By Jim Kimble / Updated March 29, 2023
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to watch Philadelphia Phillies games live without a cable TV subscription during the 2023 season.
Best Streaming Options for Watching Phillies Games Live
The Philadelphia Phillies air their home games on NBC Sports Philadelphia, their exclusive in-market broadcasting partner. To watch their games and enjoy the full Phillies experience, you’ll need a live TV streaming service that carries NBC Sports Philadelphia.
There are several options to choose from:
- fubo: fubo offers a Pro plan with more than 152 channels, including NBC Sports Philadelphia, ESPN, FS1, FOX, and many other regional and national sports channels. The plan costs $74.99 per month, and you can enjoy a 7-day free trial before committing.
- Hulu Live TV: Hulu Live TV provides access to 75+ live TV channels, including NBC Sports Philadelphia, ESPN, FOX, and CBS Sports Network. It costs $69.99 per month and includes Disney+ and ESPN+. Unfortunately, Hulu no longer offers a free trial for live TV.
- YouTube TV: YouTube TV offers 128 channels, including NBC Sports Philadelphia, ESPN, TNT, TBS, and ABC. The subscription costs $72.99 per month, and you can test it out with a 7-day free trial. It also comes with unlimited Cloud DVR storage.
Keep in mind that these streaming services also provide access to national broadcast games on ESPN, FOX, FS1, TBS, and MLB Network. However, please note that local blackout restrictions may apply to certain games, so it’s always a good idea to check the schedule beforehand.
Watching Phillies Games for Free with a TV Antenna
If you prefer not to sign up for a streaming service, you can still watch the Philadelphia Phillies games that air on ABC and FOX for free using a TV antenna. Phillies fans can enjoy FOX broadcasts throughout the regular season, with ABC becoming crucial for post-season games.
To get started, here are some helpful resources:
- How to Choose the Best TV Antenna
- How to Connect Multiple TVs to One Antenna
- Review: The Best Indoor TV Antennas
- Review: The Best Outdoor TV Antennas
How to Stream Phillies Games: What You’ll Need
To stream Phillies games on your TV, you’ll need a few essentials:
- A streaming service: Choose a streaming service that carries NBC Sports Philadelphia and the channels broadcasting national games.
- A Smart TV or streaming device: Connect your Smart TV or streaming device, such as a Roku or Chromecast, to your TV.
Most live TV streaming services offer dedicated apps for various devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast with Google TV, smartphones (iOS and Android), PCs, and gaming consoles like Xbox and PlayStation.
Individual Streaming Options
fubo stands out with its Pro plan offering more than 152 channels, including NBC Sports Philadelphia, ESPN, FS1, FOX, and other local and national sports networks. The subscription costs $74.99 per month and comes with a 7-day free trial. You can watch on up to 10 screens simultaneously and upgrade for unlimited screens.
fubo also includes a regional sports fee, which adds $10.99 per month for one regional network or $13.99 per month for two RSNs in your area. Make sure to review the channel lineup for your specific region before signing up. Entertainment channels like Discovery, Paramount Network, USA Network, and Hallmark Channel are also part of the package.
With fubo, you can enjoy up to 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR storage, so you won’t miss any game replays. Elite and Premier subscribers can even watch selected games on FS1 and FOX in stunning upscaled 4K. Plus, fubo offers a vast library of on-demand movies and TV shows.
The fubo app is available on various devices, including Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Vizio SmartCast TVs, Hisense, and TVs running Google TV or Android TV. Xbox gamers can also watch fubo on their consoles.
Hulu Live TV
Hulu Live TV provides access to 75+ live TV channels, including ESPN, NBC Sports Philadelphia, FOX, and CBS Sports Network. For $69.99 per month, you can enjoy live TV on up to two screens simultaneously. The subscription also includes unlimited Cloud DVR storage, so you can record your favorite sports, news, or movies.
One advantage of Hulu Live TV is its integration with Disney+ and ESPN+. With a Hulu Live TV subscription, you can activate the ESPN app and unlock all the live sports available on ESPN Plus.
Please note that Hulu no longer offers a free trial for live TV. However, you can review the channel lineup before making a decision.
