Finding live baseball streams that are both high-quality and safe for your computer can be difficult to come by.
Thankfully, I have mastered the art of watching my Pittsburgh Pirates lose even though I do not subscribe to cable.
First, let us talk about the “above water” way of watching baseball games.
How to Stream MLB Online (Paid)
If you are not capable of watching a game in person, there are a couple of ways to watch baseball live online from home without cable. And these ways, as mentioned, are “above water.”
- Sling TV
One of the best and widely used options, Sling TV currently has a free trial offer that allows you to sample the service without an upfront commitment. For baseball fans specifically, you will likely want to look at the Sling Orange + Blue plan. After your free trial, it will run you just $45 a month and gets you FOX, FOX Sports, plus ESPN.
- Hulu + Live TV
In one of the best values on the market right now, you can get Hulu and a live television subscription for just $54.99 a month. Not only do you get Hulu’s fantastic streaming service, but you get live television channels such as FOX, FS1, ESPN, and ESPN2. As well, in select markets, you can get YES, SNY, and CBS Sports.
How to Stream MLB Online (FREE!)
As you can expect, something that is free is not entirely “above board” in terms of legality. However, sometimes we just don’t have the money to subscribe to outlets like Sling TV or Hulu.
And, if you fall into that category, SportSurge.net is for you.
Once you are on the website, simply select the ‘Baseball’ option and it will automatically load up all of the daily games for you.
After you select a game, you will shown a list of all the stream currently running the game, as well as the following variables:
Generally, when I am selecting a stream, I look for the highest resolution with zero advertisements.
Even then, you might get an advertisement or two to click away in order to get the game. And, in some cases, advertisements pop up again if you attempt to go full screen.
That said: I’m completely happy with the service that the website provies 99.9% of the time.
And, best of all: it is legit. The website was founded over on Reddit by the majority of the sports subs after moderators decided that promoting streams on the website was no longer allowed.
If you don’t mind some annoying advertisements to click away in the beginning, then it is super simple to stream MLB games right to your computer at no cost.
I often use an HDMI cord to connect my laptop to my 55-inch television and the games are crystal clear.