How to Watch the Atlanta Braves in 2024: Every Way To Watch

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The Comcast and Bally Dispute has made watching our Braves very difficult. Let's go over some of the ways you can still watch the Braves.

If you’re an Atlanta Braves fan struggling to find ways to watch your team this season, you’re not alone. The 2024 season has brought some challenges, particularly with the blackout of Braves games on Bally for Comcast users. But don’t worry, we’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to help you catch every game, whether it’s on a streaming service or through other means. Here’s everything you need to know to stay connected with the Braves.

1. Nationally Televised Games

While Bally Sports South broadcasts 151 Braves games, there are additional opportunities to watch the Braves on national television. Here’s the schedule for nationally televised games in 2024:

  • ESPN: 4/21, 5/12, 5/19
  • Apple TV+: 4/19, 6/21
  • Fox: 5/18, 6/22, 7/6, 7/13, 8/22, 8/31
  • MLB All-Star Game: 7/16 on Fox
  • MLB Home-Run Derby: 7/15 on ESPN
  • Postseason:
    • NL Wild Card Series: ESPN or ABC
    • AL Wild Card Series: ESPN or ESPN 2
    • NLDS: Fox or FS1
    • ALDS: TBS
    • NLCS: Fox
    • ALCS: TBS
    • World Series: Fox

2. Streaming Services for Braves Games

To watch the Braves games not covered by national broadcasters, you’ll need to subscribe to specific streaming services. Here are your options:

  • DirecTV Stream Choice Package: Offers all Braves games except those on Apple TV. This package costs $108/month with no additional Regional Sports Network (RSN) fees.
  • FuboTV Elite Package: Covers all games except those on Apple TV and TBS. It costs $89.99/month plus a $14.99 RSN fee, totaling $104.98/month.
  • Apple TV+: Needed for two games (4/19 and 6/21) and costs $9.99/month.
  • ESPN+: Required for the three games broadcast on ESPN and costs $10.99/month.
  • Max + Bleacher Report Sports Add-On: Necessary for TBS games, costing $9.99/month. Note that this price is likely to increase later in the year.

3. Radio Broadcasts and Other Options

If streaming isn’t an option, you can still follow the Braves through radio broadcasts:

  • 680 The Fan: Provides free radio broadcasts for all Braves games. Their app is available on iOS and Android.

4. For Out-of-Market Fans

Out-of-market fans have a few more options to watch the Braves without blackout restrictions:

  • MLB.TV: This service streams all games except those involving teams in your local market. The full season costs $149.99, or $129.99 for a single team.
  • MLB.TV + VPN: Using a VPN to bypass blackout restrictions can be a cost-effective solution. For around $160, you can get MLB.TV and a year-long VPN subscription, allowing you to stream all games except the two on Apple TV.

5. Pricing Overview

Here’s a quick recap of the costs associated with each service:

  • DirecTV Stream Choice Package: $108/month
  • FuboTV Elite Package: $104.98/month (including RSN fee)
  • Apple TV+: $9.99/month
  • ESPN+: $10.99/month
  • Max + Bleacher Report Sports Add-On: $9.99/month (potentially $18.98/month later)

6. Recommendations

Given the high costs associated with streaming services that offer Bally, it’s challenging to recommend one outright. However, if you’re committed to catching every game, DirecTV Stream Choice Package offers the most comprehensive coverage, including TBS, and is just slightly more expensive than FuboTV Elite. For the occasional game on Apple TV+, consider using a free trial.

How are you watching the Braves? Let us know in the comments.

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