Watch MLB games with no blackouts with a VPN

Updated: September 15, 2021

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Watch MLB games with no blackouts with a VPN

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Price: 27 USD/year

The easiest way to watch every MLB game is with an MLB.TV subscription. MLB.TV is available globally, so as long as you connect to a VPN server location where games are not being broadcast, you can avoid MLB blackouts. The service comes with a seven-day free trial if you select the all-teams pass.

To stream MLB live on MLB.TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location where games are not being aired.
  3. Head to MLB.TV and sign up for the free trial.
  4. Batter up!

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

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Bypass MLB.TV blackouts to stream all baseball games

While MLB.TV is great, you still have to worry about blackouts.That’s because regional markets have sole broadcasting rights, so some games may not be available online in your area until 48 hours after a game is televised.

The secret to avoiding MLB blackouts? Connect to a VPN server location where games are not being aired. If you’re in Boston, for example, and Red Sox games are being broadcast on TV, they might not be available for live streaming. Connect to a VPN server location in another city or country.

Watch MLB games on YouTube TV

Price: 65 USD/month

Channels: ESPN, ESPN 2, TBS, Fox, FS1, and MLB Network

YouTube and MLB are expanding their partnership and will bring live streams to YouTube TV. YouTube TV offers all of the channels that cover MLB games, with subscriptions at 65 USD/month. If you don’t feel like committing to YouTube TV, use the five-day free trial.

To watch MLB games on YouTube TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the United States, such as Chicago. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Visit YouTube TV and sign up. You may need to submit a U.S. postal code (e.g., 10022, 48104, etc.)
  4. Stream the games live!

Learn more about watching YouTube TV with ExpressVPN.

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Stream MLB games live on Hulu + Live TV

Price: 65 USD/month

Channels: ESPN, ESPN 2, TBS, Fox, and FS1

Hulu offers all of the channels carrying MLB games but not the MLB Network. A seven-day free trial is available.

To watch MLB games on Hulu + Live TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a server location in the United States, such as Chicago. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Visit Hulu and subscribe.
  4. Stream the games live!

Learn more about watching Hulu with ExpressVPN.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Stream MLB games live on Sling TV

Price: 10 USD/month and up

Channels: ESPN, ESPN 2, TBS, Fox, FS1, and MLB Network

Sling TV includes all channels that carry MLB games, such as MLB Network, ESPN, ESPN 2, TBS, Fox, and FS1. To get all of these channels, you’ll need to get Sling Orange as well as Sling Blue. Use the “Sports Extra” add-on for Sling TV in order to watch MLB Network for an extra 10 USD/month.

A three-day free trial is available. You will need a U.S. card or PayPal in order to subscribe.

To watch MLB on Sling TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the United States, such as San Francisco. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Head to Sling TV and use the free trial for Sling Orange & Blue.
  4. Tune in to the games!

Note: In order to get Sling TV’s free trial you must use the Sling TV app as opposed to signing up on the website

Learn more about watching Sling TV with ExpressVPN.

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Watch MLB games with the At Bat app

New subscribers to MLB.TV also receive a free subscription to MLB’s At Bat streaming app, available on both Android and iOS devices. You can also subscribe to the app without MLB.TV for 3 USD/month.

The app lets you access the MLB.TV Free Game of the Day plus in-game highlights. To access the app:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Download the MLB At Bat app on your Android or iOS device.
  4. Stream the games live!

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Stream MLB games on Amazon Prime Video

Price: 25 USD/month

You can also watch live MLB games on Prime Video this year. There’s a 30-day free trial available.

To watch MLB games on Amazon Prime:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Go to Amazon Prime Video and use the free trial.
  4. You’re all set!

Learn more about watching Amazon Prime Video with ExpressVPN.

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Watch MLB games live on Sky Sports

Price: 22 GBP/month and up

Channels: Sky Sports Today

Living in the UK? Sky Sports is your best bet for catching live streams of the games. However, specialized equipment is required. You will also need to provide a valid postal code and a UK/Ireland credit or debit card.

