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

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While catching games at Wrigley Field remains one of the best experiences in all of Major League Baseball, Chicago Cubs games have always been a great experience for those who enjoy games through the Marquee Sports Network.

After joining the Cubs' television broad as the play-by-play announcer during the 2021 season, Jon "Boog" Sciambi finally got the chance to call meaningful games for the Cubs during the 2023 season. Sciambi is returning to the broadcast booth for the 2024 season, joined by a returning Jim Deshaies as the color analyst. The 2024 season will be an exciting journey for the Cubs under first-year manager Craig Counsell as the team looks to return to the postseason for the first time since 2020.

While Marquee Sports Network will be the primary platform for Cubs' games during the 2024 season, there will be options available. We have you covered with a guide on how to access Cubs games this season.

How to watch the Chicago Cubs on cable in 2024

There has been an increased focus on television contracts across Major League Baseball this off-season but the Cubs won't be impacted. The Cubs have full ownership over the Marquee Sports Network, whose coverage of the team's games during 2024 will reach the entire Chicagoland market.

On a national level, the Cubs will be featured on ESPN, FOX, FS1, and TBS several times throughout the 2024 season. Most notably, the Cubs will open the season on ESPN as their game with the Texas Rangers on March 28 will serve as the first game of the 2024 MLB season.

How to watch the Chicago Cubs without cable in 2024

There are only three options to watch the Cubs via streaming: DirecTV Stream, Fubo TV, and the Marquee Sports Network App (games are only available for in-market viewers). ESPN, FOX, FS1, and TBS are also available on Hulu Live +TV, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

How to watch the Cubs on FuboTV?

FuboTV is one of the few streaming services that include the Marquee Sports Network while also giving you access to MLB Network. While the Cubs' games on TBS will not be aired on FuboTV, fans will be able to catch most of the games during the season.

How to watch the Cubs on the Marquee Sports Network App?

  • Price: $19.99/mo
  • Free Trial: 30 Days

Marquee Sports Network is currently offering a 30-day free trial in anticipation of the 2024 Cubs season. Marquee Sports Network is the home of the Cubs featuring pre-and-post game shows that include form Cubs players such as Dexter Fowler, Ryan Dempster, and Joe Girardi.

How to order MLB Extra Innings

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

While out-of-market viewers are unable to watch Cubs games through the Marquee Sports Network App, MLB Extra Innings has you covered. Overall, it's the perfect spot for Cubs fans to watch the team's NL Central rivals firsthand as they will have access to 80 out-of-market games every week.