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How to Watch the NY Yankees Live Without Cable in 2023

Written by John O'Connor

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Watch the Yankees live without cable on the YES Network with DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” or the YES app. Out-of-market Yankee fans can watch the team with an MLB.TV subscription.

How to watch the Yankees
Yankee’s 2023 viewing guide + updated free trials for tonight’s game.
Table of Contents
  1. The most important channels for Yankees fans
  2. For local Yankees fans
  3. If you don’t live in New York
  4. How to watch the Yankees Amazon Prime games in 2023
  5. How to watch the Yankees when they are on national TV
  6. Watching the Yankees FAQ
  7. More MLB Teams

You can live stream Yankees baseball on iPhone, Smart TVs, and even tablets. For the 2023 season, DIRECTV STREAM’s “Choice” package and the YES Network app are the only live TV streaming service that carries the YES Network. Unlike the YES Network app, DIRECTV STREAM carries all the channels Yankee fans need to follow the Bronx Bombers through the playoffs, as well as WNYW-TV FOX 5 NYC for watching the Giants. If you live outside of the New York area and want to watch the Yankees, MLB.TV is the best option.


Live stream the YES Network on DIRECTV STREAM plus ABC, CBS, FOX, FS1, ESPN, ESPN2, and more.

$99.99 / month

5 Day Free Trial

YES Network App

Watch in-market regular season games on the YES Network only.

$19.99 / month

Signup for the YES Network App


OUT-OF-MARKET ONLY. Add MLB.TV to a Fubo account.

$74.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial



$24.99 / month

Signup for MLB.TV on ESPN+

The most important channels for Yankees fans

For in-market Yankees fans in New York, CT, northern NJ, and parts of PA, the Yes Network, the regional sports network owned by the Yankees, Amazon, Sinclair Broadcast Group, and others, is your best bet. The Yes Network carries most regular season Yankees action as well as the WNBA’s New York Liberty, the Brooklyn Nets, and New York City FC soccer.

I’ve also added ESPN, FOX, FS1, and TBS, which along with Apple TV+ and Peacock, are the channels and services that carry nationally televised MLB games that reach every market. Since the Yankees are a popular team with a national brand, Yankees fans will get to see the team on national TV often.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceESPN PlusFuboHulu + Live TVSling Orange & BlueYouTube TV
YES Network YES Network

For local Yankees fans

New York Yankees Viewing Guide for in-market, and out-of-market, fans.

Currently, the only way to stream the YES Network, as well as the channels that carry nationally televised Yankee games, is through DIRECTV STREAM’s “Choice” package.

DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” also carries MSG for Knicks coverage, as well as WNYW-TV FOX 5 NYC for watching the Giants and WCBS-TV CBS 2 for watching Jets games, which is an added bonus if your sports interests go beyond Yankees baseball.

New for 2023, the YES Network has launched its own direct-to-consumer streaming service, which allows in-market Yankee fans to watch most regular season games, as well as the YES Network’s other programming live without cable.

In addition to MLB baseball, the YES Network carries WNBA, NBA, and MLS games in-market. The YES Network is so well subscribed because it is the exclusive local home of popular pro sports teams like:

the New York Yankees,
WNBA’s New York Liberty,
Brooklyn Nets,
and New York City FC soccer team schedule.

YES Network also carries a select lineup of ACC sporting events as part of the ACC on RSNs series. This means that a handful of Syracuse football and basketball games will air on YES each season.

If you don’t live in New York

Are you a diehard Yankees fan who has moved away from home, but who still wants to follow the team? This out-of-market Yankees viewing guide is for you.

For MLB fans who live out-of-market from their favorite team, MLB.TV allows subscribers to circumvent the regional regular season viewing rules, and tune into whichever team they wish, including the Yankees.

During the MLB regular season, ESPN+ carries one out-of-market game per day, which gives Yankees fans the chance to see the Pinstripes intermittently. While you can’t follow along with the Yankees all season, an ESPN+ subscription saves sports fans almost $1,000 per year over DIRECTV STREAM.

As an added bonus, out-of-market Yankee fans can add MLB.TV to an ESPN+ subscription.

ESPN+ subscriptions get you access to UFC Fight Nights and out-of-market NHL hockey.

How to watch the Yankees Amazon Prime games in 2023

As was the case last season, the Yankees will play a series of exclusive games on Amazon Prime in 2023. If you live in the YES Network viewing territory, these games can only be viewed on Amazon Prime. Amazon games caused outrage among Yankee fans last season and we don’t expect a warmer reception this season. All start times listed below are EST.

Wednesday, May 3 vs. Cleveland Guardians – 7:00pm 
Wednesday, May 17 vs. Toronto Blue Jays – 7:00pm  
Wednesday, May 24 vs. Baltimore Orioles – 7:00pm 
Wednesday, June 21 vs. Seattle Mariners – 7:00pm
Friday, June 30 vs. St. Louis Cardinals – 8:00pm 
Wednesday, July 5 vs. Baltimore Orioles – 7:00pm 
Saturday, July 8 vs. Chicago Cubs – 1:00pm 
Wednesday, July 19 vs. Los Angeles Angels – 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 2 vs. Tampa Bay Rays – 7:00pm 
Friday, August 4 vs. Houston Astros – 7:00pm
Wednesday, August 16 vs. Atlanta Braves – 7:00pm 
Friday, August 18 vs. Boston Red Sox – 7:00pm 
Sunday, August 20 vs. Boston Red Sox – 1:30pm
Friday, September 1 vs. Houston Astros – 8:00pm
Monday, September 11 vs. Boston Red Sox – 7:00pm 
Wednesday, September 13 vs. Boston Red Sox – 7:00pm 
Wednesday, September 20 vs. Toronto Blue Jays – 7:00pm 
Wednesday, September 27 vs. Toronto Blue Jays – 7:00pm 

How to watch the Yankees when they are on national TV

As one of the most iconic brands in all of sports, the major media players who own exclusive rights to games like Friday Night Baseball will want to feature the Yankees often. When the Yankees appear on Sunday Night, Tuesday Night, Friday Night, or Sunday Morning Baseball, or when they are in the playoffs or World Series, here is how to watch.

Watching the Yankees FAQ

How can I watch the Yankees for free on my phone?

The only option for watching the Yankees regular season for free on a mobile phone is with a 5 day free trial of DIRECTV STREAM “Choice.” When the Yankees are on national TV on TBS, ESPN, or FOX, YouTube TV offers the longest free trial at 14 days. When the free trial periods end, it will be necessary to pay to watch Yankees baseball.

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