How to Watch Washington Nationals MLB Games Live (2022 GUIDE) (2023)

By Jim Kimble / Updated April 8, 2022

This guide shows you how to watch Washington Nationals games live without a cable TV or satellite package. Most games are on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN).

Nationally televised games during the regular season in 2022 are on FOX, ESPN, FS1, TBS and MLB Network. A few post-season games air on ABC.

Table of Contents

  • New, free ways to watch Washington Nationals
  • Live Streaming Washington Nationals Games
  • Where can I watch MASN?
  • Stream Washington Nationals Games on Roku, Fire TV Stick
    • DIRECTV STREAM
  • Are Washington Nationals Games on YouTube TV?
  • Streaming Washington Nationals on ESPN and cable channels
  • Watch Washington Nationals on MLB.tv
  • Nationals games on Apple TV+ and Peacock
  • Are the Washington Nationals on ESPN+ in 2022?
  • How to Watch Nationals games free with a TV antenna
  • What channel is the Washington Nationals game on tonight?

New, free ways to watch Washington Nationals

Apple TV+ will stream two live baseball games on Friday nights during the 2022 MLB season. The Friday night doubleheaders on Apple will be free. (Details are below.)

NBC’s Peacock is streaming games in a new Sunday morning time slot.

Keep in mind that streaming MLB games isn’t your only option.

Cord-cutters can watch some national broadcast games for free using a TV antenna.

I started streaming MLB games in 2016 back when PlayStation Vue began carrying NESN in its channel lineup.

This guide aims to give you a comprehensive look at how to watch Nationals games without cable TV for the 2022 season.

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Live Streaming Washington Nationals Games

The Washington Nationals broadcast most of their games on MASN. The regional sports channel has exclusive rights to in-market Washington Nationals games.

MASN is only carried by one streaming service, DIRECTV STREAM.

Where can I watch MASN?

MASN is available to pay-TV subscribers in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.

The network is generally available in Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, eastern and central North Carolina, south central Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.

Stream Washington Nationals Games on Roku, Fire TV Stick

Watching live Washington Nationals games without cable TV is pretty simple. You just need a few things to start streaming MLB games on your TV.

  1. A streaming service that carries MASN and the channels that carry national broadcast Washington Nationals games
  2. An Internet connection
  3. A Smart TV or streaming device such as a Roku connected to your TV

You can watch live TV channels through the app of streaming services such as DIRECTV STREAM. Live TV streaming services have apps for Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast with Google TV.

These apps are also available on Smart TVs, iPhones, iPads and Android smartphones. You can watch live TV on a PC through a web browser.

DIRECTV STREAM

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DIRECTV STREAM has every channel needed to watch Washington Nationals games in 2022.

A subscription costs $89.99 per month for 90+ channels. MASN, ESPN, MLB Network, FS1, and local channels such as ABC and FOX are included in the Choice lineup.

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Subscribers can get three months of HBO Max, Showtime, Cinemax and EPIX for free before the monthly rates kick in. You can watch live TV on up to 20 screens at once.

You can sign up for a free 5-day trial without any obligations. Every plan includes unlimited Cloud DVR and a robust library of on-demand movies and shows.

There are no contracts. There are no additional regional sports fees.You can subscribe month to month and cancel whenever you want.

DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Android TV, Fire TV devices, Apple TV and smartphones and tablets.

You can look over the different channel lineups before making any decisions.

Are Washington Nationals Games on YouTube TV?

No, YouTube TV does not carry MASN.

YouTube TV does have channels for nationally televised games. DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu + Live TV and Sling TV carries channels for nationally televised Washington Nationals games as well.

Streaming Washington Nationals on ESPN and cable channels

If you’re trying to narrow your focus to a specific cable TV network, no worries. You can read my guides on how to watch ABC, FOX, ESPN, FS1, TBS and MLB Network without cable.

Watch Washington Nationals on MLB.tv

The MLB also has MLB.tv which live streams all out-of-market games for every team.

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Washington Nationals games are blacked out for fans living in the team’s home broadcast region. The service allows subscribers who live in an out-of-market area to watch Nationals games.

A subscription to MLB.tv costs $24.99 per month. Amazon Prime members can get a free 7-day trial of MLB.tv through Amazon Channels. The regular rate kicks in once the trial ends.

Nationals games on Apple TV+ and Peacock

Apple TV+ is delivering a weekly Friday night doubleheader during the 2022 MLB season.

The first leg of doubleheader MLB games will be free to anyone with internet access, according to Apple. The company released its schedule of games that begin on April 8.

Apple TV+ works on most major streaming devices including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast with Google TV. Smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, Vizio, Panasonic and Hisense are also supported.

Peacock is expected to start streaming Sunday morning MLB games on May 8.

Games will be available on the Premium plan. Peacock Premium costs $4.99 per month. There is a free 7-day trial for Peacock Premium.

