By Jim Kimble / Published on April 8, 2022
There are a few ways to watch Philadelphia Phillies games live without a cable TV or satellite package. Most games are on NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Nationally televised games during the regular season in 2022 are on FOX, ESPN, FS1, TBS and MLB Network. A few post-season games air on ABC.
Table of Contents
- New, free ways to watch Philadelphia Phillies
- Live Streaming Philadelphia Phillies Games
- Where can I watch NBC Sports Philadelphia?
- Stream Philadelphia Phillies Games on Roku, Fire TV Stick
- Streaming Philadelphia Phillies on ESPN and cable channels
- Watch Philadelphia Phillies on MLB.tv
- Phillies games on Apple TV+ and Peacock
- Are the Philadelphia Phillies on ESPN+ in 2022?
- How to Watch Phillies games free with a TV antenna
- What channel is the Philadelphia Phillies game on tonight?
New, free ways to watch Philadelphia Phillies
Apple TV+ will stream 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 streaming games in a new Sunday morning time slot. (Schedule below.)
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 Phillies games without cable TV for the 2022 season.
Live Streaming Philadelphia Phillies Games
The Philadelphia Phillies broadcast most of their games on NBC Sports Philadelphia. The regional sports channel has exclusive rights to in-market Philadelphia Philliesgames.
NBC Sports Philadelphia is only carried by fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV.
Where can I watch NBC Sports Philadelphia?
NBC Sports Philadelphia is available to pay-TV subscribers in seven states.
Ohio, and parts of Indiana, Kentucky, northwestern Pennsylvania, eastern Tennessee, West Virginia, and the southwestern edge of New York are within the home broadcast area.
The network also operates regional feeds for Cleveland and Cincinnati markets. The regional Cincinnati feed is also called Bally Sports Cincinnati in some TV listings and program guides.
Stream Philadelphia Phillies Games on Roku, Fire TV Stick
Watching live Philadelphia Phillies 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 NBC Sports Philadelphia and the channels that carry national broadcast Philadelphia Phillies 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.
fuboTV has 121 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 Pro channel bundle. You will have local ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX stations.
fuboTV is the only live TV service that offers select sporting events and entertainment in 4K resolution.
There’s an on-demand library of movies and TV shows. fuboTV includes 250 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 $69.99 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.
Subscribers can activate the NBC Sports app, which supports an NBC Sports Philadelphia live stream. There are more than 40 TV Everywhere apps that can be activated with a fuboTV subscription.
You won’t have TBS, but that probably won’t matter to Phillies fans too much.
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu with Live TV carries more than 75 channels including NBC Sports Philadelphia.
ESPN, FS1 and TNT are part of the channel lineup alongside local ABC, NBC and FOX stations.
Subscribers get unlimited Cloud DVR to record games, and unlimited access to Disney+, ESPN+ and Hulu’s on-demand library.
Hulu 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, and now includes Disney+ and ESPN+. Check out what local and regional sports channels are available in your area.
YouTube TV has 85+ channels and carries NBC Sports Philadelphia in the Philadelphia Phillies market.
A subscription costs $64.99 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 Philadelphia Phillies on ESPN and cable channels
Watch Philadelphia Phillies on MLB.tv
The MLB also has MLB.tv which live streams all out-of-market games for every team.
Philadelphia Phillies 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 Philadelphia Phillies 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.
Phillies 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 begins 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.
You can sign up for a free 7-day trial of Peacock Premium.
Are the Philadelphia Phillies on ESPN+ in 2022?
Yes. ESPN+ is once again streaming one MLB game per day that is part of the national broadcast schedule.
Out-of-market games are still governed by local blackout restrictions.
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 Phillies games free with a TV antenna
A TV antenna is the best way to watch Philadelphia Phillies 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 Philadelphia Phillies game on tonight?
Philadelphia Phillies games are typically on NBC Sports Philadelphia. The schedule below breaks down what channel or streaming service has national broadcast games for the 2022 MLB season.
|DAY||PHILLIES 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|