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How to Watch the Pittsburgh Pirates Live Without Cable in 2022

Written by John O'Connor

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The Pittsburgh Pirates are an MLB team that plays in the NL Central Division. As a great sports town, fans in Pittsburgh will watch the Pirates in good seasons, and bad ones. In this Pittsburgh Pirates viewing guide, I will break down the best, and cheapest, options for live streaming Pirates baseball on a wide array of devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Samsung Smart TVs, to name a few. With AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh (the regional sports network that airs most Pirates regular season games) in the base package, our top pick for watching the Pirates is fuboTV.


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Table of Contents
  1. The most important channels for Pirates fans
  2. How to watch this week’s Pirates games
  3. For local Pittsburgh fans
  4. If you don’t live in Pittsburgh
  5. How to watch the Pirates on national TV
  6. More MLB Teams

The most important channels for Pirates fans

Luckily for Pirates fans, AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, the channel that broadcasts most regular season Pittsburgh baseball, action is carried by two live TV streaming providers, fuboTV and DirecTV Stream.

The fact that two services carry AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh gives viewers the competition on price that is lacking in the 21 markets where the Bally Sports regional sports networks are only available through DirecTV Stream “Choice.”

fuboTVDIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceFuboTV Sports LiteHulu + Live TVParamount+Blue Sports ExtraYouTube TV
MLB Network MLB Network
AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh

How to watch this week’s Pirates games

Are you looking for a specific Pirates game? We list all the upcoming televised Pirates games, both regional and national, as well as the live TV streaming providers that carry each one, in the easy to follow table below.

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

For local Pittsburgh fans

AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh is one of the few regional sports networks that publishes an easy to use territory map. This map allows Pittsburgh fans to gauge whether they are considered in-market for Penguins and Pirates games. The following territories will get AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh when they sign up for either fuboTV or DirecTV Stream “Choice.”

  • Southeast Ohio
  • Southwest NY
  • Central and Western PA
  • West Virginia
  • A sliver of Western MD

fuboTV – best choice for Pittsburgh sports

Not only does fuboTV deliver AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh at a considerable savings over DirecTV Stream, it is our top pick for live streaming the Pittsburgh Steelers during the NFL season.

On fuboTV Pittsburgh fans can watch NFL action on FOX, CBS, ESPN, and NBC. In addition, fuboTV allows users to record an entire team’s season to DVR, rather than having to record each game one by one. This is a big plus for Pirates and Penguins action, since the MLB and NHL seasons are so long.

The main drawback of fuboTV is the lack of TBS and TNT, which carry NHL playoffs and MLB NL playoff games.

Read our fuboTV sports review.

DirecTV Stream “Choice” gets you AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, as well as the channels you need for streaming the Steelers, but at a full $20 per month more than fuboTV, DirecTV Stream is only the play here if you need CNN, TBS, or TNT.

Read our DirecTV Stream review for sports fans.

If you don’t live in Pittsburgh

Have a look at the AT&T SportsNet territory map. If you live outside of the broadcast region, as an out-of-market fan, MLB.TV will be your only option to follow the Pirates entire season.

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 Pittsburgh Pirates 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 the Pirates on a rare occasion

ESPN+ carries one out-of-market MLB game per day during the regular season. While adding ESPN+ won’t allow you to follow the Pirates pitch for pitch, you will get a diverse lineup of MLB games, and may get treated to a Pirates game once in a blue moon.

Read our ESPN+ review.

How to watch the Pirates on national TV

Unlike the Yankees or Red Sox, the Pirates have a regional following, and as such, won’t be on national TV as often as some teams. When the Pirates do take the big stage, and AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh is blacked out, here is how to watch.

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