To watch MLB games on Sky Sports:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the UK.
  3. Head to Sky Go and log in.
  4. Enjoy the games!

Learn more about watching Sky with ExpressVPN.

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Top MLB series this week

San Diego Padres vs. San Francisco Giants (September 13 – September 16)

Not only is this a good matchup between two quality teams, but the ramifications for the playoff picture are significant. The Giants have already clinched a postseason berth but remain in the midst of a tightly-contested battle for the NL West crown. San Diego, on the other hand, is fighting tooth and nail for its playoff life, and will be hard-pressed to grab the second wild card despite beginning the season as one of the top World Series favorites.

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds (September 17 – September 19)

This series has a very similar flavor to PadresGiants in that it pits one team in the middle of the wild-card race against another in the closest division race left. The Dodgers have the advantage on paper—as they do against anybody—and this will be the first time they’ll be able to deploy Max Scherzer and Clayton Kershaw in the same series. The Reds won’t make this easy, though, thanks to a lineup that’s turned it on in the second half and a starting rotation that’s among the league’s best.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. New York Mets (September 17 – September 19)

Neither of these teams are out of the NL East race just yet, but each of them needs to go on an extended hot streak to have a chance. If one of these clubs can sweep the other this weekend, they’ll be nipping at the Atlanta Braves’ heels while casting aside one of their rivals. If neither can manage that sweep, the Braves can start to feel a little more comfortable atop the division.

MLB awards races

AL MVP – Shohei Ohtani, OF/SP, Los Angeles Angels

Ohtani deserves the hardware thanks to his two-way excellence, even if he’s unable to drive his team to the playoffs. Ohtani‘s ability to pitch and hit at an elite level hasn’t been seen since Babe Ruth, and he is quickly becoming the face of the sport. If Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had the season he’s having in any other year he’d be a borderline lock for MVP, but Ohtani‘s accomplishments need to be rewarded.

(Preseason Prediction: Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels)

NL MVP – Bryce Harper, OF, Philadelphia Phillies

While the Phillies’ playoff odds are on the slim side, Harper has been the most consistent offensive weapon in the National League all season long. While his 2021 is no match for his truly ridiculous 2015 campaign, he’s been an on-base machine, produces strong power numbers, and plays a solid right field. Fernando Tatis Jr. is a more explosive player, but the time that he’s missed due to injury hurts his case.

(Preseason Prediction: Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves)

AL Cy Young – Gerrit Cole, SP, New York Yankees

Cole is near the top of the leaderboards in every meaningful pitching statistic and he’s been one of the biggest contributors to the Yankees’ second-half surge. The big right-hander can overpower hitters with velocity, or tie them in knots with breaking balls. When his mechanics are locked in he’s virtually impossible to hit, and his team is nearly impossible to beat.

(Preseason Prediction: Shane Bieber, Cleveland Indians)

NL Cy Young – Corbin Burnes, SP, Milwaukee Brewers

Besides the injured Jacob deGrom no one has dominated hitters like Burnes this year. After never topping 59.2 innings in an MLB season, the right-hander has become a dominant workhorse at the front of the Brewers’ rotation. His ability to both generate strikeouts and force weak contact is unmatched right now, and his dizzying six-pitch repertoire has been too much for hitters to handle.

(Preseason Prediction: Yu Darvish, San Diego Padres)

AL Rookie of the Year – Luis Garcia, SP, Houston Astros

On an Astros team powered by its elite offense, Garcia’s contributions have flown under the radar. However, the 24-year-old consistently gives his team quality innings thanks to pinpoint control and cutter/slider combo that’s extremely difficult for hitters to counter. He’s not the flashiest rookie in the class, but he’s probably been the most valuable so far.

