TV Answer Man, I appreciate all your hard work and I have a question for you. Do you know if you can get MLB TV for free for a period of time like you can some streaming services? I would love to check it out although I don’t know if I want to subscribe or not. Thanks! — Beto, Indianapolis. 

Beto, good question! By the way, Major League Baseball recently cut the price of the MLB.TV package of out-of-market games with four months left in the regular season. The basic price, which was $139.99 to begin the season, is now $114.99. (The monthly price remains the same at $24.99.)

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But what if you want to check it out before subscribing? Is there a free trial?


MLB.TV offers a seven-day free trial for both its yearly and monthly plans. However, the single-team plan, which now costs $99.99 after starting the season at $119.99, does not include a free trial option. (The single-team package enables you to follow a single team without paying the full price for all games and all teams, minus your local teams.).

But take note: If you do not cancel prior to the eighth day, you will be billed for the yearly subscription price.

For $114.99, a MLB.TV subscriber can now watch every remaining 2022 out-of-market regular season game on 400 supported devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, computers, smart phones and tablets, among others.

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The package’s features also include personalized game and content recommendations and an expanded library of programming including documentaries and classic games. There’s also a MLB Big Inning’ weeknight feature which offers action from around the league with live look-ins and breaking highlights.

Local blackouts still apply in the MLB TV package. You can not watch the team or teams in your local market with a MLB.TV subscription. You can determine which teams would be blacked out in your zip code here.

Also, MLB TV does not include Friday night doubleheader games that stream exclusively on Apple TV+, Sunday morning games that stream exclusively on Peacock, or YouTube’s Game of the Week broadcasts.

Beto, hope that helps. Happy viewing and stay safe!

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