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How To Watch The Houston Astros: Best Options For 2023

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Still wondering how to watch the Houston Astros? The 2023 MLB season kicked off on March 30, 2023, with all 30 teams in the league playing on Opening Day. This season, the Astros will play 162 games in the regular season with a few rule changes including a pitch clock, implemented to shorten the average time of each of those games. Luckily, you can watch all MLB games this season with live TV streaming services. 

To watch Houston Astros games live, the available options will depend on your location. If you live within the Astros’ market, you can watch games on AT&T SportsNet Southwest, their regional sports network. Nationally televised games will air on ESPN, FOX, FS1, and TBS, and some games will stream on Apple TV+ and Peacock.

What channel is the Houston Astros game tonight? See today’s MLB schedule here

What Channels Are Houston Astros Games On

Houston Astros games will primarily air on AT&T SportsNet Southwest, but also can be watched on national networks like ESPN, Fox, FS1, and TBS throughout the season. To get access to all of these channels, DIRECTV STREAM is the best option.

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How to watch the Houston Astros on DIRECTV STREAM

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One option to watch Houston Astros games live is DIRECTV STREAM. The service includes Fox, FS1, and ESPN in the Entertainment plan for $74.99 per month.

Upgrading to the Choice package for $99.99 per month will give you access to AT&T SportsNet Southwest and over 105 other channels. You’ll also have unlimited DVR storage and can watch on multiple screens. A 5-day free trial is available.

Read our full DIRECTV STREAM review here.

How to watch the Houston Astros on Fubo

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FuboTV is another option for watching live Houston Astros games. The Pro plan for $74.99 per month includes AT&T SportsNet Southwest, Fox, FS1, and ESPN, as well as additional sports channels like NFL Network, Big Ten Network and MLB Network. 

Fubo offers a Sports Plus add-on for $10.99 per month that includes MLB Network for out-of-market games. FuboTV also provides 1000 hours of DVR storage and allows unlimited screen viewing. They offer a 7-day free trial.

Read our full Fubo review here.

How to watch the Houston Astros on Hulu + Live TV

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Hulu + Live TV also provides live Houston Astros game coverage on Fox, FS1, TBS, and ESPN for $69.99 per month with the base plan, which includes access to Disney Plus and ESPN Plus. Hulu has a sports add-on for six more sports channels for $9.99 per month. 

Hulu + Live TV has over 85 channels in its lineup, unlimited DVR storage, and allows users to watch on two screens at the same time.

Read our full Hulu review here.

How to watch the Houston Astros on Sling TV

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With Sling TV, you can watch nationally televised Houston Astros games on ESPN with a Sling Orange subscription, and on FS1 with a Sling Blue subscription. Combining both with a Sling Orange + Sling Blue subscription for $55 per month gives you access to over 40 channels, with an option to add MLB Network through their Sports Extra add-on for $11 per month. 

Sling provides 50 hours of DVR storage and allows for viewing on up to four screens.

Read our full Sling TV review here.

How to watch the Houston Astros on YouTube TV

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Finally, YouTube TV offers live coverage of Houston Astros games on Fox, FS1, TBS, and ESPN for $72.99 per month with the base plan. They offer over 100 channels, including sports networks like NBA TV and NFL Network. YouTube TV also has a sports add-on package for $10.99 per month.

YouTube TV offers unlimited DVR storage and users can stream on up to three devices simultaneously.

Read our full YouTube TV review here.

How to Watch Houston Astros Games Out-of-Market

If you’re outside of the Astros TV market, you can still watch games through an MLB.TV subscription. This will give you access to live broadcasts of out-of-market games that aren’t subject to regional or national blackouts. You can subscribe directly through MLB.TV or Amazon Prime Video Channels.


How can I watch Astros games?

You can watch games on AT&T SportsNet Southwest, along with nationally televised games on ESPN, Fox, FS1, and TBS. 

Where can I watch Friday night games?

Friday night games stream on Apple TV Plus. You can watch Friday Night Baseball with an Apple TV Plus subscription.

What about Sunday games?

MLB Sunday Leadoff games stream on Peacock on Sunday mornings.

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