MLB fans in the Motor City can watch the Tigers live on Bally Sports Detroit with fuboTV, Bally Sports+, or DIRECTV STREAM “Choice.” Out-of-market Tigers fans can follow the team on MLB.TV.
As a kid who grew up in Detroit, I know first hand how important watching sports is to most Detroiters. The good news for Tigers baseball fans is you can stream the action from Comerica Park live online without cable TV. Although there are three options to watch the Detroit Tigers live online, our top pick for 2023 is fuboTV.
Watch WJBK FOX 2 Detroit, Bally Sports Detroit, ESPN, CBS and more.
$74.99 / month
|7 Day Free Trial|
For out-of-market Detroit fans.
$24.99 / month
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The most important channels for Tigers fans
The old FOX Sports Detroit is now Bally Sports Detroit, and that is the channel that Tigers fans will need in order to watch most of the team’s regular season games. Conveniently, Bally Sports Detroit also carries Red Wings and Pistons games, but you cannot watch the Detroit Lions on Bally Sports Detroit.
When the Tigers are on national TV, MLB fans in Detroit will also want access to ESPN, FOX, FS1, TBS, and Apple TV+ and Peacock if they would like to watch the combined 36 exclusive national games these platforms will now broadcast on Friday nights, and Sunday mornings, during the regular season.
|DIRECTV STREAM – Choice||ESPN Plus||Fubo||Hulu + Live TV||Orange & Blue Sports Extra||Sling Blue||YouTube TV|
|Bally Sports Detroit|
$99.99 / month
$9.99 / month
$74.99 / month
$69.99 / month
$65 / month
$35 / month
$72.99 / month
The best option for local Tigers fans
As with many Bally owned regional sports networks, DirecTV Stream is currently the only option for streaming Bally Sports Detroit.
DirecTV Stream’s “Choice” package gets you Bally Sports Detroit which means in-market broadcasts of regular season Tigers, Red Wings, and Pistons action. You can also get WJBK, FOX 2 Detroit on DirecTV Stream to watch the Lions.
Read our DirecTV Stream review.
For fans outside of Detroit
MLB.TV is the premium out-of-market option for MLB fans. With MLB.TV fans can circumvent the regional broadcast rules and watch any game they like, including Detroit Tigers games. If you want to follow just one team all summer, the rate drops to a one time annual fee of $109.99. Rather than buying MLB.TV on Amazon Prime, which is a sports dead-end, we recommend adding MLB.TV to a YouTube TV account.
When the Tigers are on national TV
When the Tigers are featured on an exclusive national broadcast, like ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, the game will be blacked out on Bally Sports Detroit. Use this guide to find the Tigers when they are on national TV.
Detroit Tigers live stream FAQ
The old FOX Sports Detroit has been rebranded as Bally Sports Detroit. Different name, same programming, but technically, no, you can no longer watch the Tigers on FOX Sports Detroit.