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 on the device of your choice, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, iPhones, and more. Although YouTube TV offers similar value, our top pick for live streaming the Mets is fuboTV. fuboTV carries SportsNet NY, the Mets regional sports network, in the base package, plus local FOX and CBS affiliates for watching the NFL on Sundays, and is fast and easy to setup if you’re trying to get a game on in a hurry.
Watch SportsNet NY in the base package, plus the NY Giants on FOX, and the Jets on CBS. ESPN, FS1, and Big Ten Network.
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Watch SportsNet NY and MLB Network in the base package.
$64.99 / month
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If you live outside of the NY area.
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The most important channels for Mets fans
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 – Choice||fuboTV||Hulu + Live TV||Orange & Blue Sports Extra||Sling Blue||YouTube TV|
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How to watch this week’s Mets games
Looking for a specific Mets game? We list every televised game, both regional and national, as well as the live TV streaming providers that carry each game, in the easy to use table below.
The best options for local Mets 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
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.
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.
If you live 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 – every Mets game
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+ – Mets games every so often
When the Mets are on 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.