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How to stream Game 7 of the World Series

The baseball world looks to Houston for the thrilling finale of what's been a gripping series.


Jaime Carrillo


Posted on Oct 30, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 12:09 am CDT

Well, folks, it’s Game 7 of the World Series. The Houston Astros and Washington Nationals have chipped away at each other and the 2019 version of the fall classic has been defined by flurries of big-time hitting and… devastating cold spells. Shoot the Nats lost three straight at home only to come alive on Tuesday night and leave poor ‘Stros pitcher Jason Verlander again without a World Series win.

Tied at three games apiece, Wednesday’s showdown is for all the pride and glory.

It’s been a streaky, wonky saga. “Nats in 4!” was on Friday a rallying cry—surprising considering that the Astros were heavily favored only to begin the series by losing two straight—and then on Sunday night everyone booed the president.

Stephen Strasburg pitched like a legend, twice, for the Nationals, but Max Scherzer was abruptly unable to pitch Game 5 after crippling neck spasms. Houston is the home team tonight and you’d love that for their title chances except that neither home team has won a home game in the World Series.

For the Nats, Scherzer returns. For the Astros, it’ll be Zack Greinke. The rest is for the taking—who wants to be the hero?

As for catching the action live, here’s everything you need to know about streaming the World Series online.

World Series 2019 streaming

  • When: 8:08pm ET, Wednesday, Oct. 30
  • Where: Minute Maid Park in Houston
  • Streaming: Fox (cord-cutting options below)

How to stream the World Series

Each service below offers a one-week free trial.

1) FuboTV

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  • Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter 
  • FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, Fox, NBC, CBS, the CW (in some markets) (check local availability here)

FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for baseball, basketball, soccer, golf, and even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are present too, including Viceland, Bravo, TBS, and IFC. Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.


2) Hulu with Live TV

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  • Cost: $44.95 per month 
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)

Hulu with Live TV is one of the most popular ways to stream live TV, perhaps because you gain access to a massive library of on-demand content including classic and current TV shows, movies, not to mention Hulu’s original programming. While you won’t gain access to the MLB network, you will gain access to venues to watch much of the MLB playoffs and the World Series. As far as live-streaming goes, you’ll have almost 60 channels to flip through, including HGTV, a full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, and even deep cuts like Nat Geo Wild and Syfy. Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.


3) Sling TV

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For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $25 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.


How to use AirTV with Sling

AirTV solves one of Sling’s biggest problems: The inability to receive all of your local channels. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can merge those local channels into your Sling TV, (or on your mobile device if you have the basic AirTV). As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “It’s practically magic.”

The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.

But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—serves to strengthen one of Sling’s biggest weaknesses compared to other live streaming services like Hulu with Live TVYouTube TV, and PlayStation Vue. All those services have plenty of local channels. While select NFL and college football games (on Fox, FS1, and FS2) are no longer on Sling, you can still catch Fox games with AirTV.


4) PlayStation Vue

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If you have a PS4 and are into the idea of having your gaming and streaming needs met in the same place, PlayStation Vue is made for you. Jumping from your favorite game to your favorite show is seamless, and controlling it is as intuitive as playing an actual game. Your PS4 controller is your remote, after all. Still, you don’t need a PS4 to enjoy this service. You can also use a Roku, Amazon Fire devices, and even Kodi. Plus, you’ll get awesome channels like AMC, BBC America, and Bravo in PlayStation Vue’s entry-level package. One subscription works with up to five devices, all with unlimited cloud DVR storage, which makes it one of the most binge-friendly solutions. (Here are all of PlayStation Vue channels.)

But don’t get too attached! The service announced this week that it’s likely shuttering in 2020.


5) YouTube TV

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YouTube TV is a great solution for families because one subscription can add up to six accounts. Each account comes with unlimited cloud DVR. There are sports channels like NBCSN, NBA TV, and four ESPN channels. Disney, Disney XD, Disney Junior, and Cartoon Network will keep any kid (or kid at heart) busy for hours. It also comes with a few Spanish-language channels like Telemundo and NBC Universo. AMC, BBC America, and IFC are there too, so you won’t miss out on all that prestige TV. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


6) Fox Sports app

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Cost: Free to download

Devices: Apple TV, iPad, Android TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Amazon Kindle, Roku, iOS and Android devices (full list here)

The app will allow you to live stream all of the games from FS1 and those airing on your local Fox affiliate, it unlocks all of the Fox channels that are available via your cable or live TV streaming package above, like FS2, Fox College Sports, and Fox Deportes. It’s an intuitive, fluid app, compatible with most streaming devices, and absolutely worth downloading as a backup plan.

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*First Published: Oct 30, 2019, 5:06 pm CDT