MLB.TV is now free for college students, just in time for the postseason thrill


Moorpark infielder Shane Leong-Grieger in an at bat against East Los Angeles College on Feb. 8, 2022 in Moorpark, CA. Photo credit: Jack Newman Photo credit: Jack Newman

By Briana Cruz

The Major League Baseball postseason is in full swing after the first round of matchups. Fans around the United States are looking to watch these high-tension games and luckily for college students, the MLB organization seems to be generously rewarding their anticipation.

On August 29, 2022, MLB.TV announced that all college students in the United States can get free access to the final games of the 2022 season. This includes programming for all 30 teams that partake in 162 baseball games each season.

MLB.TV announced its motivation behind this promotion.

“Between books, food, supplies and myriad other expenses, budgeting can be tough when you’re a college student,” MLB.TV’s website stated.

Arriving on the heels of MLB.TV’s back-to-school promotion, this offer continues through the end of the 2022 season, which includes the high-energy postseason. MLB.TV’s offer is presented by Cue Health, a portable diagnostic test company that produces at-home tests for COVID-19.

MLB.TV‘s offer to provide free coverage of their games came amidst the return to school for college students across the country. By allowing students to watch these games for free, MLB hopes to expand its audience to the younger generation and keep its streaming platforms alive.

The 2022 regular baseball season brought about impressive records for players and teams all over the league.

30-year-old New York Yankee, Aaron Judge, broke the American League home run record by driving 62 bombs over the fence this season. The Los Angeles Dodgers won 111 games this season, a franchise record. And, of course, the St. Louis Cardinals’ Albert Pujols’s quest to hit 700 home runs throughout his career captivated fans as he announced that the 2022 season would be his final season as a major leaguer.

These factors have driven the baseball audience to grow, which is why this promotion is helpful for MLB as a whole. The Major League Baseball postseason is always a highly-anticipated occurrence because of the fact that every game has the chance to end the season. Allowing college students to view the postseason free of charge could drive in new client and increase MLB’s viewership.

Moorpark College student and Raider baseball player Chase Aurand uses MLB.TV’s promotion to watch his favorite teams play. He spoke about how the timing of the promotion is perfect for postseason baseball and the thrill behind those games.

“I definitely think that the promotion will increase baseball’s audience. Games in the post season mean everything to these teams which makes them more entertaining to watch. ”

The promotion also allows students in different states to stay connected to their favorite national teams. Texas Tech student Jenna Necaise uses the promotion to watch her favorite team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

“As someone who wants to work in sports — specifically baseball — I like to be and feel like I almost have to be updated with everything that goes on.”

Signing up for the free promotion is simple and requires only one thing, a student identification number. MLB partnered with to verify college students’ credentials to qualify for this free MLB.TV account. The ID and information must be currently active.

Students can go on MLB.TV’s website and create a free account. From there, they can log in and verify their credentials with Once that is complete, students will have access to live and on-demand baseball games until the final play of the World Series. The subscription will expire on Feb. 23, 2022.

Click here to establish your free account and watch live and on-demand games.

To view the postseason schedule of the 2022 MLB season, click here.