The ability to watch the Phillies is influenced by location. In Philadelphia, and surrounding areas, MLB fans can watch the team live on NBC Sports Philadelphia with fuboTV, Hulu, or YouTube TV. Out-of-market fans can follow the team on MLB.TV.
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For the baseball fans who can’t make it to Citizens Bank Park to watch a Phillies game in person this season, this viewing guide will walk you through the best, and cheapest, options for watching the Phillies live without cable. Our top pick, fuboTV carries NBC Sports Philadelphia, plus WTXF-TV FOX 29 Philly for watching the Eagles on Sundays.
The most important channels for Phillies fans
For in-market Phillies fans, the most important channel to have access to is NBC Sports Philadelphia, the regional sports network that carries most Phillies games. The good news for Phillies fans is there are several streaming services that carry NBC Sports Philly.
When the Phillies are on national TV, it will usually be on ESPN, FS1, TBS, FOX, or MLB Network, although Apple TV+ and Peacock have negotiated the rights to each stream a handful of exclusive MLB regular season games each year. When the Phillies are featured on a national broadcast, NBC Sports Philadelphia will be blacked out to protect TV contracts.
The best options for local Phillies fans
Although they raised prices recently, we recommend fuboTV here because they not only offer NBC Sports Philadelphia for watching the Phillies, but they are our top pick for the Philadelphia Eagles as well.
fuboTV allows subscribers to use DVR storage to automatically record a team’s entire season, which is a great feature for sports like MLB, which have over 100 regular season games.
Read our fuboTV review for sports fans.
Hulu + Live TV
If you don’t live in Philadelphia
If you don’t live in eastern Pennsylvania, southern NJ, or Delaware, you are an out-of-market Phillies fan and will need an MLB.TV subscription if you want to watch every game.
MLB.TV – watch every 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 Phillies games. If you want to follow just one team all summer, the rate drops to a one time annual fee of $109.99.
ESPN+ – watch sometimes
How to watch the Phillies on national TV
When the Phillies appear on baseball’s biggest stages, NBC Sports Philadelphia may be blacked out. When that happens, here is how to watch the Phillies on national TV.