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Baseball Is Back: How to Watch MLB Games Online for Free

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Play ball! The official 2023 Major League Baseball season launches on Thursday (March 30) with 15 games on the schedule.

The MLB’s Opening Day schedule includes matchups between the Atlanta Braves and the Washington Nationals, the San Francisco Giants and the New York Yankees, the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox, the Detroit Tigers and the Tampa Bay Rays, the Milwaukee Brewers and the Chicago Cubs and the Anaheim Angels and the Oakland A’s. Baseballs fans can stream the games on MLB.TV.

Keep reading for a breakdown of MLB.TV, Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV+ and other streaming options.




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How to Watch MLB.TV on Prime Video

Now that stadiums are back at full capacity after two years of COVID delays, canceled games and smaller crowds, fans have the option of enjoying games in person again. However, if you’re more inclined to watch this season while reclined on the couch, then it’s time to join MLB.TV.

With MLB.tv on Prime Video, baseball fans stream MLB games on a smart TV, computer, phone and other compatible devices. For Prime members, Amazon’s streaming arm is an easy choice as the platform offers a free trial to MLB.TV. Baseball fans can also land a free trial at MLB.com.

MLB.TV is a subscription package that lets you watch and stream thousands of major and minor league games live and on demand. You’ll get live access to out-of-market feeds for all regular season MLB games that aren’t subject to regional, national or another kind of blackout.

According to Amazon, live regular season games included in your subscription will feature out-of-market teams only. Nationally televised games and local team games televised in your area including MLB playoff games, the World Series and the All-Star Game will not be available for live streaming with MLB.TV.

MLB.tv on Prime Video
$24.99/month after 7-day free trial

MLB.TV is $24.99/month to stream 250+ spring training games, plus every out-of-market game and you can cancel anytime. The annual plan is $145.99 or $129.99 for a Single Team Pass. If you subscribe through Amazon Prime, the fee will be added to your Prime membership ($14.99/month or $139/year after a 30-day free trial.

How to Watch MLB Games on Fubo, ESPN+ and More

When it comes to nationally televised MLB games, there are plenty of ways to watch and stream without cable or satellite. For example, you can stream MLB games on Fubo TV, Vidgo, DirectTV Stream, Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, Roku devices and ExpressVPN (to stream internationally).

Can you watch MLB on YouTube TV? Unfortunately, YouTube dropped MLB Network in January.

Meanwhile, ESPN and ESPN+ will carry select MLB games including the Philadelphia Phillies vs. Texas Rangers game today at 1:05 p.m. ET.


Friday’s game between the Arizona Diamondbacks and Los Angeles Dodgers will stream on ESPN+ along with the Giants vs. Yankees game on Sunday. See more MLB games available on ESPN+ here.

How to Watch MLB Games on Apple TV+

Friday Night Baseball returns to Apple TV+ on April 7 with a double header between the Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves. Starting today, fans can catch live look-ins and in-game highlights every weeknight on MLB Big Inning. Other MLB-related content including Countdown to First PitchMLB Daily Recap and MLB This Week, will begin streaming in April on Apple TV+.

Baseball lovers can also stream game recaps from last season, classic games, highlights and more in addition to other sports like Major League Soccer, which is available on Apple TV+ and as a solo platform. Apple TV+ is $6.99/month after a free trial for your first week.

MLB on Apple TV+
$6.99/month after 7-day free trial

Want more baseball goodies? For officially licensed gear celebrating your favorite teams, hit up Fanatics, Dick Sporting Goods and the MLB Shop. Other MLB products and apparel can be found at major retailers such as Amazon, Kohl’s and Walmart.

The start of a new baseball season is a fine time to upgrade your TV. Right now, shoppers can enjoy deep discounts on Samsung, Hisense, LG, Fire TVs and more at retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart.

Visit MLB.com for a full schedule of baseball games for the new season.

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