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How to Watch the Texas Rangers Live Without Cable in 2023

Written by John O'Connor

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MLB fans in Dallas can watch the Rangers live on Bally Sports Southwest with Bally Sports Plus, DIRECTV STREAM, or fuboTV. Out-of-market, add MLB.TV to get regular season Rangers coverage.

How to watch the Rangers live online
Table of Contents
  1. The most important channels for Texas Rangers fans
  2. How to watch this week’s Rangers game
  3. For fans in the Dallas area
  4. If you don’t live in Dallas
  5. When the Rangers are on national TV
  6. More MLB Teams

It is possible to live stream Texas Rangers games without a cable TV contract on a host of different devices including Android phones, iPhone, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, and more. Our top pick for watching the Texas Rangers in 2023 is DIRECTV STREAM “Choice.” In addition to unlimited DVR for recording long MLB games, DIRECTV STREAM also carries FOX 4, KDFW for watching the Dallas Cowboys.


Watch the Rangers on Bally Sports Southwest, ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, and FOX.

$99.99 / month

5 Day Free Trial


Watch the Rangers on Bally Sports Southwest in-market.

$74.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial

YouTube TV

OUT-OF-MARKET ONLY. Add MLB.TV to a YouTube TV account to watch the Rangers out-of-market.

$72.99 / month

14 Day Free Trial


For out-of-market Rangers fans.

$24.99 / month

Sign Up for MLB.TV

The most important channels for Texas Rangers fans

Most regular season Rangers games are featured on Bally Sports Southwest, a Sinclair Broadcasting owned regional sports network (RSN). Because DirecTV Stream is the only live TV streaming provider to reach terms with Sinclair on a carriage agreement to broadcast the Bally Sports RSNs, they are the sole option for streaming in-market Rangers games.

We’ve also included national channels that carry MLB games: ESPN, FS1, TBS, FOX, and MLB Network. ESPN2 is there for coverage of A-Rod’s (former Texas Ranger) new “Manning cast” style Sunday Night Baseball show. New streaming platforms like Apple TV+ and Peacock are also buying up rights to some MLB games.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceFuboHulu + Live TVParamount+Sling TV Blue + Sports ExtraSling OrangeSling Orange & BlueYouTube TV
MLB Network MLB Network
Bally Sports Southwest Bally Sports Southwest

All you can eat

The Rangers new stadium, Globe Life Field, is rumored to have all you can eat chicken sandwiches in section 233 and 277, so you might want to check out a game or two in person if you can.

How to watch this week’s Rangers game

Looking for a specific Rangers game? We list every televised Rangers baseball game, both regional and national, as well as the live TV streaming providers that carry them, in the table below.

For fans in the Dallas area

In-market Rangers fans can subscribe to DirecTV Stream “Choice” to watch the Rangers. DirecTV Stream is compatible with Roku and Amazon devices, and most smart TVs.

If getting access to all the Rangers games over the regular season is a top priority this summer, DirecTV Stream “Choice” is your only option. Unlike fuboTV which carries regional sports networks as part of its base package, DirecTV Stream bundles them into its “Choice” upgrade, presumably to justify the cost of the carriage agreement with Sinclair.

In addition to the Rangers, Bally Sports Southwest will allow Texas sports fans to feast on pro teams in their region, with coverage available for:

  • The Dallas Stars
  • The Dallas Mavericks
  • Oklahoma City Thunder
  • San Antonio Spurs

Keep in mind that coverage for all these teams is regional based on zip code. Dallas fans can also watch the Cowboys on DirecTV Stream as the platform carries FOX 4, KDFW, the Dallas local FOX affiliate.

If you don’t live in Dallas

It’s always hard to pin down the exact territory for any RSN. Bally Sports Southwest is widely available across Texas, Arkansas, Northern LA, and eastern NM. If you are outside of these areas, as an out-of-market fan, MLB.TV will be the best path to watching Rangers games.

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 Texas Rangers games. If you want to follow just one team all summer, the rate drops to a one time annual fee of $109.99.

When the Rangers are on national TV

MLB makes big money selling the exclusive rights to broadcast packages of games to different media players. For example, Apple just purchased the exclusive rights to broadcast a Friday Night Baseball doubleheader during the regular season. Similarly, ESPN has Sunday Night Baseball. When the Rangers appear in one of these “big stage” games the local coverage will be blacked out to protect contract rights. Here is how to watch the Rangers when they appear on national TV.

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