World Series Game 6 live stream: How to watch Phillies vs Astros online tonight

The Astros' Jeremy Pena watches a home run he hit soar in the World Series live stream
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It's time for the World Series Game 6 live stream to show us if the Fall Classic has any more gas in the tank. That said, we don't ever expect the underdog Phillies to ever stop coming from behind — at least until Game 7.

World Series live stream time, channel and more

Game 6 Start time: Every game begins at 8:03 p.m. ET / 5:03 p.m. PT / 12:03 a.m. GMT / 11:03 a.m. AEDT
Date: Today (Saturday, Nov. 5).
U.S. channel: FOX (available on Sling TV (opens in new tab))
U.K. channel: BT Sport
Watch anywhere on Earth: ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

News out of Houston has the Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel off of the team’s roster (right MCL sprain), after leaving Game 5. 

The other good news for Philly, in this elimination game, is that Houston has a 4-8 losing record at home during the World Series since 2017. So, the Phillies could join the Nationals and Braves as teams that raised the trophy at Minute Maid Park. That said, they can't really feel that great after Game 4's blanking from Cristian Javier and the Astros bullpen, and the close-but-nope 1-run loss in Game 5 where 12 runners were left on base.

For tonight, hopes for Philly's continued survival begin with pitcher Zack Wheeler, whose arm fatigue has been bad news for his fastball's speed. Houston puts Framber Valdez on the mound, and the Astros have won every game he started.

The lineups are:

Phillies: 1. Kyle Schwarber, LF, 2. Rhys Hoskins, 1B, 3. J.T. Realmuto, C, 4. Bryce Harper, DH, 5. Nick Castellanos, RF, 6. Alec Bohm, 3B, 7. Jean Segura, 2B, 8. Matt Vierling, CF, 9. Edmundo Sosa, SS.

Astros: 1. Jose Altuve, 2B, 2. Jeremy Peña, SS, 3. Yordan Alvarez, LF, 4. Alex Bregman, 3B, 5. Kyle Tucker, RF, 6. Christian Vázquez, DH, 7. Trey Mancini, 1B, 8. Chas McCormick, CF, 9. Martín Maldonado, C.

So, without further ado, here's everything we know about how to watch the World Series Game 6 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 World Series live streams

How to watch World Series live streams for FREE

The Astros vs Phillies live streams will be on free-to-watch broadcast TV, airing on FOX. You can watch these games for free with one of the best TV antennas.

World Series live streams around the world

How to watch World Series 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. 

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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 Phillies vs Astros live streams in the US

Finding World Series live streams online for the Phillies vs Astros is all about one channel: FOX. 

Our top pick for how to watch World Series 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 $50. 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 $50 as getting only one half ($35 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 World Series live streams in the UK

BT Sport is the place to watch World Series 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 Phillies vs Astros live streams in Canada

Looking to watch World Series live streams in the great white north? Well, Canadian sports fans will find games on SportsNet. 

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

How to watch Astros vs Phillies live streams in Australia

As was the case with the regular season, World Series 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. 

World Series 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

Henry T. Casey
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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.