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Royals games will be streamed in Kansas City starting this season

Fox Sports Kansas City broadcasters Rex Hudler and Ryan Lefebvre.
Fox Sports Kansas City broadcasters Rex Hudler and Ryan Lefebvre. rsugg@kcstar.com

If you live in Kansas City and happen to be shopping or at a restaurant without a TV this baseball season, you will be able to watch Royals games on your mobile device.

Ditto for those stuck at work who access to a computer.

For the first time, all of the Royals games on Fox, FS1 and Fox Sports Kansas City will be streamed in Kansas City and available on a phone, tablet or computer.

In fact, it’s available in the entire Royals TV territory, which includes Kansas, western and central Missouri, Iowa and Nebraska.

Here’s how it will work:

1. Download the FoxSportsGo app or go to FoxSportsGo.com

2. Enter your ID and password for you cable TV provider

That’s it, but the key thing is you have to be a current cable subscriber that offers Fox Sports. Fox Sports Midwest said Dish Network is expected to provide its customers with access to Fox Sports Go in the months following opening day.

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You will be able to stream the games and the pregame and postgame shows as well. This streaming will be available starting Tuesday, for the second game of the season.

Sunday’s opener on ESPN won’t be available on the FoxSportsGo app.

The Royals are one of 15 Major League Baseball teams that will have their games streamed in their home market. Last fall, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred and Fox first announced they had agreed to a 3-year deal to provide games streamed in-market.

This doesn’t affect the MLB.tv blackout of Royals games. Those games are only available outside of the Kansas City market.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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