The St. Louis Cardinals have missed the playoffs the past three seasons but are expected to contend this year with the Cubs and Brewers in the NL Central. New acquisition Paul Goldschmidt along with Matt Carpenter, Marcell Ozuna and the ageless Yadier Molina will lead the offense, and big things are expected from the team's young shortstop, Paul DeJong.
Cardinals fans who also happen to be cable TV cord cutters have a number of ways to watch the Red Birds this season, whether you're in the St. Louis market or an out-of-market follower of the club.
Stream the Cardinals live in the St. Louis market
In 2019, Cardinals games will be shown on Fox Sports Midwest in the St. Louis market. All of the major live TV streaming services, starting with Sling TV for just $25 per month, offer Fox Sports Midwest.
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Sling TV ($25)
Fox Sports Midwest is included in Sling TV's $25-a-month Blue package. (The plan is current discounted to $15 a month for the first three months, which gets you almost to the All-Star break.) You can check to see if you live in the right market for Fox Sports Midwest here. For national broadcasts, Sling TV's Orange plan includes ESPN and ESPN2, and the Blue plan includes Fox and FS1. Both plans offer TBS. The MLB Network is available as part of the Sports Extra add-on, which costs $5 a month for Sling Orange customers or $10 a month for Sling Blue customers.
FuboTV costs $45 per month and includes Fox Sports Midwest for the local St. Louis market. It also offers Fox, FS1 and TBS for national broadcasts, but not ESPN, ESPN2 or MLB Network.
Hulu with Live TV ($45)
Hulu with Live TV costs $45 a month and includes Fox Sports Midwest. Click the "View all channels in your area" link on its welcome page to see what local channels are offered in your zip code. For national broadcasts, Hulu with Live TV offers ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, FS1 and TBS but not MLB Network.
YouTube TV ($50)
YouTube TV costs $50 a month and includes Fox Sports Midwest. It also includes the channels that carry national baseball broadcasts: ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, FS1, MLB Network and TBS. Plug in your zip code on its welcome page to see if Fox Sports Midwest is available in your area.
PlayStation Vue ($50)
PlayStation Vue's $50-a-month Core plan includes Fox Sports Midwest. The Core plan also includes ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, FS1, MLB Network and TBS for national broadcasts. You can see if Fox Sports Midwest is available in your area here.
DirecTV Now ($70)
DirecTV Now's $70-a-month Max package includes Fox Sports Midwest. It also includes ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, FS1 and TBS for national broadcasts but not the MLB Network. You can use its channel lookup tool to see if Fox Sports Midwest is available where you live.
All of the on live TV streaming services above offer free trials, allow you to cancel anytime and require a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our massive streaming services guide.
Out-of-market Cardinals streaming
If you are a Cardinals fan living outside of the St. Louis market, then you can't watch the Red Birds on Fox Sports Midwest. You can, however, stream their games live with an MLB.TV subscription.
You've got two options:
- Pay $119 a year (or $25 a month) to be able to watch every out-of-market game live or on-demand, and the in-market (home) team with a 90-minute delay from the end of the game.
- Pay $92 a year to watch a single, out-of-market team. In this case, the Cards and nobody else.
Both MLB.TV plans also include streams of home and away radio broadcasts. The radio broadcasts aren't subject to the blackout rule, so you can listen to home team games live.