How to watch the Tigers on TV in 2024 with & without cable: Full Streaming Guide

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In one of the Detroit Tigers' more underrated but still delightful non-roster moves this offseason, they poached longtime commentator Jason Benetti from the rival White Sox. He'll serve as the Tigers' everyday play-by-play announcer and will undoubtedly wake up what has been an admittedly sleepy broadcast on Bally Sports Detroit in years past.

Benetti will call games that feature Tigers new and old — youngsters Spencer Torkelson, Riley Greene coming off injury, and Kerry Carpenter, along with Kenta Maeda, a hopefully bounced-back Jack Flaherty, and former-turned-new Tiger Andrew Chafin. The Tigers are getting closer and closer to Opening Day, and spring training is right around the corner.

There will be a lot of ways to listen to Benetti and watch the Tigers, creating something of a maze of channels and streaming services to wade through. We're here to help you navigate it.

How to watch the Detroit Tigers on cable in 2024

You might've heard about a good deal of nonsense surrounding Bally Sports and its parent company, Diamond Sports Group, this offseason, which will probably lead to a lot of confusion and new subscription-adding heading into the 2025 season. Thankfully, though, you won't have to worry about all of that quite yet. Bally contracts expire after the 2024 season, so you'll still be able to find Tigers games on Bally Sports Detroit, whose coverage extends throughout Michigan, down to northeastern Indiana and northwestern Ohio, over to northeastern Wisconsin, and which is available nationwide via satellite.

A handful of other games will be broadcast on FS1 or FOX, ESPN, and TBS. FS1 will have three night games, two against the Guardians and one against the Royals; ESPN will broadcast the Little League Classic in Williamsport against the Yankees on Aug. 18; and TBS dates have yet to be announced.

How to watch the Detroit Tigers without cable in 2024

There are only two places to watch the Tigers via streaming: DirecTV Stream and FuboTV, while both along with FOX, ESPN, and TBS (though not available on FuboTV) are also available on Hulu Live +TV, Sling TV, and Youtube TV.

DirecTV STREAM

FuboTV

Youtube TV

Sling TV

Hulu + Live TV

Bally Sports Detroit

ESPN

FOX

FS1

TBS

How to watch the Detroit Tigers on FuboTV

  • Price: $79.99/ mo.
  • Free trial: 7 days
  • DVR: 1,000 hours

Despite the absence of TBS, the vast majority of Tigers games will be broadcast on channels available on FuboTV, on top of pretty much any other channel you can think of if you're looking to get away from cable but still want that appointment TV fix. FuboTV base plans start at $79.99/month for 192 channels. Click here to sign up for a free trial.

How to watch the Detroit Tigers on Apple TV

  • Price: $9.99/mo.
  • Free trial: 7 days

Since 2022, Apple TV has made one Friday night baseball game per week available for Apple TV+ subscribers. They feature rotating matchups and an exclusive broadcast crew in the booth. Last year, the unveiled matchups at the beginning of every month, so it's unclear as of now how many times you'll be able to catch the Tigers there. In 2023, the Tigers appeared four times. Apple TV+ subscriptions will run you $9.99/month.

How to order MLB Extra Innings

  • Price: $149.99/yr.
  • Free trial: 7 days

For a cable/streaming combo, you can add MLB Extra Innings onto your cable or satellite plan to watch 80 out-of-market games every week. Extra Innings includes MLB Network and MLB.tv, so you can catch baseball from all of your devices. As an add-on to your existing cable/satellite package, it goes for $149.99/month.

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