How to Watch MLB Games FAQ
Can I watch blackout MLB games in my area?
The simplest way around a blackout is to buy an over-the-air antenna and watch on your local network broadcast station (in the case of MLB games, that would be a FOX affiliate). It requires a little extra setup—if you don’t already have an OTA antenna—but it’s quick and free.
Another more complicated blackout workaround is to use an internet VPN (virtual private network) that masks your ISP and makes it look like you’re watching from a different area. This method is limited to livestreaming and online viewing, however.
How can I watch MLB games for free?
The majority of the MLB season happens on pay-cable channels, but you can watch some weekend and playoff games for free on FOX broadcast stations. You’d be out the cost of a digital antenna to do it, but that’s just a one-time charge compared to a monthly subscription.
MLB also streams select in-season games live on its YouTube and Facebook pages, where they usually remain archived for later viewing. It’s a cool deal if you somehow missed a game.
Can I watch MLB games on Amazon Prime Video?
You can livestream MLB games on Amazon Prime Video through MLB.TV in Prime Video Channels. As with other Prime Video Channels, like HBO® and Shudder, it requires a separate paid subscription in addition to an Amazon Prime membership.
An MLB.TV subscription costs the same through Prime Video Channels as it does with the standalone app; this route is more for convenience (if you’re a regular Prime Video user) than savings.