Best Streaming Platforms to Watch Live Baseball Games

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Best Streaming Platforms to Watch Live Baseball Games
Chris Sloan

Baseball has been a big part of many people’s live. It’s a sport that runs through the bloods of many Americans. Whether you’ve had a tough day at work or are simply looking for a way to relax, nothing beats picking up the TV remote and tuning in to your favorite sports channel. Compared to your options years back where you’re restricted to being in front of a TV or in the venue itself, there are now a lot of streaming services that offer live baseball games and the flexibility to watch them from virtually anywhere.

We’ve done our research and found the best streaming platforms where you can watch live baseball games. Most of these will require you to have a fast wireless internet connection because the content will be streamed over the web, but since most areas/households already have an internet connection, this shouldn’t be a major issue. Let’s start!


What better way to watch your favorite game from the official Major League Baseball streaming service? MLB.TV allows you to stream live and on-demand MLB games for an affordable price. There are also various content like classic programs, documentaries, pregame and postgame shows, and many more. What’s so nice about this streaming service is that it offers a 7-day free trial so you can test it out to see if it’s a good fit for your needs. 

If you have an Amazon Prime Video subscription or are planning to subscribe to one, you can get MLB.TV through Amazon Prime Video channels. Student and military discounts (35%) are also offered when you purchase directly from the MLB.TV website. Here’s the tier packages and pricing for your reference:



MLB.TV Single Team Yearly

$129.99 per year

MLB.TV All Teams Monthly

$29.99 per month

MLB.TV All Teams Yearly

$149.99 per year

At Bat Monthly

$29.99 per month

At Bat Yearly

$3.99 per month

Single Team via Amazon Prime Video

$129.99 per year (30-day free trial)

All-Team Pass via Amazon Prime Video

$29.99 per month (7-day free trial)

Sling TV

Sling TV is another streaming service with simple packages that include the MLB channel. Basically, there are three Sling plans: Sling Orange, Sling Blue, and Sling Orange + Blue for an affordable price. The main selling point of this live TV streaming service is that you don’t have to pay for a long list of channels that you don’t even watch, which also makes it more affordable than other options. 

If you want to watch MLB channels, you can subscribe to any of their primary packages then purchase their Sports Extra add-on package. If you get the Sling Orange + Blue plus the Sports Extras add-on, you can get the MLB Network, NBA TV, ESPNews, NHL Network, Tenniss Channel, and many more.  The cost of the Sling Orange and Sling Blue package is $40 per month, while the Sling Orange + Blue costs $55. The Sports Extra add-on only costs $11 per month, so if you get Sling Orange + Blue and the add on, you’ll only need to pay $66 per month. It’s still a good price considering other options out there. 

Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV is another reputable streaming service that offers a range of sports channels, including the MLB Network. It’s an excellent option if you enjoy the base Hulu package with on-demand shows and movies as you’ll still have access to that content library with addded live TV channels you enjoy. Aside from the MLB Network, you will also have access to ESPN, FS1, TBS, and FOX. Here’s the plans and pricing available for Hulu + Live TV. 



Hulu (with Ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (with Ads), and ESPN+ (with Ads)

$76.99 per month

Hulu (w/o Ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (w/o Ads), and ESPN+ (w/o Ads)

$89.99 per month

Hulu (with Ads) + Live TV, Disney+ (w/o Ads), and ESPN+ (w/o Ads)

$81.99 per month

Live TV Only

$75.99 per month

Keep in mind that you will need to have a fast internet connection, preferably fiber internet, to fully enjoy this streaming service. Otherwise, you would have to endure constant buffering while watching your favorite matches. 


