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How to Watch 2019 MLB Games Without Pay TV

With the 2019 MLB season underway, sports fans might be looking for cheap ways to tune in to baseball games this season. Here’s how you can follow your favorite teams online without the need for Pay TV.

ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, FS1, TBS Games

For games airing on these stations, you can take your pick of several streaming services. Sling, Hulu, PlayStation Vue, DirecTV Now, and YouTube TV all offer each of these channels.

  • Sling starts at $25/month with a 7 day free trial
  • Hulu with Live TV starts at $44.99/month with a 7 day free trial
  • PlayStation Vue starts at $44.99/month with a 5 day free trial
  • DirecTV Now starts at $50/month, currently with a 7 day free trial
  • YouTube TV starts at $40/month with a 7 day free trial

MLB Network

If you want the MLB Network check out Sling TV, YouTube TV and PlayStation Vue. They all offer MLB Network and on PlayStation Vue and Sling TV you can add on the MLB Strike Zone network.


Want to watch MLB games for an out of market team? MLB.TV will allow you to stream every game outside of your market. When you sign up, you can choose a package to watch one team, or pay extra to watch all MLB games. MLB.TV is available on iOS and Android devices.

Recently, Amazon announced that they’ve added MLB.TV to their Amazon Channels lineup. You’ll have the option of paying $24.99/month or $118.99 for an annual membership.