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The 2023 MLB postseason is charging on, but, if you’ve cut the cord since last year, it might be time to upgrade your streaming setup so you can catch every baseball playoff game live. Below is a quick guide on how to stream the 2023 MLB playoffs online without cable.
How to Watch MLB Playoffs Online
Coverage of the 2023 baseball playoffs is spread out across ESPN, FOX, FS1, and TBS, so cord-cutters will want a live TV streaming service that carries all of those channels. Below are three of our favorite such streamers — including a couple with free trials that you can use to stream MLB playoff games for free.
Editor’s Pick: DirecTV Stream
Also Great: fuboTV
Most Affordable: Sling
1. Stream MLB Playoffs on DirecTV Stream
The best way to watch the MLB playoffs online is through DirecTV Stream, which gets you the same TV coverage as DirecTV’s satellite service but for online streaming. The DirecTV Stream Choice package channel lineup includes FOX, ESPN, FS1, and TBS to get you a livestream of every baseball playoff game airing right now, along with post-game analysis and highlights. Try it now with a five-day free trial, then continue on with DirecTV Stream Choice for $99.99/month.
2. Stream MLB Playoffs on fuboTV
fuboTV is another one of the best streaming services for watching baseball online and their channel lineup includes FOX and FS1 to watch the Phillies vs. Padres games live (fuboTV doesn’t have TBS). fubo is currently offering a free trial that you can use to watch the MLB playoffs online for free. Choose to continue afterward from $74.99 a month for 100+ live TV channels or cancel before your free trial is over.
3. Stream MLB Playoffs on Sling
A more affordable live TV streaming option is Sling, whose Orange + Blue plan starts at $55 a month, and Sling is currently running a deal that gets you 50% off your first month (but Sling doesn’t offer a free trial). This Orange + Blue package carries FOX (in most regions), ESPN, FS1, and TBS, letting you stream every baseball playoff game online.
Stream MLB Playoffs Online for Free
When Are the MLB Playoffs? 2023 Schedule
The 2023 MLB postseason started on Oct. 3 and is currently in the Championship series. After that is the 2023 World Series on Oct. 27.
Here’s the 2023 MLB playoffs schedule, including details for upcoming games (times in ET):
Championship Series Schedule
Astros vs. Rangers (series tied 2-2)
Game 5: Friday, Oct. 20, 5:07 p.m. on FS1
Game 6: Sunday, Oct. 22, 8:07 p.m. on FS1
Game 7*: Monday, Oct. 23, 8:03 p.m. on FS1
Phillies vs. Diamondbacks (Phillies lead 2-1)
Game 4: Friday, Oct. 20, 8:07 p.m. on TBS
Game 5: Saturday, Oct. 21, 8:07 p.m. on TBS
Game 6*: Monday, Oct. 23, 5:07 p.m. on TBS
Game 7*: Tuesday, Oct. 24, 8:07 p.m. on TBS
* if necessary
MLB Playoff Series Dates
AL Wild Card Series — Oct. 3-5
NL Wild Card Series — Oct. 3-5
AL Division Series — Oct. 7-13
NL Division Series — Oct. 7-14
AL Championship Series — Oct. 15-23
NL Championship Series — Oct. 16-24
World Series — Oct. 27-Nov. 4