MLB Games 2019 – How to Watch MLB Games Online Without Cable
Major League Baseball 2019 is one of the things I’m looking forward to the most next year. Baseball is one of America’s most popular and iconic sports. So you can forgive my enthusiasm for already being excited for MLB 2019. For those of you who are just beginning to get into baseball, let me explain what the Major League Baseball season means. Thirty teams compete against each other in stadiums all across the country. There are two major leagues in the US, the National League, and the American League. Both leagues have 15 teams each. After 162 games in the season, 5 teams from each league advance to the World Series. Starting this March and going all the way till late September, MLB 2019 is bound to be action-packed.
How can I watch MLB without cable?
So you want to catch the season from March till September? And the postseason in October? And the World Series? ESPN, Fox Sports, and TBS have the broadcasting rights to MLB 2019. So you can pretty much watch on any cable service that carries these channels. But what about people who have to watch sports without cable? After all, cord-cutting has never been higher than now. There are almost 33 million American households who have given up traditional cable services in favor of streaming services. In this blog, you will find ways to watch MLB without cable.
Some of these are:
- PlayStation Vue
- DIRECTV Now
Let’s dive right into them.
Hulu is already very popular as an on-demand streaming service. But you can also add several premium channels to your Hulu subscription. These premium channels include the ones listed above, namely ESPN and TBS.
It also offers channel packs that include FS 1 and 2, regional Fox Sports as well. So you can pretty much watch MLB without cable. But that’s not all you get with the service. There’s also a cloud DVR that can record up to 50 hours of content.
This means you can hold on to your favorite games. You can also upgrade your storage to 200 hours if you’re planning on recording a lot of games. You can either watch on 2 screens or upgrade your subscription and watch on unlimited devices. However, this is limited to 3 devices on-the-go.
FuboTV is a streaming platform designed for sports enthusiasts. There are four bundles to choose from, which include:
Whatever plan you choose, you can customize it with channel packs of your choosing. Fubo has FS1 and TBS, but you won’t get ESPN or central Fox Sports 1.
You also have the option to record up to 30 hours of content with the platform’s cloud DVR. For an extra charge, you can expand this storage to 500 hours. Fubo’s basic plan allows for up to two devices, which can only go up to three with an extra fee.
SlingTV is a great platform you can use to watch MLB without cable. And you have a lot of freedom in customizing your channel subscription. There are 3 bundles to choose from: Orange, Blue, and Orange + Blue.
Some of the channels we need (ESPN, ESPN 2 and ESPN 3) are in the Orange bundle. FS1 and FS2 and regional Fox Sports are in the Blue Bundle. TBS is in both bundles and Orange + Blue has all the channels we need.
Unfortunately, SlingTV does not have a cloud DVR space with a subscription, but you can separately subscribe for up to 50 hours of video storage. Bear in mind you can only stream on one device with the Orange bundle and three devices with the Blue Bundle. Blue + Orange offers a maximum of four screens.
Everyone knows YouTube, but not many people are familiar with YouTube TV. It is a fairly simple platform, but it offers a number of premium channels for streaming.
You can customize your subscription and add channels to your requirement. Lucky for us, YouTube TV is a perfect platform to watch MLB without cable. It has ESPN 1, ESPN 2, FS 1, FS 2, TBS and the Fox Sports regional network.
Basically, every channel you need to watch MLB is on this platform. Another great thing about YouTube TV: unlimited cloud DVR space! Record as much MLB action as you want! You can stream on a maximum of 3 screens at a time.
ESPN+ is a fairly new service, launched as recently as April 2018. It has still gathered a solid following in the short period it has been around. The service offers exclusive access to sports events, ESPN content and more! You can access premium content through your ESPN app and start streaming as soon as you buy a subscription.
PlayStation Vue is one of the best streaming platforms you can find anywhere. It has 4 bundles:
All four bundles have FS1, FS2, ESPN, ESPN2, and TBS. There is a sports pack which has Fox regional sports as well. You have cloud DVR storage for up to 500 programs and you can stream on 5 screens simultaneously. There’s also a split-screen feature to catch different networks at the same time!
6. DirecTV Now
DirecTV Now is a great way to watch not just baseball. You can also Watch Tv Series Game of Thrones without HBO and just about any show you want. Here’s some juicy fandom to keep you hooked until the next season. The service has five bundles:
- Live a little
- Just right
- Go big
- Gotta have it
- Todo y Mas
Lucky for us, FS1 and TBS are carried by all five bundles. ESPN and ESPN 2 are in all bundles except Todo y Mas. FS 2 is only in Go big and Gotta have it. Central Fox Sports is not available but you can still catch Fox Regional Sports based on your location.
On a related note, if you’re an NFL cable-cutter fan, check out this blog on how to watch NFL without cable.
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