The city of San Francisco has had some nice luck with sports teams in recent years. The Golden State Warriors are arguably the best NBA Team, the 49ers aren’t half bad (though this is a Seahawks fan writing) and the San Francisco Giants are one of the best teams in baseball. Don’t be jealous, other cities. San Francisco is an up and coming sports town.
There are a few different ways to watch the Giants game online and live streaming for free. Some cost a bit of cash to get going but we’ll go through the best options below.
The baseball streaming world is a complicated one. With so many games each year there are television streaming deals on stations with their own apps. If they do have their own app you’ll have to check their official website for more information. If they don’t or you live out of the traditional service region for your favorite team (or internationally) you’re going to need one of the below.
Live Stream the Giants Game with Sling
Sling TV is an alternative cable. It’s an app that costs about $20 a month (more of you add on) and doesn’t require a commitment. It even has a free trial period. Anyway, if you use Sling to pick up Fox, TBS, TNT and other channels you should be able to watch several Giants game live on Sling.
Watch the Giants Live via DIRECTV NOW
Owned by AT&T the goal with DIRECTV NOW is to probably take over regular cable television. So, like cable television you can stream ESPN and Fox Sports and if you pay $50 for the ‘Just Right’ subscription even the MLB Network. With a DIRECTV NOW subscription you can stream the Giants live on your mobile device (iPhone, iPad, laptop etc). Also, AT&T throws in free data for streamers so you don’t have to worry about spending more than you can afford. In addition, DIRECTV NOW can be tried at no risk using the link below.
Streaming the Giants with MLB.tv
Major League Baseball has their own official streaming app. It’s called MLB.tv. It costs about ninety dollars per year to get most Giants games streaming through the MLB app. That’s just for a single team, though because it’s more like $25 per month to watch any game any time online.
This might be the best option if you have the cash on hand to pay for your Giants online fix. It allows you to avoid a high cable bill and only get the stuff you need. The one big downside is that there are some blackout games, meaning you cant stream certain Giants games for free with the app if they’re “special” such as playoff games or featured Giants games on other networks. You’ll have to look at the schedule to know which games those are.
Avoid Illegal Live Streams of the Giants Game Online
Now, the die hard Giants fan would argue: “Go to the game! It’s like live streaming right into your face.” But sometimes that just isn’t possible. Between international folks, people outside of the city itself and those on business trips, there are several reasons to want to stream the Giants game for free online.
But don’t be tempted to use one of those malware infused illegal live streams that buffer all the time and generally suck all around. That isn’t supporting the San Francisco Giants the way a real fan would.
We hope one of these methods works for you. Leave a comment below if you have more information.