By Jim Kimble / Published: March 25, 2022
You can watch Texas Rangers games live without a cable TV or satellite package. Most games are on Bally Sports Southwest.
Apple TV+ will stream two live baseball games on Friday nights during the 2022 MLB season. NBC’s Peacock is expected to stream live games in a new Sunday morning time slot.
Table of Contents
- Live Streaming Texas Rangers Games
- Where can I watch Bally Sports Southwest?
- Stream Texas Rangers Games on Roku, Fire TV Stick
- Are Texas Rangers Games on YouTube TV?
- Are MLB games on ESPN+ in 2022?
- How to Watch Rangers games free with a TV antenna
- What channel is the Texas Rangers game on tonight?
Live Streaming Texas Rangers Games
The Texas Rangers broadcast most of their games on Bally Sports Southwest. The regional sports channel has exclusive rights to in-market Texas Rangers games.
Bally Sports Southwest is only carried by one streaming service, DIRECTV STREAM.
Cord-cutters used to have a few options to live stream Rangers games on BSSW, but that ended back around 2019. The channel is also available on cable TV providers and satellite service.
Where can I watch Bally Sports Southwest?
Bally Sports Southwest is available to pay-TV subscribers in four states. Texas, Arkansas, northern Louisiana, eastern New Mexico are within the home broadcast area.
Stream Texas Rangers Games on Roku, Fire TV Stick
Watching live Texas Rangers 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 Bally Sports Southwest and the channels that carry national broadcast Texas Rangers 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 Texas Rangers games in 2022.
A subscription costs $89.99 per month for 90+ channels. Bally Sports Southwest, 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.
The MLB also has MLB.tv which live streams all out-of-market games for every team.
Texas Rangers 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 Texas Rangers 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.
Stream Texas Rangers on Apple TV+ and Peacock
Apple TV+ is live streaming national broadcasts of two Friday night games. The service has a free 7-day trial and costs $4.99 per month. 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 Texas Rangers Games on YouTube TV?
YouTube TV does not carry Bally Sports Southwest. But YouTube TV does have channels for nationally televised games. Hulu + Live TV and Sling TV carries channels for nationally televised Texas Rangers 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 Rangers games free with a TV antenna
A TV antenna is the best way to watch Texas Rangers 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 Texas Rangers game on tonight?
Texas Rangers games are typically on Bally Sports Southwest. The schedule below breaks down what channel, cable network or streaming service has national broadcast games for the 2022 MLB season.
|Day||Texas Rangers MLB National Broadcast|
|Sunday night||ABC, ESPN, 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