How to stream the 2019 MLB season

The 2019 MLB season is already under way, and thankfully, you no longer need an expensive cable or satellite package to follow your favorite team. In fact, with the right live TV streaming provider and specialty service, you can catch (or record) every single game. Here’s everything you need to know to watch MLB online.

MLB live stream: How to watch 2019 MLB games online

1) Sling TV

Sling TV offers one of the cheapest options for streaming MLB games. The service offers two basic introductory packages, either of which costs just $25 per month. Sling Orange offers three ESPN channels, but Sling Blue has FS1 and local networks like Fox, which you’ll definitely need come October. Your best bet is Sling Orange + Blue (seen above), which combines the two for just $40 per month. You might also want to consider tacking on the Sports Extra: Sling Orange, a $5-per-month add-on that offers MLB Network and more than a dozen additional sports channels, including ESPN Bases Loaded, ESPNU, and MLB Network Strike Zone. The same add-on package is also available in Sling Blue, but it costs $10 per month and adds NFL RedZone. (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels and our Sling TV review.)

TRY SLING TV


2) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV

Hulu already offers the best collection of on-demand TV shows, but now you can watch live sports too. Hulu with Live TV offers more than 65 channels, including a full suite of ESPN channels, TBS, FX, and plenty more. The best part? Your subscription also gives you access to the rest of Hulu’s catalog, which means you can have funny moviesthrillers, and the best collection of adult cartoons in all of streaming. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)

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TRY HULU LIVE TV


3) PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue offers MLB Network in addition to all the other channels you’ll need to live stream MLB games. That alone should make it worth your consideration. The service offers four different tiers of channels. You’ll probably want Core, which maximizes your sports options. Each subscription also comes with unlimited DVR, so you can record any games you might otherwise miss.

TRY PLAYSTATION VUE


4) YouTube TV

As a recurring sponsor of the World Series, YouTube TV offers everything you need for MLB streams all season long. That includes MLB Network. The service also lets you add up to six accounts for each subscription, making it ideal for sharing with roommates.

TRY YOUTUBE TV


5) FuboTV

Let’s rip the Band-Aid here: FuboTV doesn’t offer any ESPN channels. That may be a deal-breaker, but if it’s not, FuboTV is worth your consideration. It’s an excellent streaming service for sports in general, especially international soccer, and it has one of the best menus and channel guides in all of streaming. You’ll also get great channels like NBA TV, FS1, AMC, FX, and plenty more.

TRY FUBOTV


Other ways to watch MLB online

All of the options above will help you watch the MLB games on national TV, but there are premium subscription services that let you watch all of the 2019 ballgames you can handle. Here’s what you need to know about each one.

1) ESPN+

  • Cost: $4.99 per month or $49.99 for 12 months (after 7-day free trial)
  • Devices: Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and Fire Tablet, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku players and TV, Oculus Go, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung smart TVs, and iOS and Android devices

ESPN+ offers one MLB game daily for the entire 2019 season, and if that’s not enough reason to subscribe, consider the following: You’ll also get 20 UFC Fight Night events annually, 250 MLS games, more live college sports than you’ll know what to do with, and access to the entire 30 for 30 catalog on demand. Enough said. (You can find the entire MLB on ESPN+ schedule here.)

TRY ESPN+


2) MLB.TV

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MLB.TV is baseball’s version of NFL Sunday Ticket. It lets you watch every single out-of-market game for the entire season and up to four games at once. If you forget to record a game, don’t even stress about it. The service comes with access to full-game replays, even those subject to area blackouts. You can even add MLB TV via Amazon Prime, helping you centralize all of your streaming in one place.

TRY MLB.TV


3) DAZN

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This one is more of a wild card at this point. Launched in September 2018, DAZN has made huge waves in the world of boxing, signing three of the world’s most popular fighters (Canelo Alvarez, Anthony Joshua, and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin). ChangeUp marks DAZN’s initial entry into daily programming. As part of a three-year deal with MLB, ChangeUp is a nightly whip-around program that brings you all the latest highlights from around the MLB. It’s hosted by former Baseball Tonight anchor Adnan Virk. It could be baseball’s long-awaited answer to NFL RedZone.

