How to watch the 2018 World Series online

It’s all come down to this: Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox. But you’re not here for analysis or predictions. You need a 2018 World Series live stream and TV schedule. Let’s get right to it. Here’s everything you need to watch the World Series online.

2018 World Series live stream: 7 ways to watch the World Series online

The World Series games will broadcast exclusively on Fox, and thankfully, all of the major live TV streaming services offer the channel in some capacity. But availability can still vary dramatically depending on where you live, especially if you’re not in a major metropolitan area. Below, we’ve provided the links you’ll need to check coverage for your area and everything else you need to know to watch the World Series online.

1) YouTube TV

  • Cost: $40 per month
  • Devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: Yes (Enter your ZIP code here to check your availability.)

As the official sponsor of the 2018 World Series,YouTube TV is the best way to watch the games. Not only is it one of the only services that offers MLB Network, but its collection of sports channels is incredibly well-rounded, with everything from the Golf Channel and NBA TV to college sports networks (Big Ten Network, SEC Network) to MLS. (Here’s a breakdown of the full YouTube TV channel lineup.)

Game-changing feature: You can add up to six accounts per household, and each one of those accounts get unlimited cloud DVR. Even better: You can fast-forward through ads in recorded programs.

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YouTube TV

2) Hulu with Live TV

Like YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV offers only one collection of channels, and there’s a lot of overlap between the two services. (You can find the full list of Hulu Live TV channels and add-ons here.) They even cost the same amount. The primary difference is that you can stream Hulu with Live TV with Amazon Fire devices and Nintendo Switch, and each account also comes with free Hulu with Limited Commercials, meaning you can watch This Is Us or Hulu originals like The Handmaid’s Tale at your leisure after the game. You can also upgrade to Hulu No Commercials for $4 more per month.

Game-changing feature: Every subscription comes with free access to Hulu’s on-demand library, meaning you can catch up on all of your favorite shows. (Here are our picks for the best movies on Hulu, Hulu documentaries, anime, and the must-see Hulu originals.)

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Hulu with Live TV

3) FuboTV

FuboTV is known primarily as a sports streaming service, and with good reason. It’s invested heavily in international soccer, and it also includes specialty sports channels like NBA TV and NFL Network in its base-level package. Is it enough to overlook the lack of ESPN? That’s a tough call. Here’s a comprehensive rundown of the FuboTV channel lineup and available add-ons. 

Game-changing feature: Three-day replay for games and 30 hours of cloud DVR.

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FuboTV

4) Sling TV

Sling TV offers your cheapest entry point for watching a World Series live stream, but it comes with a catch. The service is quick to note that Fox and Fox Sports are only available in select markets. You’ll want to triple-check availability in your area before signing up. Surprisingly, only Sling Blue ($25 per month) and its upgrade (Sling Orange + Blue) provide local channels; (You can find a full list of list of Sling TV channels here.)

Game-changing feature: Price. Sling TV offers the cheapest way to watch the World Series online.

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Sling Orange + Blue

5) DirecTV Now

If you’re just looking for a way to watch the World Series online, even DirecTV Now’s basic package, the $40-per-month Live a Little, may be more than you need, with more than 65 channels, but that’s a good problem to have. For an extra $15 per month, you can get MLB Network (for next season) as part of the Just Right package. You can also add HBO to any package for just $5 per month. (Here’s a complete guide to DirecTV Now channels.)

Game-changing feature: AT&T Unlimited customers can save $25 a month off every DirecTV Now package.

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DirecTV Now’s Just Right package

6) PlayStation Vue

  • Cost: $44.99-$79.99 per month
  • Devices: PlayStation 3 and 4, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, Kodi, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: Yes (Enter your ZIP code here to check your availability.)

While slightly more expensive than the competition, PlayStation Vue offers a comparable batch of channels, and if you upgrade to the Core package at $49.99 per month, you’ll also get MLB Network. Plus, it’s the only streaming service that’s Kodi compatible. You can see the full list of PlayStation Vue channels here.

Game-changing feature: You can stream on up to five devices at once, and there’s unlimited cloud DVR.

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PlayStation Vue’s Core package

7) Fox Sports Go

No matter which streaming service you select, the first thing you should do after signing up is download the Fox Sports Go app. Not only is it a great backup option for a World Series live stream, especially if you’re on mobile, but you can watch any of the other Fox Sports channels that are included in your plan, including FS1, FS2, Fox College Sports, Fox Soccer Plus, Fox Deportes, the Big Ten Network, and regional Fox Sports channels.

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2018 World Series TV schedule

All times ET.

Tuesday, Oct. 23: 8:09pm, Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox | Fox

Wednesday, Oct. 24: 8:09pm, Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox | Fox

Friday, Oct. 26: 8:09pm, Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers | Fox

Saturday, Oct. 27: 8:09pm, Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers | Fox

Sunday, Oct. 28: 8:09pm, Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox* | Fox

Tuesday, Oct. 30: 8:09pm, Boston Red Sox at Los Angeles Dodgers* | Fox

Wednesday, Oct. 31: 8:09pm, Los Angeles Dodgers at Boston Red Sox* | Fox

If necessary

New to cord-cutting? Here are our picks for the best movie streaming sites of 2018 and free live TV apps and channels. If you’re looking for a specific channel, here’s how to watch HBO, Showtime, Starz, ESPN, AMC, FX, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, FS1, TBS, TNT, Golf Channel, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, the CW, NBA TV, the Weather Channel, and NFL RedZone without cable, as well as free movies on YouTube. If you’re on the move, here’s how to watch Fox Sports Go and live stream NBC Sports.

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Austin Powell

Austin Powell

Austin Powell is the former managing editor of the Daily Dot. His work focuses on the intersection of entertainment and technology. He previously served as a music columnist for the Austin Chronicle and is the co-author of The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology.