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How to Watch MLB Draft 2019 Online Without Cable: Live Stream Anywhere

By Gabriela Vatu / May 14, 2019

Bringing fresh athletes to well-established teams makes things interesting, on top of giving future stars their start in their careers. So, if you're interested to find out who's getting picked and watching the MLB Draft online, we have you covered.

The draft is the event when amateur baseball players get assigned to MLB teams. The draft order is set based on the 2018 MLB season standings, only in reverse. So, the ones who ranked last, get to pick first.

That means that the Baltimore Orioles will be the first to pick in 2019, followed by the Kansas City Royals, Chicago White Sox, Miami Marlins, and Detroit Tigers. The last team to pick is 2018's winner, the Boston Red Sox.

This year, the draft will kick off on June 3rd and will take place through June 5th. The event will not get to see broadcast time on the channels that regularly air MLB games, but you will get to watch on MLB Network. The first day of Draft will be aired over on the league's network and then move to MLB.com.

How to Watch MLB Draft Online from Anywhere?

The cool thing about using a live TV platform is that you get to enjoy it anywhere you go, as long as you have an Internet connection. Well, "almost" everywhere. That's because all these platforms are geoblocked, which means you can only access them from within the United States. Your location is known to these sites via your IP address. This is a good thing, however, since IPs are something you can easily change if you have the right tools. That being said, we suggest you subscribe to a VPN service, which will help you bypass such blockades easily. Let's see what you need to do.

How to Watch MLB Draft Without Cable?

One of the best ways to watch TV in this day and age is online. Thankfully, you can easily do this with the help of the online platforms that have arisen in the past few years as more and more people decide to cut the cord with their cable companies. These services offer loads of freedom and people are going for them because the prices are lower and people get to choose what channels to watch. Plus, the fact that you can watch from your smart TV, your laptop, or your smartphone really makes the deal that much sweeter. That being said, let's find out what streaming platforms you can watch the MLB Network on.

1. Sling TV

Sling TV
Overview
Bundles Sling Orange ($25/mo), Sling Blue ($25/mo), Sling Orange + Blue ($40/mo)
Customization Channel bundles - Comedy ($5/mo), Espanol ($5/mo), Heartland ($5/mo), Hollywood ($5/mo), Lifestyle ($5/mo), News ($5/mo), Kids ($5/mo), Sports ($5/mo with Orange, $10/mo with Blue or Orange + Blue), Kids + Comedy + News + Lifestyle ($10/mo)
Premium Channels - Showtime ($10/mo), STARZ ($9/mo), EPIX ($5/mo), CuriosityStream ($3/mo), Here TV ($8/mo), Grokker ($7/mo), Stingray Karaoke ($7/mo), UP Faith & Family ($5/mo), Pantaya ($6/mo), CineFest ($5/mo), Hopster ($5/mo), Comedy Dynamics ($5/mo), Dove Channel ($5/mo), DogTV ($5/mo), CONtv ($5/mo), Docurama ($5/mo), Outside TV Features ($5/mo)
NBA- League Pass ($29/mo), Team Pass ($18/mo)
Device support Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Android TV, AirTV Player, Xiaomi, LG Smart TVs, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, Fire tablets, Xbox One, Chrome web browser
DVR Up to 50 hours, unlimited storage time. Expandable by another 50 hours with extra feature
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit Sling

Topping the list, we have Sling TV, which is one of the best platforms we encountered. There are three bundles to kick things off here - Orange, Blue, and Orange + Blue. There are also loads of packs featuring channels grouped by interest. MLB TV is in one of these packs called Sports Extra, which will cost you $5 if you go with the Orange bundle, or $10 if you go with either Blue or Orange + Blue. There are also loads of premium networks to pick from if you'd like some of those too.

On Sling TV, you'll find that there's no integrated DVR space for subscribers and that this feature is treated like any other add-on available on this platform, which means you'll have to pay $5 per month for 50 hours worth of space. When it comes to the number of devices you can watch content at the same time, it depends on which bundle you chose in the beginning. Those who went with the Orange bundle can only watch on one device at a time, but those who choose the Blue bundle can watch on three devices at once. The winners are those who pick the Orange + Blue bundle because that one comes with four simultaneous streams. Make sure to read our Sling TV review to get all the details you need on this service.

2. YouTube TV

YouTube TV
Overview
Bundles A single bundle - $49.99 per month ($54.99 if billed through Apple)
Customization Premium channels - AMC Premiere ($5/mo), CuriosityStream ($3/mo), Fox Soccer Plus ($15/mo), Showtime ($7/mo), Starz ($9/mo), Shudder ($5/mo), Sundance Now ($7/mo), NBA League Pass ($40/mo or $124/year), EPIX ($6/mo)
Device support Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, Samsung and LG Smart TVs, iOS, Android
DVR Unlimited storage space, recordings saved for 9 months
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit YouTube TV

At the top of the list, we have YouTube TV, which is a great platform that features loads of channels all wrapped up in a single bundle that goes for $40 per month. Sure, that may not be the best solution since people want more choices when they cut the cord, but the channel collection is pretty great. The only customization you can do is by adding premium networks.

The MLB Network can be found among the many channels offered by YouTube TV, along with the likes of ESPN, FS1, FS2, and ESPN, to name a very few.

