Update: see info on streaming the 2013 MLB playoffs
The 2013 Major League Baseball season is right around the corner, and we’re here to show you how to live stream MLB baseball games on iPad, iPhone, Android, and PC this year. As always, you can check the bitWHICH homepage for a daily schedule of events like live stream MLB baseball games.
Just like last year, there are several options to get live video and audio of games every day of the week completely free. There are also some nice paid options for cord cutters to live stream MLB baseball without a cable TV package:
MLB.tv free game of the day
MLB.tv offers a free game of the day every day throughout the regular season, you just have to sign up for a free account. The daily schedule can be seen at the bitWHICH homepage. These games can be streamed free from a PC or MLB.tv connected devices such as Apple TV, Roku, PS3, or XBox 360.
Free games on smartphones and tablets
You can also watch the game of the day on your iPad, iPhone, or Android device with the MLB At-Bat ’13 app, but a $20 premium subscription is required to live stream MLB baseball games. You can also elect to pay the subscription in $2.99 monthly installments. The subscription also includes live audio streams from every game and pitch-by-pitch coverage of every game. A subscription to MLB At-Bat is also included with a premium MLB.tv subscription (see below.)
Live look-ins and highlights every day
Yahoo and the MLB are teaming up again to bring back Full Count. Full Count is a great free product on PC’s and iPads/iPhones (unfortunately no Android option yet.) Every day of the season, Full Count streams several hours of coverage with live look-ins of games that are in progress, highlights of all of the day’s action, and news. It is highly recommended for baseball fans.
Full Count streams at a different time every day, and it will always be posted on the bitWHICH homepage.
Live stream ESPN Sunday, Monday, Wednesday night baseball
ESPN made some big changes to their streaming policies for ESPN3 last fall. Unfortunately, many of the ESPN Monday, Wednesday, and Sunday night games will likely be available only in western time zones, if at all.
Of course, if you subscribe to a cable package that includes ESPN, you can watch all of the ESPN games (and anything on ESPN) with the free watchESPN app for iPad/iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, or Xbox360, or on watchESPN.com.
Watch free games from Fox
Fox Saturday Baseball is back for 2013 also. Although, the games aren’t available to stream, you can watch them without a cable package. All that’s required to watch the games in HD is an antenna. Get more info on watching free TV in HD with an antenna here.
Live stream MLB baseball every game all season long
Finally, if you want to live stream MLB baseball every game all season long you may be interested in a subscription to MLB.tv.
This is a great product that allows you to stream every game, with the exception of games that are
being broadcast in your local area (that includes games on local TV, Fox, and ESPN broadcasts.) This is a great option for fans that don’t live where their favorite team plays. Otherwise, it’s only for the most hardcore of baseball fans. Premium subscriptions are $110-$130 for the season, and include free audio streams and a free premium subscription to MLB At-Bat ’13.