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The 2020 MLB season is into its home stretch after a modified season that saw teams play under a shortened schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic.
After a 60-game schedule instead of the usual 162-game skid, the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Los Angeles Dodgers for the 2020 World Series title, with the two teams looking to take over as World Series champs from the Washington Nationals.
How to Stream MLB Online
You won’t be able to head out to the stadium this year, but If you want to watch baseball live from home, there are a couple of ways to do it on the cheap. The MLB playoffs are airing live on FOX. If you don’t have cable, here’s how to stream the games online.
1. Sling TV
One of our favorite places to stream live TV and live sports, Sling TV currently has a free trial offer that lets you sample the service without any commitment. For baseball fans, we like the Sling Orange + Blue plan. The plan is just $45 and gets you FOX and FOX Sports, plus ESPN for post-game analysis. Plus you get dozens of other popular live TV channels, like AMC, CNN, FX, HGTV, TNT and more. Not sure if the $45 plan is right for you? Test out Sling with a 3-day free trial right now with no commitments.
Watch everything from your TV at home, or on your mobile device through the Sling TV app. You can start with a month by month plan (which lets you cancel anytime), though Sling has a deal right now that gets you a free AirTV Mini (an $80 value) when you subscribe and prepay for two months of service. See details and start your free trial here.
3. Hulu + Live TV
One of the best values in the market right now is a a Hulu + Live TV subscription, which is great if you love sports and entertainment. For just $54.99/month, you get unlimited streaming to Hulu’s massive catalog of TV shows, movies and originals (including The Great, Little Fires Everywhere and The Handmaid’s Tale) plus live TV channels like ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, FS1 and TBS. Hulu also offers coverage of local networks in select markets, like YES, SNY, CBS Sports and more. See what channels are available in your market here.
Hulu + Live TV is basically your one-stop-shop for content. Stream a new movie or binge your favorite show, then switch over to the Live TV platform to watch a game in real-time. See details and start a 7-day free trial here.
ALSO CONSIDER: HDTV Antenna
If you only care about nationally broadcasted games, or are looking for the cheapest option on the list, consider picking up an HDTV antenna from Amazon. This one gets you a signal range of 200 miles and can pick up the games on FOX plus broadcast TV channels like ABC, CBS, NBC and the CW.
The antenna won’t catch cable channels like TBS or ESPN, so if you want to watch the games or coverage on those channels, you’ll have to consider a streaming service like the ones mentioned above.
But if you’re a casual fan or just want basic cable (without having to pay a monthly fee), this antenna is the right choice for you. Purchase: $39.99 on Amazon.com.