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How to Watch the MLB World Series
How can you watch the Houston Astros take on the Philadelphia Phillies in the World Series? We’ll tell ya.
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The 2022 MLB World Series opens on Friday, October 28 at 8 p.m. ET with the Houston Astros facing the Philadelphia Phillies.
We know you don’t want to miss Bryce Harper's first World Series appearance or the Astros winning their second World Series (without the cheating this time).
The 2022 World Series will be on only one channel: FOX Sports (FS1).
So we’re going to help you find the best way to get access to this channel. You’ll be able to watch the games at home on your TV or on the go on your smartphone or tablet.
Let's play ball.
When is the 2022 MLB World Series?
The 2022 MLB World Series starts on Friday, October 28 and could potentially last until Saturday, November 5 for Game 7.
Take advantage of baseball’s last seven days and tune in to watch this epic World Series matchup.
|1||Philadelphia Phillies @ Houston Astros||Fri, Oct 28||8:03 p.m. ET|
|Philadelphia Phillies @ Houston Astros||Sat, Oct 29||8:03 p.m. ET|
|Houston Astros @ Philadelphia Phillies||Mon, Oct 31||8:03 p.m. ET|
|Houston Astros @ Philadelphia Phillies||Tue, Nov 1||8:03 p.m. ET|
|Houston Astros @ Philadelphia Phillies||Wed, Nov 2||8:03 p.m. ET|
|Philadelphia Phillies @ Houston Astros||Fri, Nov 4||8:03 p.m. ET|
|Philadelphia Phillies @ Houston Astros||Sat, Nov 5||8:03 p.m. ET|
Where can I watch the 2022 MLB World Series?
The Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies will be playing on FOX Sports (FS1). So, we have suggestions on how you can watch Bryce Harper hit another game-winning home run wherever you’re at in the US.
We’ve put together a list of the best TV services you could order or try out for the World Series this year.
TV channel count
|Sling TV's Sling Blue||Streaming||$40.00/mo.*||39||Free Trial|
|YouTube TV||Streaming||$72.99/mo.*||100+||View Plan|
|DISH TV||Satellite||$79.99–$137.99†||330||View Plans|
|Xfinity TV||Cable||$20–$68.5‡||185||View Plans|
|Hulu + Live TV||Streaming||$68.99–$82.99^||85||View Plans|
The cheapest way to stream the World Series is with Sling TV
What’s $40 compared to a $1,000+ World Series ticket? (We understand being at the actual event is much more fun…but still.)
Get Sling TV’s Sling Blue package to watch your Astros or Phillies on FS1 for all seven games. This plan also comes with family favorites, like Cartoon Network, Food Network, HGTV, and the HISTORY channel.
If you want to get more info on the channel lineup, the DVR, or the user experience, check out our Sling TV Review.
YouTube TV has FOX Sports and MLB Network
If you want to spend twice the price for an even better streaming service, get YouTube TV. Why is YouTube TV great for baseball fans? Not only does it have the FS1 channel, but YouTube TV has MLB Network.
YouTube TV is the only live TV streaming service that includes MLB Network, NFL Network, and NBA TV for $70. Now, this is the perfect service for the Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles, and 76ers fans.
If you want to find the details on this service's unlimited DVR storage space or want to know what other sports channels you get with YouTube TV, check out our detailed review.
DISH is the satellite TV service you’ll want for the World Series
If you’re not really into the live TV streaming services and want a traditional TV experience, DISH is your best satellite TV option.
You’ll be able to watch Justin Verlander's fastball and Noah Syndergaard’s impeccable hair on your big screen TV with DISH’s America’s Top 120 package. It’s $70 per month for 190 channels—including FS1—which is a solid deal in the TV world.
If you want MLB Network or a subscription to MLB Extra Innings, get the America’s Top 200 plan for $95 per month so you never miss MLB Tonight or any out-of-market game (to prepare for next season, ya know).
Find out all of the details on DISH’s fees and DVR in our DISH Network review.
If cable TV is what you want, you can watch the World Series with Xfinity
Watch the Astros or Phillies take the trophy home on FOX Sports with Xfinity’s Popular TV package. You can get 125 channels for $50 per month, and we must say, Xfinity is our favorite cable TV provider.
We know you don’t want to miss the live action of Kyle Schwarber in the outfield or Jemery Peña hitting another home run.
If you want to know more about Xfinity's TV plans and channel lineups, check out our Xfinity TV review.
If you have a subscription with a TV provider like DISH and Xfinity, just sign in to your account through the FOX Sports app and you can stream all of the games while waiting in the grocery store line! What a time to be alive.
Hulu + Live TV has FS1 for baseball fans
Hulu Live not only has 75 channels, including FS1, but it also has all of the on-demand content of Hulu (the on-demand streaming service), Disney+, and ESPN+ services.
So after the MLB season is completely over and you’re not sure what to watch next, might we suggest the movie Undrafted or The Sandlot?
And if you want to watch this movie without interruptions, get the Hulu + Live TV (no ads) plan for an extra $6 ($76 per month). Check out our full Hulu Live review for more info on the channel lineup and user experience.
fuboTV and DIRECTV STREAM are also options for watching the World Series on FS1, but they’re a little pricier compared to the ones we’ve already mentioned. DIRECTV also has FS1, but we don’t like its second-year price hikes.
Recap: What is the best way to watch the World Series?
If you want to stream the World Series, these are the best options with the FOX channel:
- Sling TV: $40.00/month
- YouTube TV: $64.99/month
- Hulu + Live TV: $69.99–$75.99/month
- FOX Sports app: Free (you just have to sign in with your cable or satellite TV provider)
If you’re looking for a traditional TV experience, one of these two options will be best:
- DISH TV: $69.99–$104.99/month
- Xfinity TV: $50.00–$68.50/month