(Preseason Prediction: Luis Patiño, SP, Tampa Bay Rays)

NL Rookie of the Year – Trevor Rogers, SP, Miami Marlins

While teammate Jazz Chisholm is also a worthy candidate for this spot, Rogers gets the nod thanks to his consistency. The big lefty is running a minuscule ERA thanks to his ability to both miss bats and suppress home runs. It looks like he has three plus pitches with a high-spin fastball, a nasty slider, and a fading changeup, and the Marlins may have found themselves a top-of-the-rotation stud.

(Preseason Prediction: Sixto Sánchez, SP, Miami Marlins)

AL Manager of the Year – Kevin Cash, Tampa Bay Rays

Very few managers in the game are capable of matching Cash when it comes to in-game tactics, and no one does more with the talent at their disposal. The Rays weren’t expected to win the AL East coming into the season, but Cash has driven them to the top record in the American League.

(Preseason Prediction: Joe Maddon, Los Angeles Angels)

NL Manager of the Year – Craig Counsell, Milwaukee Brewers

The NL Central looks like it’s going to be a dogfight all year, and whoever comes out on top should get plenty of shine. Counsell also has the benefit of entering the season as a highly-respected skipper who’s finished in the top-seven of Manager of the Year voting in four straight seasons, including second-place finishes in 2018 and 2019.

(Preseason Prediction: Craig Counsell, Milwaukee Brewers)

Who’s going to win the World Series?

After the trade deadline, MLB’s competitive balance shifted slightly, although in many cases the rich simply got richer. The Los Angeles Dodgers have put together a preposterously good team by adding Max Scherzer and Trea Turner to a roster that was already the league’s best. The San Francisco Giants are a worthy foe in the NL West, but can’t match the collection of raw talent Los Angeles has put together.

The Chicago White Sox could be the most dangerous team in the American League thanks to the addition of Craig Kimbrel to an already-electric bullpen and the return of star slugger Eloy Jiménez. The Houston Astros had a relatively quiet deadline, but remain a threat, while the AL East has four formidable teams in the Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, and Toronto Blue Jays.

Other contenders include the Milwaukee Brewers, who possess an outstanding starting rotation, and the Atlanta Braves, who’ve been on a tear in the second half of the season.

Here are the top 10 contenders according to FanGraphs’ championship probability:

TeamChampionship Probability
Los Angeles Dodgers19.0%
Houston Astros15.0%
Chicago White Sox13.4%
Milwaukee Brewers10.7%
Tampa Bay Rays9.4%
Atlanta Braves7.5%
San Francisco Giants6.4%
New York Yankees5.3%
Boston Red Sox5.1%
Toronto Blue Jays5.1%

Key dates for the 2021 regular season

While some playoff details are still being ironed out, the 162-game regular season, and its milestones are all on the calendar.

Opening DayApril 1
Jackie Robinson DayApril 15
Lou Gehrig DayJune 2
MLB DraftJune 11-13
MLB All-Star GameJuly 13
Hall of Fame InductionsJuly 25
Trade DeadlineJuly 30
Last Regular Season GameOctober 3


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  1. This doesn’t work all the time. I’m not sure if the MLB app is getting wise to VPNs but the Boston Yankee game last night was blacked out no matter what VPN location I used in the states. I finally had success with a site in Canada, however it dumped every time there was a commercial break and it required reconnecting.

  2. Express VPN isn’t working for the package like this article states. It did work last year. Have you got this fixed yet? The only reason I have express vpn is for baseball and now it’s not working.

  3. Trying to watch MLB.TV on laptop with Express VPN turned on. When I attempt to stream a live game, I get an error. MLB.TV’s website says you may experience streaming issues while connected to a VPN.

    Any thoughts?

  4. I’m using express VPN on Android and my first two games worked, but today’s game is getting blocked. Same team and same city. Any tips?

    1. Hi Richard,

      Please try the connecting to the closest server location you previously connected to. Also, please decline sharing your location with the app if possible.