YouTube TV offers 128 channels, including ESPN, NBC regional sports networks, and local channels like ABC and CBS. For $72.99 per month, you can enjoy unlimited Cloud DVR storage and create up to six profiles per account.
Apart from the sports channels, YouTube TV brings you popular networks like CNN, Golf Channel, and FX. With support for Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV, NVIDIA Shield TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast, you can easily watch your favorite games on multiple devices. You can also try YouTube TV free for a week before committing.
MLB.tv provides live streams for all out-of-market games. Unfortunately, Phillies games are subject to blackout restrictions for fans living in the team’s home broadcast region. However, if you live outside the market area, you can subscribe to MLB.tv for $24.99 per month and enjoy all the Phillies games.
As an Amazon Prime member, you can also get a free 7-day trial of MLB.tv through Amazon Channels. If you’re already a fubo subscriber, you can add MLB.TV to your subscription. Just keep in mind that the regular rate will apply after the trial period ends.
Apple TV+ is another streaming option for Phillies fans. They stream two live Friday night games each week during the 2023 MLB season. Alongside the baseball games, Apple TV+ offers a selection of original movies and TV shows. The subscription costs $6.99 per month after a free 7-day trial.
You can access Apple TV+ on most major streaming devices, including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast with Google TV. Supported Smart TV brands include Samsung, LG, Sony, Vizio, Panasonic, and Hisense.
Peacock starts streaming Sunday morning MLB games on April 23. These games will be available with a Peacock Premium subscription for $4.99 per month. You can start with a free 7-day trial to test out the service.
Peacock works on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku. It also offers apps for a wide range of Android TV-enabled Smart TVs, including Sony. Supported Smart TV brands also include LG, Samsung, Vizio, and Hisense.
You can sign up for a free 7-day trial for Peacock Premium. The detailed MLB game schedule for Peacock is available on their website.
ESPN+ streams one live MLB game per day, as part of the national broadcast schedule. Keep in mind that out-of-market games may still be subject to local blackout restrictions.
ESPN+ subscriptions cost $9.99 per month and can be bundled with Hulu and Disney+. After a live game streams on ESPN+, you can also enjoy the replay. Make sure to check the MLB ESPN+ schedule for regular season games.
Frequently Asked Questions About Watching Philadelphia Phillies Games
Readers often have questions about watching or streaming Phillies games without a pay TV provider. Here are some commonly asked questions:
Q: How can I watch the Philadelphia Phillies game today?
A: You have three main options to watch Phillies games live when they’re playing at home without cable or satellite service. fubo, Hulu Live TV, and YouTube TV all carry MLB games airing on NBC Sports Philadelphia. Each service offers various channels and features, so choose the one that suits your preferences.
- fubo: fubo has 152+ channels in the Pro plan, including ESPN, FS1, and local FOX stations. You can start with a free 7-day trial, and plans run month-to-month.
- Hulu Live TV: Hulu Live TV offers 74 TV channels, including ESPN networks, local channels, and access to Disney+ and ESPN+. The subscription costs $69.99 per month, and you can sign up and cancel at any time.
- YouTube TV: YouTube TV provides 128 channels, including sports networks, local channels, and popular entertainment and news channels found in a cable or satellite package. The subscription costs $72.99 per month, with a 7-day free trial available.
Q: Can I watch Phillies games on Sling TV?
A: While Sling Orange subscribers can watch Phillies games airing on ESPN and TBS, Sling TV does not carry any regional sports networks. Local FOX stations are available in a limited number of markets. If you live in or around one of the specified cities, you should be able to watch Phillies games airing on local FOX stations.
Q: Can I watch Phillies games on the MyTeams app?
A: The MyTeams app no longer carries Phillies games. However, if you have a cable or live TV streaming service subscription, you can activate the NBC Sports app on various devices, including Smart TVs, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and more, to watch live Phillies games.
Q: What channel is the Philadelphia Phillies game on tonight?
A: Philadelphia Phillies games typically air on NBC Sports Philadelphia. The schedule below provides information on which channels or streaming services broadcast national games during the 2023 MLB season.
Note: This article was originally published on April 8, 2022. It has been updated to reflect new streaming options, prices, and updated schedules.
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