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How to Watch the Oakland Athletics Live Online

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MLB fans in the Bay Area have several good options for watching the A’s live without cable.

How to watch the A's live without cable
Table of Contents
  1. Important channels
  2. Tonight’s game
  3. Local A’s fans
  4. Outside the Bay Area
  5. National TV
  6. More MLB Teams

The A’s have had a tough time on the field, but the good news for A’s fans is that Athletics games are broadcast locally on NBC Sports California, and occasionally NBC Sports Bay Area, both of which are regional sports networks that are offered by several live TV streaming platforms. Our top overall picks for live streaming A’s baseball are fuboTV and YouTube TV, both of which carry NBC Sports Bay Area and California in their base package. YouTube TV and fuboTV also give Bay Area MLB fans access to SF Giants games.


Watch the A’s on NBC Sports California. Warriors, Giants and 49ers games are all available on fuboTV as well. 4K sports available.

$74.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial

YouTube TV

Great option for live streaming in-market A’s games. 4K package upgrade available for select channels.

$72.99 / month

14 Day Free Trial


For out-of-market A’s fans.

$24.99 / month

Sign Up for MLB.TV

Important channels

To watch the A’s regular season games all summer, you want to sign up with a live TV streaming provider that carries NBC Sports California. As you can see from the table below, there are currently 4 options for live streaming the A’s on NBC Sports California.

In addition, when the A’s are on national TV, ESPN, TBS, FS1, and FOX, plus streaming platforms like Apple TV+ and Peacock will be the channels you’ll want to have access to.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceFuboHulu + Live TVParamount+Sling BlueSling Orange & BlueOrange & Blue Sports ExtraYouTube TV
MLB Network MLB Network
NBC Sports Bay Area NBC Sports Bay Area
NBC Sports California NBC Sports California

Tonight’s game

Below, we have organized the upcoming A’s games that are televised on both national and regional broadcasts, as well as the live TV streaming providers that will be carrying the games.

This team does not have a televised game scheduled in the next two weeks.

Local A’s fans

One of the things I like most about fuboTV is their decision to include regional sports networks, like NBC Sports California, in their base package. A’s fans can save $300 per year by going with fuboTV over DirecTV Stream “Choice” and we also rate fuboTV as our top pick for watching the 49ers. In the Bay Area, the local FOX affiliate is KTVU FOX 2, and you can watch the 49ers on FOX 2 on fuboTV.

Read our fuboTV review for sports fans.

DirecTV Stream

You can watch NBC Sports Bay Area and California on DirecTV Stream “Choice” but the monthly price doesn’t make sense vs. fuboTV.

Read our DirecTV Stream review for sports fans.

Hulu + Live TV

You can watch the A’s on NBC Sports California and Bay Area on Hulu + Live TV. In addition, with the ESPN+ bundle, Hulu offers MLB fans one out-of-market game every day during the regular season.

Read our Hulu + Live TV sports review.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is another option for watching the A’s on NBC Sports Bay Area and California. One of the features we love about YouTube TV is unlimited DVR storage through the platform’s Library feature.

Read our YouTube TV review for sports fans.

Outside the Bay Area

Most of California, and parts of Oregon and Nevada will get NBC Sports California. Outside of these regions, out-of-market fans will need to buy an MLB.TV subscription to access A’s games when they aren’t on national 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 A’s games. If you want to follow just one team all summer, the rate drops to a one time annual fee of $109.99.

National TV

When the A’s are on an exclusive national broadcast, like Sunday Night Baseball, NBC Sports California will be blacked out. Here is how to watch the A’s when they are on the big MLB stage.

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