How to Live Stream 2018 Major League Baseball World Series without cable

Live stream 2018 MLB World Series Online

This guide will show you how to live stream the 2018 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers.

Even without a cable TV subscription, there are a number of ways that cord cutters legally tune in to FOX for all the games using a Roku, iPhone, Apple TV, Firestick, and even a PC or game console.

If you want to the best World Series live stream, my pick is fuboTV. The sports-first streaming service has coverage of 94 percent of local FOX stations across the U.S.

fuboTV offers a free 7-day trial that you can easily cancel online if you don’t want to keep the service. So you can essentially live stream World Series games free for a week.

fuboTV has 80+ channels and pulls together key sports channels like FS1, FS2, Big Ten Network, and TNT. There are dozens of entertainment networks too, including A&E, National Geographic, History, IFC, FX, and HGTV. If you keep fuboTV after the trial, you’ll get $10 off before the regular rate of $44.99 per month kicks in. 

Subscribers get 30 hours of Cloud DVR and a “look back” feature that has all sporting events that aired in the last 72 hours. There are solid mobile apps for iPhone and Android, fuboTV works on just about every streaming device.

Look over the fuboTV channel lineup in your area to see if it’s a good fit. If not, keep reading because you have lots of other choices. 

Boston was the best team during the regular season, but the Dodgers have a lot of talent, so these are games you don’t want to miss. There’s another way to watch World Series games free that doesn’t even require a streaming device.

What Channel is the 2018 MLB World Series?

  • Channel: FOX
  • Games start roughly at: 8:09 P.M. ET
  • Series begins: Oct. 23
  • Best Way to Live Stream: fuboTV (free 7-day trial)

How to watch the World Series for free

There are advantages to owning your own TV antenna, especially during World Series week.

You will want to have a great picture when that first game kicks off at Fenway Park, especially if you have a big TV.

Well, here’s something your cable company won’t be blabbing about anytime soon. Using a TV antenna will actually give you a better picture than a cable subscription.

The reason?

Broadcasts from local towers – like your local FOX affiliate – are transmitting signals that are uncompressed HD quality. You will notice quite a difference in picture quality once you set up your antenna and scan for channels. And guess what? Once the series is over, you can keep watching those channels for FREE.

My guide: How to Choose the Best TV & Antenna & DVR can give you some pointers on what to buy, along with my months-long study: The Best Indoor TV Antennas of 2018.

Hulu with Live TV: Watch 2018 World Series games Online

Hulu with Live TV is my runner-up pick this year for watching the World Series because you’re covered no matter where you go.

You could be sitting in the back of a cab with just your iPhone or kicking back in your living room watching the game on your Roku.

Either way, Hulu with Live TV has all your bases covered for getting FOX live in many places around the country. With a free 7-day trial you can check out some other channels like ESPN, Viceland and CBS Sports Network.

A Hulu with Live TV subscription gives you 60+ channels for $40 per month. You will also get unlimited access to Hulu’s on-demand library and Hulu Originals like “The Handmaid’s Tale.” It’s the same Hulu on-demand service that people pay $7.99 per month for.

Subscribers can also live stream the World Series and pre-game coverage through the FOX Sports Go app. You just sign in to the app using your Hulu credentials. That gives you the ability to live stream the World Series on a streaming device anywhere.

Look over the channel lineup on Hulu’s Live TV package to see what you’ll get in your area.  

Sling TV: 2018 World Series Live Stream

Sling TV is the cheapest way to live stream World Series games without cable.

Just make sure your free trial is for the Sling Blue channel package, which carries FOX and costs $25 per month. The Blue channel bundle also has FS1, FS2, FXX and Viceland. Sling Blue subscribers get 45 channels, including NBC and FOX regional sports channels along with A&E, CNN, EPIX Drive-In, BBC America and National Geographic.

A Sling TV subscription also allows you to sign in and use the FOX Sports Go app. Sling has a free 7-day trial with no obligation.

Sling TV has a number of promotions. Get a free Roku Express if you prepay for two months of Sling TV.  Pay only $50 for a Roku Ultra or AirPlay TV + Adapter Bundle when you prepay for a three month subscription.

Stream the 2018 World Series on PlayStation Vue, YouTube TV

PlayStation Vue has been adding FOX affiliates all across the U.S. in a bid to broaden its viewership. PS Vue works on any streaming device like Roku or Fire TV.

PlayStation Vue is a great product, but it now comes at a higher price. The entry-level channel bundle costs $45 per month. PlayStation Vue works on Roku, Fire TV and Android TV devices. PlayStation Vue has a five day free trial.

YouTube TV: Watch MLB World Series Online

YouTube TV is available in about half of the U.S. and has struck deals with FOX, ABC and CBS in many of those markets. For $40 per month, you can get about 50 channels and unlimited Cloud DVR. You can use Roku, Apple TV and smart phones to watch YouTube TV channels. Just don’t plan on using a Fire TV or Firestick because they are not supported. YouTube TV has 7-day free trial.

DirecTV Now: Watch MLB World Series on FOX live

DirecTV Now offers FOX on its entry-level channel bundle. You can check to see if FOX is offered in your area, and sign up for the “Live a Little” package, which has 65+ channels for $40 per month. DirecTV Now has a free 7-day trial.

What’s the best way to stream the 2018 World Series?

There are a bunch of options for you to get a MLB World Series live stream without relying on Comcast, Spectrum or any other cable company. Let’s narrow down your choices to a few of the best deals. 

  • fuboTV is the best option to watch the World Series without cable because it carries FOX in every part of the U.S. , and lets you live stream either on your smartphone, Roku, PC or just about any other streaming device. With a 7-day free trial, you can also tap into the FOX Sports GO app, and about 40 other TV Everywhere apps.
  • Hulu with Live TV is a better option if you also want ESPN, and the vast collection of movies that are part of Hulu’s library. Check out Hulu’s free 7-day trial.
  • Sling TV is the best budget option if you want to subscribe at a slightly lower price. But remember, Sling TV has a few discounted or free streaming device offers too.

So, how are you going to get a World Series live stream? Are you rooting for the Red Sox (like me) or a Dodgers fan? Tell fellow readers in the comments below.


2018 MLB World Series Schedule
Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 23 @ 8:09 p.m. ET
Fenway Park, Boston
Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 24 @ 8:09 p.m. ET
Fenway Park, Boston
Game 3: Friday, Oct. 26 @ 8:09 p.m. ET
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
Game 4: Saturday, Oct. 27 @ 8:09 p.m. ET
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
Game 5: Sunday, Oct. 28 @ 8:15 p.m. ET**
Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles
Game 6: Tuesday, Oct. 30 @ 8:09 p.m. ET**
Fenway Park, Boston
Game 7: Wednesday, Oct. 31 @ 8:09 p.m. ET**
Fenway Park, Boston
** If necessary
source: CBS

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