MLB Playoffs 2021: How to Watch

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The MLB postseason is officially underway, with dozens of must-watch games on the schedule.

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The White Sox took home the win against the Astros on Sunday, but the Houston team will still enter Game 4 on Monday with a 2-1 lead. The Red Sox are also in the lead following a walk-off win over the weekend, while the Braves and Dodgers will go up against the Brewers and Giants, respectively, for two highly-anticipated Game 3 matchups.

The games will be broadcast on ESPN, Fox, FS1, MLB Network and TBS. But luckily, you don’t need cable to catch the action. A variety of streamers will air the games live, from FuboTV and Sling TV to DirecTV and Hulu Plus. Below is this week’s full schedule, and the best way to tune into the games so you don’t miss a thing.

Monday, Oct. 11 (PT/ET)

  • Milwaukee Brewers vs. Atlanta Braves 10:07 a.m./ 1:07 p.m.

  • Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox. 4:07 p.m. / 7:07 p.m.

  • San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers. 6:37 p.m. / 9:37 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 12 (PT/ET)

  • Houston Astros vs. Chicago White Sox 11:07 a.m. / 2:07 p.m.

  • Milwaukee Brewers vs. Atlanta Braves. 2:07 p.m. / 5:07 p.m.

  • San Francisco Giants vs. Los Angeles Dodgers. 6:07 p.m. / 9:07 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 13 (PT/ET)

  • Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays. 2:07 p.m. / 5:07 p.m.

  • Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros 6:07 p.m. / 9:07 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 14 (PT/ET)

  • Atlanta Braves vs. Milwaukee Brewers. 2:07 p.m. / 5:07 p.m.

  • Los Angeles Dodgers vs. San Francisco Giants. 6:07 p.m. / 9:07 p.m.


FuboTV is the most comprehensive option for streaming live TV, providing access to every major cable channel including ESPN, Fox and FS1. Their starter package, at $64.99 a month, includes 121 channels, a Cloud DVR with 250 hours of space and a family share option that allows you to access Fubo on three screens at once.



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DirecTV Stream

At $70 a month, you get what you pay for with DirecTV Stream. Formerly AT&T TV, the streamer’s entertainment TV package includes ESPN, Fox, FS1 and TBS. The basic plan comes with more than 65 channels and 40,000 shows and movies on-demand, but you can also upgrade to their Choice Package for more than 90 channels, including live sports, and — best of all — a full year of HBO Max.



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Sling TV

Access Fox Sports and FS1, in addition to 30 more channels, for just $35 a month through Sling Orange. Their basic package is a deal, considering that it gives you access to top cable channels, more than 80,000 shows and movies on-demand and 50 hours of free DVR storage. Plus, it’s only $10 for the first month if you just want it for the fireworks or any other live event going on in July. You’ll need to sign up for Sling Blue to watch TBS, but you can get the combo for only $50 a month.


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Hulu Plus Live TV

If you already have Hulu, it only costs an additional $5.99 a month to add on their Live TV option, gaining you access to ESPN, Fox, FS1 and TBS. You’ll have access to more than 75 top channels, in addition to Hulu Original and exclusive series, you can record Live TV with up to 50 hours of storage and can stream on multiple devices at home or on the go.



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Youtube TV

Youtube TV is the way to go if you’re looking for more options when you’re done streaming the MLB Game. In addition to more than 85 cable channels, a Youtube TV subscription also grants you access to league networks such as the NFL and NBA, in addition to unlimited Cloud DVR storage for the same price as traditional cable services. You’ll need to log into your account first input your zip code first, though, to see which networks are available in your area.


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