How to Watch Red Sox Games Without Cable 2022

Watch Red Sox Baseball 2022

Getty Boston's Xander Bogaerts looks to lead the Red Sox to a second-straight postseason in 2022.

The Boston Red Sox have a contending team again in 2022, but they will need to navigate a grueling–and somehow improved–AL East division to make the postseason for a second straight year.

In 2022, most Red Sox games will be locally televised on NESN, while others may be nationally televised on MLB Network (those ones will also be on NESN), ESPN, ESPN2, Fox or Fox Sports 1.

If you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch every Red Sox game live online in 2022, including options for both in-market and out-of-market viewers:

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If You’re in the Red Sox Market

FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of NESN, ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, FS1, MLB Network and 100-plus other live TV channels on FuboTV. You’ll need to include the “Sports Plus” add-on for MLB Network, but NESN and the others are included in the main channel package, and you can include any add-ons you want with your free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Red Sox games live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space.


DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” ESPN, ESPN2, Fox and FS1 are included in every one, while NESN and MLB Network are in “Choice” and up, but you can pick any package and any add-ons you want with your free five-day trial:

DirecTV Stream Free Trial

Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch Red Sox games live on the DirecTV Stream app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the DirecTV Stream website.

If you can’t watch live, DirecTV Stream comes with unlimited cloud DVR recordings.


If You’re Out of the Red Sox Market

Amazon Prime’s MLB.TV Channel

Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch every out-of-market, non-nationally televised MLB game via Prime Channels.

The MLB.TV channel costs either $24.99 per month to watch every out-of-market game (“All Team Pass”) or $109.99 for the year to just watch out-of-market Red Sox games (“Single Team Pass”), but either option comes with a free seven-day trial:

MLB.TV Amazon Prime Free Trial

Once you’re signed up for the Prime MLB.TV Channel, out-of-market viewers can watch Red Sox games live on the Prime Video app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, various smart TV’s, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. You can also watch on your computer via the Amazon website.

If you can’t watch live, all games are available on-demand by the next day.


MLB.TV

This is ultimately the same as the Amazon Prime option above, only you’ll watch games on MLB’s digital platforms instead of Amazon’s.

You can watch all out-of-market, non-nationally televised MLB games via MLB.TV. It costs $24.99 per month or $129.99 for the year to watch every out-of-market game, or $109.99 for the year to just watch out-of-market Red Sox games. The monthly and yearly all-team options include a free seven-day trial (the single-team option does not):

MLB.TV Free Trial

Once signed up for MLB.TV, out-of-market viewers can watch Red Sox games live on the MLB TV app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, various Smart TV’s, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. You can also watch on your computer via the MLB.TV website.

If you can’t watch live, all games are available on-demand by the next day.


ESPN+

This isn’t going to be an option to watch many Red Sox games, but if you’re looking for a cheap way to watch a random MLB game daily, ESPN+ includes at least one out-of-market game every day during the regular season:

Watch MLB on ESPN+

In addition to one live MLB game every day, ESPN+ also has dozens of other live sports, every 30-for-30 documentary and additional original content (both video and written) all for $6.99 per month.

Or, if you also want Disney+ and Hulu, you can get all three for $13.99 per month. Separately, the three streaming services would cost a total $20.97 per month, so you’re saving about 33 percent:

Get the ESPN+, Disney+ and Hulu Bundle

Once signed up for ESPN+, out-of-market viewers can watch select MLB games live on the ESPN app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation 4 or 5, Xbox One or Series X/S, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), Samsung Smart TV, Oculus Go, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch on your computer via ESPN.com.


Red Sox Season Preview 2022

The Red Sox  seek a second-straight postseason appearance under manager Alex Cora. It will just take getting through an AL East that’s loaded with playoff-caliber teams in the New York Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays, and Tampa Bay Rays.

Boston potentially bolstered its postseason aspirations in the offseason with the free agent addition of Trevor Story. Getting pitcher Chris Sale back from Tommy John surgery could also help the Red Sox make a run.

2021 Season Review

Boston went 92-70 for second place in the AL East before making a run o the AL Championship Series. The Red Sox fell 4-2 in the series to the Houston Astros.

Xander Bogaerts led one of the strongest lineups in the AL, which ranked top four in runs and batting average. Nathan Eovaldi led a starting pitching rotation that ranked in the top half of the AL despite garnering zero shutouts.

Key Offseason Transactions

Trade: The Red Sox traded away Hunter Renfroe to the Milwaukee Brewers and acquired Alex Binelas, David Hamilton, and Jackie Bradley Jr.

Free Agency: Boston nabbed Trevor Story in free agency from Colorado.

Projected Lineup

  1. Christian Vazquez, C: Vazquez hit .258 for 49 RBI and 30 extra base hits in 2021.
  2. Bobby Dalbec, 1B: Dalbec averaged .240 for 25 home runs, 78 RBI, and 21 doubles last season.
  3. Trevor Story, 2B: Story posts a .251 average with 24 home runs, and 75 RBI in 2021.
  4. Rafael Devers, 3B: Devers batted .279 for 38 home runs and 113 RBI last season.
  5. Xander Bogaerts, SS: Bogaerts led the Red Sox in batting last season at .295, and he hit 23 home runs and drove in 79  runs.
  6. Alex Verdugo, LF: Verdugo hit .289 for 13 home runs, 32 doubles, and 63 RBI last season.
  7. Enrique Hernandez, CF: Hernandez hit .250 for 30 home runs, 35 doubles, and 60 RBI in 2021.
  8. Jackie Bradley Jr., RF: Bradley hit .163 for 29 RBI, and 23 extra base hits last season for the Brewers.
  9. J.D. Martinez, DH: Martinez averaged .286 for 28 home runs, 99 RBI, and 42 doubles in 2021.

Projected Starting Pitching Rotation

    1. Chris Sale, LHP: Sale went 5-1 with a 3.16 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 42.2 innings of pitching in 2021.
    2. Nathan Eovaldi, RHP: Eovaldi posted an 11-9 mark with a 3.75 ERA and 195 strikeouts last season.
    3. Nick Pivetta, RHP: Pivetta went 9-8 with a 4.53 ERA and 175 strikeouts in 2021.
    4. Tanner Houck, RHP: Houck had a 1-5 record with a 3.52 ERA and 87 strikeouts in 69 innings last season.
    5. Michael Wacha, RHP: Wacha posted a 3-5 record with a 5.05 ERA and 121 strikeouts for the Rays in 2021.

Projected lineups based on ESPN, CBS Sports, and MLB.com.

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