MLB live stream 2022: how to watch every playoff baseball game online from anywhere

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The 2022 regular season has come to a close, and now the playoffs are in full swing! There were definitely some surprises as well as some close calls, but the Yankees and Dodgers are leading the charge to the 2022 World Series. The Houston Astros' first ever title defense is going to plan, but the Braves are still standing strong in hopes of defending their title. 

If you're curious as to how you can get in on the action right now, be sure to check out our easy-to-follow list of the best ways to watch the 2022 MLB playoffs

MLB live stream 2022

Dates: April 7 - October 5

Defending champions: Atlanta Braves

FREE stream: YouTube (global)

US live stream: MLB.TV / ESPN, ABC/ESPN 3, TBS, Fox, FS1, MLBN via Sling TV discount / ESPN Plus / Peacock TV / Apple TV Plus / Amazon Prime FREE trial

Global live streams: MLB.TV / SN Now (CA) | BT Sport (UK) | Kayo Sports FREE trial (AU)

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No one is surprised to see the Yankees, Dodgers, Braves or Astros mid-October, but most didn't expect to see the Padres or Guardians still suiting up. The Mets are notably absent after dropping a heated Wild Card series to San Diego, and the Phillies are on fire, narrowly making the playoffs and cruising through their Wild Card series against the Cardinals.

Things are shaping us nicely, but don't count any one team out just yet. There is still plenty of baseball left to play in October.

Want to see it all unfold? Find out how to watch MLB live streams during the 2022 playoffs right now.

FREE MLB live stream on YouTube


One MLB game per week is live streamed on the MLB YouTube channel in loads of countries around the world.

YouTube is, of course, completely free to watch and compatible with pretty much any internet-connected device out there. 

To find out which games are being shown and when, hit the dropdown button on the Videos tab and select the Upcoming Live Streams option. 

How to watch MLB blackout games and stream baseball from outside your country

MLB blackout rules mean that you can't use its otherwise comprehensive MLB.TV streaming service to watch teams within your own market - fine for Yankees fans living in Seattle, not so great for those in the Bronx. 

It's a real pain for cord-cutters, but fortunately, VPNs help you get around this by allowing you to relocate your IP address to a different location. This means you can still be sitting in your NYC apartment, but your computer will be rerouted to a server in a different part of the country - thereby allowing you to watch the Yankees (or Mets, for that reason) just like you would if you had a fancy cable package.

A VPN will also work when trying to access your regular MLB streaming service (or any other sports and entertainment streaming service) from abroad when geo-restrictions would otherwise block the coverage. VPNs are legal, secure and easy to use.

Use a VPN to watch an MLB live stream from anywhere

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MLB live stream: watch every game in the US without cable


Coverage of the 2022 MLB season is available through a dizzying array of TV channels and broadcasters, including Fox, FS1, TBS, ESPN, ESPN 3/ABC, MLB Network, Apple TV Plus, Peacock TV, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video and MLB.TV. 

Hard as it may be to believe, covering all your bases isn't as tricky as it looks, even if you don't want the commitment or expense of cable.

The best way to watch MLB without cable

The excellent MLB.TV streaming service is showing every single game of the 2022 season. However, as they're all subject to local blackout restrictions, it's primarily suited to fans based outside of their home team's city.

However, you can get around this by taking the VPN route per our guide above, which will re-locate your VPN, making it look like you're accessing the service from elsewhere, in an out-of-market location.

A subscription to MLB.TV costs $139.99 for the season, though a single team package is also available, costing $119.99. 

MLB on Peacock TV


Peacock shows an MLB every Sunday lunchtime (ET), with its schedule available to view here

Peacock costs $4.99 a month for an ad-supported version of the service that also offers live coverage of every big WWE event, the NFL, and plenty more live sports. 

You also have the option of paying $10 a month for commercial-free coverage.

2022 MLB live stream on Sling, FuboTV and ESPN+


If you only want to watch the biggest games, Sling TV and FuboTV are complete cable replacement services that include many of the TV channels showing MLB action this season.

The Sling Orange package costs just $35 per month and includes ESPN and TBS, with ABC coverage available via simulcasts on ESPN3, which is also included on the plan. 

