MLB Playoffs live stream 2022: How to watch World Series baseball online

The Astros' Jeremy Pena watches a home run he hit soar in an MLB Playoffs live stream
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And the 2022 MLB playoffs live streams are in the Fall Classic — which might end tonight. Yes, the World Series live streams are here, and we've already had extra innings baseball. 

Game 5 saw Houston keep its 1-run lead, thanks to Jeremy Peña's excellent hitting, as Philly failed to knock in many a baserunner. Framber Valdez looks to close out the Phillies, while Zack Wheeler is Philly's last line of defense.

Our below guide has you completely covered on how to watch every single game, so you don't need to miss an at-bat.  We've got the whole MLB post-season schedule, plus our picks on the most affordable way to stream it all online. We've even got tips on when you'll be able to watch games for free. 

So, without further ado, here's everything we know about how to watch the MLB live streams. Want a little more international flavor? Check out our guide on how to watch T20 World Cup live streams for the biggest cricket tournament.

FREE MLB Playoffs live streams

How to watch MLB Playoffs live streams for FREE

The MLB Playoffs will be on free-to-watch broadcast TV for the World Series, which is airing on FOX. You can watch these games for free with one of the best TV antennas.

MLB live streams around the world

How to watch MLB Playoffs live streams from anywhere on Earth

If you're away from easy access to FOX, you're not out of luck when it comes to following your team through the playoffs. Live streams are still possible in your current neck of the woods, though — because with a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for. 

Not sure which VPN is right for you? We've tested many different services and our pick for the best VPN overall is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), which offers superb speeds and excellent customer service. 

ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

We think speed, security and simplicity make ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) second to none. During our tests, we saw fast connection times, and we're impressed by the service's ability to access more than 3,000 services spread out across 160 locations in 94 countries. There's a 30-day money-back guarantee if you're not satisfied.

How to watch MLB Playoffs live streams in the US

Finding MLB Playoffs live streams online for the World Series is all about one channel: FOX. 

Our top pick for how to watch MLB Playoffs games online is with Sling TV's Blue pack. Sure, Orange gets you ESPN, but Blue gets you Fox (provided you have a local affiliate), among others. This is part of why Sling is the best cable TV alternative.

The $70 per month YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV and DirecTV Stream all have the above channels as well, but Sling Orange + Blue is only $55. That affordability ensured its spot on our best streaming service list.

Sling TV (opens in new tab)

One of the best options for watching nationally-broadcast MLB action is the Sling TV (opens in new tab) Blue + Orange package, which costs $55 as getting only one half ($40 per month) will have you losing out on some of the major networks: ESPN, Fox, Fox Sports and TBS. For another $10 per month, you can get the MLB Network tacked on, along with ESPNEWS, NBA TV, the NHL Network, and more. Local FOX and NBC affiliates are included.

Fubo.TV (opens in new tab)

Fubo.TV (opens in new tab): One of the best streaming services with FOX, and many channels that have MLB live streams, Fubo is one of the top streaming services overall. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab) so you don't need to pay up front.

How to watch MLB Playoffs live streams in the UK

BT Sport is the place to watch MLB playoff games online in the United Kingdom. Don't have BT on your current package? You can get it directly with the £25 Monthly Pass (opens in new tab)

And if BT Sport’s monthly prices are still too high for you, remember that MLB.TV is also available in the U.K. It's approximately £50 a month, with zero blackout rules.

How to watch MLB Playoffs live streams in Canada

Looking to watch MLB playoff games in the great white north? Well, Canadian sports fans will find games split across Sportsnet (the home of the since-eliminated Jays) and TSN.

TVA Sports and RDS, depending on your language of choice and region, may also be your source. 

You can also get MLB.TV in Canada, though the Blue Jays will be subject to blackouts. 

How to watch MLB Playoffs live streams in Australia

As was the case with the regular season, MLB playoff live streams will be on both Kayo Sports (opens in new tab) and Foxtel (opens in new tab). The services in the past have had select MLB games from ESPN. 

Kayo offers a 7-day free trial for both its Basic and Premium plans, more than enough time to confirm they're actually showing the games. The Basic package costs $25 per month (opens in new tab) thereafter. The $35 per month Premium Kayo plan gives you all the same things as the normal plan, but it offers three simultaneous streams. The Basic plan gives you two streams at the same time. 

MLB Playoffs live stream schedule and channels

We've got the full schedule for the entire MLB post-season. We will fill in this schedule (and remove completed series) as the games progress.

All times below in Eastern Time

* denotes that games that may not be necessary

World Series: Phillies (2) vs Astros (3)

  • Game 1: Oct. 28: PHI 6,  HOU 5
  • Game 2: Oct. 29: PHI 2,  HOU 5
  • Game 3: Nov. 1: PHI 7,  HOU 0
  • Game 4: Nov. 2: PHI 0, HOU 5
  • Game 5: Nov. 3: HOU 3, PHI 2 
  • Game 6: Saturday, Nov. 5: PHI @ HOU (8:03 p.m.) on FOX
  • Game 7*: Sunday, Nov. 6: PHI @ HOU (8:03 p.m.) on FOX

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Henry T. Casey
Senior Editor

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.