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How To Watch The Washington Nationals: Best Options For 2024

There are a variety of ways to watch the Nationals this season. Here's how to catch games without cable.

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Last season, the Washington Nationals finished dead last in home runs and had a record below .500 for the fourth straight season. But in 2024, the Nationals signed sluggers Joey Galo and Nick Senzel in hopes of producing more offensive production. Although the offensive stats have improved, it is the pitching from players such as Mackenzie Gore and Trevor Williams that has been winning the Nationals games. 

The Nationals’ off-season additions are proving to pay off, as they hover around .500 a quarter of the way through the season. Want to watch the Nationals through live TV streaming services? Let’s break down the options for this season. 

What channels are Washington Nationals games on

If you live in the Washington Nationals broadcast region, most of the games will be broadcast on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN). Currently, DIRECTV STREAM and Fubo are the only services that include MASN in their packages. For nationally televised games, you have more options, including ESPN, FOX, Fox Sports 1, and TBS, which you can find on most platforms.

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*local channels are available only in select locations

Watch the Washington Nationals on DIRECTV STREAM

  • Suggested Plan: Choice
  • Price: $108.99
  • Free Trial: Yes, 5-Days

If you live in the MASN region, then you can enjoy local Nationals games with the DIRECTV STREAM Choice Plan or higher. Plans include unlimited Cloud DVR storage and unlimited simultaneous streaming at home. You can also find games on ESPN, FOX, Fox Sports 1, and TBS. The Choice Plan includes other sports channels such as MLB Network, NBA TV, Golf Network and more. 

Watch the Washington Nationals on Fubo

  • Suggest Plan: Pro 
  • Price: $79.99
  • Free Trial: Yes, 7-Days

With Fubo, you can watch Washington Nationals games on ESPN, FOX, and Fox Sports 1. The Pro Plan provides over 140 channels and unlimited hours of cloud DVR storage. Most importantly, Fubo also has MASN, allowing fans who live in the MASN region to watch all local Nationals games.

Watch the Washington Nationals on Hulu + Live TV

  • Suggested Plan: Base
  • Price: $76.99
  • Free Trial: Yes, 3-Days

You will not be able to watch Nationals games that are exclusively on MASN with Hulu + Live TV, but can still watch games streamed on ESPN, FOX, Fox Sports 1, and TBS. The MLB Network is also included in the Base Plan where you can watch over 150 different MLB games during the course of the season, including the Washington Nationals. As an added bonus, a Hulu + Live TV subscription comes with access to Disney Plus and ESPN Plus. Hulu includes unlimited Cloud DVR.

Watch the Washington Nationals on Sling TV

  • Suggested Plan: Sling Orange & Blue
  • Price: $55
  • Free Trial: N/A

Sling TV is the most affordable streaming option for fans who don’t need to catch every game. The Sling Orange & Blue package includes ESPN, FOX, Fox Sports 1, TBS, and more. You can purchase MLB Network as part of Sling’s sports add on package for an extra $11. Sling TV provides 50 hours of cloud DVR storage. 

Watch the Washington Nationals on YouTube TV

  • Suggested Plan: Base
  • Price: $72.99
  • Free Trial: Yes, 7-Days

With YouTube TV’s Base Plan, subscribers can watch the Washington Nationals via ESPN, FOX, Fox Sports 1, and TBS in the 100+ channel lineup. YouTube TV gives users the option to add the sports add-on package giving subscribers other sports channels like NFL Redzone, Players TV, FOX Soccer Plus and more. The Base Plan includes unlimited hours of cloud DVR storage. 

Watch games on Apple TV+

  • Suggested Plan: Base
  • Price: $9.99
  • Free Trial: Yes, 7-Days

Weekly, Apple TV+ will host a Friday doubleheader of MLB games for users who are subscribed to the service. The Washington Nationals faced off against the Toronto Blue Jays on May 3rd on Apple TV+. Unfortunately, that will be the only time the Washington Nationals will play on Apple TV+ during the 2024 season. Although, this service is a great way to watch two games every week of the season. 

How to Watch Washington Nationals Games Out-of-Market with MLB.TV

  • Suggested Plan: Single Team
  • Price: $119.99/year
  • Free Trial: Yes, 7-Days

With MLB’s strict blackout location rules, you can only watch non-national televised games on MASN if you live in the Washington Nationals market. However, for any fans who are outside of the MASN region, fans can watch any Nationals game on MLB.TV all year long. MLB.TV offers fans the option to watch games live or replayed for a smooth viewing experience. 


How can I watch Nationals on MASN?

If you live in the Washington Nationals market, you can watch games on MASN through DIRECTV STREAM or Fubo plans. 

Can you watch MASN on Amazon Prime?

No. Amazon Prime Video does not currently have an option for watching MASN.

How much is MLB TV?

MLB.TV offers three different packages ranging from $119.99/year to $139.99/year but as the season progresses, the price for these plans will continue to drop. 

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