There are three options for watching the 2023 World Series in ultra high definition 4K, YouTube TV’s 4K Plus Add-On, Fubo Elite, and on the FOX Sports app with TV everywhere. Here are the Pros and Cons of each option.
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4K enthusiasts will be disappointed to learn that the Super Bowl this season, Super Bowl LVIII on CBS, will not be available in 4K. CBS does not currently offer 4K sporting events. However, the good news is that FOX Sports is the leader in 4K live sports, and FOX has the rights to broadcast the World Series through the 2028 season, which means that MLB fans can watch the Series this year in 4K.
Fubo’s Elite package, YouTube TV’s 4K plus add-on, and the FOX Sports app will all carry every game of the World Series in 4K for supported devices. In this post, I will walk sports fans through the pros and cons of each option.
Watching the World Series in 4K on YouTube TV
YouTube TV is having a moment right now when it comes to live sports. The Google owned streaming service just unveiled its NFL Sunday Ticket package for out-of-market NFL fans, and continues to innovate with sports features like Key Plays and Stats View, which are best-in-class. The YouTube TV 4K Plus add-on, which I have used extensively is on-sale this season for new users, at just $4.99 per month, which is a steal, and the add-on gets sports fans access to FOX, NBC, and ESPN programming in 4K. It’s hard to beat the price point and 4K channel lineup offered by YouTube TV.
YouTube TV also offers a generous free trial period, of 14 days.
Watching the World Series in 4K on Fubo Elite
Fubo will also carry the World Series in 4K with an upgrade to their Elite package. While Fubo is a great option for watching FOX and NBC programming in 4K, and covers all the bases for the World Series, it lacks ESPN in 4K, which will be less than ideal for college football fans who follow ACC and SEC teams, and for the College Football Playoff.
Watch the World Series on the FOX Sports App
With each of the live TV streaming services listed above, as well as with most cable TV providers, MLB fans can login to the FOX Sports app to watch the World Series, as well as the AL Playoffs. This is a particularly good option for cable TV subscribers who want to live stream the World Series from their phones or tablets. Simply use your login credentials from your current provider to access the World Series live stream on the FOX Sports app.
- Watch sports in 4K with pay TV credentials
- Get 4K access even when pay TV package does not offer 4K
- Lacks ESPN and NBC