DATETIMEMATCHUP
May 811:30 a.m. ETChicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox
May 1511:30 a.m. ETSan Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves
May 2211:30 a.m. ETSt. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates
May 2911:30 a.m. ETSan Francisco Giants at Cincinnati Reds
June 511:30 a.m. ETDetroit Tigers at New York Yankees
June 1211:30 a.m. ETOakland Athletics at Cleveland Guardians
June 19Noon ETPhiladelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals
June 26Noon ETNew York Mets at Miami Marlins
July 3Noon ETKansas City Royals at Detroit Tigers
July 10Noon ETLos Angeles Angels at Baltimore Orioles
July 17Noon ETKansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays
July 24Noon ETChicago Cubs at Philadelphia Phillies
July 31Noon ETDetroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays
August 7Noon ETHouston Astros at Cleveland Guardians
August 14Noon ETSan Diego Padres at Washington Nationals
August 21Noon ETChicago White Sox at Cleveland Guardians
August 28Noon ETLos Angeles Dodgers at Miami Marlins
September 4Noon ETToronto Blue Jays at Pittsburgh Pirates

Peacock works on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Roku. The service also has apps for a wide variety of Android TV-enabled Smart TVs, including Sony. Smart TVs by LG, Samsung, Vizio and Hisense are supported as well.

You can sign up for a free 7-day trial for Peacock Premium.

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Are the Washington Nationals on ESPN+ in 2022?

Yes. ESPN+ is once again streaming one MLB game per day that is part of the national broadcast schedule. Out-of-market games are still governed by local blackout restrictions. But you already knew that.

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In other words, you will need your local regional sports channel to watch home games.

Each MLB team will be on ESPN+ at least 10 times by the end of the season. Replays are made available after a live game streams on ESPN+.

A subscription to ESPN+ costs $6.99 per month, and you can check the upcoming lineup of MLB games.

How to Watch Nationals games free with a TV antenna

A TV antenna is the best way to watch Washington Nationals games that are carried on ABC and FOX for free.

If you have a TV antenna handy, but haven’t used it in a while, plug it into your television’s coax port and scan for channels. FOX broadcasts games throughout the regular season. ABC becomes a key channel for post-season games.

If you are new to TV antennas, here is a list of resources that I have written to get you started.

  • How to Choose the Best TV Antenna and OTA DVR
  • How to Connect Multiple TVs to One Antenna
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  • Review: The Best Outdoor TV Antennas

What channel is the Washington Nationals game on tonight?

Washington Nationals games are typically on MASN. The schedule below breaks down what channel or streaming service has national broadcast games for the 2022 MLB season.

DAYWASHINGTON NATIONALS MLB NATIONAL BROADCAST
Sunday morningPeacock
Sunday afternoonTBS
Sunday nightESPN or ESPN2
Monday nightESPN or FS1
Tuesday nightTBS
Wednesday NightESPN, FS1, MLB Network
Thursday NightESPN, FOX and MLB Network
Friday NightApple TV+
Saturday AfternoonFOX
Saturday NightFOX, FS1

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FAQs

How can I stream Washington Nationals games? ›

fuboTV. FuboTV carries the local Fox channel in some parts of the country along with MLB Network, ESPN and FS1 for watching nationally televised games. They offer a fuboTV subscription. After the trial, its basic package costs $74.99.

How can I watch the Nationals game without cable? ›

Vidgo is another option for watching Washington Nationals without cable during the 2024 season. It costs $59.99 for the “English Plus” package. For your money, you'll get 110+ total channels. You'll get ESPN and MLB Network, as well as FS1 and FOX.

What channel are the Nationals playing on? ›

All games air on MASN or MASN2.

Why isn t the Nationals game on TV? ›

nationally for viewers in the U.S. However, the game will not be broadcast on conventional TV channels. Apple TV+ has exclusive broadcast rights. The game will be exclusively available via Apple TV+, which can be accessed via the Apple TV+ app on smart TVs and streaming devices.

Can I get MASN on Hulu live? ›

Can I Watch MASN on Hulu + Live TV? No, Hulu + Live does not offer MASN in its streaming channel lineup. Hulu + Live TV has over 75 channels to watch live sports, news, events, and more. The lineup includes FS1, FS2, NFL Network, Big Ten Network, TBS, SEC Network, and more.

Can you live stream MASN? ›

MASN is now providing live streams of both MASN and MASN2 on MASNsports.com and through the new MASN Mobile App. In order to be able to watch the live streams online, fans will need to be subscribed to a participating cable system that already includes MASN in their package.

Is MASN on Amazon Prime? ›

What streaming service has MASN? DIRECTV STREAM is currently the only live TV streaming service that has MASN. Subscribers can use an Amazon Fire TV Stick, Roku, Apple TV and Google Chromecast with Google TV to watch.

Can I get MASN on Roku? ›

MASN Everywhere | TV App | Roku Channel Store | Roku.

What streaming services include MASN? ›

DirecTV Stream National Channels

The DirecTV Stream Entertainment package allows you to stream a total of 65 channels including MASN - Mid Atlantic Sports Network and ESPN, TNT, or Nickelodeon for 69.99.

What TV providers offer MASN? ›

  • Amazon Prime.
  • AMC+
  • DAZN.
  • Disney+
  • ESPN+
  • Fanatiz.
  • FITE TV.
  • FloSports.
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How do I get MLB.TV for free? ›

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  2. Login/Register with a FREE MLB account.
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  4. Use your MLB account to watch MLB.TV.

Is MASN a local channel? ›

Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, the channel broadcasts regional coverage of sports events in the Washington D.C and Baltimore metropolitan areas. Washington, D.C.

Which streaming service has NBC sports Washington? ›

Watch NBC Sports Washington Network Online | Hulu (Free Trial)

Where can I watch MASN without cable? ›

  • Amazon Prime.
  • AMC+
  • DAZN.
  • Disney+
  • ESPN+
  • Fanatiz.
  • FITE TV.
  • FloSports.
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