The Pittsburgh Pirates also called “Bucs” or the “Buccos” by fans, seemed to have shortened the term buccaneer which is synonymous with pirate. Perhaps the team is best known for stealing five World Series championship titles. However, they are one of the oldest teams around originally founded in 1881; they have had a lot more pitch time than most other teams combined.
Known for its leagues of sluggers who have been accused and sometimes proven to be juicing, the Pirates still have a enormous and growing fan following. So, it’s no wonder that most games are sold out in advance.
If you’ve still not had the chance to witness the Pittsburgh Pirates live, streaming them live is the next best thing. Like everything else there are some perfectly legit ways of streaming the Pittsburgh Pirates online and many that are not! We will naturally start with the legit ones.
MLB.TV is the Official Streaming Option for the Pirates and MLB
MLB TV is the MLB’s official channel and is probably one of the largest sports channels in America broadcasting everything MLB related 24/7. However, in addition to having a 24/7 baseball cable television channel they also have a website that streams the Pittsburgh Pirates for subscribers to their television channel and anyone who is dumb enough to pay $19.99 a month. Not because it’s expensive but because fans streaming within Pittsburgh are blacked out!
Live Stream the Pirates with Sling TV
Sling TV has been slinging an increasing number of channels for many years. Two of the channels of interest to any sports fan or MLB fan in particular are ESPN and ESPN 2. Both ESPN and ESPN 2 ensure that you never miss a Pittsburgh Pirates game again.
You can stream a Pittsburgh Pirates game directly via the Android and iOS app, which means you can stream on the go via your iPad, iPhone, Android phone and even Windows PC (via a browser).
Head over there now to check it out and sign up for the free seven day trial.
PlayStation Vue Has ESPN
The Vue is Sony’s answer to the world of internet-based cable channel subscriptions. However, the channel you’d be interested in as a Pittsburgh Pirates fan is ESPN. At $39.99 you’ll be able to access dozens of more channels but are pointless if you’re just an MLB loving millennial.
In addition to being able to stream live channels via your PlayStation console, you can also stream via Amazon Fire, iOS devices and Android OS. Though expensive the Sony Vue does not black out fans even if they are in Pittsburgh.
Want to Watch the Pirates for Free? You’ve Been Warned.
Now in addition to the numerous legal ways of streaming the Pittsburgh Pirates online by paying for it, you can also stream for free! But streaming for free is not all what it’s cracked up to be, the websites install spyware, adware, and even backdoors on your computer. You’ll also be infringing on copyright law which gets you fined and jail time, but the DOJ cannot fine someone whose practically bankrupt!
The easiest way to find these websites is to use our trusty Google to search using terms like “Free Pittsburgh Pirates streaming online.” But don’t say we didn’t warn you.