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How to Watch MLB Network Without Cable: Cover Your Bases!

By Gabriela Vatu / March 27, 2019

We're trying to cover our bases regarding the channels we're helping you reach, so we're focusing on baseball next. If you want to watch MLB Network without cable, then we have just the solution for you - Streaming Services.

MLB Network has been around for 9 years and it's the go-to place to watch baseball games when you'd rather sit on your couch than in a crowded stadium.

The channel reaches nearly 70 million households over cable in the United States, and there are also three Live TV platforms that include the channel on their lists. Let's find out which those are.

1. 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

Our first OTT is YouTube TV, a name you're quite likely familiar with. The service only offers one bundle of channels so you don't have much room to choose here. Nonetheless, for $40 per month, you can get access to dozens of channels, MLB Network included. YouTube TV is only available in certain metro areas, so you'll have to check and see if you live in one of these zones. In our YouTube TV review, you can find the full list, along with a way to bypass these restrictions.

2. 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

Next up we have PlayStation Vue, a platform that kicks off with four bundles - Access ($44.99/mo), Core ($49.99/mo), Elite ($59.99/mo), and Ultra ($79.99/mo). MLB Network is present in three of the four bundles - Core, Elite, and Ultra, so you have quite a bit of elbow room to pick. There are loads of other channels here, so we're sure you can find a pack that you'll like. Read our PlayStation Vue review to get a better idea of all the perks brought on by this platform.

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

Finally, we have DirecTV Now, which is a nice platform that's gone through a lot of changes in March 2019, dropping the original five bundles and planting two new ones - Plus ($50/mo) and Max ($70/mo). Soon after, the old bundles were brought back under different names and with a higher price tag - Entertainment ($93/mo), Choice ($110/mo), Xtra ($124/mo), Ultimate ($135/mo), and (Optimo Mas ($86/mo). You can find MLB Network in three of these bundles, namely Choice, Xtra, or Ultimate. Check out TechNadu's DirecTV Now review for more details on what the service is all about.

Go ahead and watch the most exciting games of baseball with the MLB Network anywhere you go. We hope you've found our guide useful and that you'll be able to make a pick now. Let us know what you think in the comments section below, and please share the article online if you have the time. You can check us out on Facebook or Twitter.



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