How To Watch Astros Games Without Cable

March 22, 2024 | Tachus Community

Ready to root for the Astros this season, but don’t know how without cable TV? Not to worry! There are a few ways you can watch the Houston Astros live using a streaming service.


You can expect to see most games on Space City Home Network, where in-market Astros games are exclusively broadcasted. 

If you’re a casual fan who doesn’t need to watch every game live, you can also catch nationally televised regular season games on FOX, FS1, TBS, and MLB Network. However, you won’t be able to tune into every Astros game with these networks like you can with Space City. 

Depending on the services or devices you plan on using to switch to streaming, this gives you a few different options for watching Astros games.

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How to Stream Astros on Live TV

One way to stream Houston Astros games is to watch using Space City Home Network, as they have exclusive rights to in-market Astros and Rockets games.

Do you have a Smart TV or streaming device like a Firestick or Roku? If you do, all you need to stream TV is the right streaming service to download onto it. 

You can only find Space City Home Network and the market games it offers on and DIRECTV STREAM.

Both streaming services also offer channels that carry nationally televised games such as ABC, FOX, ESPN, TBS, and FS1. These nationally televised channels can also be accessed if you have Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV. Here’s a breakdown of each service you can use:



Price: $69.99

Offers: Space City Home Network, ESPN, FOX, TBS, and FS1

Free Trial: 5 Days

With DIRECTV STREAM, you can access all nationally televised games and Space CityHome Network for the base pricing. For additional out-of-market games, you’ll have to select the CHOICE package which includes MLB Extra-Innings.Try out their free trial for five days and see if you like it.

Price: $79.99

Offers: Space City Home Network , ESPN, FOX, and FS1

Free Trial: 7 Days

A subscription also offers most of the nationally televised games, as well as Space City Home Network. Try out the seven free trial days first. If you want to watch out-of-network games, you can purchase the Sports Lite package for an additional $10.99 per month and access the MLB Network. 

Hulu + Live TV

Price: $76.99

Offers: ESPN, FOX, FS1, and TBS

Free Trial: None

With Hulu + Live TV, you have access to Houston Astros games on Fox, FS1, TBS, and ESPN. You’ll also have access to other live sports, news, events, and a robust offering of TV shows.

Sling TV

Price: $40

Offers: ESPN, FOX, FS1, and TBS

Free Trial: None

A Sling Orange subscription gives you access to ESPN, while a Sling Blue subscription gives you access to FS1. You can also buy access to the MLB Network with Sling’s Sports Extra for $11 per month.

YouTube TV

Price: $72.99

Offers: ESPN, FOX, FS1, and TBS

Free Trial: 10 Days 

YouTubeTV offers access to Astros games on FOX, FS1, TBS, and ESPN. However, MLBNetwork was dropped from YouTube TV in 2023 after failing to reach a renewal deal.

Don’t already have one of these services? Don’t worry—you can create an account and then close it as soon as the season’s over. Billing is month-to-month, and there are no contracts.

Streaming Astros with

You can watch games on, but you will only be able to see out-of-market MLB games. This means Astros games may be blacked out if you’re trying to watch them in Greater Houston. However, you can remove these blackout restrictions if you’re open to using a VPN.

A VPN is a great way to legally hide your location. They’re extremely safe to use and are a great way to add an extra layer of privacy when you go online.

Using a TV Antenna To Watch Broadcast Channels

This depends on what channels you live in range of. FOX occasionally shows popular games during weekends, which can be accessed by an Over the Air (OTA) Antenna. If you’re not interested in streaming your next Astros game, find out if an antenna works for you.

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