Yankees fans can watch live MLB games online through a few different TV streaming services, which we’ll list below. If you live in or near New York, blackout restrictions might prevent you from watching the Yankees online. That’s because local broadcasters have bought up exclusive rights and don’t allow fans to watch the game elsewhere.
A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a tool you can use to bypass blackout restrictions on MLB games. A VPN routes your internet connection through an intermediary server in another location. By connecting to a VPN server outside of the blackout region, you can unblock Yankees livestreams. Likewise, if you’re outside of the US, streaming sites will block you from watching. You can use a VPN to access Yankee’s games from abroad.
BEST VPN FOR YANKEES:Our top recommendation is ExpressVPN. The company operates servers in nearly two dozen US cities, and it’s great for unblocking region-locked content. Speeds are fast enough to live stream the Yankees in HD, and easy-to-use apps are available for a wide range of devices including Windows, MacOS, iOS, Android, Amazon Fire TV, Linux, and certain wifi routers. 24/7 live chat support is available, and it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, so you can try it risk free.
How to bypass MLB blackout restrictions or region locks with a VPN
A good VPN can unblock all of the streaming options available to watch Yankees games. Here’s how it’s done:
- Sign up for a VPN. We recommend ExpressVPN.
- Download and install the VPN app for your device.
- Open the app and choose a US location outside of the blackout region.
- Hit the Connect button.
- Open the live stream and start watching the Yankees online!
Note that VPNs vary in how effective they are at unblocking certain websites and apps. More on that below.
Where to watch the Yankees live online
Yankees fans have a few different options for where they can live stream regular and postseason games over the internet. Note that we only list official sources and not unlicensed streams. No matter which you stream from, blackout restrictions apply.
Official broadcasters include Fox Sports, ESPN, and TBS, as well as a few regional networks, so we’ll look at a few over-the-top internet TV providers that carry those channels in addition to official MLB apps.
MLB.tv and MLB At Bat
MLB.tv is the official subscription streaming service for MLB games, and MLB At Bat is the league’s official app for Android, iOS, game consoles, and streaming devices like Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, and Amazon Fire TV. If you only want to watch Yankees games online, the price is $92 per year. You can use your MLB.tv subscription to log into the At Bat app.
Note that MLB.tv only covers out-of-market games, so if you live near New York or one of the teams that the Yankees play against, you’ll be blacked out. If you live in a blackout region or outside the country, you can unblock the stream with a VPN.
Note, however, that a VPN cannot unblock games on the MLB At Bat app for iOS and Android. The app requires your GPS to be turned on in order to verify your location. A VPN does not change your GPS location and therefore won’t unblock Yankees games on Android and iOS. Turn the GPS off, and the app won’t work. We’ve even tried GPS-spoofing apps to no avail.
So if you’re watching on a PC or Mac, a VPN will get the job done. It will probably also work with streaming media devices and game consoles (though we haven’t tested all of them). But if you’re on Android or iOS, check one of the alternative options below.
Sling TV is a streaming television service designed for cord-cutters who don’t have cable or satellite. TBS, Fox, and NBC Regional Sports networks, which carry most games, are included in the Sling Blue package. The cost is $25 per month, and as of time of writing, a 40 percent discount knocks the price down to $15 per month.
The Sling Orange package includes ESPN and costs the same as Sling Blue, or you can add it as an optional extra. MLB Network and MLB Network Strike Zone are also available in the Sports Extra package for another $10 per month. A 7-day free trial is available.
You must be in the United States to watch the Yankees on Sling TV. If you’re not in the US, use a VPN to stream live games from abroad. You can watch in a web browser or get the Sling TV app for iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, game consoles, Amazon Fire TV, and many smart TVs.
YouTube TV is a paid service from YouTube that carries several live channels for $40 per month. Fox, FS1, ESPN, ESPN2, MLB Network, NBC, and TBS are all available. You can even record games for later viewing with no storage limits. Up to six accounts are allowed per household, plus there’s a 30-day money-back guarantee.
You can watch in a web browser on a PC or Mac, or get the app for Android, iOS, Chromecast, Roku, PS4, Xbox, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, smart TVs, and more.
If you’re living abroad, you’ll need to connect to a VPN server in the United States to watch.
Hulu + Live TV
Hulu Live is Hulu’s foray into streaming live TV channels in the US. It has all the same baseball channels as YouTube TV except for MLB Network. A 7-day free trial is available. You can watch in a web browser or get the app for Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, game consoles, Roku, and smart TV.
You’ll need to either be in the US or connect to an American VPN server in order to watch.
PlayStation’s cord-cutting service costs $35 per month to get the standard terrestrial channels–ESPN, ESPN2, TBS, FS1, and Fox–and $45 per month if you tack on MLB Network. A 7-day free trial is on offer.
Like the others, PS Vue is only available in the United States, but you don’t need a PlayStation console to use it. Apps are also available for iOS, Android, Chromecast, Apple TV, Fire TV, and Roku, or you can just watch in a web browser. You can use PS Vue on up to five devices at once.
If you’re abroad, use a VPN to connect to a US server and unblock the streams.
DirecTV Now is a standalone TV streaming service from cable provider DirecTV. You don’t need a cable subscription to use it. For $50 per month, you get ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, FS1, and TBS. In the past, MLB Network was available in pricier packages, but that no longer seems to be the case.
You’ll need to use a VPN to access DirecTV Now if you’re not in the US.
FuboTV costs $45 per month and lets you stream Fox, FS1, and TBS. Unfortunately, ESPN, ESPN2, and MLB Network are not available. A few local Fox channels are included, though. A 7-day free trial is on offer.
Although FuboTV operates in several countries, you need the US package to get the channels needed to watch Yankees games. And in order to access those channels, you need to either be in the US or use a VPN to change your location.
Unsanctioned live streams
You might be able to find a few third-party live streaming websites offering Yankees games free of charge. However, these sites often operate in a legal grey area and should not be trusted. Many links to and on these sites are either scams or downright malicious. Unofficial streams are unreliable, low quality, require a lot of buffering, and could get cut off at any second. Avoid the malware, trackers, and poor quality by sticking to legal sources
Yankees in 2019
The Yankees came out of 2018 with a 100-win season that ended in the Division Series against the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees are going into the 2019 MLB season with many key players left out of their lineup due to injuries. On the plus side, the Yankees have shored up their starting pitching, which was a weak point in the previous season. Once again, the Sox look to be the Yankee’s biggest contender in 2019.