How to Watch the Tampa Bay Rays

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The MLB season is here, and you don’t need an expensive cable package to watch your favorite team. This guide will let you know which streaming services you can use to watch the Tampa Bay Rays without cable.

Which Channels Show Tampa Bay Rays Games?

This depends on where you live. If you live in the Tampa Bay Rays market, games are primarily broadcast on Bally Sports Sun, the regional sports network for the Rays. Only DIRECTV STREAM and Fubo currently offers Bally Sports Sun in its channel lineup.

If you don’t live in the Rays’ TV market, you can watch games with MLB.TV. The service allows subscribers to stream out-of-market MLB games live or on-demand on their favorite supported devices. (Note that blackout and other restrictions apply, based on geography, so be sure to check the restrictions for your zip code on the website before starting your subscription.)

Nationally televised games will be available on MLB Network, ESPN, FOX, FS1, and TBS. The chart below shows which streaming services carry each of those channels. Some games this season will also stream on Apple TV+ and Peacock.

Streaming Tampa Bay Rays Live Without Cable

DIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu + Live TVSling TVYouTube TV
Bally Sports Sun
FOX Sports 1
MLB Network

How to Watch the Tampa Bay Rays on DIRECTV STREAM

On DIRECTV STREAM, you can watch Tampa Bay Rays games on Fox, FS1, TBS, and ESPN with the Entertainment plan after a 5-day free trial. However, to add Bally Sports Sun to your lineup, you’ll need to upgrade to the Choice package or Sports Pack add-on.

The DIRECTV STREAM Choice package comes with over 105 channels, including MLB Network, ACC Network, Big Ten Network, Golf Channel, NBA TV, and more.

A DIRECTV STREAM subscription comes with unlimited DVR storage. Subscribers can watch on an unlimited number of screens on their home network. 


How to Watch the Tampa Bay Rays on Sling TV

With Sling TV, you can watch Tampa Bay Rays games on ESPN with a Sling Orange subscription and on FS1 with a Sling Blue subscription. MLB Network is available with Sling’s Sports Extra add-on.

A Sling Orange + Sling Blue subscription gives you access to 40+ channels, including TBS, NFL Network, Stadium, TNT, and more. 

Sling subscribers receive 50 hours of free DVR storage. The DVR Plus can be added for an additional monthly fee to receive 200 hours of storage. With Sling Orange, you’ll be limited to watching on one screen at a time. With Sling Blue, you can watch on up to 3 screens at once. And with a combination of Sling Orange + Sling Blue, you’ll be able to watch on up to 4 screens simultaneously. 

Sign up for Sling TV

How to Watch the Tampa Bay Rays on Fubo

On Fubo, you can watch Tampa Bay Rays games on Fox, FS1, and ESPN with the Pro plan after a free trial.  In-market subscribers can watch live games on Bally Sports Sun.

Fubo also offers the MLB Network in its fubo Extra add-on which allows baseball fans to watch out-of-market games, including around 150 regular-season games, and game highlights. 

The Fubo Pro plan includes over 150 channels and is known for being a sports-centered streaming service. The channel lineup includes FS1, FS2, NFL Network, Big 10 Network, and more.

Both the Pro and Elite plans on fuboTV come with 1000 hours of Cloud DVR storage and allow users to stream on unlimited screens simultaneously. 

Sign up for Fubo

How to Watch the Tampa Bay Rays on Hulu + Live TV

On Hulu + Live TV, you can watch Tampa Bay Rays games on MLB Network, Fox, FS1, TBS, and ESPN with the base plan.

Hulu + Live TV has over 95 channels to watch live sports, news, events, and more. The lineup includes FS1, FS2, NFL Network, Big Ten Network, TBS, SEC Network, and more.

Hulu + Live TV also has a sports add-on package with NFL RedZone, Outdoor Channel, MAVTV, and more.

Hulu + Live TV subscribers have access to unlimited DVR and the Disney Bundle of Hulu’s library, Disney+, and live sports on ESPN+ for no additional charge. A Hulu + Live TV subscription allows you to watch on up to two screens at a time, but you can upgrade to unlimited screens for an additional monthly fee.

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How to Watch the Tampa Bay Rays on YouTube TV

YouTube TV subscribers can watch Tampa Bay Rays games on Fox, FS1, TBS and ESPN, all included with the base package.

A YouTube TV subscription gives users access to over 100 channels, including NBA TV, NFL Network, SEC Network, and more.

YouTube TV also has a sports add-on package which comes with NFL RedZone, Outside TV, Players TV, Fox Soccer Plus, and more.

Every YouTube TV subscriber gets Unlimited Cloud DVR storage, and users can stream on up to 3 devices simultaneously.

Sign up for YouTube TV

Stream With Bally Sports+

In-market fans can stream Bally Sports Sun live via Bally Sports+. The over-the-top subscription streaming platform offers live sports, over 4,000 hours of on-demand content, highlights, polling, and much more. Subscribers can stream on two devices at once.

New subscribers can try Bally Sports+ for free for 7 days.

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