TRY DAZN


MLB games today on TV: The complete 2019 schedule

Here’s the TV schedule for the 2019 MLB season. All times ET.

Thursday, March 28

1:05pm, Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees | ESPN (out-of-market only)

3pm, Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies | ESPN+

4:10pm, Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Los Angeles Dodgers | ESPN (out-of-market only)

7:10pm, Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners | ESPN

Friday, March 29

7pm, Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays | ESPN+

8:10pm, St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

Saturday, March 30

1pm, Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees | ESPN+

1:05pm, New York Mets vs. Washington Nationals | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

4:05pm, Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies | FS1

8:40pm, San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres | FS1

Sunday, March 31

1:05pm, Baltimore Orioles vs. New York Yankees | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

2pm, St. Louis Cardinals vs. Milwaukee Brewers | ESPN+

4:05pm, Chicago Cubs vs. Texas Rangers | ESPN

7:05pm, Atlanta Braves vs. Philadelphia Phillies | ESPN

Monday, April 1

1:05pm, St. Louis Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Pirates | ESPN

4:10pm, Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians | ESPN

7pm, New York Mets vs. Miami Marlins | ESPN+

7:10pm, Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves | ESPN (out-of-market only)

10:10pm, San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers | ESPN (out-of-market only)

Tuesday, April 2

7:05pm, Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

10pm, Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Atheletics | ESPN+

Wednesday, April 3

12:35pm, Milwaukee Brewers vs. Cincinnati Reds | ESPN+

1:05pm, Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

4:05pm, Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

7:20pm, Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves | ESPN

10:10pm, San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

Thursday, April 4

1:10pm, Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

6pm, Toronto Blue Jays v. Cleveland Indians | ESPN+

7:20pm, Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

10:07pm, Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

Friday, April 5

4:10pm, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

7:20pm, Miami Marlins vs. Atlanta Braves | ESPN+

8:10pm, Oakland Athletics vs. Houston Astros | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

Saturday, April 6

1pm, Kansas City Royals vs. Detroit Tigers | ESPN+

1:10pm, Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

4:05pm, Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels | FS1

7:10pm, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers | FS1

Sunday, April 7

1pm, New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles | ESPN+

2:10pm, Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

8:37pm, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies | ESPN

Monday, April 8

2:20pm, Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

7pm, Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies | ESPN+

7:10pm, New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros | ESPN

10:07pm, Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Angels | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

Tuesday, April 9

2:05pm, Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox | ESPN (out-of-market only)

7pm, Minnesota Twins vs. New York Mets | ESPN+

8:10pm, New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros | ESPN

Wednesday, April 10

7:40pm, New York Yankees vs. Houston Astros | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

10pm, Milwaukee Brewers vs. Los Angeles Angels | ESPN+

Thursday, April 11

1pm, Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers | ESPN+

1:15pm, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. St. Louis Cardinals | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

8:05pm, Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

Friday, April 12

2:20pm, Los Angeles Angels vs. Chicago Cubs | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

7pm, Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays | ESPN+

7:20pm, New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

Saturday, April 13

1pm, Chicago White Sox vs. New York Yankees | ESPN+

1:05pm, Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

4:05pm, Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants | FS1

7:20pm, New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves | FS1

Sunday, April 14

1:05pm, Chicago White Sox vs. New York Yankees | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

1:35pm, Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Washington Nationals | ESPN+

4:10pm, St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds | ESPN

7:05pm, New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves | ESPN

Monday, April 15

11:05am, Baltimore Orioles vs. Boston Red Sox | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

7:05pm, New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies | ESPN

7:40pm, Toronto Blue Jays vs. Minnesota Twins | ESPN+

10:10pm, Cincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers | ESPN

Tuesday, April 16

6:35pm, Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

10pm, Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics | ESPN+

Wednesday, April 17

1:05pm, New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

2pm, Kansas City Royals vs. Chicago White Sox | ESPN+

6:35pm, Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees | ESPN

10:07pm, Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

Thursday, April 18

1pm, Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers | ESPN+

1:05pm, San Francisco Giants vs. Washington Nationals | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

