MLB playoffs live stream 2020: How to watch the World Series online

MLB playoffs live stream: Baseball playoffs and World Series
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2020 MLB playoffs at a glance

The 2020 MLB playoffs started at the beginning of October, and the World Series will run until Oct. 28 at the latest. All of the games are being played out of the same park: Texas Rangers' Globe Life Field, acting as neutral territory.

The MLB playoffs live streams will continue until one team can win two in a row, or this 2020 World Series goes to 7. And when we tune in for game 6's Rays vs Dodgers live stream, we see the former looking to stave off elimination, and the latter try and close the door.

The MLB put on a shortened 60-game season due to the coronavirus pandemic, which we watched on MLB live streams. Baseball expanded its postseason to include an extra round of playoffs to accommodate 16 teams. That means more than half of the teams in Major League Baseball still have a chance to win the World Series.

The Rays and Dodgers made it to the finals, but not without showing off some grit in the face of adversity. The latter fought back from a 3-1 deficit in the NLCS to stop the Braves. 

The Rays will be hoping that game 6 can reproduce their winning ways after taking a loss, as they've only won after the Dodgers won in previous games. That being said, game 4 wasn't just their win, but LA's fumble, as Dodgers errors and speedy base-running by Rays rookie Randy Arozarena evened up the series. 

Here’s what you need to know about the 2020 MLB playoffs, including the new format and when your favorite team is playing.

How to avoid MLB playoffs blackouts with a VPN

If you’re away from home, subject to a blackout or just need to find a different live stream for your game of choice, a virtual private network (or VPN) can help you out. With a VPN, you can make it seem like you’re surfing the web from anywhere in the world, giving you access to broadcasts that might otherwise be geo-locked.

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MLB playoffs live streams in the US: Where to watch online

The 2020 World Series is on Fox. Getting that broadcast network for these national games is likely no problem if you’ve got a cable or satellite TV subscription. 

But if you’ve cut the cord, you may want to turn to a streaming service that offers all of those channels. The cheapest option is Sling TV, which charges $30 a month for either of its two packages of channels. Both ESPN and TBS are in Sling’s Orange package, which should get you through the wildcard round. MLB Network is part of a $10 Sports Extra add-on while FS1 is in Sling’s Blue package of channels. Subscribing to both Blue and Orange packages will cost you $45 a month.

Another great live TV service FuboTV, which includes all the relevant channels for MLB playoffs (except TBS and MLB Network) in its Family Plan for $65 per month. The MLB Network can be added on with the Sports Plus extra ($11 a month).

Sling TV

One of the best options for watching all of the MLB action is the Sling TV. Get the Orange package for ESPN and TBS, or the Blue package for FS1. MLB Network is part of the Sports Extra add-on. Sling is currently offering a three-day free trial and a 1-year price lock, so you don't need to worry about rising costs.


Fubo.TV: If you love sports, you probably want to check out Fubo.TV. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front. The Family Plan channel lineup includes ABC, ESPN, FS1 and Fox, and you can add on MLB Network with the Sports Plus extra.

MLB playoffs live streams in the UK

BT Sport carries MLB playoff games in the UK. If you don’t have BT Sport, you can sign up for a BT Sport monthly pass for £25.

MLB playoffs live streams in Canada

The Toronto Blue Jays may be out of the playoffs after getting swept by the Tampa Bay Rays, but MLB playoffs continue to air on on Sportsnet, SN1 and SN Now.

World Series schedule

(all times ET)

  • Game 1: Dodgers 8, Rays 3
  • Game 2: Rays 6, Dodgers 4
  • Game 3: Dodgers 6, Rays 2
  • Game 4: Rays 8, Dodgers 7
  • Game 5: Dodgers 4, Rays 2
  • Game 6: Tuesday, Oct. 27 @ 8:08 p.m. (FOX)
  • *Game 7: Wednesday, Oct. 28 @ 8:09 p.m. (FOX)

* = if necessary

Kelly Woo
Streaming Editor

Kelly is the streaming channel editor for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.