How to watch the 2022 World Series live online for free, without cable
It’s rare to see a team waltzing into the World Series as dominant as the Houston Astros this year. After failing in last year’s Fall Classic against the Atlanta Braves, the Texans swept the Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees in the ALCS. Add that to their 105-56 record this year, and they might look like they could win it all.
But Philadelphia is kind of a charming sports city right now. The Phillies came into a Wild Card spot and beat both the defending champion Braves as well as the San Diego Padres. (And, even though it’s a separate sport, the Eagles are still the only undefeated team in the NFL.)
Fans, of course, can argue the odds of either team, but professional bettors are foster Houston. That said, they also heavily favored the Astros last year and… well, look how it ended.
So settle in with a cold beer, Cracker Jacks and a hot dog. If 2022 teaches us anything about professional sports, it’s that you never know what’s going to happen. Can’t watch from your couch or your favorite watering hole when the games are being played? We have what you need.
When and where are the 2022 World Series played?
Game 1 (Houston): Friday, October 28, 8:03 p.m. ET on Fox
Game 2 (Houston): Saturday, October 29, 8:03 p.m. ET on Fox
Game 3 (Philadelphia): Monday, October 31, 8:03 p.m. ET on Fox
Game 4 (Philadelphia): Tuesday, November 1, 8:03 p.m. ET on Fox
Game 5 (Philadelphia, if necessary): Wednesday, November 2, 8:03 p.m. ET on Fox
Game 6 (Houston, if necessary): Friday, November 4, 8:03 p.m. ET on Fox
Game 7 (Houston, if necessary): Saturday, Nov. 5, 8:03 p.m. ET on Fox
How can I watch the 2022 World Series for free, even if I don’t have cable?
If you have a good HD antenna, you’re set. The World Series airs on Fox, which means you have a good chance of catching the game live, at no cost to you beyond the price of gear (which typically ranges between $10 and $20). To make sure you get the most reliable signal, you will need to test the antenna in several places in your home.
Can I stream the 2022 World Series live online if I don’t have a cable subscription?
There are plenty of options online if you won’t be near a TV until the first launch. If you do have a cable subscription, the game is broadcast live on the Fox Sports go application. (You can also try connecting to Fox.com or use the Fox Now app.)
If you don’t have cable or satellite, there are several other ways to connect. Here are some suggestions:
Hulu with Live TV
The free trial on this service is also no longer offered. It will cost you $70 per month.
After until one two week trialyou can expect a monthly fee of $65.
Dish Network’s lower-tier Sling “Orange” plan will cost you $35 per month. Adding the more comprehensive “Blue” plan bumps the cost up to $50 per month. You’ll get a seven-day free trial first — and right now, the cord-cutting service is cutting the first month’s bill in half.
Formerly known as DirecTV Now, AT&T TVNow and AT&T TV, this oft-renowned streaming service will cost you $70 per month and more after the free trial option.
This sports-focused cord cutter service broadcasts broadcast networks in most markets. There’s a seven-day free trial, followed by monthly fees of $70 to $100, depending on the channels you choose.
Does Major League Baseball offer viewing options to watch the World Series?
MLB.TV offers all postseason games, including archived playoff broadcasts. There is no free trial, but for $24.99, you can watch (or listen to) World Series matches. Sign up and you will also get all spring training games 2022 for free. You will, however, need to authenticate a subscription with a participating pay TV provider to stream the games live.
How many World Series titles have the Phillies and Astros won?
Both teams have previously held the Commissioner’s Trophy. The Astros won in 2017, though that win was marred after an MLB investigation found the team used technology to steal signs from regular-season and playoff opponents. The Astros have been trying to live with that ever since. This will be their fourth appearance at the World Series in six years.
Philadelphia, meanwhile, is making its eighth trip to the Fall Classic, but only emerged victorious in 1980 and 2008.
This story was originally featured on Fortune.com