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How To Watch MLB Network Live Without Cable 2024

Find out which streaming services will give you access to your favorite baseball team after you’ve cut the cord.

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Let’s face it, cable is getting very, very expensive. The beauty of live TV streaming services is that you can mix and match, and only pay for the channels and entertainment you truly want in your life. That’s why cutting the cord has become the way to go lately. But once you’ve ditched your cable, you might be wondering how to watch favorite channels. How to watch MLB Network is actually pretty simple, and it can be done on a few popular streamers, many which are beloved by sports fans. 

MLB Network TV can be live streamed free (technically) if you’ve got a streaming service that includes it, you just have to know where to begin. You can actually find Major League Baseball on network TV through the top sports streaming services — all without cable, it might just take some navigating to get there. Ahead, find out how to watch MLB Network without cable so you don’t have to miss any games.

What’s MLB Network?

MLB Network is the channel for baseball fans. Giving viewers access to all baseball all the time, the Major League Baseball channel offers 24/7 coverage of the sport. Included in the coverage are live games across the country, as well as news, recaps, and highlights. 

Beyond just baseball games and highlights, though, are actionable tips from your favorite players. During “Play Ball”, players from the league demonstrate some of their best easy-to-follow advice for kids who either play baseball for fun or who have aspirations of someday joining the league themselves. No matter what time of day you tune in, there’s something to see.

What streaming services offer MLB Network?

Sling TVDIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu + Live TVYouTube TV
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Only a couple of streaming services offer MLB Network, so if it’s a channel you want in your rotation, you don’t have much to choose from. Fortunately, the streaming services that do offer MLB Network also include a ton of other channels — including plenty of movie channels, lifestyle channels, and family channels — so you’ll get plenty of bang for your buck.

How to watch MLB Network with Sling TV

PlanCost per MonthChannels Simultaneous
Free Trial
Orange & Blue $55464No
Sports Extra add-on$1111

What sports offerings does Sling TV provide?

Sling TV has a ton of sports channels, especially if you get the dual Sling Orange & Blue plan. Aside from MLB Network, you can watch ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, FS1, and NFL Network, not to mention the extra channels you’ll get with the add-on that’s required for MLB Network.

As for local networks and regional sports networks, that could depend on where you live. Sling TV is limited on regional sports networks (RSNs) and only offers a very select few through NBC. Local channels are also limited based on your location, but you might be able to catch some games through your local ABC, Fox, NBC, or other major affiliate.  

How to watch MLB Network with DIRECTV STREAM

PlanCost per MonthChannels Simultaneous
Free Trial

What sports offerings does DIRECTV STREAM provide? 

DIRECTV STREAM offers a variety of sports channels like ESPN, Fanduel TV, NHL Network, Sportsman Channel TV, and more. The streamer’s regional sports networks will vary based on your location, and you’ll have to plug in your info to find out what you have access to.

One of the good things to note about DIRECTV STREAM is that with the Choice, Ultimate, and Premier plans — which all include MLB Network — regional sports networks are included in your channel list. For local sports, you may have access to games via networks like CBS, TNT, NBC, and more. DIRECTV STREAM’s spread of channels isn’t quite as vast as Fubo (and is heavy on football, especially college), but it still has a good variety.

How to watch MLB Network with Fubo

PlanCost per MonthChannels Simultaneous
Free Trial
Pro$74.99160+10 at homeYes
Elite$84.99230+10 at homeYes
Premier$94.99240+10 at homeYes

What sports offerings does Fubo provide? 

Fubo’s channel selection is huge, and that includes sports. The regional sports networks menu is pretty vast, depending on where you live, and you can navigate through what’s available to you through the Fubo website. You may have access to local sports through channels like ABC, CBS, Fox, and more as well.

Sports channels on Fubo other than MLB Network include ESPN, NBA TV, FS1, Big Ten Network, Pac-12 Network, MSG, Tennis Channel, and more. In short, you can watch just about any sport on Fubo. It’s probably the most well-rounded streamer for sports fans.  

How to watch MLB Network on supported streaming devices

You’ll find MLB Network on a number of devices, and it’s largely a matter of which devices give you access to the streaming service you’re using to access the channel. Once you’ve loaded your streaming app of choice onto your streaming device of choice, you can access your channels — including MLB Network. For example, if you’re watching MLB Network through Sling TV and you want to watch on your Fire TV, you’d add the Sling TV app to your Fire TV menu, open Sling TV and navigate to MLB Network from there. Simple! 

With Sling TV, Fubo, and DIRECTV STREAM, you can stream MLB Network on your computer, mobile device, and most major streaming devices including:

  • AirTV Devices
  • Amazon Fire TV Devices
  • Android TV
  • Android Devices
  • Apple TV (4th Gen. or later)
  • Chromecast
  • iOS Devices
  • Roku 
  • Smart TVs including Samsung, Hisense, LG, VIZIO
  • TiVo Stream 4K
  • Xbox
  • Xfinity Flex

How to watch MLB Network on the app

The MLB Network can be streamed through the MLB app on supported devices, including iPhone, iPad, and Android phones and tablets. 

  1. Download the app for Apple or Android.
  2. When you first open the app, you’ll be asked to log into your MLB account and follow your favorite teams. This is for ease of keeping track of who you like to watch and to give you access to content.
  3. To watch MLB Network, select “Watch” on the bottom menu screen.
  4. Select “MLB Network” at the top.
  5. Log into your MLB account — you must already have access to the MLB network through another streaming service or through the MLB website.

Elsewhere on the MLB website, you can also check stats and standings, see all the latest scores, and read the top headlines from the day’s games.

Is live sports streaming worth it? 

The biggest benefit of watching your favorite sports teams through streaming services instead of cable is that you’ll likely have access to a lot more content. Cable is usually very limiting in what it offers, but streamers like Sling TV, Fubo, and DIRECTV STREAM have huge libraries of channels and content that provide all the content you could need with no contracts. Plus, a lot of the time, you’ll find that it’s a better deal when you cut the cord because you can mix and match your streaming services to create an entertainment slate that makes sense for you and your interests.


Can you watch MLB Network on Amazon Prime?

Amazon Prime does not offer MLB Network. It does, however, offer MLB.TV, which is a streaming service that offers some MLB content similar to what you’ll see on MLB Network.

How much does MLB Network cost?

In most cases, MLB Network is folded into the cost of whatever over-the-top (OTT) service you’re using. With Fubo and DIRECTV Stream, MLB Network is built into the cost. With Sling TV, MLB Network is part of a sports add-on that is $11 per month.

How do I watch MLB Network on Roku?

You can watch MLB Network on your Roku devices through your favorite streaming service that offers it. Once you’ve set up your Sling, Fubo or DIRECTV STREAM on your Roku device, you can watch MLB Network.

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