The New York Yankees are one of the most celebrated and decorated teams in baseball history. The franchise has produced icons like Babe Ruth, Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter. But no matter who’s on the field, every year, the team’s dedicated fan base comes together to support the Yankees as they compete in the Major League Baseball (MLB) league.
The good news is that even if you don’t have the right cable package (or any cable package, for that matter), you don’t have to miss a moment. There are a few ways to watch the New York Yankees online — but depending on where you live, things can get complicated. To help you out, we put together the following guide to walk you through all of your options so you can watch the New York Yankees live, all season long. While you may not be able to watch the New York Yankees live stream for free — there are plenty of affordable options that come with access to a handful of top sports channels.
Our recommendationsHulu Live TV: If you’re tuning in from the New York City area, it doesn’t get better than Hulu Live TV. You’ll get access to the YES Network along with 26 of the top 35 cable channels.MLB.TV: If you live outside the New York City area, your best (and most affordable) bet is to sign up for MLB.TV’s single team package.?
Streaming services to watch the New York Yankees at-a-glance
How to live stream the New York Yankees
If you’re wondering how to watch the New York Yankees without cable, look no further. Thanks to streaming services that have partnered with YES Network or MLB Network, you can tune in from the comfort of your couch. And while you can’t watch the New York Yankees online for free, you can snag a great deal. Here are some of the best streaming options out there:
AT&T TV NOWHulu Live TVMLB.TVSling TVYouTube TVWatch the New York Yankees on AT&T TV NOW
Every game in the New York Yankees schedule is found on the YES Network, a regional network that delivers reliable coverage of New York sports — including the beloved New York Yankees. Thanks to AT&T TV Now’s MAX package, you can access the YES Network along with popular sports channels. You can also record games on their Cloud DVR and include a couple Yankee-loving friends in on the deal, thanks to the service’s three-user limit.
Watch the New York Yankees on Hulu Live TV
If you live in the New York City area and don’t want to worry about local blackouts, consider Hulu Live TV, where you can watch the New York Yankees live on the YES Network. In addition, two users can stream at the same time, there’s a DVR service and subscribers get access to a slew of sports channels. For a full rundown of Hulu Live TV, check out our 2020 review.
Watch the New York Yankees on MLB.TV
If you’re a dedicated fan living outside the New York area, MLB.TV offers an affordable way to tune in and watch New York Yankee online. You can either choose to stream a single team’s out-of-market games live, or pay a little extra to follow every MLB team’s out-of-market games. As an added bonus, MLB.TV offers some fun content on-demand — think baseball themed films and Hall of Fame roundtables.
Watch the New York Yankees on Sling TV
For access to TBS, where some, but not all New York Yankees games are aired, you can sign up for Sling TV’s Sling Orange package. But if you don’t want to miss a moment of the Yankees’ season (and really, who doesn’t), you’ll want to add on the Sports Extras option for access to the MLB Network. Just keep in mind that if you live in the New York area, some games will be unavailable on MLB Network. For the nitty gritty, check out our full review of Sling TV.
Watch the New York Yankees on YouTube TV
Similar to Sling TV, on YouTube TV you can watch New York Yankees games on TBS and the MLB Network — just keep in mind that if you’re in the New York area, some games on MLB Network may be blocked (for a full rundown, check out our review of the service). In addition, YouTube TV subscribers get unlimited DVR capabilities, three users and 60 channels.
How to stream the New York Yankees on demand without cable
There’s nothing worse than missing that big game because you had an ill-planned doctor appointment or got distracted at work. For devoted New York Yankees fans, the only solution when you miss a game is to avoid the news cycle until you can settle in on your couch and watch every inning for yourself. When you need to watch a New York Yankees game on demand or at your convenience, there’s one handy subscription to consider:
MLB.TVWatch the New York Yankees on demand on MLB.TV
If you subscribe to MLB.TV you can watch the 2020 game archives (including any missed Yankees games) with no local or national blackout restrictions. In addition, if you’re a subscriber but happen to live in the New York City area — which is subject to Yankees blackouts on MLB.TV — you can still watch the “archived game” approximately 90 minutes after the game ends.
Our hot take
When it comes to watching the New York Yankees online, where you live matters. If you’re in the New York City area, Hulu Live TV is your best (and most affordable) bet for access to the regional YES Network, which is showing every New York Yankees game this season. If you’re living outside the New York City area, subscribing to MLB.TV is the best way to ensure you don’t miss a game all season.
You can also check out our complete sports streaming guide, our MLB live streaming guide and our guide to streaming MLB playoffs to learn more about streaming sports without cable.