There is an old saying that watching a baseball game on
television is the best seat in the house. However, that may be changing. You
may have the best seat in the house when you watch baseball online. Within the
last several years it has become possible to watch every single baseball game
played online, on demand on your couch. You can even watch up to four games
simultaneously. And you can watch baseball online all season for less than the
price of taking a family of four to one live baseball game.
are several ways to watch baseball online, and a couple of them are even free.
But, probably the best way is with a subscription to MLB.TV. For the 2010
season, the premium package costs $119.99 or $24.95 per month.
Things You Will Need
Subscribe to MLB.tv. Go the the MLB.TV website, and
choose a programming package. The basic package lets you watch HD quality
games, in-game highlights, and complete game archives. The premium package also
gives you the ability to choose the home or road television feed, DVR controls
and the ability to watch up to four games at once. An audio package is also
available for 19.95 per season which allows you to listen to every game.
Watch out-of-market games live with MLB.TV. The one
catch is teams in your local area may have their games blacked out. While you
cannot watch these baseball games online live, they are available in the
archive after the game ends.
Watch baseball online with ESPN 3. ESPN3 is a live
online sports programming network which often shows baseball games. ESPN 3 is
available through participating high-speed Internet providers. Contact your
Internet service provider to find out if you are able to access ESPN 3. ESPN 3
is also provided for free on college campuses and military bases.
Watch baseball online for free with TVU Networks and
TV Ants. These two programs are free to download. These programs do not provide
you with some of the benefits of MLB.TV, such as HD quality broadcasts or the
ability to watch multiple games at once. You get what you pay for, and
sometimes you even get a little something for free.
Upgrade your Internet access, if necessary, to watch
baseball online. These services require at least a 1 megabit connection, with
1.5 megabits recommended for HD quality baseball.
Tips & Warnings