It’s been a rough year for baseball fans, dating all the way back to the previous season. The reason it has been so tough is for cord-cutters, it has gotten much harder to stream their favorite MLB teams.
Today is Opening Day for the 60-game MLB season and you might be wondering how you can stream the games on those regional FOX Sports stations.
The reason it may have seemed as though everything has changed for those networks is that it has. Last year, Sinclair Broadcasting Group Inc. purchased the networks from Disney for $9.6 billion.
Since then, the networks have been removed from almost every live TV streaming service on the market due to Sinclair not being able to reach new agreements with those streaming services.
YouTube TV, Sling TV and others were forced to remove the regional FOX Sports networks from their channel lineups because no deal was reached in the negotiations.
In addition to Sinclair buying those networks, Sinclair created Marquee Sports Network, which is set to be the new home for the Chicago Cubs. Hulu added the network in February 2020.
Here are your options for streaming those networks today:
- Hulu with Live TV: The first option is Hulu with Live TV, which currently costs $54.99 a month. This will include both the regular regional FOX Sports network and its Plus channel (in select markets).
- YouTube TV (select markets): YouTube TV is an option here but only in select areas. Be sure to check your local listings on its website to see if your regional FOX Sports network is available in your TV market.
- AT&T TV: Another option is AT&T TV on its Choice package, which has 90+ channels on it and starts at $64.99 a month and also comes with a one-year subscription to HBO Max.
- FOX Sports GO: If you still have cable or satellite, you can log in with your TV provider credentials and watch the regional FOX Sports networks in your area and if they are on your TV package.
All of the services mentioned here do have apps available on the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Apple TV.
Let us know if you plan on signing for any of these streaming services, even if you are only going to use it for the free trial period. To do so, you can reach out to us on Twitter at @appleosophy.