The 2021 MLB season is back! For cord-cutters who don’t have a cable subscription, MLB on Kodi is a great alternative to your local cable provider for watching live games on a wide range of devices. It’s also a great alternative to some other methods, such as MLB Reddit streams, which can be inconsistent, poor quality, and skirt copyrights. Simply put, the following options are your best bet for high-quality MLB streams without the hassle.
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Important note: Our guide only recommends official streaming sources through Kodi. Major League Baseball has international popularity and is available for streaming online through many official channels. However, most options require payment of some kind, leading to many unofficial streaming options that bypass broadcast rights. There are plenty of great options for Kodi users to get MLB games this year, although you may need a VPN to access some free and paid streams, and to avoid speed throttling from your ISP.
If you’re outside of the countries where the MLB is broadcasting for free, or you’re in the blackout region, you may need to connect to a VPN server in the locations described below.
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How to watch the 2021 MLB season on Kodi with a VPN
With the popularity of MLB games, it’s easy to understand why many fans will be looking to watch through any means necessary. Especially if you’re traveling outside of the US, you may need to use a VPN to unblock streams and maintain your HD quality video. Follow these steps to watch the MLB 2021 season through Kodi from anywhere in the world.
Here’s how to watch MLB games on Kodi:
- First, sign up to your chosen VPN service. We recommend IPVanish for Kodi users, although NordVPN, Surfshark and ExpressVPN are also good options.
- Next, install the VPN app onto your chose streaming device. Make sure there’s an app for your device before signing up.
- Connect your VPN app to a server in the country where MLB streams are available. Kodi users will find free streams in the US through various apps
- Open the Kodi addon carrying your stream and enjoy!
We recommend you do a trial run of your chosen Kodi addons during the VPN’s money-back guarantee period. This will help you verify that your streams will continue to work through the entire 2021 MLB season.
The MLB 2021 season has streaming rights available in several countries, but US streaming options are the best for those who want free access through Kodi addons. Some games will be available on free-to-air networks, while free trial options exist across a number of streaming services where Kodi addons are available.
When and where to watch MLB 2021 streams
Games will be broadcast by five national networks in the US:
- Sunday: TBS and ESPN
- Monday: ESPN and ESPN2
- Wednesday: ESPN and ESPN2
- Thursday: MLB Network
- Saturday: Fox
- In Spanish: Fox Deportes, ESPN Deportes, and TBS SAP CNN en Espanol
All-star and Post-season
- All-Star Game: Fox
- American League Wild Card Game: ESPN
- American League Division Series: Fox Sports 1, TBS, and MLB Network
- National League Wild Card Game: TBS
- National League Division Series: TBS
- American League Championship Series: Fox, Fox Sports
- National League Championship Series: TBS
- World Series: Fox
Whether you plan to watch any of these through official Kodi addons or through unofficial MLB streams Reddit users provide, you should consider connecting a VPN to avoid a few troublesome issues.
For those in Canada, DAZN will carry MLB Network streams. DAZN is available through a Kodi addon. If you’re in the US, you can also use a VPN to get access to DAZN Canada as a low-cost option.
Best official addons to watch MLB on Kodi in 2021
A number of official addons deliver high-quality MLB content on Kodi. Depending on the options you choose, you can get some games for free, or get MLB on Kodi through different paid streaming services.
Note that some or all of these add-ons will not be visible in the official repository or simply won’t work if you’re using Kodi 19 Matrix. You will likely be required to use Kodi 18 Leia or earlier.
MLB.tv Kodi addon
If you have an MLB.tv subscription, you can access your account directly on Kodi using the MLB.tv addon. You will find a version of this addon in the Official Kodi Addon Repository but can also find it in eracknophobia’s Repo.
To utilize this addon correctly, you’ll need to make sure to add in your credentials. To do that, right-click (or long press for Amazon Fire TV users) on the addon’s icon or name, and then click on Settings.
From there, you can enter your username and password. Note that there appears to be a “Single Team / Free Game Subscription” option. With an MLB.tv subscription, you can purchase a yearly pass for all games offered by MLB.tv, or for a single team.
MLB.tv also offers a “free game of the day” which is available for anyone. You can access that free game by turning on the Free Game Subscription option in Kodi.
Note that MLB.tv is only available in the US, and streams are likely to be blacked out in local markets for both home and away teams. Use a VPN to bypass these restrictions by connecting to a US, Canada, or Mexico server outside of the blackout region.
DAZN Kodi addon
DAZN is one of the most exciting sports streaming services on the market today. For $19.99 per month, you can get a load of live sports content.
DAZN US primarily offers fight sports, with an exclusive MLB show only on DAZN US. You can also use a VPN to access all of the sports content available through DAZN Canada. That includes DAZN Canada’s live streams through MLB Network. You could also try Japan, where DAZN also streams MLB games.
DAZN has pretty strict geographic content blocking in place, but we’ve found that ExpressVPN and NordVPN both work to bypass DAZN Canada’s blocks. As such, you can get access to MLB on Kodi through DAZN at an extremely low cost.
The DAZN Kodi addon is available through the Official Kodi Addon Repository.
To use this addon, you will need to enter your DAZN credentials through its settings menu.
Sling TV Kodi addon
Sling TV is a cord-cutting service for live TV streaming. There are two base packages available, both $30 per month. Both options (Sling Blue and Sling Orange) will offer a varied mixture of channels you’ll need for MLB.
Sling Blue provides access to Fox channels and TBS, while Sling Orange comes with ESPN. To maximize your options, you’ll want to sign up for the Sling Orange + Blue package, which costs $45 per month. You can also add MLB Network to your package for an additional fee.
Sling TV no longer offers a free trial.
The Sling TV Kodi addon is available in the Official Kodi Addon Repository. You will need to enter your username and password into the addon through its settings menu.
Sportsnet Now Kodi addon
If you have a Sportsnet Now account, you can access MLB games for the Toronto Blue Jays (and any other teams that they play, as well). Sportsnet Now is a Canadian TV network. While you’ll be limited to only Blue Jays games, you will also get World Series games.
Sportsnet Now can only be purchased if you are a Canadian resident, but if you are a resident traveling out of the country, you may also be able to access your account through a VPN as well. Sportsnet Now costs CA$24.99, with a 7-day free trial offered.
Sportsnet Now can be accessed on Kodi through an app available in the Official Kodi Addon Repository.
Fox Sports Go Kodi addon
FOX Sports Go is similar to MLB.tv and Sportsnet Now in that it’s a sports streaming option that you can access through a Kodi addon. If you have a FOX Sports Go account, you’ll simply need to log in to it through the FOX Sports Kodi addon. From there, you’ll be able to live stream MLB on Kodi as long as there’s a game available.
FOX Sports Go is only available to those who already have a TV streaming subscription that includes Fox Sports channels. That can include regular cable subscriptions, FuboTV, Sling, or others that include Fox channels in the channel package.
You’ll find the Fox Sports Go addon available through the Official Kodi Addon Repository.
Unofficial Kodi addons for MLB live streaming
There are a large number of unofficial Kodi addons being used by millions of Kodi users streaming MLB games. Although these addons are indeed “free,” they earn this status by using pirated streams.
You may find these addons recommend on other sites, however, we recommend that you utilize the options listed above in the official addons section instead.