After a tumultuous offseason that featured a work stoppage, MLB Opening Day is set for Thursday, April 7, with the opening pitch featuring the latest edition of the historic rivalry between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. MLB is looking to hit a grand slam with a loaded base of 9-games taking place on Opening Day.
Luckily for fans, the upcoming season will be a full 162-game season. The league has multiple broadcast partners airing Opening Day games and every strike and home run throughout the season, as teams chase the glory of winning a pennant.
How to Watch Live MLB Games
For the 2022 season, fans have more ways than ever to watch their favorite MLB teams. Out-of-market games are available to stream on MLB.TV, national games will air on MLB Network, ESPN, Fox Sports (FOX, FS1), Turner Sports (TBS), YouTube, and new for the 2022 season, Apple and NBC Sports will be streaming select live games on Apple TV+ and Peacock, respectively.
In-market games will be available on regional sports networks: Bally Sports RSNs, NBC Sports RSNs, AT&T SportsNet RSNs, and smaller RSNs. You can check out our guide to find out How to Watch Your Favorite MLB Team for details.
Apple TV+: Friday Night Baseball will air exclusively on Apple TV+ throughout the 2022 season. Cord cutters will be able to watch MLB games on the platform and, for a limited time, without a subscription – all you’ll need is an internet connection and any device that supports the platform. To unlock everything Apple TV+ has to offer such as hit movies, and shows, a monthly subscription is just $4.99/month after a 7-day free trial.
MLB.tv: Fans can watch live games from their favorite out-of-market teams with one of the packages provided by MLB.tv. For a limited time, MLB.tv is offering a $10 discount on select plans. For $109.99/yr. ($119.99 regular price) fans can watch all the games from an out-of-market team with Single Team. Catch every game from every out-of-market team for only $24.99/mo. with Monthly. For the best value, stream every out-of-market team via the Yearly package for only $129.99/yr. ($139.99 regular price).
ESPN+: Watch select games on ESPN+ for $6.99 per month, or save over 15% with an ESPN+ Annual Plan at $69.99 per year. Upgrade to the Disney Bundle and enjoy ESPN+, Hulu, and Disney+ for only $13.99 per month.
YouTube: The MLB’s Youtube channel will be streaming select games throughout the season which are known as the “MLB Game of the Week on Youtube.”
AntennaWeb is a great tool you can use to see what FOX channel is available in your area with an antenna.
Peacock: Peacock will exclusively stream 18 MLB Sunday morning games this season. Peacock Premium offers live sports for $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year; upgrade to an ad-free experience with Peacock Premium Plus for $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year. See the full list of games airing exclusively on Peacock here.
Prime Video: Fans who live within the New York Yankees market will be able to watch 21 Yankees games this season exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. Amazon offers Prime Video as a standalone subscription for $8.99 per month. Upgrade to a Prime Membership to unlock all the Prime benefits for $139 per year, or $14.99 per month. Here’s the full schedule of Yankees games on Prime.
Subscribers to live TV streaming services can check out our chart below to see if your service will be streaming the upcoming season.
|Team||Channel||DIRECTV STREAM||fuboTV||Hulu with Live||Sling Orange||Sling Blue||YouTube TV|
|MLBN||✔||+ $11 add-on||+ $11 add-on||+ $11 add-on||✔|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh||$89.99||✔|
|Colorado Rockies||AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain||$89.99||✔|
|Houston Astros||AT&T SportsNet Southwest||$89.99||✔|
|Arizona Diamondbacks||Bally Sports Arizona||$89.99|
|Detroit Tigers||Bally Sports Detroit||$89.99|
|Miami Marlins||Bally Sports Florida||$89.99|
|Cleveland Guardians||Bally Sports Great Lakes||$89.99|
|Kansas City Royals||Bally Sports Kansas City||$89.99|
|St. Louis Cardinals||Bally Sports Midwest||$89.99|
|Minnesota Twins||Bally Sports North||$89.99|
|Cincinnati Reds||Bally Sports Ohio||$89.99|
|San Diego Padres||Bally Sports San Diego||$89.99|
|Atlanta Braves||Bally Sports South||$89.99|
|Texas Rangers||Bally Sports Southwest||$89.99|
|Tampa Bay Rays||Bally Sports Sun||$89.99|
|Los Angeles Angels||Bally Sports West||$89.99|
|Milwaukee Brewers||Bally Sports Wisconsin||$89.99|
|Chicago Cubs||Marquee Sports Network||$89.99||✔|
|San Francisco Giants||NBC Sports Bay Area||$89.99||✔||✔||✔|
|Oakland Athletics||NBC Sports California||$89.99||✔||✔||✔|
|Chicago White Sox||NBC Sports Chicago||$89.99||✔||✔||✔|
|Philadelphia Phillies||NBC Sports Philadelphia||✔||✔||✔|
|Boston Red Sox||NESN||$89.99||✔|
|Seattle Mariners||Root Sports Northwest||$89.99||✔|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||Spectrum SportsNet LA||$89.99|
|New York Mets||SportsNet NY||$89.99||✔||✔||✔|
|New York Yankees||YES Network||$89.99|
*Due to the MLB’s blackout restrictions, local fans may not have access to all games as coverage varies based on location.