What Channel is the Phillies Game on Today?


Natalie hails from Northeast Philadelphia, and sports runs deep through her veins. In 2009 she joined Sportsradio WIP’s Philadelphia sports coverage with an eye-opening perspective.

The Mets look to turn around their disappointing start against their crosstown rival Phillies on Friday night at Citizens Bank Park. NBC Sports Philadelphia will broadcast and stream it live through fuboTV (free trial available).

NBC Sports Philadelphia

NBC Sports Philadelphia is one of six regional sports networks owned by NBC Sports and features Philadelphia professional teams such as the Phillies (MLB), Sixers (NBA), and Flyers (NHL). Additionally, select college sporting events, including the Penn-Drexel football match-up and Princeton-Penn men’s basketball contests, are shown.

SportsNet Chicago also produces original sports-related news and discussion programming, such as SportsNet Central and Take Off With John Clark. Eagle Eye, Phillies Talk, and Sixers Talk podcasts air regularly.

Hulu, YouTube TV, and FuboTV offer great ways for cord-cutters in Philadelphia to stream NBC Sports Philadelphia without cable television – with their free trials offering convenient viewing solutions for cord-cutters in this area.


ESPN provides live coverage of the MLB game between the Mets and Phillies on Apple devices, Roku players, and smart TVs, as well as for an annual subscription or a one-month fee.

ESPN+, their subscription-based streaming service, offers live access to every Major League Baseball game. Users can access it across a variety of devices – Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, Chromecast, Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, and Kindle Fire are just a few examples – plus many cellular data plans from Xfinity and AT&T are eligible as well as Amazon Fire TV Stick/Kindle Fire subscription plans.

FuboTV, YouTube TV, and Hulu Live TV offer NBC Sports Philadelphia alongside FOX, FS1, and AT&T SportsNet Southwest. DIRECTV Stream also offers an add-on for $50/month to access YES Network; however, this would require purchasing an appropriate package first.


TBS will air all National League East rival games this season. They also broadcast some nationally. However, Phillies fans without cable subscriptions can watch home games through fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, and YouTube TV; all three services feature NBC Sports Philadelphia for viewing in local markets.

Turner Broadcasting System, or TBS, is owned and operated by AT&T WarnerMedia and is known for airing popular sitcoms and dramas, live sports events, and original programming. Corey Seidman and Pat Gallen host a weekly show that covers Phillies news while examining key storylines; their performance can also be found on Xfinity On Demand and Service Electric 2Sports.


The Philadelphia Phillies are an American professional baseball team based out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and play their games at Citizens Bank Park as part of the Philadelphia Sports Complex. Established in 1883 as an expansion team from Worcester, Massachusetts, to replace an earlier franchise, it is MLB’s oldest single-name/one-city franchise today.

FuboTV now provides access to NBC Sports Philadelphia nationwide; fans in New York can watch on YES Network or MLB Extra Innings while other live TV streaming services, like Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV, also carry it; however, these may require cable/satellite subscription to view. You can also listen to local Phillies radio broadcasts on 94 WIP.


FS1 is an American sports-oriented cable channel that broadcasts MLB games and other popular events. Additionally, this channel features dynamic personality-driven studio shows such as First Things First with Nick Wright; Undisputed with Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe; The Herd with Colin Cowherd; Speak For Yourself With Jason Whitlock and Marcellus Wiley; Lock It In With Rachel Bonnetta and Clay Travis and more.

Fans who do not subscribe to cable can still catch Phillies games on nationally televised networks through ESPN+, which streams one live MLB game daily with local blackout restrictions. ESPN+ can be watched across most streaming devices, Roku devices, and Apple TV+. Other options for Phillies fans without cable subscriptions include FuboTV, Hulu Live TV, and YouTube TV, which offer NBC Sports Philadelphia channels at different prices.

MLB Network

MLB Network broadcasts weekly during MLB season with live look-ins at games, news updates, interviews, and highlight reels. It can be found in most cable, telco, and satellite systems with expanded digital basic line or higher and offers various packages with free trials, including 5-day tests with Optimum.

Outside Philadelphia, fans can stream the game on Fubo and Hulu Live TV – both services carry NBC Sports Philadelphia for exclusive rights to Phillies games in local markets. Fans in Philadelphia have additional viewing options: Peacock TV+ (starting from $6.99 monthly or $69 annually), Apple TV+, Peacock, or Peacock Plus may provide access with blackout restrictions differing from nationally televised games.


Peacock is one of the newest streaming services. Offering thousands of hours of entertainment ranging from TV shows and movies to reality series such as Below Deck, Million Dollar Listing New York, Southern Charm, Botched Flipping Out Pawn Stars Storage Wars, and others.

Peacock will also feature eight Big Ten games this season, such as Big Ten Saturday Night and Notre Dame football, as well as several PGA Tour Champions events simulcast on Peacock.

Peacock TV provides regional news channels, such as NBC South Florida. These provide constant updates on what is occurring locally. Most television programs on Peacock feature commercial breaks; however, some do not. Most commercials last between twenty to sixty seconds.