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How To Watch The MLB Playoffs

Don’t strike out — catch every game of every postseason series.

MLB: NLCS-Arizona Diamondbacks at Philadelphia Phillies
Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

This post was written in partnership with DISH.

Many people are wondering how to watch the MLB Playoffs this year. There’s a lot of playoff baseball to keep an eye on. With the wild-card series, the Division Series, the League Championship Series, and the World Series, Major League Baseball fans are looking forward to seeing tons of postseason action on the diamond. 

Unfortunately, with so many games, it can be easy to let one slip through the cracks, especially when they’re spread across different networks. Luckily, if you want to know how to watch the MLB playoffs, all you need to do is follow our guide.

Where can you stream the MLB playoffs?

Streaming ServicePrice per Month Free Trial 
YouTube TV$72.99+Yes
Hulu + Live TV$76.99+No
Sling TV$40+No
*Streaming Alternative

What channels air the MLB playoffs?

If you’re trying to figure out where to watch the MLB playoffs, you’ll need multiple networks to catch every game. The wild-card series will air on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2. The National League Division Series and Championship Series will air on TBS. If you’re on the prowl for the American League Division Series and Championship Series, you’ll find those on Fox and Fox Sports 1 (FS1). You’ll find the World Series on Fox as well. 

In order to stream all of the MLB playoffs, you’ll need to find a streaming service (or collection of streaming services) that provides access to all the networks listed, which might save you money when compared to a traditional cable or satellite plan.

Luckily, you can find Fox with free over-the-air TV, or, if you’re especially fortunate, as a part of your Sling Blue or Sling Orange & Blue plan — where the channel is available to certain cities, such as Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Dallas.

Sling TV doesn’t offer a free trial, but it does offer discounts on your first month’s service. Find out more about Sling TV in our review

How to watch the MLB playoffs on DISH (Featured Partner)

This season, DISH is making it easy to watch pro live network games for those who prefer a more traditional satellite TV service. You can watch live coverage of many pro baseball, basketball and football games on your local channels, where you’ll find coverage for your local teams. For a limited time, when new customers purchase America’s top 120 Plus, 200 or 250 packages, you’ll also get access to the Multi-Sport package with 15 additional sports channels.

How to watch the MLB playoffs: Other options

MLB playoffs schedule 2024

So far, we’re missing many of the details for the 2024 MLB playoffs schedule on TV. If you’re trying to keep up with the MLB playoffs as of today, you’ll need to hang tight for a little while longer.

We know the four wild-card series (two each in the AL and NL) start on October 3, the World Series begins October 27, and that Game 7 of the World Series (if necessary) will air November 4. 

You can find the full regular-season schedule on ESPN.com.


How can I watch the MLB playoffs without a TV provider?

Make sure you have access to a streaming service that offers ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, TBS, Fox, or FS1 — these are the networks that air MLB playoff games.

Where can I stream the MLB playoffs?

You can watch the MLB playoffs on any streaming service (or group of services) that offers ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, TBS, Fox, and FS1.

How do I watch the MLB playoffs on Amazon Prime?

Unfortunately, you don’t. The World Series, All-Star Game, and MLB playoffs aren’t available with MLB.TV, the Amazon Prime Video channel where you’ll normally find MLB games.

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