YouTube TV comes with some pretty great perks for subscribers. One of these perks is the ability to record to the cloud DVR whatever they want and the recordings are saved for nine months, so you have plenty of time to watch it all. The platform also allows users to watch content on up to three screens at once, which is a pretty good deal since most only offer two simultaneous streams. Read our YouTube TV review for more details.

3. DirecTV Now

Overview
Bundles Plus ($50/mo) and Max ($70/mo) Other Packages - Entertainment ($93/mo), Choice ($110/mo), Xtra ($124/mo), Ultimate ($135/mo), and Optimo Mas ($86/mo)
Customization Channel packs - AT&T TV Now Deportes ($5/mo) and AT&T TV Now Espanol ($15/mo) Premium Networks - HBO (included with Plus and Max), Cinemax ($11/mo or included with Max), Showtime ($11/mo), STARZ ($11/mo) International Bundles - Vietnamese ($20/mo), Brazilian ($30/mo), Korean ($30/mo)
Device support Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, browsers
DVR Up to 20 hours, 30 days limit, no expansions
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit AT&T TV Now

Our list continues with DirecTV Now, which is a great service that comes with loads of channel packs to pick from. Two of them were added recently - Plus and Max -, while the other five have been around for a long time, but they recently got a new name and a new price - Entertainment, Choice, Xtra, Ultimate, and Optimo Mas. There are a couple of packs featuring Spanish channels, several international packs, and a few premium networks if you want to customize the service. You'll find MLB Network in three of the platform's bundles, namely Choice, Xtra, and Ultimate.

DirecTV Now offers users a mere 20 hours of cloud DVR space so you won't have that much room to record everything under the moon. This is good on the one hand because you won't end up with saved recordings you're simply never going to have time to watch. The platform also allows users to watch content on two devices at once, regardless of what bundle you picked. There's the option to pay $5 per month to get access to a third stream if you need it. TechNadu's DirecTV Now review is available if you need more details.

4. PlayStation Vue

Playstation Vue
Overview
Bundles Access ($49.99/mo), Core ($54.99/mo), Elite ($64.99/mo), Ultra ($84.99/mo)
Customization Channel bundles - Sports Pack ($10/mo), Espanol Pack ($4.99/mo, $3.99/mo with PlayStation Plus) Premium channels - HBO ($15/mo, or included in Ultra), Showtime ($10.99/mo, $8.99/mo with PlayStation Plus, or included in Ultra), FX+ ($5.99/mo), Epix ($3.99/mo, $2.99/mo with PlayStation Plus), Cinemax ($15/mo), Fox Soccer Plus ($14.99/mo or $12.99 with PlayStation Plus), Hi-YAH! ($2.99/mo or $1.99/mo with PlayStation Plus) Bundles - HBO + Cinemax ($21.99/mo or $19.99/mo with PlayStation Plus), Epix Hits + Showtime ($13.99/mo or $11.49/mo with PlayStation Plus)
Device support Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Roku, PS3, PS4, browser
DVR Up to 500 programs, 28 days limit
Free trial Yes, 5 days
Visit PlayStation Vue

Finally, PlayStation Vue is on our list too. The platform managed to the highest score when reviewing, so you should definitely pay attention to it. There are four bundles you can choose from on PlayStation Vue - Access ($44.99/mo), Core ($49.99/mo), Elite ($59.99/mo), and Ultra ($79.99/mo). Then, you can add extra channel packs and premium networks, if you feel like it.

On PlayStation Vue, the MLB Network can be found in three of the bundles, namely Core, Elite, and Ultra. In the end, you can pick whichever one you list best.

When it comes to cloud DVR, PlayStation Vue offers a great deal - enough room for 500 programs. There's no extra feature to get for more space since you are unlikely to ever need that. The platform further allows users to watch up to five simultaneous streams, which is the most we've seen at any competitors. There's also a great bonus feature that enables users to watch three programs at the same time on the same screen. Read our PlayStation Vue review for more info.

5. MLB.TV

MLB.TV offers loads of games
Overview
Price Postseason – $24.99, Full Season- $115.99/yr, or $24.99/mo. (Prices vary by date of subscription)
Multi-screen streaming 2 - One mobile and one desktop
Device support Windows, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Blu-Ray (Panasonic, LG, Samsung, Sony), TiVo, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS smartphones and tablets, Android smartphones and tablets
Free trial Only during Free Preview campaign
Visit MLB.TV

Another option for anyone interested in watching baseball is going straight for MLB.TV. The platform allows users to get a subscription to watch all games in the season or the postseason.

A subscription for MLB.TV costs $24.99 for the postseason, or you can get full season access for $115.99 per year, or $24.99 per year. The price will vary depending on how many weeks have gone by from the season, so you'll only pay a partial price.

The best part about MLB.TV, aside from allowing access to all games, is that you can watch from anywhere in the world. US and Canadian users are still susceptible to blackout issues. Make sure to read our MLB.TV review for more details.

The MLB Draft is exciting to watch and we're sure you're going to have your bests placed on who picks who. We're also sure you now have it clear on where to watch. Let us know what service you ended up choosing in the comments section below, and please share the article online if possible. Check out TechNadu on Facebook and Twitter.



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