New England sports fans now have a direct streaming option for Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins games. NESN has revealed a paid streaming service which allows fans to watch live and on-demand games on their computer or streaming device of choice. Fans who are already NESN subscribers through their cable provider can access the app for free.
“We believe the direct subscription option will build on NESN’s reach in the region and complement the existing, valuable partnerships we have with TV providers to bring NESN to all homes in New England. NESN president Sean McGrail said. and CEO in a statement.
One thing to note is that NESN is pricey — the monthly subscription is $29.99 per month — and fans still need access to ESPN or other broadcast networks for nationally syndicated games. The annual subscription costs $329.99 per year and also includes 8 tickets to a Red Sox game of your choice.
NESN 360 is just the sports world’s latest move to move forward. Amazon’s Prime Video will be streaming select New York Yankees games exclusively for in-market customers this baseball season. NESN is the first regional sports network to launch a streaming service, but it won’t be the last. Both Sinclair Broadcasting Group and NBC Universal are preparing direct-to-consumer options for the regional sports networks they own, such as Deadline †
NESN 360 is only available in New England and can be downloaded on your computer, iOS, Android, Apple TV, or Roku device. Both annual and monthly subscribers are charged $1 for their first month.
For Boston fans living outside of New England, a better option would be to go with MLB.tv, which has the rights to games that are not on the market, but blackout rules still apply to your games. region. A monthly subscription to MLB.tv costs $24.99 per month and a single team subscription costs $99 per year.
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