It’s October, which means it’s time for playoff baseball. The MLB playoffs started this week and this article is going to show you how to watch every baseball postseason game online or over the air for those that don’t have cable.
Update: This article is out of date. Please see the article How to Watch the World Series for more up to date information.
Watching the MLB Playoffs Online
This makes the three best options to watch the MLB Playoffs without cable YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, and DirecTV Now.
YouTube TV is likely the best option. They offer Fox in most areas of the country while also carrying TBS, FS1, and MLB Network. They offer a free trial. After that, the cost is only $40 per month. Check out our review of YouTube TV to see if they carry your local Fox channel. If they don’t carry Fox in your area, you can always look into watching Fox using a TV antenna.
PlayStation Vue also carries local Fox, FS1, TBS, and MLB Network. However, you need to purchase their “Core Package” at $49.99 per month. DirecTV Now will also work, but you need their “Just Right” package which costs $55 per month.
The games will air on the mix of networks shown below:
American League Division Series Channels
All Boston Redsox vs New York Yankees games will air on TBS
All Cleveland Indians vs Houston Astros games will air on TBS
National League Division Series Channels
All Colorado Rockies vs. Milwaukee Brewers games will air on FS1 (Fox Sports 1) and MLB Network
All Atlanta Braves vs. L.A. Dodgers games will air on FS1 (Fox Sports 1) and MLB Network
MLB Championship Series Channels
Once the division series wraps up, the American League Championship Series will air on TBS while the National League Championship Series will air on a mix of Fox and FS1
What Channel will air the World Series
The world series will air on FOX, so if that’s all you want to watch then a TV antenna will do.
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