How to watch the YES Network

The YES Network app on Amazon Fire TV
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The YES Network is one of the more sought-after regional sports networks, otherwise known as an RSN. YES itself also is an acronym, standing for Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network. So, yes, the YES Network is the home of the New York Yankees.

But that's just for starters. And that's what makes the YES Network so popular. Because in addition to the Evil Empire (or the greatest Major League Baseball team of all time, depending on how you see things), you'll be getting a good bit of other greater New York professional sports. 

Like all RSNs, the YES Network isn't available to everyone, everywhere. In fact, it's gotten a little harder to get your hands on outside of the New York region in recent years, simply because of the money involved in licensing the content. 

So as we dive into the 2023 season, let's take a fuller look at the YES Network — and how you can get your hands on it.

How to stream YES TV Network

If you're all in to streaming your live TV, you're going to have a hard time watching the YES Network. That's just the way it is. In fact, DirecTV Stream is the only live streaming service that has access to the YES Network.

Once you've got DirecTV Stream, however, you're going to have to make sure you've got the right package. Of the four available, you'll need the CHOICE package, which runs $99.99 per month (a five-day trial is available). Even then, you're still going to be subject to availability depending on your ZIP code.

While DirecTV Stream is your only option it you want to watch every Yankees game on YES Network this season, it is not your only option to watch some of the games. Amazon announced on March 28 that Prime Video would stream 20 Yankees games produced by YES Network for the 2023 season for Prime members in the Yankees' home-team footprint of New York, Connecticut, north and central New Jersey and Northeast Pennsylvania.

Here is the full schedule of Yankees games streaming on Prime Video this year:

  • April 4: vs Philadelphia Phillies, 7 pm ET
  • April 19: vs Los Angeles Angels, 7 pm ET
  • May 3: vs Cleveland Guardians, 7 pm ET
  • May 17: vs Toronto Blue Jays, 7 pm ET
  • May 24: vs Baltimore Orioles, 7 pm ET
  • June 21: vs Seattle Mariners, 7 pm ET
  • June 30: vs St. Louis Cardinals, 8 pm ET
  • July 5: vs Baltimore Orioles, 7 pm ET
  • July 8: vs Chicago Cubs, 1 pm ET
  • July 19: vs Los Angeles Angels, 7 pm ET
  • August 2: vs Tampa Bay Rays, 7 pm ET
  • August 4: vs Houston Astros, 7 pm ET
  • August 16: vs Atlanta Braves, 7 pm ET
  • August 18: vs Boston Red Sox, 7 pm ET
  • August 20: vs Boston Red Sox, 1:30 pm ET
  • September 1: vs Houston Astros, 8 pm ET
  • September 11: vs Boston Red Sox, 7 pm ET
  • September 13: vs Boston Red Sox, 7 pm ET
  • September 20: vs Toronto Blue Jays, 7 pm ET
  • September 27: vs Toronto Blue Jays, 7 pm ET

YES Networks is also getting into the streaming game itself, offering a direct-to-consumer streaming service for New York region customers can sign up for at $19.99 per month for $199.99 for a full year.

How to watch YES Network on cable

With streaming options limited, what about traditional cable? Well, like streaming, viewers are going to be restricted depending on where they are located, but if you live in the greater New York area, there's a better chance you can watch YES Network as it is offered by a number of cable providers. Here's who carries the YES Network:

  • Adams Cable Service
  • Altice One
  • Atlantic Broadband
  • Blue Ridge Communications
  • Cox
  • DirecTV Stream
  • DTC Cable (Delhi)
  • GTel
  • Haefele Connect
  • LHTC Broadband
  • Midtel
  • MTC Cable
  • Mediacom
  • Mid-Hudson Cable
  • New Visions
  • Optimum
  • RCN
  • Service Electric Cable TV and Communications
  • Spectrum
  • Verizon Fios
  • Xfinity

What teams can you watch on the YES Network?

The YES Network isn't just about the New York Yankees. Sure, it broadcasts up to 128 regular-season games, but it's also so much more.

You'll also get the Brooklyn Nets on the YES Network. It's got regular-season games, as well as preseason and postseason games, plus pre- and post-game shows. There's also a weekly Nets Magazine show with highlights, player profiles and behind-the-scenes pieces, plus exclusive interviews and more.

Soccer more your thing? You can watch NYCFC (that's New York City Football Club) on the YES Network. 

And finally (but certainly not least) there's the New York Liberty of the WNBA. 

And that's just for starters. There are more original shows on on the YES Network, and you'll find a fair amount of ACC and Big East sports, too.

Of course, that's all in a perfect world that hasn't been turned upside down by a global pandemic. Things are a little different this year, and some sports are shifting from the fall to the spring. So be sure to check the schedule.

Can you watch New York Yankees playoff games on YES Network?

Though many Yankees fans may love to hear their usual YES Network broadcasters calling the games as their team strives for another World Series that's just not going to happen. Because of exclusive broadcast rights with ESPN, Fox Sports and Turner Sports, all MLB playoff games air on one of those three networks.

How to watch the YES Network from anywhere

The YES Network is available on AT&T TV, which is fine. But what if you're not where your AT&T TV subscription is easily available? 

That's where a VPN can come into play. A Virtual Private Network pipes all of your internet traffic through a specific set of servers in a specific country — say, in the United States — so that you can keep watching what you want, no matter where you are.


ExpressVPN is one of the easiest and affordable ways to watch what you want from anywhere you want to watch it. Plus it'll help keep your network traffic away from any prying eyes on public networks.

And a great VPN is a great way to watch the YES Network and all your favorite sports from wherever you want.

What platforms have the YES Network?

Now that you know you'll actually be able to watch the YES Network, it's time to take the platform into consideration. And there's good news here. The YES Network is available on most major platforms, both mobile and living room based.

So if you want to watch the YES Network on Amazon Fire TV, you can do so. Same goes for Roku — and that covers the two largest streaming platforms.

The YES Network also is available on Android and on iOS, as well as Google Chromecast.

And you're also able to watch the YES Network in a web browser.