8:10pm, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

Friday, April 19

2:20pm, Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

8pm, Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers | ESPN+

8:15pm, New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

Saturday, April 20

1pm, Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers | ESPN+

1:05pm, Kansas City Royals vs. New York Yankees | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

1:20pm, Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Chicago Cubs | ESPN+

4:05pm, San Francisco Giants vs. Pittsburgh Pirates | FS1

7:10pm, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers | FS1

Sunday, April 21

2:10pm, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Milwaukee Brewers | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

7:05pm, Atlanta Braves vs. Cleveland Indians | ESPN

Monday, April 22

8pm, Minnesota Twins vs. Houston Astros | ESPN+

10:07pm, New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

Tuesday, April 23

6pm, Miami Marlins vs. Cleveland Indians | ESPN+

8:05pm, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

Wednesday, April 24

1:15pm, Milwaukee Brewers vs. St. Louis Cardinals | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

7pm, Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Pittsburgh Pirates | ESPN+

7:10pm, Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox | ESPN (out-of-market only)

10:07pm, New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

Thursday, April 25

2:20pm, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Chicago Cubs | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

7:10pm, Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

8pm, Cleveland Indians vs. Houston Astros | ESPN+

Friday, April 26

7:10pm, Milwaukee Brewers vs. New York Mets | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

10pm, Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners | ESPN+

Saturday, April 27

2:15pm, Cincinnati Reds vs. St. Louis Cardinals | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

4:05pm, Cleveland Indians vs. Houston Astros | FS1

7:10pm, Milwaukee Brewers vs. New York Mets | FS1

Sunday, April 28

1:05pm, Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

Sunday, April 28

4pm, Texas Rangers vs. Seattle Mariners | ESPN+

4pm, Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Los Angeles Dodgers | ESPN+

7:05pm, Cleveland Indians vs. Houston Astros | ESPN

Monday, April 29

8pm, Tampa Bay Rays vs. Kansas City Royals | ESPN+

Tuesday, April 30

7:05pm, St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals | MLB Network (out-of-market only)

9:45pm, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants | ESPN+

Wednesday, May 1

8:10pm, Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins | ESPN

Saturday, May 4

4:05pm, St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs | FS1

7:05pm, Oakland Athletics vs. Pittsburgh Pirates | FS1

Sunday, May 5

4:10pm, Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels | ESPN

7:05pm, St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs | ESPN

Saturday, May 11

4:05pm, Cleveland Indians vs. Oakland Athletics | FS1

Sunday, May 12

7:05pm, Milwaukee Brewers vs. Chicago Cubs | ESPN

Saturday, May 18

7:15pm, Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals | Fox

7:15pm, Houston Astros vs. Boston Red Sox | Fox

7:20pm, Milwaukee Brewers vs. Atlanta Braves | Fox

10:07pm, Kansas City Royals vs. Los Angeles Angels | FS1

Sunday, May 19

7:05pm, Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals | ESPN

Tuesday, May 21

7:05pm, Philadelphia Phillies vs. Chicago Cubs | ESPN

9:45pm, Atlanta Braves vs. San Francisco Giants | ESPN

Saturday, May 25

4:05pm, Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Francisco Giants | FS1

7:15pm, Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals | Fox

7:15pm, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates | Fox

7:15pm, Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros | Fox

Sunday, May 26

7:05pm, Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals | ESPN2

Monday, May 27

1:05pm, Miami Marlins vs. Washington Nationals | ESPN

4:05pm, Cleveland Indians vs. Boston Red Sox | ESPN (out-of-market only)

