Want to watch a Detroit Tigers game, but don’t have access to TV? You’re lucky.
Tigers fans can stream live games locally on desktop, mobile or tablet starting this season.
At the end of last fall, MLB and Fox have reached a 3-year deal which will allow fans to watch in-market streams of all 15 baseball teams covered by regional Fox sports networks.
Fox Sports Detroit holds local media rights for the Tigers through 2018 and is expected to announce more details in the coming weeks. But Tigers fans will likely be able to stream FSD shows live on the FSD website and/or the Fox Sports Go mobile app — provided they have an authenticated cable subscription that includes FSD.
Prior to this deal, only the Toronto Blue Jays offered local fans the ability to stream games in-market.
The other 14 MLB teams under Fox include: Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Indians, Texas Rangers, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels, Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers, Minnesota Twins, New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals and Tampa Bay Rays.
For cord cutters, the only other option for streaming live baseball games is MLB.TV, though there’s good news on that front as well: Due to a class action settlement reached last year last one annual premium subscription with MLB.TV now costs $109.99, which is $20 less than last year. The package includes a free subscription to the MLB At-Bat Premium mobile app ($20 value), 60fps image quality, and a choice of home and away streams for all non-games. market.
Blackout restrictions still apply to MLB.TV subscribers, meaning Michigan State fans can’t stream Tigers games live. But for those with a cable subscription that includes FSD, MLB.TV will soon be offer a “follow your team” option for $10 which will allow fans to watch their out-of-market club shows without cuts.
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