How to Watch Chicago Cubs Games Online Without Cable

By Sachin Sharma / June 1, 2022

The Chicago Cubs play their games at the hugely popular Wrigley Field, and they are one of the 2 MLB teams based in the city. The Cubs' last World Series title came back in 2016, in their first finals appearance since 1945. A stunning comeback led to a win against the Cleveland Indians after being down 3 games to 1. They have not been able to repeat that feat since, although they did win the Central Division title in 2020.

The Chicago Cubs have a passionate fanbase, and the team is one of the most valuable both in US sports and in the MLB. Some true legends of baseball have played for the Cubs over the years. Their current roster features the likes of Marcus Stroman, outfielder Clint Frazier, the award-winning Seiya Suzuki, and 2-time All-Star Willson Contreras.

So if you are a fan of the Chicago Cubs and want to watch them in action this season, we have you covered. Here we will give you all the information you need on where and how you can watch Chicago Cubs games live without the need for cable. But before that, don't forget to check out our guide on how you can watch every MLB game live this season.

Which Channels to Watch Chicago Cubs Games on Tonight?

Like every team in the MLB, the Chicago Cubs have their games broadcast live on multiple channels. Fans can tune in to local TV channel Marquee Sports Network and national TV channels ESPN/ABC, FOX, FS1, TBS, and MLB Network to watch the Cubs in action. In addition, some of the games are broadcast live and exclusive on Apple TV+ (Friday Night Baseballand Peacock (Sunday). You can find these networks and channels on cable TV as well as various live streaming services.

How to Watch Chicago Cubs In-Market Games Live?

Chicago Cubs fans who live in the nearby or in-market regions can easily watch their team's games live on the local TV channel Marquee Sports Network. This channel broadcasts pretty much every Cubs game live, and it is available on cable TV and 2 streaming services, as discussed below.


fuboTV is one of the most popular streaming services among sports fans as it carries channels that broadcast tons of amazing sporting events live. Fans of the Chicago Cubs living in in-market regions can find the Marquee Sports Network as part of its packs. Plus, it also includes all the above-mentioned national TV channels (except MLB Network), so you can watch almost every nationally televised game live on this streaming service. What's more, new subscribers are entitled to a 7-day free trial on fuboTV. For more information, do not forget to read our fuboTV review.

DirecTV Stream

Another streaming service that offers Marquee Sports Networks for local Chicago Cubs fans is DirecTV Stream. This streaming service also offers ESPN, TBS, FOX, FS1, and MLB Network as part of its various packs, so fans can easily watch all the big MLB games live on the go. DirecTV Stream has four different pack options to choose from, and the packs cost between $69.99 and $139 per month. However, they are currently offering $30 off your first 2 months.

How to Watch Chicago Cubs Out-of-Market Games?

Chicago Cubs have fans in all parts of the United States, and those living in out-of-market regions sometimes find it difficult to figure out where to watch games live due to a lack of information. But worry not, because we will give you all the information you need.

Depending on the schedule, games featuring the Chicago Cubs may be broadcast on national TV channels ESPN/ABC, FOX, FS1, TBS, and MLB Network. Plus, you can also watch their games live on a number of streaming services that offer these channels as part of their packs.

Sling TV

A great way for out-of-market fans to watch nationally televised games live is on Sling TV, which offers all of the above-mentioned channels as part of its packs. The MLB Network is part of the Sports Extras add-on pack that costs $15 per month. All the channels you need are part of the Sling Orange + Blue pack that costs $50 per month. Sling TV is also offering half off for your first month for a limited period, so don't miss out on that offer. For more detailed information on this streaming service, check out our Sling TV review.

Hulu + Live TV

MLB fans can also watch games live on Hulu + Live TV, which has all the channels you need except for MLB Network. You can also take advantage of an amazing deal and get Disney Plus and ESPN+ included with Hulu + Live TV for a combined fee of $69.99 per month. Here you can read our Hulu + Live TV review for more in-depth information on this streaming service.


ESPN+ has the broadcasting rights for more than a dozen MLB games a week (170 games for the season). This streaming service offers fans access to several amazing live sporting events, as well as other forms of sports content. Want some more help with your decision? Be sure to read our review of ESPN+, which will clear things up for you.


The MLB has launched a great option for out-of-market fans to watch games live. allows fans to watch out-of-market games live and on-demand for every team. Except for the matches that are blacked out in certain regions, you can watch all MLB matches (including the playoffs and the World Series). A subscription costs $129.99 per year, and a single team package costs $109.99 per year.

Chicago Cubs 2022 Schedule

The schedules for MLB teams are jam-packed, and Chicago Cubs should get their calendars ready to ensure that they do not miss any of the games. Here you can find the full Chicago Cubs schedule for the 2022 season.

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