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How to Watch the New York Mets Live Online Without Cable

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Mets fans in New York and northern NJ can watch the Mets live stream on Sportsnet NY with DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV, Hulu, or YouTube TV.

How to watch the Mets live online

In this New York Mets viewing guide, we will walk Mets fans through the best options for watching the action from Citi Field all season long live without cable. Our top pick for live streaming the Mets is DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” because it is the only streaming service that allows New Yorkers to live stream the Mets, Yankees, Knicks, Jets, and Giants from the same app.

DIRECTV STREAM – Choice

Watch SportsNet NY, plus the NY Giants on WNYW FOX 5 NY, and the Jets on CBS, ESPN, FS1, YES Network, and Big Ten Network.

$99.99 / month

5 Day Free Trial

YouTube TV

Watch SportsNet NY and MLB Network in the base package.

$72.99 / month

14 Day Free Trial

MLB.TV

If you live outside of the NY area.

$24.99 / month

Sign Up for MLB.TV

Important channels

Cord cutting Mets fans should consider themselves lucky. Unlike the Yankees with the YES Network, which is only carried by DirecTV Stream, there are several live TV streaming providers who carry SportsNet NY, the regional sports network that broadcasts Mets games in the NY area. Thanks to this competition, Mets fans can get better prices for live streaming the Mets.

In addition to Sportsnet NY, ESPN, FOX, TBS, FS1, and MLB Network will all carry a handful of Mets games each season. Mets fans should also be aware that Apple TV+ and Peacock have purchased the TV rights to 36 exclusive MLB regular season broadcasts each season, and when the Mets appear in one of these games, Sportsnet NY will be blacked out.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceFuboHulu + Live TVOrange & Blue Sports ExtraSling BlueYouTube TV
ESPN ESPN
ESPN2 ESPN2
FOX FOX
FS1 FS1
MLB Network MLB Network
SportsNet NY SportsNet NY
TBS TBS

Local fans

If you live in the New York City metro area, northern NJ, or CT, it’s likely you will have access to Mets games on SportsNet NY. You have four live TV streaming providers to choose from to watch the games.

fuboTV is our top pick for watching the Mets live without cable. Not only does fuboTV carry SportsNet NY in its base package which gets subscribers in NY all the Mets regular season action, the platform is also our top pick for watching the Jets and Giants, as well as our overall winner for streaming the NFL.

fuboTV also carries MSG and MSG+, so NY fans can watch the Knicks on fuboTV as well. The only drawback is fuboTV’s lack of TBS, which is the home of the NL Playoffs after the Wild Card Round. If the Mets go deep in the playoffs, fuboTV won’t be the best solution.

Read our fuboTV sports review.


Hulu + Live TV is another great option for Mets fans, and is competitive with fuboTV. The platform features SportsNet NY, so Mets baseball is covered, but Hulu doesn’t have MSG or MSG+, so watching the Knicks during the NBA regular season is out.

NFL fans: You can stream the Jets and Giants on Hulu.

The Hulu + Live TV and ESPN+ bundle does offer one out-of-market MLB game everyday, plus NHL.TV is now on ESPN+, so there is ample opportunity to watch the NHL on Hulu as well.

For more, read our Hulu + Live TV sports review.


You can’t go wrong with YouTube TV for live streaming sports. The platform is the most innovative sports streaming service, and it carries SportsNet NY for Mets games. Unfortunately, YouTube TV does not carry MSG or MSG+, so regular season Knicks games are out.

As an added bonus, YouTube TV carries MLB Network in its base package. You can stream the Jets and Giants on YouTube TV as well.

If you are on out-of-market Mets fan, we recommend adding MLB.TV to YouTube TV rather than signing up on Amazon Prime which has a very limited overall sports lineup.

Read our YouTube TV sports review.


DirecTV Stream gets you SportsNet NY for the Mets, MSG for the Knicks, plus the YES Network for the Yankees and Nets, but you pay a premium for the “Choice” package.

NY sports fans can get the Giants and Jets on DirecTV Stream as well, but most of you out there will want to save money and go for one of the providers that includes SportsNet NY in its base package.

Read our DirecTV Stream “Choice” review.


Outside of NY

Remember, SportsNet NY is a regional broadcast available only in the TriState area. If you live outside of NY, your only option for watching all the Mets regular season action is MLB.TV.

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 NY Mets games. If you want to follow just one team all summer, the rate drops to a one time annual fee of $109.99.


ESPN+ streams one out-of-market MLB game everyday during the regular season. Usually, this game won’t feature the Mets, but every so often it will, so it could be a nice addition for MLB fans who want to save some cash and see a diverse array of games.

Read our ESPN+ review.


National TV

When the Mets are featured on a “big stage” national game, like ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, the game will be blacked out on SportsNet NY. Here is how to watch the Mets when they are on national TV.

FAQ

Can I watch the Mets on YES Network?

No, you can’t watch Mets games on YES Network unless they are playing the Yankees in a Subway Series. The Yankees TV contract is with the YES Network, the Mets regular season is broadcast by Sportsnet NY.

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