How to Watch Seattle Mariners Games Live

By Jim Kimble / Published on April 5, 2022

There are a few ways to watch Seattle Mariners games live without a cable TV or satellite package. Most games are on Root Sports Northwest. 

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.

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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. (Details are 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.

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 Diamondbacks games without cable TV for the 2022 season. 

Live Streaming Seattle Mariners Games

The Seattle Mariners broadcast most of their games on Root Sports Northwest. The regional sports channel has exclusive rights to in-market Seattle Mariners games. 

Root Sports Northwest is carried by two streaming services, DIRECTV STREAM and fuboTV.

Where can I watch Root Sports Northwest?

Root Sports Northwest is available to pay-TV subscribers in five states. Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska are all within the home broadcast area. 

Stream Seattle Mariners Games on Roku, Fire TV Stick

Watching live Seattle Mariners games without cable TV is pretty simple. You just need a few things to start streaming MLB games on your TV. 

  1. A streaming service that carries Root Sports Northwest and the channels that carry national broadcast Seattle Mariners games
  2. An Internet connection
  3. 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.


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DIRECTV STREAM has every channel needed to watch Seattle Mariners games in 2022. 

A subscription costs $89.99 per month for 90+ channels. Root Sports Northwest, 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.


fuboTV has 120+ channels including Root Sports Northwest, 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.

Are Seattle Mariners Games on YouTube TV?

No, YouTube TV does not carry Root Sports Northwest. 

YouTube TV does have channels for nationally televised games. Hulu + Live TV and Sling TV carries channels for nationally televised Mariners games as well.

Streaming Seattle Mariners 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.

Mariners on  

The MLB also has which live streams all out-of-market games for every team.  

Seattle Mariners 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 Seattle Mariners games.

A subscription to costs $24.99 per month. Amazon Prime members can get a free 7-day trial of through Amazon Channels. The regular rate kicks in once the trial ends.

Seattle Mariners 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 the Seattle Mariners 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. But you already knew that.

ESPN+ is showing which MLB games are streaming on its service. (Photo credit: Jim Kimble / The Cord Cutting Report)

In other words, you will need your local regional sports channel to watch home games.

Each MLB team will be on ESPN+ at least 10 times by the end of the season. Replays are made available after a live game streams on ESPN+

A subscription to ESPN+ costs $6.99 per month, and you can check the upcoming lineup of MLB games.

How to Watch Mariners games free with a TV antenna

A TV antenna is the best way to watch Arizona Diamondbacks 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.

What channel is the Seattle Mariners game on tonight?

In-market Seattle Mariners games are typically on Root Sports Northwest. The schedule below breaks down what channel or streaming service has national broadcast games for the 2022 MLB season.

Sunday morningPeacock
Sunday afternoonTBS
Sunday nightESPN or ESPN2
Monday nightESPN or FS1
Tuesday nightTBS
Wednesday NightESPN, FS1, MLB Network
Thursday NightESPN, FOX and MLB Network
Friday NightApple TV+
Saturday AfternoonFOX
Saturday NightFOX, FS1

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Jim Kimble is a seasoned industry expert with over two decades of journalism experience. He has been at the forefront of the cord-cutting movement since 2016, testing and writing about TV-related products and services. He founded The Cord Cutting Report in 2016, and serves as the editor.

Major publications, including MarketWatch, Forbes, and South Florida Sun Sentinel, have interviewed Kimble for his years of expertise. He gives advice on the complexities consumers are navigating with streaming options, and over-the-air TV. Kimble has been a staff writer or correspondent for several award-winning, daily newspapers, including The Boston Globe.