  5. Why are Astros games still blacked out using a vpn and setting location as UK? I’ve followed instructions. This has been worthless so far

  6. Hello …
    Can you provide me with a streaming site that could provide Fox Sports Midwest via a Roku device?

    Thanks … bud hodge

  7. I have the ExpressVPN service. Can I use ExpressVPN to sign into MLB.TV to stream blackout games and then cast to a chromecast, or will it note that my Chromecast is on a router located in a blackout area?

  8. tried to stream Baltimore Orioles games on IPVANISH vpn using amazon firetv. miserable failure. why would YOUR vpn be better ? and i’ve heard VPN’s have some sort of trouble with Amazon fire products (by FAR the best and most commonly used streaming devices. Obviously your vpn is not helpful to us if it doesnt work with FireTv/stick products ) what’s a roku/ an australian animal ?) thanx

      1. Hello. Can I get around the mlb blackouts with your service. I have a mlbtv subscription and a roku with my Samsung smart tv

  9. I am having the same issue with my appletv too (4th gen) i have my router (netscape) with expressvpn on it. MLB is still blackout through both systems.
    I got this specifically for watching baseball.

      1. I am going through all your youtube videos, and redoing everything step by step hopefully this will work.

        1. This didn’t help. I’ve tried attaching mediastreamer, but everything else is set up through router. I don’t know how to attach this through expressvpnrouter. Any suggestions?

      2. I got it up and working now. I had to add Media streamer to my expressvpn router. Thankyou for all the youtube videos that walked me through this.

  10. I have my AppleTV set up with Mediastreamer and MLB does not work. I then changed my router’s L2PT settings to be out of the blackout zones, and now every game is blacked out. I’ll be honest, this was one of the big reasons for me to subscribe in the first place.

  11. Just got signed up today and used the step by step guide for setting up with a 4th gen Apple TV by first creating a ddns account, then doing the Dynamic DNS Registration, then manually
    configuring the DNS server IP on the Apple TV’s settings. After restarting via settings (per instructions) I still get blacked out of local games. Any suggestions?

    1. Hi Michael,

      A VPN secures your connection and let’s you enjoy baseball streams no matter where you are. Just fire up ExpressVPN, connect to a location near the tournament locale, and you’ll be all set.

      If you run into any issues, be sure to get help from Support:

  12. MLB at bat is not working for me. I tried a GPS location spoofer in conjunction with VPNexpress and it still doesnt work. I am using device gps only, not advanced tracking.

    1. Hi Vic,

      Try not to use a GPS location spoofer with ExpressVPN. With a VPN, your IP address is already hidden and replaced by the server address you connect to. If you have further problems, please contact the Support team at for further assistance.

    1. Hi Bill,

      ExpressVPN does not interfere with any streamimg service you choose to use. In fact, it helps you access your favorite sport streams no matter where you are.

      If you have problems using ExpressVPN to watch NESN, please contact the Support team at 🙂

  13. It’s not working for the World Baseball Classic on only watchable in the US. I need help or a refund on my money.

  14. I think MLB has gotten wise to the VPN trick. I’m trying to stream the World Baseball Classic in the UK (where it’s blacklisted). Have used Express VPN to both DC and NY and MLB TV says,

    “We’re sorry. We have determined that you are blacked out of watching the game you selected, due to television broadcaster restrictions. An archive copy of the game will be available 90 minutes after the game ends.”

    Is there a solution to this, or are we stuck?


    1. Hi Christian,

      A VPN can help you stream sports no matter where you are. Simply pick a broadcaster that is showing the South African cricket tour, connect to a VPN server in that location, then you’ll be able to watch the games in New Zealand or anywhere else!

  15. Is there any chance that I can get VPN Express to use in Spain and UK while I am away in Europe this month. We are huge baseball fans and don’t want to miss a minute. If it’s possible, can I use wifi to connect in our hotel room? Thanks for your help.

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