How to Avoid MLB Blackouts and Stream Every Game with a VPN

Published: May 11, 2016

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2017 @ 11:21 am

It’s America’s greatest pastime. From the Babe’s legendary home runs to Jeter’s game-winning throws, baseball season is the greatest time of the year. Unfortunately, due to network blackouts, baseball fans in the U.S. and Canada are forced to wait until after certain games are aired before they can stream them online.

Major bummer.

Luckily, you can use a VPN to secure your connection and
unblock MLB blackouts!

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How a VPN lets you bypass MLB blackouts

A VPN works by masking your IP address with an IP from another country. When you connect to a VPN DNS proxy server, you’re able to encrypt your traffic and hide your IP address.

You’ll be able to access content that may not have been available before—including MLB games.

A VPN also secures your web traffic while protecting your privacy. You just sign up, then use the app to connect and start watching.

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Catch every match with an MLB subscription and a VPN

The easiest way to watch MLB is with an MLB.TV subscription. Here you can catch all the games (and the World Series) for your favorite team by signing up for either the yearly or monthly subscription.

New subscribers also receive a free subscription to MLB.TV’s new At Bat streaming app, which is available on both Android and iOS devices.

Step-by-step guide to stream MLB online

MLB.TV is available globally, so to avoid blackouts all you have to do is connect to a VPN server location where games are not being broadcast.

Here’s how:

  1. First, sign up for an MLB.TV account. Then sign up for an ExpressVPN account.
  2. Install ExpressVPN on any device that you want to watch baseball on.
  3. Connect to a VPN server location where games ARE NOT being aired (this way you can avoid all the blackouts).
  4. Head to, enter your login credentials and stream with no blackouts.

With ExpressVPN, you can secure your internet connection and surf with lightning-fast speeds on your desktop, laptop, or smartphone.

Best of all, you’re covered with a hassle-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

Use a VPN and stream with confidence

Now that you know how VPNs work and how they can help you avoid blackouts, leave us your 2016-2017 predictions in the comments below!

Will the Kansas City Royals come out on top again? Or will the Yankees, with their unprecedented 27 Series wins, take the crown? Were you able to use a VPN as a workaround for the MLB blackouts? Is the sky blue?

Let us know below!

And remember. If you have any questions, ExpressVPN’s live chat service is available around-the-clock to help you!

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17 thoughts on “MLB

  1. MLB at bat is not working for me. I tried a GPS location spoofer in conjunction with VPNexpress and it still doesnt work. I am using device gps only, not advanced tracking.

    1. Hi Vic,

      Try not to use a GPS location spoofer with ExpressVPN. With a VPN, your IP address is already hidden and replaced by the server address you connect to. If you have further problems, please contact the Support team at for further assistance.

    1. Hi Bill,

      ExpressVPN does not interfere with any streamimg service you choose to use. In fact, it helps you access your favorite sport streams no matter where you are.

      If you have problems using ExpressVPN to watch NESN, please contact the Support team at 🙂

  2. It’s not working for the World Baseball Classic on only watchable in the US. I need help or a refund on my money.

  3. I think MLB has gotten wise to the VPN trick. I’m trying to stream the World Baseball Classic in the UK (where it’s blacklisted). Have used Express VPN to both DC and NY and MLB TV says,

    “We’re sorry. We have determined that you are blacked out of watching the game you selected, due to television broadcaster restrictions. An archive copy of the game will be available 90 minutes after the game ends.”

    Is there a solution to this, or are we stuck?


    1. Hi Christian,

      A VPN can help you stream sports no matter where you are. Simply pick a broadcaster that is showing the South African cricket tour, connect to a VPN server in that location, then you’ll be able to watch the games in New Zealand or anywhere else!

  4. Is there any chance that I can get VPN Express to use in Spain and UK while I am away in Europe this month. We are huge baseball fans and don’t want to miss a minute. If it’s possible, can I use wifi to connect in our hotel room? Thanks for your help.

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