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How to Watch the St. Louis Cardinals Live Without Cable in 2022

Written by John O'Connor

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The St. Louis are an MLB team playing in the NL Central Division. The Cardinals are expected to contend for a World Series Championship this season, which means fans in St. Louis will want to watch every inning of the action from Busch Stadium. You can live stream St. Louis Cardinals games on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TVs, and many other devices using DIRECTV STREAM’s “Choice” package. Outside of the St. Louis area, we recommend MLB.TV for watching the Cardinals.

DIRECTV STREAM – Choice

ABC, ESPN, CBS, FS1, TBS, FOX, Bally Sports Midwest, and more.

$99.99 / month

5 Day Free Trial

MLB.TV

For out-of-market Cardinals fans.

$24.99 / month

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Table of Contents
  1. The most important channels for Cardinals watching baseball
  2. How to watch this week’s Cardinals games
  3. The best option for local St. Louis Cardinals fans
  4. If you don’t live in St. Louis
  5. How to watch the Cardinals on national TV
  6. More MLB Teams

The most important channels for Cardinals watching baseball

Most Cardinals regular season action will be carried by Bally Sports Midwest. Due to disputes over carriage fees, the only live TV streaming provider that streams the Bally Sports regional sports networks is DirecTV Stream.

As a contending team, the Cardinals will appear with some regularity on national TV. Nationally televised MLB games will be on ESPN, FOX, FS1, MLB Network, or TBS. There is also a new genre of MLB game for Cardinals fans to be aware of, the exclusive “streaming only” game. Apple and Peacock both own 18 of these games throughout the regular season. When the Cardinals are in a national MLB game, or a streaming only broadcast, Bally Sports Midwest will be blacked out.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceFuboTV Sports LitefuboTVHulu + Live TVSling Orange & BlueOrange & Blue Sports ExtraYouTube TV
ESPN ESPN
ESPN2 ESPN2
FOX FOX
FS1 FS1
MLB Network MLB Network
Bally Sports Kansas City Bally Sports Kansas City
Bally Sports Midwest Bally Sports Midwest
Bally Sports Oklahoma Bally Sports Oklahoma
TBS TBS

How to watch this week’s Cardinals games

Looking for a specific Cardinals game? We list the St. Louis Cardinals TV schedule, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each game, in the easy to use table below.

Viewer note: some of the Cardinals games that are on Bally Sports Midwest are displaying as Bally Sports KC, a Bally Sports Midwest sister station. We are aware of the issue and are currently resolving it.

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

The best option for local St. Louis Cardinals fans

Subscribing to DirecTV Stream “Choice” gets you access to Bally Sports Midwest for Cardinals baseball and Blues hockey. After that, because DirecTV Stream carries CBS and FOX, you can also stream NFL games. This package is pricey, but worth it if you want to cut the cord and still see all the Cardinals action this season.

Read our DirecTV Stream review for sports fans.


If you don’t live in St. Louis

Bally Sports Midwest broadcasts in Missouri, Iowa, and parts of Illinois. Outside of that territory, Cardinals fans will need to subscribe to MLB.TV to watch the team out-of-market.

MLB.TV – watch every Cardinals 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 St. Louis 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 out-of-market baseball

ESPN+ plays one out-of-market MLB game every day during the regular season. You can’t follow the Cardinals season this way, but you can watch a fun lineup of out-of-market baseball games, which will sometimes include Cardinals games.

Read our ESPN+ review.


How to watch the Cardinals on national TV

As a contending team, the Cardinals will appear on national TV often, both in the regular season and playoffs. When this happens, Bally Sports Midwest will be blacked out. Here is how to watch the Cardinals when they take the national stage.

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