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How to Watch NESN Live Without Cable

Sports fans in Boston, and across the northeast, can watch NESN live without cable on fuboTV, DIRECTV STREAM “Choice,” or NESN 360. Our top pick, fuboTV, carries NESN, NBC Sports Boston, and WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston for watching the Patriots.


DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” and fuboTV offer similar value for watching NESN in Boston, and both also include NBC Sports Boston for watching Celtics games. NESN 360, a direct-to-consumer streaming service created by the Red Sox, offers in-market Sox and Bruins programming from NESN only.

Which live TV streaming services carry NESN?

In the easy to use table below, we have listed the live TV streaming services that carry NESN as well as NBC Sports Boston. At present, fuboTV and DIRECTV STREAM are the only streaming services that carry both NESN and NBC Sports Boston.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceFuboHulu + Live TVParamount+Sling Orange & BlueYouTube TV
NBC Sports Boston NBC Sports Boston
NESN NESN

The NESN viewing territory

NESN is a regional channel limited to the northeast in scope. In a recent Q&A session, NESN staff listed the most up-to-date TV territory for NESN’s lineup.

NESN’s home television territory includes Connecticut (excluding Fairfield County), Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.

NESN FAQ page

Watch NESN on DIRECTV STREAM

Boston sports fans can watch NESN live without cable on DIRECTV STREAM by upgrading to the “Choice” plan.

NFL fans in Boston can watch the Patriots live on WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston with DIRECTV STREAM.

Watch NESN on fuboTV

fuboTV carries NESN for in-market Bruins and Red Sox fans, but does charge a “regional sports fee” of $11.99 per month for fans who live in markets that have regional sports networks, which applies to Boston.

Watch NESN on NESN 360

Cord cutting sports fans in Boston, and across the northeast, can watch NESN live without cable by signing up for NESN 360, the streaming service owned by the Red Sox. NESN 360 offers NESN programming only and doesn’t carry the channels fans need to watch the Bruins and Red Sox in nationally televised games.

NESN 360 is expensive at $30 per month, but the overall cost of NESN 360 + YouTube TV is basically equivalent with DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” or fuboTV plus a regional sports fee.

Watching NESN FAQ

How can I watch NESN out-of-market?

Out-of-market Bruins fans can access most games on ESPN+, whereas Red Sox fans should signup for MLB.TV.

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