You won’t get to the third base of savings with your favorite TV show if you’re still using a cable service. Hit it out of the park and buy a live TV streaming service, aka a skinny bundle, instead. You’ll still be able to watch MLB Network and all your other favorite TV channels. How does it work, you ask? A skinny bundle allows you to watch live TV channels online for less than the cost of most baseball tickets. Let’s learn more about live TV streaming services below.
How to Watch MLB Network Without Cable
Cable providers often boast about the hundreds of channels they offer. But what’s the point of so many channels when you stick to just a few of them? When you buy a skinny bundle, you get fewer channels but more entertainment for your dollar. Skinny bundles are typically cheaper and give you more of the channels you care about – including MLB Network. To watch MLB Network without cable, use one of the following streaming services: DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Sling TV, or YouTube TV. Check out all the details of these streaming services below.
If you’re a big sports fan – and you probably are since you’re reading this – you may have already heard about fuboTV. This skinny bundle provider is primarily known for soccer, but it also hosts other sports programming, including MLB Network. If you need to take a break from sports, fuboTV carries a wide breadth of entertainment and news. There are no hidden fees, you can cancel anytime, and enjoy a free cloud DVR. Read our comprehensive review of fuboTV to learn more.
Sling TV is another skinny bundle that offers MLB Network, though you’ll have to add it to your subscription for an additional cost. New Sling TV members often enjoy special discounts or free trials, so check out this service if you’d like to try it for free. Get all the latest details by reading our Sling TV review.
Last on the list is YouTube TV, one of the most ambitious skinny bundles out there. In addition to offering MLB Network, YouTube TV allows you to create up to six accounts and have three simultaneous streams per household – the perfect package for large households. Because you’re cutting cords, you won’t have to worry about installation costs or services. Learn more by consulting our YouTube TV review of features and services.
Can I Watch MLB Network on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?
Online streaming is only half the pull of skinny bundles. The other great thing about them is that you can use them almost anywhere you want – your phone, laptop, or your sister’s TV. Discover more by checking out this table we put together listing compatible devices.
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Most Popular Shows on MLB Network
MLB Network is all about baseball, but there’s more than meets the eye! Here’s some of the programming you can find on the channel:
- “Quick Pitch”
- “MLB Central”
- “Intentional Talk”
- “MLB Tonight”
- “High Heat”
More to Stream for Fans of MLB Network
Do you know how the algorithm on Netflix (or any other streaming network we use) recommends material similar to what you like? Well, we’re doing something similar in this section. Except we’re not letting some soulless program make predictions about you. The following recommendations come from a living, beating heart.
If you enjoy MLB Network, you have to check out ESPN. You can catch all your favorite MLB games on top of dipping a toe in new waters of other sports. Basketball? Golf? Cricket? ESPN has them all! And that’s not even the selling point: You can watch ESPN without cable.
NBC Sports is a similar deal. The network is where baseball, soccer, football, and many others come out to play. NBC Sports is also a great place to keep up with events such as the Olympic Games and winter sports. You also don’t need cable to watch NBC Sports.
10 thoughts on “How to Watch MLB Network Without Cable in 2023”
Don’t want Fubo, Sling, or other “it’s not cable, but it’s just like cable” services. All I want is to watch baseball live-streamed. I was hoping you could tell me that I could, but you didn’t. I don’t expect it to be free. I expect to pay for it. But I want only baseball, not the rest of what Fubo, Sling, and the others are offering.
Unfortunately, MLB Network is only going to be available on “multichannel” services like cable and the streaming alternatives. But if you’re looking for baseball games, you could try MLB.TV: https://cordcutting.com/services/mlb-tv/ That’s not the same thing as MLB Network, but it offers live out-of-market regular season games. Just be aware that it blacks out games that would be on TV in your area (national broadcasts and regional broadcasts of whatever team you live near). Hope this helps and thanks for reading
Blackouts. Ugh. That needs to go to. Want more eyes on the sport? Make it easier to access for people. Without cable or blackout bs.
What’s stupid is you can’t go to Mlb.com and pay say 25$ a month to watch their Mlb network. They would kill it to let us do that. I don’t want 100 channels. I literally only want Mlb network. That’s it. But have to pay 60+ a month for ton I won’t use and that. It’s stupid.
You are so right.
Why isn’t MLB Network included with MLB TV?
The samereason ticket prices keep going up. THEY DON”T CARE ABOUT US OR THE SPORT THEY JUST WANT OUR MONEY ! And they wonder why more kids are not following baseball.Damn fools.
My current month of MLB expires sep 21. How much for rest of season?
Why don’t you find a way to sell just the mlb.network. I like those above, only want the network. My cable provider just dropped the channel and I am screwed.