By Jim Kimble / Updated April 11, 2023
There are a few ways to watch New York Mets games live without a cable TV or satellite package. Most games are on SportsNet NY (SNY).
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.
Table of Contents
- How to Watch New York Mets Games Without Cable
- Where can I watch SNY?
- How to Stream New York Mets Games on Roku, Fire TV Stick
- Watch New York Mets on MLB.tv
- Apple TV+
- How to Watch Mets games free with a TV antenna
- Are Mets games on Sling TV?
- What channel is the New York Mets game on tonight?
How to Watch New York Mets Games Without Cable
The New York Mets broadcast most of their games on the regional sports network SNY. The regional sports channel has exclusive rights to in-market New York Mets games.
SNY is carried by DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV.
Cord-cutters can watch some national broadcast games for free using a TV antenna.
Apple TV+ is streaming two live baseball games on Friday nights during the 2023 Major League Baseball season. The Friday night games are 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.
Where can I watch SNY?
SNY is available to pay-tv subscribers throughout the New York metropolitan area, and New York state.
How to Stream New York Mets Games on Roku, Fire TV Stick
Watching live New York Mets 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 SNY and the channels that carry national broadcast New York Mets 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.
The DIRECTV STREAM Choice package has every channel needed to watch New York Mets games in 2023.
A subscription costs $99.99 per month for 105 channels. SNY, 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 MGM+ (formerly EPIX) for free before the monthly rates kick in. You can watch live TV on unlimited screens within your home.
You can sign up for a free 5-day trial without any obligations. New subscribers can get $10 off for the first three months.
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.
fubo (formerly fuboTV) has more than 150 channels with a channel lineup that is similar to a cable TV package.
ESPN, HGTV, MSNBC, Golf Channel and Hallmark channels are part of the channel lineup. You will have local ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX stations.
fubo is the only live TV service that offers select sporting events and entertainment in 4K resolution.
There is an on-demand library of movies and TV shows. fubo includes 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR. You can catch up on sporting events that aired in the last 72 hours by using fubo’s “look back” feature.
A subscription costs $74.99 per month.
fuboTV works on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire Stick, Chromecast, Apple TV and Android TV devices. You can also watch live TV on a PC or use a mobile app on iPhone and Android smartphones.
You won’t have TBS, but that probably won’t matter to Mets fans too much. There was only one Mets game on TBS in 2020, and it was simulcast on SNY.
Look over the fuboTV channel lineup, or get a free 7-day trial.
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu with Live TV carries more than 75 channels, including SNY.
ESPN, FS1, TBS are included in the channel lineup.
Subscribers get unlimited Cloud DVR to record games. You also have unlimited access to Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu’s on-demand library.
Hulu plus Live TV works on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chomecast, Apple TV and Android TV devices. There are mobile apps for iPhones and Android smartphones. And you can live stream all your channels on a PC or Mac, too.
Hulu + Live TV is the most economical choice if you already subscribe to Hulu’s on-demand service.
A Hulu + Live TV subscription costs $69.99. Check out what local and regional sports channels are available in your area.
YouTube TV has 128 channels and carries SNY in the New York Mets market. A subscription costs $72.99 and includes unlimited Cloud DVR. The service carries local FOX, ABC, NBC and CBS stations.
YouTube TV works on Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Chromecast and other major streaming devices. You can check out a free trial for 7 days.
Streaming New York Mets on ESPN and cable channels
If you’re trying to narrow your focus to a specific cable TV network, no worries. You can read my guides on how to watch ABC, FOX, ESPN, FS1, TBS and MLB Network without cable.
Watch New York Mets on MLB.tv
The MLB also has MLB.tv which live streams all out-of-market games for every team.
New York Mets 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 New York Metsgames.
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.
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.
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.
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 $9.99 per month, and you can check the upcoming lineup of MLB games.
How to Watch Mets games free with a TV antenna
A TV antenna is the best way to watch New York Mets 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
Are Mets games on Sling TV?
You can watch the New York Mets on Sling TV when games air on ESPN, FS1, TBS, and MLB Network. Sling TV does not carry SNY in its channel lineup.
What channel is the New York Mets game on tonight?
New York Mets games are typically on SNY. The schedule below breaks down what channel or streaming service has national broadcast games for the 2023 MLB season.
|DAY||METS MLB NATIONAL BROADCAST|
|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|
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