As the iconic sports network for so many years, ESPN has been the go-to for sports fan of all ages. They now offer their own streaming service called ESPN+. ESPN Plus allows you to watch exclusive live events, studio shows, and series that aren’t offered on ESPN Networks. On top of that, you can watch MLB games. While ESPN+ doesn't offer the same depth of coverage as MLB.TV, you'll still find a decent selection of matchups throughout the season. National broadcasts and even some exclusive Wednesday and Thursday night games are often available on the platform. This makes it a perfect choice for fans who want to stay connected to the sport without the hefty price tag of a dedicated baseball service. For their pricing, refer to the table below:



ESPN+ Yearly

$109.99 per year

ESPN+ Monthly

$10.99 per month

Disney Bundle (Disney + Hulu + ESPN+)

$14.99 per month


fuboTV is the leading sports-focused live TV streaming service that’s been a paradise for many sports fan. For baseball fans, it’s also great news because you can watch MLB games with ease. fuboTV also has a lot of regional sports networks, so if you’re supporting any of the local teams, you can watch their games throughout the season with ease. It also comes with a cloud DVR feature so you can record your favorite games to watch later. The specific channel lineup may vary depending on your location, but you can check the availability on their website.

There are three plans offered by fuboTV, all comes with a 7-day free trial. 



Pro (196 channels)

$79.99 per month

Elite (264 channels)

$89.99 per month

Premier (273 channels)

$99.99 per month

If you’re a fan of other sports, subscribing to fuboTV is worth your money as you can enjoy many sports channels that you can watch wherever you are. Some of the channels available on these plans include beIN Sports, SEC Network, Bally Sports, Marquee Sports Network, ACCN, and many more. 


DirecTV is one of the leading live TV providers that offer MLB coverage. You can watch your favorite team’s nationally televised games on TBS, ESPN, FOX, and FS1. However, not all packages offer these channels, specifically MLB Network. Comparing the costs, DirecTV is more on the expensive end because of the number of channels they offer and other additional features. You’ll also be locked in a 24-month contract. 

Here are the packages that has the MLB Network on the channel lineup:




$84.99 per month for 24 months + taxes and fees


$114.99 per month for 24 months + taxes and fees


$159.99 per month for 24 months + taxes and fees

You can also purchase an MLB add-on such as MLB Extra Innings. There are other additional fees on top of these monthly fees, which can add up easily. That’s why it’s on the expensive side. Moreover, if you opt for their satellite plans, you will need to pay for equipment and installation fees. Just keep that in mind and make sure your budget allows for this type of service. 

Which Is the Best Streaming Platform to Watch Live Baseball Games?

There's no single "best" platform for everyone, as it depends on your viewing habits and budget. So if you’re still not sure which streaming platform to get, make sure to take the time and compare which service falls within your budget and your specific preferences. All of the streaming services we have included on our list have an excellent reputation for offering high-quality live streams and on-demand content for sports lovers, so no matter what platform you choose, you’re guaranteed to have a good time. 

The Bottom Line

Watching live baseball games has never been easier with these streaming services. You don’t have to rush home to watch your team’s match in front of your TV or purchase a ticket and travel to the venue (although that experience would be much better). Most of these platforms already have mobile apps that allow you to watch any baseball match anywhere you are, as long as you’re connected to a fast internet connection. 

If you want to get a firsthand experience of what it would feel like to have a subscription for a specific streaming service, take advantage of the free trial if available. This way, you don’t need to subscribe right away and regret your decision immediately simply because you’re not satisfied with what it can offer. It would also help to check reviews and feedback from current and previous subscribers. Doing this will give you a better idea of what to expect. We hope you find the right streaming service for your quick baseball fix!

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About Chris Sloan

Chris Sloan is a former baseball league commissioner and travel baseball coach who has made significant contributions to the sport. In 2018, he founded selectbaseballteams.com, a website that helps parents find youth and travel baseball teams in their local areas. Since its launch, the website has experienced impressive growth, offering a wealth of resources including teams, news, tournaments, and organizations. Chris's unwavering passion for baseball and his innovative approach to connecting parents with quality baseball programs have earned him a respected reputation in the baseball community, solidifying his legacy as a leading figure in the world of youth and travel baseball.

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