All live games streamed into any MLB.TV product and available through the MLB app and any other place or device where MLB.TV is sold or available are subject to local and national power outages. If a game is obscured in an area, it is not available for live game viewing through MLB.TV. If you are an MLB.TV subscriber within an area that is subject to blackout, the game in question will be available as an archived game approximately 90 minutes after the end of the game.
Regular Season Local Blackout: With the exception of certain regular season MLB and post-season games as described below or in certain MLB Club home TV territories that MLB may offer subscription services on the market, all live games will be blacked out in each club’s home TV territory.
In addition, note:
- Restrictions on blackout territory for home television apply regardless of whether a club is at home or away, and regardless of whether a game is televised in a club’s home television territory.
- US clubs may be subject to blackouts outside the United States based on their home television territory as determined by Major League Baseball.
- All live San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics games are blacked out in the US territory of Guam.
Regular season US National Blackout: Due to Major League Baseball exclusives, live national broadcasts and / or streaming of MLB events, such as the Home Run Derby, and selected national live broadcasts and / or streaming of MLB games, will be obscured in the United States (including, with, with certain games and events, the territories of Guam and the US Virgin Islands). To see a current list of events and regular season matches that are being darkened nationally in the USA, click here. The list on this link will be updated throughout the season.
Authenticated access to national games and events via MLB.TV. Some MLB games and events, such as All-Star Game and select MLB Postseason games, broadcast nationally by Fox and MLB Network, may be available for live streaming via MLB.TV to those subscribers who are also eligible customers of a participating cable or video service provider (“Authenticated Access”). MLB.TV subscribers who are unable to authenticate with a participating cable or video service provider, as determined by the applicable provider, will be blacked out by live broadcasting of these nationally broadcast games or events.
Regular Season Play-In Game Blackout: Due to Major League Baseball exclusives, any game in the game to determine the final team (s) to reach the MLB Postseason, ie a 163rd game, will be blacked out in the United States (including the Guam and US Virgin Islands territories).
Disconnection by season: Due to Major League Baseball exclusives, during the MLB mail season, all live games, with the exception of the games for which Authenticated Access is available, will be blacked out in the United States (including the Guam and US Virgin Islands territories) and Canada.
Live audio from games subject to the blackout restrictions reflected above is available as “MLB Audio”, which is included in every MLB.TV subscription.
If you believe that we have determined the exact limits, please call Customer Service at 866.800.1275 (US) or 972.836.1111 (International).