How to watch the MLB playoffs without cable

    Wow, this has been a World Series for the ages, because the Washington Nationals—going through elimination—blasted the Houston Astros 7-2 final night time after one of the vital controversial umpire calls—towards the Nationals, no much less—within the recreation’s storied historical past. You gained’t need to miss tonight’s recreation, which can decide which crew turns into world champion. Yes, Major League Baseball makes it onerous for cord-cutters to catch the sequence, however our information will present you how one can watch the finale with out signing up for a long-term contract with a cable firm.

    If you’ve an over-the-air antenna and stay inside attain of your native Fox TV affiliate, you possibly can catch the motion with out spending one other dime when recreation 7 of the World Series begins at 8:08 p.m. Eastern time.  Don’t stay inside vary of your native Fox affiliate’s broadcast tower? No worries, you continue to have loads of choices.

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    You can watch the World Series on Fox with simply an antenna, offered your TV has a tuner (and virtually all of them do). 

    Sling TV

    Sling TV is your single best choice for watching the postseason and not using a cable subscription. In truth, you possibly can entry a major variety of video games for what you’d pay for a few beers on the ballpark. The Sling Orange + Sling Blue bundle consists of ESPN, TBS, Fox Sports 1, and native Fox associates in choose markets for simply $25 per 30 days. You can get MLBN by subscribing to the Sports Extra bundle for an extra $10 a month.

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    A Sling TV subscription is your only option for streaming virtually each recreation of baseball’s postseason.

    If you’re hesitant so as to add a streaming subscription to your price range only for the privilege of watching postseason baseball, do not forget that with a Sling TV bundle, you get entry to many different well-liked cable channels together with CNN, HGTV, and Comedy Central. There’s no contract, so you possibly can cancel as quickly because the World Series ends, although you may discover you don’t need to. Sling TV additionally gives a free seven-day trial, so you possibly can basically watch the primary week of postseason play with out spending a dime.

    PlayStation Vue

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    Playstation Vue gives channel packages much like Sling TV, however at a barely greater worth.

    You can even catch each recreation with a PlayStation Vue subscription. That’s the excellent news. The draw back is PlayStation Vue’s Core bundle, which incorporates ESPN, TBS, Fox, FS1 and MLBN, will value you $55 per 30 days. The service can be utilized on PS3 and PS4 consoles and has devoted apps for Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, and Android and iOS gadgets. You can even stream it to your TV by way of Google Chromecast  or in your Windows or MacOS laptop by an internet browser. You can learn our complete guide to PlayStation Vue here.

    AT&T TV Now

    AT&T TV Now, previously DirecTV Now, gives ESPN, FOX, FS1, and TBS as a part of its $50-per-month Plus plan that delivers entry to 45 channels of TV. You can get those self same channels in its Max bundle, which bumps the variety of channels to greater than 60 and consists of HBO and Cinemax, however the price of that packages jumps to $70 per 30 days. 

    Neither bundle consists of MLBN, so that you may miss some American League Division Series (ALDS) video games, however you’ll have full protection of the Wild Card spherical, the Championship sequence, and the World Series.

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    AT&T TV Now supplies a conventional channel grid for individuals who can’t let go.

    Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV

    Unlike the competitors, Hulu and YouTube TV don’t supply subscription tiers with their stay TV providers. It’s a one-size-fits-all strategy that prices a $45 and $50 a month respectively. The further 5 bucks you’ll pay for YouTube TV delivers MLBN, which Hulu with Live TV doesn’t supply. As with lots of the providers, there are 7-day free trials accessible for each subscriptions.

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