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MLB live stream 2021: How to watch every MLB playoffs game online

Eddie Rosario and Joc Pederson of the Atlanta Braves celebrate during an MLB playoffs live stream
(Image credit: Wally Skalij / Getty)

The post-season MLB live streams are still alive. Yes, the World Series is going to a game 6, after the Astros managed to hit their way to a victory on Sunday night. And the Braves vs Astros live stream is Tuesday night.

Fortunately, it's pretty easy to watch the playoffs, provided that you're using a service with the MLB Network, the Turner channels, FOX, FS1 and the MLB Network. And lucky for you, one of our picks for the best streaming services has all of the above.

As for how to watch the season's games, ESPN will have some national games, but a lot of local games require either a cable service or AT&T TV. More details below.

Latest MLB news (updated November 1)

  • The Astros forced a game 6 with a 9-5 victory over the Braves.
  • Dansby Swanson and Jorge Soler hit back to back HRs to help win game 4, propelling Atlanta to a 3-1 WS lead.
  • A Travis d'Arnaud HR in game 3 helped the Braves go up by a game. 

How to watch MLB live streams with a VPN

OK, somehow you're travelling right now, and you can't watch your local networks, and are unable to follow your favorite squad. Live streams are still possible in your new neck of the woods, though, 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. It offers superb speeds and excellent customer service. But you've got other VPN options as well. Here are our top picks.

ExpressVPN

We think speed, security and simplicity make ExpressVPN 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.

MLB live streams in the US: Where to watch online

When it comes time to watch the MLB playoffs, your best bet is Sling TV's Blue + Sports Extra package. This $46 per month combo will get you everything you need, with local Fox affiliates (when available), TBS, FS1 and the MLB Network. Want ESPN? Upgrade to the Sling Orange & Blue + Sports Extra ($61 per month total) for that network.

This customizability helps ensure Sling is one of the best streaming service options, for watching MLB games — and one of the most affordable ways to cut the cord.

For out-of-market games, you can get MLB.TV ($25 per month/$129 per year), is also streaming the game, but if you want more than just baseball, it's not a complete solution. T-Mobile customers get free MLB.TV, along with a free subscription to the sports site The Athletic.

Sling TV

One of the best options for watching nationally-broadcast MLB action is the Sling TV Blue + Orange package, which costs $45 as getting only one half ($30 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.

MLB live streams in the UK: Where to watch online

There's only one home for 2021 MLB live streams in the United Kingdom: BT Sport. They've acquired the rights for MLB action in the UK through 2021. Games are broadcast across their many channels, including BT Sport ESPN.

Don't have BT on your current package? You can get it directly with the £25 Monthly Pass

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

MLB live streams in Canada: Where to watch online

Whether you're a Toronto Blue Jays fan or want to watch all the MLB live streams across the league, you've got options in Canada. 

Select games are available via cable on Sportsnet, TSN, TVA Sports and RDS, depending on your language of choice and region. You can watch these services online as well, by signing in via your TV login credentials (or buying the service by itself).

TSN has a lot of the games that air on ESPN, while Sportsnet is the home of the Blue Jays.

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

Henry T. Casey

Henry is a senior editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past six-plus 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.