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World Series Streaming – How to watch the games online

by Justin Herrick | October 24, 2017October 24, 2017 11:00 am PST

The 2017 World Series between the Houston Astros and the Los Angeles Dodgers begins Tuesday night. While the Astros return to the World Series for the first time since 2005 when the team was swept in its only appearance, the Dodgers haven’t played in the Fall Classic in nearly three decades. It should be a competitive set of games considering the Dodgers are stockpiled with talent at every position and the Astros have young, energized players.

Here’s the schedule:

  • Game 1 – Tuesday, October 24 in Los Angeles
  • Game 2 – Wednesday, October 25 in Los Angeles
  • Game 3 – Friday, October 27 in Houston
  • Game 4 – Saturday, October 28 in Houston
  • Game 5 – Sunday, October 29 in Houston (if necessary)
  • Game 6 – Tuesday, October 31 in Los Angeles (if necessary)
  • Game 7 – Wednesday, November 1 in Los Angeles (if necessary)

Can’t make it to Dodger Stadium or Minute Maid Park for any of the games? All of them, which start shortly after 8:00PM ET, will be broadcast by FOX. The network is the exclusive home of the World Series for the twentieth year in a row. But, unlike its first broadcast in 1998, games on FOX aren’t limited to television and radio.

Streaming is more popular than ever, so the network made sure you can watch the Astros and Dodgers from anywhere you are on almost any device.

Let’s get you ready to stream the 2017 World Series.

FOX Sports Go

The simplest way to watch the World Series away from a television is through FOX Sports Go. Major TV providers, as well as smaller companies, offer you free access to the streaming platform that has apps on iOS, Android, Chromecast, Fire TV, the web, Roku, and more. As long as you have an active subscription with a TV provider who has a deal with FOX, you’re good to go.

You’ll find the World Series highlighted at the top of FOX Sports Go since that’s the biggest event going on. Even the pregame and postgame shows are available. So you can catch Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, Keith Hernandez, and Frank Thomas analyze every pitch, switch, and throw from the games.

When baseball’s champion is selected, you can still use FOX Sports Go to stream other events like college football games and NASCAR races.

Live TV streaming

Quite a number of people don’t pay a traditional TV provider for service anymore, but FOX isn’t ignoring cord-cutters. The network has actually been among the strongest supporters of video streaming whether live or on-demand. Its family of channels, which includes FS1 and FX, are widely available through the popular live TV services. That makes it possible to watch the World Series on FOX but without the ties of a big, expensive TV provider.

These are the live TV streaming services offering access to FOX:

  • Sling TV
    • $20/mo after free 7-day trial (local channel availability may vary)
  • DirecTV Now
    • $35/mo after free 7-day trial (local channel availability may vary)
  • PlayStation Vue
    • $40/mo after 7-day free trial (local channel availability may vary)
  • Hulu with Live TV
    • $40/mo after 7-day free trial (local channel availability may vary)
  • YouTube TV
    • $35/mo after 7-day free trial (local channel availability may vary)

Notice what they have in common. The local channel for FOX in your area might not be available. Since they aren’t cable channels available in the same form across the country, local affiliates have to strike deals with the companies behind the live TV streaming services. Just double-check if FOX is available in your area before you sign up for one to watch the World Series.

If you plan on streaming the World Series and then canceling a subscription, go with Sling TV. It’s the cheapest way to gain access to FOX. There’s even a chance you’ll get away without paying a penny as long as the Astros and Dodgers don’t reach a seventh game.


Justin Herrick

Justin is easily attracted to power buttons. His interest in technology started as a child in the 1990s with the original PlayStation, and two...

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