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Playball! The official 2023 Major League Baseball season is in full swing.
The Arizona Diamondbacks and Pittsburgh Pirates face off Friday (May 19) at 6:35 pm ET/3:35 pm PT. Other games on the schedule include the New York Yankees vs. Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers vs. Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies.
Baseball fans can stream easily on MLB.TV. The streaming platform is currently offering 50% off annual subscriptions — but only for a limited time.
Keep reading for a breakdown of MLB.TV, Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV+ and other streaming options, plus how to redeem the promo.
How to Watch MLB.TV on Prime Video
Fans have the option of enjoying games in person again, but if you’re more inclined to watch this season while reclining on the couch, then it’s time to join MLB.TV.
The annual plan is on sale for $69.99 for an all-team pass (regular $139.99) and $59.99 for a single team pass. The promo ends on May 23.
With MLB.TV on Prime Video, baseball fans stream MLB games on a smart TV, computer, phone and other compatible devices. For Prime members, Amazon’s streaming arm is an easy choice as the platform offers a free trial to MLB.TV. Baseball fans can also land a free trial at MLB.com in addition to the promo (click through the landing page on Prime Video to redeem the 50% discount).
MLB.TV is a subscription package that lets you watch and stream thousands of major and minor league games live and on demand. You’ll get live access to out-of-market feeds for all regular season MLB games that aren’t subject to regional, national or another kind of blackout.
According to Amazon, live regular season games included in your subscription will feature out-of-market teams only. Nationally televised games and local team games televised in your area including MLB playoff games, the World Series and the All-Star Game will not be available for live streaming with MLB.TV.
MLB.TV Promo on Prime Video
MLB.TV is $24.99/month to stream 250+ spring training games, plus every out-of-market game and you can cancel anytime. When you subscribe to MLB.tv through Prime Video, the subscription will be added to your Prime membership ($14.99/month or $139/year after a 30-day free trial).
How to Watch MLB Games on Fubo, ESPN+ and More
When it comes to nationally televised MLB games, there are plenty of ways to watch and stream without cable or satellite. For example, you can stream MLB games on Fubo TV, Vidgo, DirectTV Stream, Sling, Hulu + Live TV, Roku devices and ExpressVPN (to stream internationally).
Can you watch MLB on YouTube TV? Unfortunately, YouTube dropped MLB Network in January.
Meanwhile, ESPN and ESPN+ will carry select MLB games including the Miami Marlins vs. San Francisco Giants and Minnesota Twins vs. Los Angeles Angeles.
Friday’s game between the Milwaukee Brewers vs. The Tampa Bay Rays will stream on ESPN+ along with the Oakland Athletics vs. Seattle Mariners game on Sunday. See more MLB games available on ESPN+ here.
How to Watch MLB Games on Apple TV+
Friday Night Baseball returned to Apple TV+ on April 7 with a double header between the Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves. With Apple TV+, fans can catch live look-ins and in-game highlights every weeknight on MLB Big Innings. Other MLB-related content including Countdown to First Pitch, MLB Daily Recap and MLB This Week.
Baseball lovers can also stream game recaps from last season, classic games, highlights and more in addition to other sports like Major League Soccer, which is available on Apple TV+ and as a solo platform. Apple TV+ is $6.99/month after a free trial for your first week.
MLB on Apple TV+
Want more baseball goodies? For officially licensed gear celebrating your favorite teams, hit up Fanatics, Dick Sporting Goods and the MLB Shop. Other MLB products and apparel can be found at major retailers such as Amazon, Kohl’s and Walmart.
The start of a new baseball season is a fine time to upgrade your TV. Right now, shoppers can enjoy deep discounts on Samsung, Hisense, LG, Fire TVs and more at retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart.
Visit MLB.com for a full schedule of baseball games for the 2023 season.