How to stream MLB Network to catch the 2021 baseball season

Batter up!


Phil West


Posted on Sep 1, 2020   Updated on Apr 1, 2021, 11:08 am CDT

When you stream MLB Network, you’ve got unparalleled access to America’s pastime.

  • The MLB Network is essential for baseball fans, providing coverage of select games, preview shows, analysis, and news.
  • MLB Tonight is a big part of what makes MLB Network important to baseball fans. It’s the Emmy Award-winning highlights and analysis show, covering all of the day’s news and games, with interviews and live look-ins.
  • MLB Network will carry games throughout the 2021 season.
  • MLB Network is not to be confused with MLB.TV, the subscription service that lets you watch every out-of-market game over the course of the season.

What is the MLB Network?

Launched in 2009, the MLB Network is dedicated to Major League Baseball coverage, akin to NBA TV and the NFL Network for their respective sports. While MLB holds a majority stake in the channel, big media companies including AT&T, Comcast, Charter, and Cox hold minority stakes in the channel.

Veteran personalities like Bob Costas and Peter Gammons are affiliated with MLB Network, and Willie Randolph joins former players like Harold Reynolds, Sean Casey, and Eric Byrnes as studio analysts.

Best baseball games on MLB Network this week

Tampa Bay Rays
at Miami Marlins
Friday, April 2
7:10pm ET
Baltimore Orioles
at Boston Red Sox
Saturday, April 3
1:10pm ET
Houston Astros
at Oakland Athletics
Sunday, April 4
4:07pm ET
MLB Network

Stream MLB Network live: How to watch MLB Network

The following streaming services carry MLB Network.

Sling TV

If you’re looking for a streamlined, cost-effective streaming package, check out Sling TV. It offers two basic cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, each of which costs $30 per month. There’s also the third option of getting Sling Orange + Blue for just $45 per month. You’ll get more Sling TV channels by choosing Sling Blue, with its 40 channels including sports favorites like FS1 and NBCSN and cable mainstays like Food Network and Discovery Channel. But Sling Orange brings must-haves Disney Channel and ESPN as part of its package.

The Sports Extras package is $15 per month, available with Orange + Blue. It gets you the MLB Network, NBA TV, NHL Network, and more. You can also stream MLB Network with Sling Orange or Sling Blue’s Sports Extra package. Each is $10 per month.

Sling TV
Orange + Blue$50


FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 180+ FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel now on board, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.

To watch MLB Network, get FuboTV’s Sports Plus with NFL RedZone add-on package for $10.99 per month. It brings you nearly 30 sports channels to stream, including (as the name clearly indicates) NFL RedZone.

fubo tv

YouTube TV

The YouTube TV channel list includes local channels, sports options including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, FS2, and NBA TV, and plenty to keep kids (and kids at heart) occupied, including Disney Channel and its companion channels, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network—all in one easy-to-access package. It even comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. YouTube add-ons include HBO Max, Showtime, and Starz. YouTube TV packages have some advantages over their competitors, including a generous DVR and multiple screens package. From one account, each user can create an individual profile to track favorite shows.

If you’re looking for MLB Network, know that you can stream it on YouTube TV.

Youtube TV
1 Month$64.99

Sports Channel and Streaming Service Guides

FS2Fox DeportesACC Network
BeIn SportsBig Ten NetworkCBS Sports Network
DAZNFubo Sports NetworkGolf Channel
Longhorn NetworkMAVTVMLB Network
MotorTrendMountain West NetworkNBA TV
NFL NetworkNFL RedZoneNHL Network
Olympic ChannelOutside TVPac-12 Networks
PeacockRAI ItaliaSEC Network
StadiumTennis ChannelTUDN

Live TV Service Guides

AT&T TV NOW CBS All AccessFubo TV
Hulu with Live TVPhiloPluto TV
Sling TVVidgoYouTube TV

Streaming Device Guides

Amazon FireApple TVAndroid
RokuSmart TVsXbox

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*First Published: Sep 1, 2020, 1:55 pm CDT