The OG Evil Empire and the New Evil Empire are looking like the teams to beat as the 2022 MLB season marches ever closer to the World Series. The New York Yankees are in control of the AL East while the LA Dodgers have the NL West by the scruff of its neck. Over in the AL West the Houston Astros' first ever title defense is going to plan without five-time All-Star Freddie Freeman, but the Oakland Athletics are making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Read on as we explain how to beat the blackout and watch a 2022 MLB live stream online wherever you are for every game of the 2022 season.
Dates: April 7 - October 5
Defending champions: Atlanta Braves
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The lockout delayed the start of the season, but it seems that nobody told the A's about play getting underway again. The Boston Red Sox also had a terrible start, but they're flying now, and with the Tampa Bay Rays and Toronto Blue Jays right up there too, there's every chance the division could send four teams into the postseason.
The opposite has been true for the Colorado Rockies, who started the season magnificently but have collapsed, while AL MVP Shohei Ohtani's continued brilliance hasn't been enough to turn around the LA Angels' fortunes over in Anaheim.
It's been a difficult campaign for the San Francisco Giants, who had the best record in baseball before falling short in last year's playoffs. Can they shake off that hangover and go again? Whatever unfolds over the coming weeks and months, our guide has you covered - read on for details on how to get a 2022 MLB live stream and watch baseball online for every game of the 2022 season, no matter where you are in the world.
FREE MLB live stream on YouTube
One MLB game per week is live streamed on the MLB YouTube channel (opens in new tab) 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.
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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 (opens in new tab) 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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Once you've downloaded the software, just follow the prompts to install it then select the location you want to relocate your IP address to - it really is that easy.
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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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab).
Peacock costs $4.99 a month (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) and FuboTV (opens in new tab) are complete cable replacement services that include many of the TV channels showing MLB action this season.
The Sling Orange (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab). 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 (opens in new tab).
Another great alternative is ESPN Plus (opens in new tab) ($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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab).
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 (opens in new tab), with the streaming service offering a growing library of exclusive movies, documentaries and kids' shows.
MLB on Amazon Prime Video
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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 (opens in new tab) with full access to live sports coverage, as well as free one-day delivery on purchases from Amazon's online store during that time.
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 (opens in new tab), which live streams one game for free each week, and Apple TV Plus (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) is the main port of call for MLB fans in the UK.
BT has a £25 Monthly Pass (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab) live streams one game per week for free.
Friday Night Baseball double-headers are being shown on Apple TV Plus (opens in new tab), 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.
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 (opens in new tab).
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 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab).
Remember, YouTube (opens in new tab) live streams one MLB game for free each week, and you can also watch Friday Night Baseball double-headers on Apple TV Plus (opens in new tab), 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 (opens in new tab) is the solution.