October is upon us, which means it’s time for playoff baseball. The MLB playoffs start this Tuesday, October 1st with the Brewers and Nationals facing off in the National League Wildcard game on TBS. This article is going to show you how to watch every baseball postseason game online those that don’t have cable.
Watching the MLB Playoffs Online
This year’s World Series will air on Fox. The American League and Division Series will air on TBS while the National League and Division Series will air on a mix of Fox, FS1, and MLB Network. ESPN will also carry Wednesdays American League wildcard game between the Rays and A’s.
This makes the three best options to watch the MLB Playoffs without cable YouTube TV, PlayStation Vue, and possibly Sling TV.
MLB Playoffs on Sling TV
Sling TV offers the cheapest option to get ESPN, Fox, FS1, TBS, and MLB network. Currently, ESPN, FS1, and TBS channels are available through Sling TV’s Blue+Orange packages for a 1-month promo-deal for just $25. MLB Network is available through the $10 per sports add-on.
Live access to Fox is available with the Blue package in Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte N.C., Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Gainesville, Fla., Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Pa., Phoenix, San Francisco, Tampa, Fla. and Washington D.C.
To verify all the channels you will receive in your area, try a 1-week free trial to Sling TV. If you want to watch the World Series on Fox and don’t live in one of those markets, you may want to try a TV antenna or one of the other options below.
Sling is supported on Windows and Mac PCs and laptops, Android and iOS devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Nexus player, Xbox One, and 4th Generation Apple TV.
MLB on YouTube TV or PlayStation Vue
YouTube TV is likely the best option. They offer Fox in most areas of the country while also carrying ESPN, TBS, FS1, and MLB Network. They offer a free trial. After that, the cost is only $49.99 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.
YouTube TV supports Android, iOS (includes airplay to Apple TV), and Chromecasts/Chromecast-compatible TVs.
PlayStation Vue also carries local Fox, FS1, TBS, and MLB Network. However, you need to purchase their “Core Package” at $55 per month. While you can use Vue on your PlayStation 4, you can also use the service with Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Google Chromecast, Android, iPad, and iPhone.
MLB Playoffs TV Schedule
Below is every game of the 2019 playoffs and which TV network the game will air.
Tuesday, Oct. 1st: MIL at WSH, 8:08 p.m. ET, TBS
Wednesday, Oct 2nd: TB at OAK, 8:09 p.m. ET, ESPN
NLDS on TBS; ALDS on FS1 or MLB Network
Thursday, Oct. 3rd: NLWC at LAD Game 1, TBS
Thursday, Oct. 3rd: STL at ATL Game 1, TBS
Friday, Oct. 4th: ALWC at HOU Game 1, FS1 or MLBN
Friday, Oct. 4th: MIN at NYY Game 1, FS1 or MLBN
Friday, Oct. 4th: NLWC at LAD Game 2, TBS
Friday, Oct. 4th: STL at ATL Game 2, TBS
Saturday, Oct. 6th: ALWC at HOU Game 2, FS1
Saturday, Oct. 6th: MIN at NYY Game 2, FS1
Sunday, Oct. 6: LAD at NLWC Game 3, TBS
Sunday, Oct. 6: ATL at STL Game 3, TBS
Monday, Oct. 7: HOU at ALWC Game 3, FS1 or MLBN
Monday, Oct. 7: NYY at MIN Game 3, FS1 or MLBN
Monday, Oct. 7: LAD at NLWC G4 (if necessary), TBS
Monday, Oct. 7: ATL at STL G4 (if necessary), TBS
Tuesday, Oct. 8: HOU at ALWC G4 (if necessary), FS1
Tuesday, Oct. 8: NYY at MIN G4 (if necessary), FS1
Wednesday, Oct. 9: NLWC at LAD G5 (if necessary), TBS
Wednesday, Oct. 9: STL at ATL G5 (if necessary), TBS
Thursday, Oct. 10: ALWC at HOU G5 (if necessary), FS1
Thursday, Oct. 10: MIN at NYY G5 (if necessary), FS1
LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
NLCS on TBS; ALCS on FS1 or FOX
Friday, Oct. 11: NLCS Game 1, TBS
Saturday, Oct. 12: ALCS Game 1, FOX or FS1
Saturday, Oct. 12: NLCS Game 2, TBS
Sunday, Oct. 13: ALCS Game 2, FOX or FS1
Monday, Oct. 14: NLCS Game 3, TBS
Tuesday, Oct. 15: ALCS Game 3, FOX or FS1
Tuesday, Oct. 15: NLCS Game 4, TBS
Wednesday, Oct. 16: ALCS Game 4, FOX or FS1
Wednesday, Oct. 16: NLCS Game 5 (if necessary), TBS
Thursday, Oct. 17: ALCS Game 5 (if necessary), FOX or FS1
Friday, Oct. 18: NLCS Game 6 (if necessary), TBS
Saturday, Oct. 19: ALCS Game 6 (if necessary), FOX or FS1
Saturday, Oct. 19: NLCS Game 7 (if necessary), TBS
Sunday, Oct. 20: ALCS Game 7 (if necessary), FOX or FS1
Watch on FOX
Tuesday, Oct. 22: World Series Game 1, FOX
Wednesday, Oct. 23: World Series Game 2, FOX
Friday, Oct. 25: World Series Game 3, FOX
Saturday, Oct. 26: World Series Game 4, FOX
Sunday, Oct. 27: World Series Game 5 (if necessary), FOX
Monday, Oct. 28 Travel day (if necessary)
Tuesday, Oct. 29: World Series Game 6 (if necessary), FOX
Wednesday, Oct. 30: World Series Game 7 (if necessary), FOX
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