Wednesday, May 29

8:10pm, Chicago Cubs vs. Houston Astros | ESPN

Saturday, June 1

4:05pm, Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates | FS1

7:15pm, Los Angeles Angels vs. Seattle Mariners | Fox

7:15pm, Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees | Fox

7:15pm, Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals | Fox

Sunday, June 2

7:05pm, Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees | ESPN

Saturday, June 8

4:10pm, New York YankeesCleveland Indians | FS1

7:15pm, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants | Fox

7:15pm, St. Louis Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs | Fox

7:15pm, Colorado Rockies vs. New York Mets | Fox

Thursday, June 13

8:05pm, Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals | ESPN

Saturday, June 15

4:05pm, Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Washington Nationals | FS1

Sunday, June 16

7:05pm, Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers | ESPN

Saturday, June 22

4:10pm, Detroit Tigers vs. Cleveland Indians| FS1

7:15pm, Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees | Fox

7:15pm, Colorado Rockies vs. Los Angeles Dodgers | Fox

7:15pm, Atlanta Braves vs. Washington Nationals | Fox

Tuesday, June 25

9:45pm, Colorado Rockies vs. San Francisco Giants | ESPN

Saturday, June 29

1:10pm, New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox | Fox

4:10pm, Washington Nationals vs. Detroit Tigers | FS1

8:15pm, Seattle Mariners vs. Houston Astros | Fox

8:15pm, Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers | Fox

8:15pm, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Colorado Rockies | Fox

Sunday, June 30

10:10am, New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox | ESPN

7:05pm, Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets | ESPN

Wednesday, July 3

7:10pm, New York Yankees vs. New York Mets | ESPN

Thursday, July 4

4:05pm, Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates | ESPN

7:20pm, Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves | ESPN (out-of-market only)

Saturday, July 6

7:15pm, Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets | Fox

7:15pm, Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox | Fox

7:15pm, Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros | Fox

10:10pm, Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks | FS1

Thursday, July 11

8:05pm, Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers | ESPN

Saturday, July 13

4:07pm, Chicago White Sox vs. Oakland Athletics | FS1

7:15pm, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox | Fox

7:15pm, San Francisco Giants vs. Milwaukee Brewers | Fox

7:15pm, Washington Nationals vs. Philadelphia Phillies | Fox

Sunday, July 14

7:05pm, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox | ESPN

Wednesday, July 17

3:37pm, Seattle Mariners vs. Oakland Athletics | MLB Network

Saturday, July 20

4:05pm, New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants | FS1

7:20pm, Washington Nationals vs. Atlanta Braves | FS1

Saturday, July 27

4:05pm, New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox | FS1

7:15pm, Houston Astros vs. St. Louis Cardinals | FS1

Sunday, July 28

7:05pm, New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox | ESPN

Saturday, Aug. 3

4:05pm, Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees | FS1

7:10pm, Los Angeles Angels vs. Cleveland Indians | FS1

Sunday, Aug. 4

7:05pm, Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees | ESPN

Saturday, Aug. 10

4:05pm, Philadelphia Phillies vs. San Francisco Giants | FS1

8:40pm, Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres | FS1

Saturday, Aug. 17

4:05pm, Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics | FS1

7:05pm, Milwaukee Brewers vs. Washington Nationals | FS1

Sunday, Aug. 18

7:10pm, Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates | ESPN

Saturday, Aug. 24

4:05pm, New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Dodgers | FS1

7:15pm, Colorado Rockies vs. St. Louis Cardinals | FS1

Sunday, Aug. 25

7:05pm, New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Dodgers | ESPN

Tuesday, Aug. 27

10:07pm, Texas Rangers vs. Los Angeles Angels | FS1

Saturday, Aug. 31

4:05pm, New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies | FS1

Monday, Sept. 2

1:05pm, Texas Rangers vs. New York Yankees | ESPN (out-of-market only)

4:10pm, Houston Astros vs. Milwaukee Brewers | ESPN

Saturday, Sept. 7

4:05pm, New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox | FS1

7:10pm, Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets | FS1

Sunday, Sept. 8

8:05pm, New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox  | ESPN

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Austin Powell

Austin Powell

Austin Powell is the former managing editor of the Daily Dot. His work focuses on the intersection of entertainment and technology. He previously served as a music columnist for the Austin Chronicle and is the co-author of The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology.