The Giants vs. Dodgers game starts today (July 23) at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. ESPN will broadcast the game nationally in the US. UK viewers can tune into MLB action on BT Sport.
Tonight is the night for Giants vs Dodgers live streams, and no it's not the baseball you know and love, but instead a behind-closed-doors, 60-game season version. And since no one's being allowed into stadiums these days, the only way to watch the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers resume their long-running rivalry is to find a live stream of this Opening Night clash.
Fortunately, it's easy to watch Giants vs. Dodgers if you know where to look. We can help outline all your Giants vs. Dodgers streaming options, including how to use a VPN if you need to get around Major League Baseball's blackout rules.
How to avoid Giants vs. Dodgers blackouts with a VPN
Major League Baseball has some of the more draconian blackout rules among the major professional sports in the US, with some telecasts of games not airing in your local area if they interfere with local broadcasts. In this situation, a virtual private network — or VPN — can help you out by disguising your location and letting you watch live streams of games like Giants vs. Dodgers that might otherwise be blacked out in your region.
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Giants vs. Dodgers live streams in the US
The national broadcast of Giants vs. Dodgers airs in the US on ESPN at 10 p.m. ET. If you're not in front of a TV, you can stream the game on ESPN's website or by using the ESPN app for Android or iOS. Those streaming options are only open to cable or satellite TV customers, though, as you'll need to login with your TV provider's credentials to access a Giants vs. Dodgers live stream.
MLB.TV ($25 per month/$60 per year), is also streaming the game, but if you want more than just baseball, it's not a complete solution. T-Mobile customers get free MLB.TV, along with a free subscription to the sports site The Athletic. That offer is also open to Sprint customers with that carrier being absorbed into T-Mobile. Just be sure to sign up before August 4.
If you've cut the cord on cable TV, you can turn to a subscription streaming service that includes ESPN. The cheapest option is Sling TV, which includes ESPN's channels in its Sling Orange package. That costs $30 a month, and you can watch three days for free if you want to try out Sling.
Giants vs. Dodgers live streams in the UK
BT Sport has exclusive rights to MLB games, with Giants vs. Dodgers airing on BT Sport 1 at the uncivilized hour of 3 a.m. BST on Friday. Don't have BT on your current package? You can get it directly with the £25 Monthly Pass.
If BT Sport’s monthly prices are still too high for you, remember that MLB.TV is also available in the UK. It's approximately £50 a month, with zero blackout rules.
Giants vs. Dodgers live streams in Canada
Canadian fans can watch the Giants vs. Dodgers game on TSN4 this Thursday. They can also subscribe to MLB.TV, though Toronto Blue Jays games are blacked out for fans in Canada.
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