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kcav175
Level 7

How to watch the Red Sox play for FREE

I have a Magnavox Roku TV connected to a Xfinity router. The Boston Red Sox play the Baltimore Oriels tonight at 7:10 PM at Fenway Park.  I would like to watch the game on my Ruko TV.  Can someone help me find the game?  I clicked on:

  1. Start button,  it said,  Happy Summer
  2. I clicked on Home and a menu appeared, I scrolled to an icon for MLB, clicked OK
  3. I scrolled to the icon for Games, clicked OK
  4. I scrolled to an icon that said. BAL @ BOS, Audio available
  5. I clicked OK, it said, " Come back latter"

Yes but I want to watch a live video of the game.  This is for audio. What should I do? 

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DBDukes
Community Streaming Expert

Re: How to watch the Red Sox play for FREE

@kcav175 

Is the game on a local station? Do you have an antenna?

If you're in a blackout area, you won't be able to see the game live. If you are not in the blackout area, then MLB TV may carry the game, but that's not free. The only way to watch Major League Baseball games for free is if they are broadcast over the air, and you have an antenna.

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kcav175
Level 7

Re: How to watch the Red Sox play for FREE

I  have an antenna on my roof left from when I watched television.  I no longer use it to watch  now I have  Xfinity Internet connection and Roku.  Can it be connected to my Roku TV?

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kcav175
Level 7

Re: How to watch the Red Sox play for FREE

I tried to watch the Red Sox game today using the MLB channel on Roku TV,  the game was blocked out.   What if I some how connected the old TV antenna that is on my roof  to my Roku TV? 

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OwnerofDevices
Level 11

Re: How to watch the Red Sox play for FREE

There is no way to use an antenna to watch MLB baseball games like NFL games. You need a cable company like Xfinity or Verizon. However, Directv Stream live TV has regional sports teams, so you can watch baseball, basketball and hokey in the Boston area. I live in the Baltimore area. Go O's, but right now I am not a customer of DirecTV Stream right now.

Link: DIRECTV STREAM | Live & On Demand Streaming TV

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DBDukes
Community Streaming Expert

Re: How to watch the Red Sox play for FREE


@OwnerofDevices wrote:

There is no way to use an antenna to watch MLB baseball games like NFL games. You need a cable company like Xfinity or Verizon. ...


Really? Fox, the TV network that broadcasts over the air in most markets -- in your area, it's WBFF channel 46 -- has a contract to carry some MLB games. And I can pick up my local Fox affiliate -- WTGS channel 28 -- with an antenna. Maybe you just live too far away from 

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OwnerofDevices
Level 11

Re: How to watch the Red Sox play for FREE

I have an antenna that I use to watch NFL games, but WBFF Fox 45 does not carry the O's games.

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DBDukes
Community Streaming Expert

Re: How to watch the Red Sox play for FREE

@OwnerofDevices 

They should be carrying whatever game Fox decides to broadcast. It may not be the Orioles, but you should be able to watch some MLB games over the air.

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OwnerofDevices
Level 11

Re: How to watch the Red Sox play for FREE

Ok, I got it now. 

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uahe84
Level 7

Re: How to watch the Red Sox play for FREE

There is not any manner to apply an antenna to watch MLB baseball games like NFL video games. You need a cable company like Xfinity or Verizon you can see here. However, Directv Stream live TV has local sports activities teams, so that you can watch baseball, basketball and hokey in the Boston area.

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