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MLB Network is the best sports channel for baseball fans. MLB Network features 24/7 coverage of America’s pastime including live games, breaking news, and highlights.
But how do you watch MLB Network if you don’t have cable?
MLB Network is much more difficult to find compared to other sports networks, especially since YouTube TV dropped it from its lineup back in January.
Don’t worry though, in this article we’ll show you how to watch MLB Network live without cable, and we’ll show you the cheapest way to get it.
3 Cheapest Ways To Stream MLB Network
- Cheapest Option – Sling TV
- Most Sports Channels – fubo
- Includes Local MLB Broadcasts – DirecTV Stream
Cheapest Option – Sling TV + Sports Extra Add-On
Sling TV is the cheapest way to stream MLB Network live, but it is not included in any of their three base packages. To get it, you’ll need to subscribe to one of the base plans, along with the Sports Extra add-on, for an additional fee.
That said, given the shortage of streaming services that offer MLB Network and even with the extra monthly cost it’s still the cheapest way to stream MLB Network.
As we mentioned in our Sling TV review, Sling offers three base packages… Sling Orange, Sling Blue, and the Sling Orange & Blue combo plan. To get MLB Network you’ll need to subscribe to one of them, along with the Sports Extra add-on.
Sling TV MLB Network Options
- Sling Orange ($40/mo) + Sports Extra add-on ($11.99)
- Sling Blue ($40/mo) + Sports Extra add-on ($11.99)
- Sling Orange & Blue ($55/mo) + Sports Extra add-on ($11.99)
Sling TV First Month Discount
Sling TV is currently running a promotion where new Sling subscribers get their first month of Sling Orange or Sling Blue for just $15, or Sling Orange & Blue for just $30, which really makes Sling TV the cheapest way to stream MLB Network.
Sling TV is available on streaming platforms including Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, XBox, Android, iOS, and most Smart TVs.
Most Sports Channels – fubo
The next cheapest option for MLB Network is fubo, which is known for its sports coverage.
Like Sling, fubo does not include MLB Network in their cheapest base plan so you’ll need to upgrade to their Elite Plan, which features 220 channels for $84.99 per month, or choose the $74.99 Pro plan along with one of the following add-on packages.
fubo MLB Network Options
- fubo Pro plan + Fubo Extra add-on ($7.99) – $82.98/mo Total
- fubo Pro plan + Sports Lite add-on ($9.99) – $84.98/mo Total
- fubo Pro plan + Sports Plus with RedZone add-on ($10.99) – $85.98/mo Total
- fubo Elite plan – $84.99/mo total
All fubo add-ons will give you access to MLB Network. The only difference in the plans is the number of other channels you get with it. I prefer the one that includes NFL RedZone, but choose the option that works best for you.
fubo 7-Day Free Trial
If you would like to give it a try for yourself you can get a Free 7-day Trial of fubo to see how you like it. If you love it you can just continue your service after the trial or if not you can cancel at any time.
fubo can be viewed on many streaming devices including Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Xbox and many Smart TV brands.
Includes Local MLB Broadcasts – DirecTV Stream
The third and final option to watch MLB Network is DirecTV Stream, the streaming tv service from the satellite giant DirecTV.
To get MLB Network on DirecTV Stream you’ll need to subscribe to the Choice plan (2nd tier) or higher, which costs $99.99 per month.
Thankfully, no add-on packages are required for this option.
Although DirecTV Stream generally runs a bit more expensive than most live TV streaming services but offers a lot of channels in exchange, including regional sports networks (in most markets), so you can watch your local MLB team’s games throughout the season.
DirecTV Stream First Three Month Discount
To save you even more money, DirecTV Stream is offering a $10 per month discount for the first three months for new customers only. This would drop the cost of the Choice plan to $89.99 per month for a good portion of the baseball season and give you some time to decide whether or not you like the service.
DirecTV Stream is available on most devices including Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, and Android, as well as many brands of Smart TVs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is MLB Network On MLB.tv?
MLB Network is not currently available on MLB.tv. MLB.tv shows out of market Major League Baseball games as well as MLB Big Inning, which takes a live look around the games in progress.
Is MLB Network on YouTube TV?
Unfortunately YouTube TV dropped MLB Network from its channel list in late January 2023 after a contract dispute. As a YouTube TV subscriber and baseball fan I am personally hopeful that they will work out an agreement in the future but as of now there has been no news regarding their future plans.
Is MLB Network on Hulu + Live TV?
Unfortunately MLB Network is not available on Hulu + Live TV at this time.
Is MLB Network on Peacock?
MLB Network is not broadcast on Peacock at this time. Peacock will carry live MLB games on Sunday Mornings throughout the season, which are included in their subscription plan.