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2024 MLB Livestream: Where to Watch Major League Baseball Games Online for Free

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The 2024 Major League Baseball season is here, with the Texas Rangers reigning as the current World Series Champions and looking for a repeat title.

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The new baseball season began in late March and concludes with the World Series in October. That’s more than seven months of pro baseball in 2024. Want to watch baseball on TV? Most games are available to stream on ESPN, Fox Sports and select regional sports networks (RSNs) across the country — including Bally Sports, NBC Sports, Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, YES Network and others.

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How to Watch 2024 MLB Season Online

The new MLB season kicked off with opening day on Thursday, March 28 and runs through October with the “Fall Classic” (a.k.a. the World Series Championships).

A basic indoor antenna (like this one from Amazon) will get you access to baseball games on national networks like, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC. Pick up the digital antenna once and get a free feed of your local networks on TV.

Want to watch MLB games online? Cord-cutters can watch games through any live TV streaming service that carries your local RSN and ESPN, such as DirecTV Stream, Fubo, Hulu + Live TV, Sling and others.

Meanwhile, DirecTV Stream and Fubo are the only streamers that carry Bally Sports, while you can sign up for a seven-day free trial from Fubo to watch games for free. All web-based services are accessible on your smartphone, tablet, laptop or smart TV.

Keep reading to find out how to watch Major League Baseball with and without a cable subscription, including more details on how to watch games for free, the schedule and where to buy baseball tickets onine.

How to Watch 2024 Major League Baseball Games Without Cable

While many MLB games broadcast on TV across the U.S., the baseball games can also be streamed on internet-based streaming cable services, some of which even offer free trials. If you act fast and sign up now, you can watch games online for free.

T-Mobile is also offering a limited-time promo that gets T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile, Home Internet and Small Business customers a free MLB.TV subscription ($149.99 value). See full details here. Offer ends April 1.

Watch 2024 MLB Games Online Free: Livestream Baseball Without Cable
Watch 2024 MLB Games Online Free: Livestream Baseball Without Cable

BEST STREAMING SERVICE OVERALL

DirecTV Stream

Packages from $64.99 per month

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Watch MLB games on various RSNs, including Bally Sports, and ESPN with DirecTV Stream. The networks are offered on all of the cable alternative’s packages, and the service includes more than 75 other channels — such as NBC, ABC, Fox, AMC, Bravo, CNBC, Disney Channel and much more.

Pricing starts as low as $69.99 for the entry-level Entertainment package. In addition, other plans offer between 105-150 channels with prices ranging from $84.99 to $159.99 per month. New subscribers can receive a Visa rewards card worth up to $200 for a limited time. Learn more about the offer here.


Watch 2024 MLB Games Online Free: Livestream Baseball Without Cable
Watch 2024 MLB Games Online Free: Livestream Baseball Without Cable

BEST VALUE

Fubo

Packages from $74.99 per month

Get Fubo free trial

If you’d like to watch MLB live on various RSNs, like Bally Sports, and ESPN — along with more than 170 other news, entertainment and sports channels — go with a subscription to Fubo. The streaming service starts at $59.99 per month for the first month ($79.99 per month afterward), while you can record more than 1,000 hours of TV shows, movies, games and more. Fubo is available to watch on your smartphone, tablet or TV too.

Additionally, other plans include the Elite package (with more than 250 channels for $69.99 per month for the first month, then $89.99 per month). If you want to watch MLB Opening Day games for free, the online TV streaming service offers a seven-day free trial for new subscribers.


Watch 2024 MLB Games Online Free: Livestream Baseball Without Cable
Watch 2024 MLB Games Online Free: Livestream Baseball Without Cable

BEST LIVE TV STREAMING BUNDLE

Hulu + Live TV

Packages from $76.99

Get Hulu + live TV

You can also livestream baseball games online without cable with a Hulu + Live TV subscription. The streaming service includes access to more than 95 live channels — like ESPN, MLB Network and others — starting at $76.99 monthly. The service also comes with Hulu’s entire streaming library, Disney+ and ESPN+ at no additional cost.

With a subscription, Hulu + Live TV users can watch originals from Hulu, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm (Star Wars, Indiana Jones), The Muppets Studio and Pixar. Subscribers can also watch ESPN+ for original sports programming and live sports from Formula 1 and the NHL, MLB and other sports leagues. It includes unlimited cloud DVR too. Unfortunately, Hulu doesn’t offer a free trial at this time.


Watch 2024 MLB Games Online Free: Livestream Baseball Without Cable
Watch 2024 MLB Games Online Free: Livestream Baseball Without Cable

BEST BUDGET-FRIENDLY

Sling

Packages from $20 for the first month

Get Sling

Sling is one of the cheapest options for new live TV streaming subscribers who want to watch the 2024 baseball season online. You can watch ESPN on Sling Blue.

The Sling Orange plan is $20 for the first month ($40 monthly after) and includes over 40 local and national broadcast channels, such as ESPN.

Meanwhile, Sling Orange ($22.50 for the first month, $45 monthly after) also features Fox Sports, MSNBC and NFL Network and others, while the Sling Orange + Blue plan is only $30 for the first month ($60 per month afterward) and includes A&E, AMC, Bravo, History Channel and FS1 as part of its offerings.


Where to Buy 2024 MLB Season Tickets Online

Want to watch all of the pro baseball action in person? You can find tickets for MLB games online through a variety of ticketing partners. Prices vary depending on the city, where you’d like to sit in the ballpark and are available on third-party ticketing platforms such as StubHub, Ticket Liquidator, Ticket Network, GameTime and Ticketmaster.

One of the best deals on MLB tickets is at Vivid Seats, where you can save $20 off with code THR2024; or at SeatGeek where you can use promo code HOLLYWOOD10 to save $10 off eligible purchases of $250 and up.

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