How to Avoid MLB Blackouts and Watch MLB 2018 with a VPN

Published: Jul 9, 2018

How to watch MLB 2018 online? How to get free MLB streams?

From the Babe’s legendary home runs to Jeter’s game-winning throws, baseball season is the greatest time of the year. This season, the LA Dodgers will look to take crown from the Houston Astros. Be sure to follow the action!

Use a VPN to secure your connection and unblock MLB blackouts!

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A VPN is the best MLB TV blackout workaround

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 and the World Series 2018.

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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See MLB streaming options below!

How to watch MLB TV VPN streams

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

A VPN helps you beat blackouts and access HD streams, without throttling.

Step-by-step guide to avoid MLB blackouts

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. Sign up for ExpressVPN
  2. Download the app on all your devices
  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.
  5. Batter up!

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How to solve MLB app blackouts

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

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Download the app on your mobile device
  3. Connect to a VPN server location where games ARE NOT being aired (this way you can avoid all the blackouts)
  4. Fire up the app and go!

Who’s winning the World Series?

The Houston Astros, having won World Series for the first time in franchise history, are looking to defend their title with some scary-good starting pitching depth. Is this the start of a new dynasty? Or will a more familiar face be reclaiming the throne in 2018?

Share your predictions below, and if you have any questions, ExpressVPN’s live chat service is available around-the-clock to help you!

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33 thoughts on “MLB

  1. tried to stream Baltimore Orioles games on IPVANISH vpn using amazon firetv. miserable failure. why would YOUR vpn be better ? and i’ve heard VPN’s have some sort of trouble with Amazon fire products (by FAR the best and most commonly used streaming devices. Obviously your vpn is not helpful to us if it doesnt work with FireTv/stick products ) what’s a roku/ an australian animal ?) thanx

  2. I am having the same issue with my appletv too (4th gen) i have my router (netscape) with expressvpn on it. MLB is still blackout through both systems.
    I got this specifically for watching baseball.

      1. I am going through all your youtube videos, and redoing everything step by step hopefully this will work.

        1. This didn’t help. I’ve tried attaching mediastreamer, but everything else is set up through router. I don’t know how to attach this through expressvpnrouter. Any suggestions?

      2. I got it up and working now. I had to add Media streamer to my expressvpn router. Thankyou for all the youtube videos that walked me through this.

  3. I have my AppleTV set up with Mediastreamer and MLB does not work. I then changed my router’s L2PT settings to be out of the blackout zones, and now every game is blacked out. I’ll be honest, this was one of the big reasons for me to subscribe in the first place.

  4. Just got signed up today and used the step by step guide for setting up with a 4th gen Apple TV by first creating a ddns account, then doing the Dynamic DNS Registration, then manually
    configuring the DNS server IP on the Apple TV’s settings. After restarting via settings (per instructions) I still get blacked out of local games. Any suggestions?

  5. 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 🙂

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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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