Are you a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball fan? You may have trouble finding the television broadcasts for the team this season.
Thanks to some changes in both the name of the broadcast network that televise regional Major League Baseball games and the streaming services that carry them, more fans are confused about finding the games than ever before.
Team Clark is here to help. We have the answers to the questions you may have about watching Cody Bellinger, Mookie Betts and Clayton Kershaw this season.
Table of Contents
- What TV Channel Broadcasts the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2021?
- How To Stream the Los Angeles Dodgers in Your Local TV Market
- How To Watch the Los Angeles Dodgers Outside the Local TV Market
What TV Channel Broadcasts the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2021?
The Los Angeles Dodgers baseball games air on Spectrum SportsNet LA.
To access this channel within the Dodgers’ local television market, you have to subscribe to a cable, satellite or streaming service that carries the network. We’ll talk more about this later.
Some Dodgers games may be shown on national television networks such as ESPN. These will be subject to blackouts in local markets.
How To Stream the Los Angeles Dodgers in Your Local TV Market
If you live within the local television market for the Los Angeles Dodgers and want to see their games, you’ll have to subscribe to a service that carries Spectrum SportsNet LA.
What TV Services Offer the Local Los Angeles Dodgers Broadcasts?
You should be able to get Spectrum SportsNet LA through your local cable or satellite provider. The network can currently be found on Charter Spectrum, AT&T TV, DIRECTV, U-verse TV, and AT&T TV NOW systems.
However, accessing the regional sports networks through a streaming TV service is more difficult. That’s because many of these networks do not have active contract agreements with streaming services.
AT&T TV is currently the only streaming TV service that offers local Los Angeles Dodgers broadcasts. Pricing for the necessary subscription level is a steep $84.99 per month.
If you’re hoping to stream the Dodgers on one of the following services, you’re out of luck. These services do not have access to the Dodgers in 2021:
- YouTube TV
- Hulu + Live TV
- Sling TV
What Is the Local TV Market for the Los Angeles Dodgers?
The local market for the Los Angeles Dodgers includes portions of the following states:
Here’s an approximated map of local markets from Wikipedia:
Use this map for a general idea of your local TV market for baseball purposes.
The only “official” way to know your market is to check it by ZIP code.
You can do that by checking for MLB blackouts for your ZIP code (if you have a blackout restriction for a team, that means you’re in their local market):
How To Watch the Los Angeles Dodgers Outside the Local TV Market
If you don’t live in the Dodgers local television market, you probably won’t have access to Spectrum SportsNet LA no matter which cable, satellite or streaming service you have. (You’ll get a different regional sports network.)
Subscribe to MLB.TV or MLB Extra Innings
MLB.TV is Major League Baseball’s subscription service that offers live streaming of all out-of-market baseball games. It costs $129.99 for a full season.
You can use this service to stream the Dodgers on your favorite television device, computer, tablet or cell phone.
In addition to the live stream of the Dodgers broadcasts, you’ll also get access to radio broadcasts, live scoring, and on-demand archives of every game played that season.
MLB Extra Innings is a subscription service offered by your local cable or satellite provider. It, too, will give you access to all out-of-market games. Prices vary based on market and provider.
Watch National Broadcasts of Games
If you’re not willing to pay for the MLB.TV or MLB Extra Innings services, your only chance to watch the Los Angeles Dodgers games will likely be on nationally-televised broadcasts.
These channels have regularly scheduled Major League Baseball games each week during the 2021 season:
- ESPN family of networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN+, etc.)
- MLB Network
In order to get many of these networks, you’ll need to subscribe to a cable, satellite or live streaming service.
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