The MLB live stream action is back, as the 2021 season has begun, with a ton of action that's sending fans scrambling for their regional sport networks, which are often hard to find online. And as the new season is now live, people are noticing there's a few differences between this season and the shortened run from last year.
For starters, the Padres are hot at the moment, the Mets are under new ownership and making deals and the previous champs in Los Angeles and Washington have their eyes on another big year. And this year it looks like we'll get a full season of 162 games, too.
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Further, ballparks are re-opening. The Phillies will have up to 8,800 fans per game at Citizens Bank Park, and other teams will follow suit per state-by-state Covid-19 safety regulations.
As for the rest of the season, the All-Star Game is set for July 13. The MLB Draft will happen adjacent to the game. Except, as of right now, it will no longer happen at Atlanta's Truist Park. While this was the original location for the 2020 All-Star Game, which had been cancelled, the MLB decided to uproot the game because Georgia's new voting laws unfairly restrict the ability to vote for people of color. There is no news about where the game will be instead.
The one thing up in the air is the post-season schedule. We shall see if the league and the players' union can reach a pact.
As for which team is the favorite to reach the World Series? The LA Dodgers and New York Yankees are both expected to go far this year, with the White Sox, Padres and Braves trailing them.
As for how to watch the season's games, ESPN will have some national games, but a lot of local games require either a cable service or AT&T TV. More details below.
How to watch MLB live streams with a VPN
OK, somehow you're travelling right now, and you can't watch your local networks, and are unable to follow your favorite squad. Live streams are still possible in your new neck of the woods, though, with a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for.
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MLB live streams in the US: Where to watch online
While many lIve TV streaming services offer a lot of channels that MLB games are on, many cord-cutters will rely on AT&T TV to get their local games. For example, YES (for the Yankees), Marquee Sports Network (Cubs), FOX Sports San Diego (Padres) and ATT SportsNet-RM (Rockies) are all on AT&T TV and nowhere else.
ESPN, the home of some nationally-broadcast games, is on Sling TV, one of the best streaming service options for watching MLB games — and one of the most affordable ways to cut the cord.
For out-of-market games, you can get MLB.TV ($25 per month/$129 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.
AT&T TV is the destination for cord-cutters looking for their regional sports. Make sure your local sports network is in your package when signing up. AT&T TV starts at $69.99 per month, and packs more than 65 channels.View Deal
One of the best options for watching nationally-broadcast MLB action is the Sling TV Blue + Orange package, which costs $45 as getting only one half ($30 per month) will have you losing out on some of the major networks: ESPN, Fox, Fox Sports and TBS. For another $10 per month, you can get the MLB Network tacked on, along with ESPNEWS, NBA TV, the NHL Network, and more. Local FOX and NBC affiliates are included.View Deal
MLB live streams in the UK: Where to watch online
There's only one home for 2021 MLB live streams in the United Kingdom: BT Sport. They've acquired the rights for MLB action in the UK through 2021. Games are broadcast across their many channels, including BT Sport ESPN.
Don't have BT on your current package? You can get it directly with the £25 Monthly Pass.
And 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.
MLB live streams in Canada: Where to watch online
Whether you're a Toronto Blue Jays fan or want to watch all the MLB live streams across the league, you've got options in Canada.
Select games are available via cable on Sportsnet, TSN, TVA Sports and RDS, depending on your language of choice and region. You can watch these services online as well, by signing in via your TV login credentials (or buying the service by itself).
TSN has a lot of the games that air on ESPN, while Sportsnet is the home of the Blue Jays.
You can also get MLB.TV in Canada, though the Blue Jays will be subject to blackouts.