By Jim Kimble / Published March 30, 2022
You can watch San Francisco Giants games live without a cable TV or satellite package. Most games are on NBC Sports Bay Area.
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
- What’s new in the 2022 MLB season?
- Live Streaming San Francisco Giants Games
- Where can I watch NBC Sports Bay Area?
- Stream San Francisco Giants Games on Roku, Fire TV Stick
- Streaming White Sox on ESPN and cable channels
- Dodgers games on Apple TV+ and Peacock
- Are MLB games on ESPN+ in 2022?
- How to Watch Giants games free with a TV antenna
- What channel is the San Francisco Giants game on tonight?
What’s new in the 2022 MLB season?
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 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 San Francisco Giants Games
The San Francisco Giants broadcast most of their games on NBC Sports Bay Area. The regional sports channel has exclusive rights to in-market San Francisco Giants games.
NBC Sports Bay Area is only carried by four streaming services, DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV.
Where can I watch NBC Sports Bay Area?
NBC Sports Bay Area is available to pay-TV subscribers in six regions.
San Francisco Bay Area, Northern California, Central California, Southern Oregon, Nevada and Hawaii are all within the home broadcast area.
Stream San Francisco Giants Games on Roku, Fire TV Stick
Watching live San Francisco Giants 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 Bay Area and the channels that carry national broadcast San Francisco Giants 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 San Francisco Giants games in 2022.
A subscription costs $89.99 per month for 90+ channels. NBC Sports Bay Area, 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.
Hulu with Live TV
Hulu with Live TV has 75 channels, including ESPN, NBC Sports Bay Area, FS1 and local channels such as FOX.
Subscribers get unlimited Cloud DVR to record shows and sporting events from live TV. A live TV subscription costs $69.99 per month and now includes Disney+ and ESPN+.
You can watch live TV on two screens at once. There is no free trial for Hulu’s live TV service. You can look over the Hulu + Live TV channel lineup before deciding whether to sign up.
fuboTV has 120+ channels including NBC Sports Bay Area, ESPN, FS1 and local FOX, ABC, CBS and NBC stations. TBS is not included with fuboTV.
The entry-level channel bundle costs $69.99 per month. You can start off with a free 7-day trial to see if the service is a good fit.
Subscribers can watch live TV on three screens at once. You’ll be able to record games using 250 hours of Cloud DVR.
fuboTV has apps for pretty much every device, including Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Fire Stick and NVIDIA Shield TV.
Look over the channel lineup to see what locals and regional sports networks you’d get before making any decisions.
YouTube TV has 85+ channels, including NBC Sports Bay Area and other channels needed to watch Giants games.
A subscription costs $64.99 per month. Subscribers can watch live TV on three screens at once. You get unlimited Cloud DVR to record TV shows and sports.
ESPN, FOX, FX and IFC are part of the channel lineup.
Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast and Xbox One are among the supported devices. You can try out YouTube TV free for 7 days.
San Francisco Giants 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 San Francisco Giants 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.
Streaming White Sox on ESPN and cable channels
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.
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 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 Giants games free with a TV antenna
A TV antenna is the best way to watch San Francisco Giants 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 San Francisco Giants game on tonight?
San Francisco Giants games are typically on NBC Sports Bay Area. The schedule below breaks down what channel or streaming service has national broadcast games for the 2022 MLB season.
|DAY||GIANTS 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|