dodgers games free with a TV antenna
- What channel is the Los Angeles Dodgers game on tonight?
What’s new in the 2022 Dodgers season?
Apple TV+ is streaming two live baseball games on Friday nights during the 2022 MLB season. The Friday night doubleheaders on Apple will be free.
NBC’s Peacock is expected to stream games in a new Sunday morning time slot.
Keep in mind that streaming MLB games isn’t your only option. Cord-cutters can watch some national broadcast games for free using a TV antenna.
This guide aims to give you a comprehensive look at how to watch White Sox games without cable TV for the 2022 season.
Live Streaming Options Los Angeles Dodgers Games
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 home broadcast area.
The network is also available in the Las Vegas Valley, and Hawaii.
Stream Los Angeles Dodgers Games on Roku, Fire TV Stick
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 carries Spectrum SportsNet LA and the channels that carry national broadcast Los Angeles Dodgers 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 Los Angeles Dodgers games in 2022.
A subscription costs $89.99 per month for 90+ channels. Spectrum SportsNet LA, 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.
Streaming Dodgers games on ESPN and cable channels
Streaming MLB.tv for Dodgers games
The MLB also has MLB.tv which 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 Los Angeles Dodgers 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.
Dodgers games on Apple TV+ and Peacock
Apple TV+ is delivering a weekly Friday night doubleheader during the 2022 MLB season.
The first leg of doubleheader MLB games will be free to anyone with internet access, according to Apple. The company released its schedule of games that begin on April 8.
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 on May 8.
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.
|May 8||11:30 a.m. ET||Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox|
|May 15||11:30 a.m. ET||San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves|
|May 22||11:30 a.m. ET||St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates|
|May 29||11:30 a.m. ET||San Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds|
|June 5||11:30 a.m. ET||Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees|
|June 12||11:30 a.m. ET||Oakland Athletics at Cleveland Guardians|
|June 19||Noon ET||Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals|
|June 26||Noon ET||New York Mets at Miami Marlins|
|July 3||Noon ET||Kansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers|
|July 10||Noon ET||Los Angeles Angels at Baltimore Orioles|
|July 17||Noon ET||Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays|
|July 24||Noon ET||Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia Phillies|
|July 31||Noon ET||Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays|
|August 7||Noon ET||Houston Astros at Cleveland Guardians|
|August 14||Noon ET||San Diego Padres at Washington Nationals|
|August 21||Noon ET||Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Guardians|
|August 28||Noon ET||Los Angeles Dodgers at Miami Marlins|
|September 4||Noon ET||Toronto Blue Jays at Pittsburgh Pirates|
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.
There is a free 7-day trial for Peacock Premium.
Are Los Angeles Dodgers Games on YouTube TV?
No, YouTube TV does not carry Spectrum SportsNet LA.
YouTube TV does have channels for nationally televised games. Hulu + Live TV and Sling TV carries channels for nationally televised Los Angeles Dodgers games as well.
Are MLB games on ESPN+ in 2022?
Yes. ESPN+ is once again streaming two MLB games per day that are part of the national broadcast schedule. Out-of-market games are still governed by local blackout restrictions. But you already knew that.
In other words, you will need your local regional sports channel to watch home games. A subscription to ESPN+ costs $6.99 per month, and you can check the upcoming lineup of MLB games.
How to Watch Dodgers games free with a TV antenna
A TV antenna is the best way to watch Chicago White Sox 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 and OTA DVR
- How to Connect Multiple TVs to One Antenna
- Review: The Best Indoor TV Antennas
- Review: The Best Outdoor TV Antennas
What channel is the Los Angeles Dodgers game on tonight?
Los Angeles Dodgers games are typically on Spectrum SportsNet LA. The schedule below breaks down what channel or streaming service has national broadcast games for the 2022 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|
Founder and Editor of The Cord Cutting Report. Before launching the site in 2016, he worked for more than two decades as a staff writer or correspondent for a number of daily newspapers, including The Boston Globe. His enthusiasm for tech began with the Atari 2600. Follow @james_kimble