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How to Live Stream Every MLB Playoff Game

Written by John O'Connor

Watch the 2023 MLB Playoffs, from Wildcard through the World Series, live without cable on ESPN, FOX, FS1, and TBS.

Several long term TV contract extensions have made watching the MLB playoffs this year, and in seasons to come, dead simple. In this MLB Playoff and World Series viewing guide, I will list the best options for live streaming each round of the 2023 MLB Playoffs.

The 2023 MLB playoffs can only appear on one of 4 channels, ESPN, FOX, FS1, and TBS.

  • The Wild Card rounds will air exclusively on ESPN.
  • The NL playoffs will be covered by FS1.
  • The AL playoffs covered by TBS.
  • The World Series will then be available on FOX exclusively.

Our top pick, DIRECTV STREAM, carries every channel you need to watch every MLB playoff game, plus the largest selection of regional sports networks for watching next year’s regular season.


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How to live stream every MLB playoff and World Series Game

  1. Signup for a live TV streaming service that carries ESPN, FS1, FOX, and TBS

    Due to long term TV contracts with major media partners, MLB playoff games can only appear on 4 channels; ESPN, FS1, FOX, and TBS. Fans can live stream the MLB postseason by signing up for any of these services: DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, and Sling TV (in select markets).

  2. Download the app

    Download the app of the live TV streaming service you signed up for to your phone, tablet, or smart TV.

  3. Start streaming the MLB Playoffs

    Once your live TV streaming service app has been installed, follow the prompts to watch the MLB playoffs on ESPN, FS1, FOX, and TBS.

MLB playoffs and world series schedule

The schedule for the 2022 MLB Playoffs and World Series have been released my MLB. Here are the key dates, and channels for each stage of the playoffs.

  • AL & NL Wildcard on ESPN – 10/7 – 10/9
  • AL Divisional Series on TBS – 10/11 – 10/17
  • NL Divisional Series on FOX and FS1 – 10/11 -10/17
  • AL Championship Series on TBS – 10/18 – 10/26
  • NL Championship Series on FOX and FS1 – 10/18 – 10/26
  • World Series Championship on FOX – 10/28 – 1⅕

2023 MLB Playoff Channels

In the easy to use table below, I have listed the 4 channels that will broadcast the entirety of the MLB playoffs, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each one. DIRECTV STREAM, Hulu + Live TV, and YouTube TV all offer complete coverage in all markets, whereas Sling TV offers full coverage in select major markets.

DIRECTV STREAMESPN PlusFuboHulu + Live TVSling OrangeYouTube TVSling Orange & Blue

Can I watch the 2023 MLB Playoffs on DIRECTV STREAM?

DIRECTV STREAM carries all the channels you need to watch the 2023 MLB Playoffs and World Series in the base package, as well as the largest library of regional sports networks, including the YES Network, MASN, and Spectrum Sportsnet, Spectrum Sportsnet LA, for watching the regular season when baseball begins next summer.

Unfortunately, you can’t watch the MLB playoffs or World Series in 4K on DIRECTV STREAM.

Can I watch the 2023 MLB Playoffs on Hulu + Live TV?

Hulu + Live TV carries all the channels you need to live stream the 2022 MLB Playoffs and World Series in the base package.

Can I watch the 2023 MLB Playoffs on YouTube TV?

Yes, YouTube TV carries ESPN, FS1, FOX, and TBS, all in the base package, which gives MLB fans complete coverage of the 2023 MLB playoffs. As an added bonus, YouTube TV is our top pick for watching out-of-market baseball with their MLB.TV add-on.

Can I watch the 2023 MLB Playoffs on Sling TV?

Unfortunately, FS1 and ESPN aren’t included together in either of Sling TV’s base offerings, so an upgrade to the more expensive Orange & Blue is required to watch the MLB playoffs prior to the World Series. And, because Sling TV only carries NBC and FOX in select markets, you can’t watch the World Series everywhere with Sling.

You can watch the World Series on your local FOX affiliate on Sling TV in these markets:

  1. Austin
  2. New York
  3. Charlotte
  4. Gainesville
  5. Philadelphia
  6. Chicago
  7. Detroit
  8. Washington D.C.
  9. Atlanta
  10. Houston
  11. Phoenix
  12. Seattle
  13. Los Angeles
  14. Orlando
  15. Tampa
  16. Dallas
  17. Minneapolis / St. Paul
  18. San Francisco / San Jose / Oakland

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