The 2021 MLB Playoffs are have reached their final round. The Houston Astros in the American League face the Atlanta Braves from the National League in Major League Baseball’s 2021 World Series. Read on to learn how to watch the World Series for free without cable.
- How To Watch The World Series For Free: Every game of the series airs live on Fox. You can use a TV antenna or any of the free options below. We go into more detail on these options in this article:
Watching The Entire World Series For Free
By using free trials and refund periods, you can watch the entire MLB World Series for free. Any of the three options below provide a free trial and carry FOX so you can watch the world series.
- Since the wold series is on Fox you can use a TV Antenna to watch. Generally, if you live in a city or the suburbs, you can grab a GE Ultra Edge indoor antenna. It will provide free access to the major broadcast networks including Fox. If it , and perhaps a bit more. They will fully refund your purchase if the antenna doest work for you. See ou guide to using a TV antenna for more details.
- Pick up a 7-day free trial to Hulu Live TV. This will provide access to your local Fox stations to watch most of the World Series. If the series extends to games 6 and 7, then you use a free trial to FuboTV or a free trial to Youtube TV to watch those games.
- Sign up for sign up for DirectTV Stream‘s “Entertainment” plan. While you will have to pay $69.99 up front, if you cancel within 14 days you will get a full refund. This will provide Fox to watch the entire wold series using one streaming service. Just remembe to cancel within 14 days of signing up.
Just remember to cancel each service during the trial period to avoid being charged for your first month. I provide a little more detail on each of these services at the end of the article.
World Series TV Schedule
Learn how to watch the World Series without needing cable in the section after the following image of the MLB postseason bracket as it currently stands.
The Braves currently lead the series 1-0 against the Astros. The full MLB world series TV schedule is below.
|Tue., Oct. 26||Braves at Astros, Game 1||8:09 p.m.||Fox||Braves Win 6-2|
|Wed., Oct. 27||Braves at Astros, Game 2||8:09 p.m.||Fox||–|
|Fri., Oct. 29||Astros at Braves, Game 3||8:09 p.m.||Fox||–|
|Sat., Oct. 30||Astros at Braves, Game 4||8:09 p.m.||Fox||–|
|Sun., Oct. 31||Astros at Braves, Game 5*||8:15 p.m.||Fox||–|
|Tue., Nov. 2||Braves at Astros, Game 6*||8:09 p.m.||Fox||–|
|Wed., Nov. 3||Braves at Astros, Game 7*||8:09 p.m.||Fox||–|
You can watch Fox using one of the following services:
- Hulu Live TV – offers a 7-day free trial to Hulu Live TV
- fuboTV – Offers a 1-week free trial
- YouTube TV – offers a 1-week free trial
- DIRECTV Stream – cancel within 14 days for a full refund.
Streaming The World Series
Below is a short description of each streaming service I mention in this guide to watching the MLB Playoffs. Each section provides links to more information for each service.
Hulu Live TV
Live streaming of ESPN, TBS, FS1, and Fox are available through Hulu Live TV. There are no monthly contracts so that you can try their live TV service without fear of a long-term commitment. Previously Hulu was known for its vast on-demand streaming library. Hulu Live TV also includes FS2. Hulu Live TV is one of the best live TV streaming services available. Hulu Live TV includes the following features:
- The basic package comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage. (Upgrades available)
- Watch on 2 screens at once. (Upgrades available)
- It comes with 6 customizable profiles.
- Includes entire Hulu streaming library
Hulu offers no commitment 7-day free trial. If you keep the service, the price $64.99 per month. There is no contract, and you can cancel at any time.
DIRECTV Stream provides FS1, Fox, ESPN, and TBS in their “Entertainment” package for $69.99 per month. If you upgrade to the DIRECTV Steam “Choice” plan, you can also get MLB Network for a price of $69.99 per month. While there isn’t a free trial, DIRECTV Stream will provide a full refund if you cancel within 14 days of signing up. All DIRECTV Stream plans include the following.
- watch 20 streams simultaneously per subscription
- a cloud-based DVR
- channels like FS1, ESPN, and more
- supported on AppleTV, Android TV, Roku, Amazon FireTV, and more
YouTube TV is a streaming service that Provides MLB Network, ESPN, Fox, TBS, FS1, and more. The service costs $64.99 per month and includes:
- access to FS1, ESPN, MLB Network, TBS, Local Network Channels, and over 70 other channels
- unlimited cloud DVR storage
- stream on three devices at once
- Youtube TV supports Android, iOS, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and more. The YouTube TV app isn’t available on Roku. However, users can use YouTube TV through the YouTube app on Roku devices.
- Includes Youtube TV on-demand
FuboTV is a streaming service built for sports. It provides access to ESPN, Fox, FS1, and MLB Network, along with 70+ other channels. You can get a 1-week free trial to watch FS1 live on FuboTV. After the trial on its “Family Plan” for $64.99/month. The package includes:
- Live FS1,Fox, ESPN, and more are available in fuboTV’s channel lineup
- You can watch on three screens at the same time
- 250 hours of cloud DVR storage
- The FuboTV app is available on major platforms, including AppleTV, AndroidTV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV.
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