Sling Blue, meanwhile, offers TBS and FS1, as well as local Fox channels in most major markets. It also costs $35 per month.

Whichever plan you choose, you can get your first month for half-price. You could also get the combined Sling Orange & Blue package, which costs $50 per month.

A more comprehensive but costlier alternative is to go with FuboTV, which includes Fox, FS1, FS2, ESPN, ABC and MLB Network, as well as more than 100 other top channels. Plans start at $69.99 per month after a 7-day FREE trial.

Another great alternative is ESPN Plus ($6.99 a month or $69.99 a year), which is showing an MLB game almost every day of the 2022 season. You can also get ESPN+ as part of the excellent value Disney Plus bundle for $13.99 a month.

MLB on Apple TV Plus


This season's Friday Night Baseball double-headers are being live streamed on Apple TV Plus.

Anyone could watch the first 12 of these without an Apple TV Plus subscription, but from July 1, fans have to pay for the privilege. 

Apple TV Plus costs $4.99 per month after a 7-day Apple TV Plus free trial, with the streaming service offering a growing library of exclusive movies, documentaries and kids' shows.

MLB on Amazon Prime Video

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Try Amazon Prime FREE for 30-days

Amazon has the rights to broadcast 21 Yankees games in the Yankees home market, which means lucky Amazon Prime Video members can live stream all the action at no additional cost.

You can live stream the MLB from your phone or tablet or any smart device with the Amazon Prime Video app.

An Amazon Prime membership costs $139 per year or $14.99 per month, and can be canceled at any time. The subscription will get you access to Amazon's library of TV shows and films as well as unlimited one-day delivery on Amazon orders from the US.

New users can sign up for a FREE 30-day Amazon Prime trial with full access to live sports coverage, as well as free one-day delivery on purchases from Amazon's online store during that time.

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How to watch MLB: live stream baseball in Canada


Baseball fans in Canada can watch MLB games on Sportsnet, TVA Sports, TSN and RDS. These channels will let you watch games online, too - either by registering with details of your pay TV provider, or by signing up for a standalone streaming package.

Sportsnet is the official coverage provider for the Blue Jays, with its Sportsnet Now service starting at just $14.99 a month.

Another great option is again MLB.TV, which is also available in Canada, for $139.99 for the season, or $24.99 per month. Only Blue Jays games are subject to blackouts, but as described above, a good VPN will help you get around those.

Don't forget about YouTube, which live streams one game for free each week, and Apple TV Plus, which is the place to watch this season's Friday Night Baseball double-headers each week. In Canada, a subscription to Apple TV Plus costs $5.99 per month after a 7-day free trial.

Using a VPN is the way to get an MLB live stream if you're away from Canada when the game you want to watch is on.

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How to watch MLB: live stream baseball online in the UK


Once again, BT Sport is the main port of call for MLB fans in the UK.

BT has a £25 Monthly Pass, so you can get everything BT Sport has to offer without a long-term commitment. 

The BT Sport app will let subscribers tune in on any number of devices, including mobiles, tablets, consoles and smart TVs.

YouTube live streams one game per week for free.

Friday Night Baseball double-headers are being shown on Apple TV Plus, with a subscription costing £4.99 per month after a 7-day free trial.

For hardcore fans, MLB.TV is also available in the UK, costing US$139.99 for access to every single game of the season. 

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MLB live stream: how to watch baseball for FREE online in Australia


Baseball fans in Australia can watch the 2022 MLB season unfold on ESPN and via Foxtel

If you don't have ESPN as part of a pay TV package, your best option is to sign up for the excellent Kayo Sports streaming service. 

Kayo lets you stream on two devices with its $25 per month Basic plan, and on three devices with its $35 Premium plan, and both come with a FREE 14-day trial.

Remember, YouTube live streams one MLB game for free each week, and you can also watch Friday Night Baseball double-headers on Apple TV Plus, which costs $7.99 per month after a 7-day free trial.

However, there is a way to watch every game this season. You can do so via MLB.TV, which costs US$139.99 for the year.

Don't forget, you can take your MLB coverage abroad with you as well. For those wanting to watch home coverage of sports from overseas, a good VPN is the solution.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.