Since 2019, YouTube has carried exclusive rights to a handful of MLB games each season. In 2022, their slate of games begins on Thursday with the Washington Nationals and Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.
Here are some FAQs on how to watch the MLB games on YouTube.
Can I watch the YouTube MLB games on my TV?
Yes, you can but it’s a little bit different depending on who your cable provider is and if you have a Smart TV.
If you have YouTube TV as your cable provider, you are in luck. This is the easiest way for fans to watch the games on their TV. Just type in “MLB” in the search box and either check out “Live & Upcoming Games,” or “Schedule” on the MLB league page.
Additionally, if you look through your channel guide, there will be a special channel entitled “MLB Game of the Week” channel in the “Live” section or in the channel list.
If you don’t have YouTube TV but have a Smart TV, you can go to the YouTube App on your TV. Then search “MLB,” and select the MLB YouTube channel. When the game is live, click on the thumbnail and you’re all set.
If you don’t have YouTube TV or a Smart TV, you can simply go to YouTube.com or use the YouTube app and follow the same directions as above from there.
Can I watch the YouTube MLB games on MLB.TV live?
Unfortunately, as of this publication, you cannot watch the YouTube MLB games live on MLB.TV.
They, however, are available to watch on MLB.TV roughly 90 minutes after the game has ended.
Who will be broadcasting the YouTube MLB game for the Washington Nationals and Colorado Rockies?
MLB Network studio host Scott Braun will handle the play-by-play duties for the YouTube MLB game for the Washington Nationals and Colorado Rockies on Thursday. Handling the color analysis duties will be former MLB All-Star and current MLB Network analyst Yonder Alonso. Alonso ended his MLB career in 2019 with the Rockies.
30 minutes before the game, MLB Network studio host Siera Santos will host a pre-game show.
However, if you decide that you don’t want to listen to the game with the YouTube broadcasters, you can listen to the radio broadcasts for either team and sync them up with the TV feed.
In a web browser or in the YouTube mobile app, you can just go to “Settings” in the video player. Select “Audio Track” and you can select which broadcast you would like to hear
In the YouTube app on your TV, you can simply go to “More” in the video player and select “Audio Tracks.”
For Washington on the radio, it will be their customary radio team of Charlie Slowes and Dave Jageler and for Colorado, it will be their customary radio broadcast team of Jack Corrigan and Jerry Schemmel.
What does the future schedule look like for YouTube MLB games?
After the Washington Nationals and Colorado Rockies face each other at 1:10 PM (Mountain time) on Thursday, here is what the known schedule of games is thus for the YouTube MLB games.
- Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds — Wednesday, May 11 @ 12:35 p.m. ET
- Arizona Diamondbacks at Chicago Cubs — Friday, May 20 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
- Detroit Tigers at Minnesota Twins — Wednesday, May 25 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
- Kansas City Royals at Cleveland Guardians — Wednesday, June 1 @ 1:10 p.m. ET
- Toronto Blue Jays at Kansas City Royals — Wednesday, June 8 @ 2:10 p.m. ET
- Minnesota Twins at Seattle Mariners — Wednesday, June 15 @ 4:10 p.m. ET