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If you like to pass your time by watching our national pastime, then you're going to want MLB Network. Major League Baseball's official channel is chock-full of baseball goodness, including live games, recaps, news, talk shows, and more. But if you're a cord-cutter, then that means you can't (or won't) get MLB Network through cable or satellite. Where does that leave you? Don't worry: We're here to show you how to watch the channel without cable. We have the scoop on the legal services you can use to get your hands on an MLB Network livestream when you need it most.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream MLB Network:

  Price Channels Free Trial  
$69.99 – $139.99 65+ None

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$64.99 – $79.99 220+ 7 days

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$35 – $50 30+ – 130+ 3 days

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Below, we'll explain the kinds of services, how they're different from cable, and why they're so great. Then we'll let you know which specific services of this type are most useful to baseball fans who want to watch MLB Network without cable. Finally, we'll wrap things up by covering what you need to know about platform support; in other words, which devices you can use to watch your MLB Network livestream, including which popular streaming boxes are able to get these sweet services up onto the big screen of your favorite TV. So step up to the plate and cut that cord! Here's how to watch MLB Network without cable.

How to Watch MLB Network Online Without Cable

MLB Network is Major League Baseball’s TV channel, and it was originally designed to be delivered by cable and satellite services. Luckily, those are no longer your only options. These days, some streaming services offer live TV with cable-like bundles of top channels. These live TV streaming services (sometimes called “skinny bundles,” since they may slim down the bulky channel bundles and offer more affordable subscription options) are great cable alternatives. And many of them include MLB Network. Here are the live TV streaming services we trust most for an MLB Network livestream.

Stream MLB Network with DIRECTV Stream

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DIRECTV Stream is arguably the most cablelike live TV streaming service. It offers the largest collection of channels — like a cable subscription without the mandatory contract. If you're looking for a wide range of channels to go with your MLB Network livestream, you may want to read our DIRECTV Stream review.

Stream MLB Network with fuboTV

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fuboTV has always been a great choice for sports fans. Now that it has added MLB Network to some of its add-on bundles, it's an even better choice for baseball fans. fuboTV has a lot of baseball coverage as well as tons of other sports-related content, and you can check it all out with a free trial.

Stream MLB Network with Sling TV

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Sling TV was the first major skinny bundle service, and it remains one of the very best. You name it, the service has it: great features, broad platform support, and a superb channel selection that includes MLB Network. Plus, its customizable bundles make it easy to get hard-to-find channels without having to upgrade to some massive, overpriced bundle.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is Google's take on the skinny bundle service. This service offers an MLB Network livestream, which means you can watch it without cable on YouTube TV on a ton of different devices for a pretty reasonable price — and you'll pay that price only after you enjoy the service's weeklong free trial.

Can I Watch MLB Network on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?

So now we know how to watch the network without cable. But do we know how to watch it without cable on our TVs? After all, when we say we can “watch MLB Network online,” that seems to imply that we're watching on a computer. Can we use Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast devices to watch it online on our “real” TVs, instead?

We sure can!

Roku Fire TV Apple TV Android TV Chromecast iOS Android Web/
DIRECTV Stream Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
fuboTV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sling TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Youtube TV Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

As you can tell from the chart above, there are lots of great platform and device options to choose from when you’re using any of the services we recommend to MLB Network fans.

Play Ball!

Isn’t it great to watch baseball without cable? Just a few years ago, streaming sports was by far the hardest thing about cord cutting. But as the years have passed, fans of baseball and other sports have gotten more and more options for streaming the big games, including the MLB playoffs and the World Series. On top of all of the “skinny bundle” live TV options, you can also check out the league’s own live-streaming app, MLB.TV. Though regional blackouts can give local fans headaches there (unless they use a VPN, anyway), the app is perfect for out-of-market fans and anyone else who just can’t get enough baseball. As we explained in our MLB.TV review, there’s no longer any need for baseball fans to pay for cable or satellite TV.

8 thoughts on “How to Watch MLB Network Without Cable

  1. Bruce Tonkin says:

    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.

    1. Stephen Lovely says:

      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: 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

      1. Dave Stewart. says:

        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.

    2. Dave Stewart. says:

      What’s stupid is you can’t go to 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.

      1. I'm NOT da one losing money here. says:


    3. Baseball not supposed to b evil says:

      Why isn’t MLB Network included with MLB TV?

      1. Anonymous says:

        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.

  2. says:

    My current month of MLB expires sep 21. How much for rest of season?

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