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

Published: Sep 11, 2018

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

The Astros want to keep the World Series trophy in Houston. The Dodgers are dying to avenge their defeat last October. Or is this a year to root for the Red Sox, Indians, or Cubs?

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

Get ExpressVPN
The red, white and blue logo of Major League Baseball.
how to watch mlb live with expressvpn

A VPN is the best MLB TV blackout workaround

Get access to…

Free MLB streaming options

The official MLB Network

MLB streams on mobile

See MLB streaming options below!

Stream MLB live games on Sling TV

Sling includes many channels that carry MLB games, such as ESPN, TBS, and Fox.

To get all of these channels, you’ll need to get Sling Orange as well as Sling Blue. The monthly subscription costs $40, but a 7-day free trial is available.

Note: Sling TV does not carry the MLB Network.

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Head to https://www.sling.com/ and use the free trial for Sling Orange + Sling Blue
  4. Tune in to the games!

Watch free MLB streams on DirecTV

DirecTV offers ESPN, TBS, Fox, and the MLB Network.

The subscription fee for the first three channels is $35/month, while adding the MLB Network brings the price up to $55/month. Again, a 7-day free trial is available.

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Head to https://www.directvnow.com/devices/ and use the free trial
  4. Enjoy the games!

Stream live MLB games on PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue offers ESPN, TBS, Fox, and the MLB Network for $45/month. For $35/month, you get the same package but without the MLB Network. Select plans have a 7-day free trial.

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Visit https://www.playstation.com/en-us/network/vue/ and select a plan
  4. Stream the games live!

Note: You will need to submit a U.S. ZIP code (e.g., 10022, 48104, etc.)

Watch MLB live on YouTube TV

YouTube and MLB are expanding their partnership and will bring live streams to YouTube TV. The subscription costs $40/month but there’s a free trial available.

  1. Get ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Visit the YouTube TV MLB page
  4. Stream the games live!

Note: You may need to submit a U.S. ZIP code (e.g., 10022, 48104, etc.)

How to stream MLB.TV live

The easiest way to watch MLB games is with an MLB.TV subscription. The subscription costs $25 per month, or $116 per year.

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. To stream:

  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 blackouts)
  4. Head to http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/subscriptions and enter your login credentials
  5. Batter up!

Have trouble streaming? Talk to Support. If the trouble persists, ExpressVPN has you covered with our hassle-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

Watch live MLB games with the At Bat app

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.

The app is a must-have for baseball fanatics and lets you access the MLB.TV Free Game of the Day plus in-game highlights. 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 blackouts)
  4. Fire up the MLB At Bat app and go!

Who’s winning the World Series?

The Houston Astros won the World Series for the first time in franchise history last year and are looking to repeat. Meanwhile, the LA Dodgers and Cleveland Indians are looking strong and will be fancy their chances of making a playoff run.

Who’s your pick to win it all? Share your predictions below, and if you have any questions, ExpressVPN offers Live Chat Support around the clock to help you!

Get ExpressVPN

ExpressVPN is a VPN service not intended to be used as a means of copyright circumvention. Please read the ExpressVPN Terms of Service and your content provider's Terms of Use for more details.

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 http://www.expressvpn.com/support/ 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 http://www.expressvpn.com/support 🙂

  6. It’s not working for the World Baseball Classic on mlb.tv 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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee on a red badge with yellow ribbon.Stream sports risk-free with ExpressVPN’s 30-day money-back guarantee