MLB fans in Boston, and across the northeast, can watch Boston Red Sox baseball live without cable on NESN with Fubo, DIRECTV STREAM “Choice,” or NESN 360. Out-of-market Sox fans can follow the team on MLB.TV.
Table of Contents
- The most important channels for Red Sox fans
- Can I watch the Red Sox on Fubo?
- Can I watch the Red Sox on DIRECTV STREAM?
- Can I watch the Red Sox on Hulu + Live TV?
- Can I watch the Red Sox on YouTube TV?
- Can I watch the Red Sox on NESN 360?
- Outside of the Boston area
- Nationally televised Red Sox games
- Red Sox Player to Watch in 2023
- More MLB Team Viewing Guides for 2023
Red Sox fans have several good options for watching regular season Sox games. Although the price is high for a one-channel service, NESN 360 is the most cost-effective option for watching the Red Sox, but nationally televised games and most playoff games will be missing. Our top pick for live-streaming Red Sox games is DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” because the platform carries NESN and NBC Sports Boston, as well as TBS for AL playoffs coverage.
Watch NESN and NBC Sports Boston in the base package plus WBZ-TV CBS 4 for Patriots NFL games but at a higher price than fuboTV.
$99.99 / month
|5 Day Free Trial|
Watch NESN and NBC Sports Boston in the base package plus WBZ-TV CBS 4 for Patriots NFL games.
$74.99 / month
|7 Day Free Trial|
Watch the Red Sox on NESN 360.
$30.00 / month
|Signup for NESN|
$24.99 / month
|Signup for MLB.TV on ESPN+|
The most important channels for Red Sox fans
Most MLB games are broadcast regionally on dedicated channels known as regional sports networks (RSNs). In Boston, the local RSNs are NBC Sports Boston and the New England Sports Network (“NESN”). NBC Sports Boston carries Celtics and Bruins games, but not the Red Sox. For Red Sox action, access to NESN is required.
I have also added in ESPN, FOX, FS1, and TBS, all channels that carry nationally televised MLB games, including the playoffs and World Series. In addition, MLB fans should be aware that Apple TV+ and Peacock are now carrying exclusive MLB games during the regular season.
|DIRECTV STREAM – Choice||Fubo||Hulu + Live TV||Orange & Blue Sports Extra||NESN||YouTube TV|
|NBC Sports Boston|
$99.99 / month
$74.99 / month
$69.99 / month
$65 / month
$30.00 / month
$72.99 / month
Can I watch the Red Sox on Fubo?
Fubo carries the channels you need to watch the Red Sox, as well as the Bruins and Celtics, on NBC Sports Boston. Fubo charges an RSN fee for access to NESN and NBC Sports Boston. The downside with Fubo for Red Sox games is the lack of TBS for watching the AL playoffs.
fuboTV also carries WBZ-TV, Boston CBS, for Patriots action.
Read our full fuboTV sports review.
Can I watch the Red Sox on DIRECTV STREAM?
DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” covers all the bases for Red Sox games, albeit at a hefty price. The platform carries TBS so Red Sox fans can watch Tuesday Night Baseball and the NL playoffs. NBC Sports Boston is also available, but sports fans have to pay for the Choice package to get RSN coverage.
CBS Boston, WBZ-TV, is also available on DIRECTV STREAM for New England Patriots fans.
Read our DIRECTV STREAM review.
Can I watch the Red Sox on Hulu + Live TV?
Hulu + Live TV is another streaming service that carries the national TV MLB channels (except for Apple TV+ and Peacock) as well as NBC Sports Boston. You can also watch CBS Boston on Hulu + Live TV. Their ESPN+ bundle will also get you one out-of-market game every day during the regular season if you want to keep an eye on the competition in the pennant race.
Read our Hulu + Live TV review.
Can I watch the Red Sox on YouTube TV?
YouTube TV, one of our favorites for streaming sports, carries NBC Sports Boston, plus ESPN, TBS, FS1, and CBS Boston.
Read our YouTube TV review.
Can I watch the Red Sox on NESN 360?
Yes, if you live in the northeast, you can watch most Red Sox on NESN 360 during the regular season, as well as some ACC on RSN football games, including BC games, when college football kicks off.
However, NESN 360 is pricey and there will be holes in coverage when the Red Sox appear on national TV or in a streaming exclusive game.
Outside of the Boston area
Let’s say you moved from Boston to the west coast but want to follow the Red Sox. NBC Sports Boston isn’t an option because you’re out-of-market, so you can watch the Sox on MLB.TV, pro baseball’s out-of-market premium product.
Nationally televised Red Sox games
The landscape for streaming nationally televised MLB games is becoming more fragmented as new streaming services have begun buying the exclusive rights to small bundles of games. To learn how to stream all national TV MLB games, including Red Sox games both regular season and playoffs, as well as Yankees rivalry games, view our free watch guide.
Red Sox Player to Watch in 2023
Masataka Yoshida, the Red Sox left fielder, has been on a Home Run bonanza this season, setting records in the process. According to NESN:
Yoshida is the first Japanese-born player with at least two total bases in seven straight games since Ichiro Suzuki did it in May 2010, according to ESPN Stats and Information. That stretch for Ichiro was the longest such streak of his career.NESN website
Both Fubo and DIRECTV STREAM carry NESN and offer free trials to new subscribers. Red Sox fans in the northeast could watch a handful of games for free on either platform before having to pay the monthly subscription fee. When the Red Sox appear on FOX, fans can tune in for free with just an over the air antenna.
Although YouTube TV doesn’t currently offer NESN, Red Sox fans can watch nationally televised games with the platform, including on ESPN, TBS, FOX, and FS1. YouTube TV will carry many of the marquee Red Sox games, but not the NESN broadcasts.