Atlanta Braves at New York Mets live stream: How to watch the return of MLB online from anywhere
Last year's NL East champs travel to one of the outside bets for the division in their first match of the coronavirus-delayed new season.
Read on for full details on how to get a live stream of Atlanta Braves at New York Mets with our guide below.
With no crowds watching on and a condensed schedule of 60 matches over a period of just 66-days, the 2020 will be a MLB season like no other.Thankfully, some familiar elements of the game haven't been lost, including the intense rivalry between these two sides.
Atlanta won 97 games on their way to capturing last year's division title, only to slip up against St. Louis in the division series. This time out the Braves will be looking to Dansby Swanson and Austin Riley to step up and maintain their elite offense following the departure of Josh Donaldson and Nick Markakis.
The Mets, meanwhile, will be looking to win their first division title since 2015, and maybe one of the teams to have benefited most from the lockdown. The perennially-injured Yoenis Cespedes has used the hiatus to rehabilitate after the best past of two years on the sidelines, while recent signing Dellin Betances has been able to fully recover from an Achilles tear during the enforced break.
It looks set to be a cracking game - read on to find out how to watch the match no matter where you are in the world.
Atlanta Braves at New York Mets: Where and when?
Friday's match takes place behind closed doors at Citi Park in New York, with the game set to start at 4.10pm ET local time, and 1.10pm PT.
That makes it a 9.10pm start in the UK.
Watch Atlanta Braves at New York Mets online from outside your country
We have details of all the US, UK, and Canadian broadcasters of this game further down in this guide. If you're intent on watching Atlanta Braves at New York Mets, but find yourself away from home then you'll run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as it's likely to be geo-blocked.
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How to watch Atlanta Braves at New York Mets online in the US
While the Coronavirus has meant lots of changes to the 2020 MLB season, the way games are broadcast remains much the same as last year.
MLB.TV (free 3-day trial offered) remains the best bet for for fans outside of their home team's city looking to watch out-of-market games. With the season having been compressed, its price has been slashed to just $59.99 for access to every team's games, or $49.99 to follow a single team. A subscription covers the entire regular season, plus the playoffs and World Series.
The service is hindered by local blackouts, but you can bypass these restrictions by using a VPN as detailed in our guide, and pointing your computer to an out-of-market location.
As ever, you'll be able to watch on your local regional sports networks such as local Fox Sports channels, SportsNet LA (Los Angeles Dodgers), the YES Network (New York Yankees) and NESN (Boston Red Sox), while regular MLB broadcasters such as Fox, Fox Sports 1, TBS, MLB Network and ESPN are going to be broadcasting as well.
For cord cutters, YouTube TV, Hulu, AT&T TV Now, and fuboTVall represent good options for watching MLB 2020 season without the need of a cable subscription, however Sling TV would be our pick for baseball fans. It covers all the cable channels a baseball fan will need to watch the key games in one place, with a combined Sling Blue and Orange package for $45 giving you access to ESPN, TBS and Fox Sports. An extra $10 on top adds Sports Extra and MLB Network (plus NHL Network, NBA TV, beIN Sports, ESPN U, Tennis Channel and more).
How to stream Atlanta Braves at New York Mets live in the UK
UK viewers will be able to watch live action from the 2020 MLB season via BT Sport with coverage across its channels. Coverage of Friday's game at Citi Park begins at 9pm BST on BT Sport/ESPN. You can also stream the game via the BT Sport app and on its webpage.
How to stream Atlanta Braves at New York Mets live in Canada
There's a number of options for watching MLB in Canada this season.Those with a cable subscription will be able to watch games via Sportsnet, TVA Sports, TSN and RDS which will also offer coverage online as well.
MLB.TV is also available to Candians with only Blue Jays matches subject to local blackouts.
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