How to Watch the MLB World Series

How can you watch the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Tampa Bay Rays in the World Series? We’ll tell ya.

Chantel Buchi
Staff Writer, TV & Streaming
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December 09, 2020
4 min read

It’s been a crazy year, but the 2020 MLB World Series is finally here. The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays play at the Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, starting October 20.

Because of COVID, there will be only 11,000 people in attendance. If you’re not one of the lucky ones, at least you’ll get to listen to Joe Buck give the play-by-play.

We know you don’t want to miss the Clayton Kershaw finally winning a World Series or the Rays winning their first ever World Series.

The 2020 World Series will be on only one channel: FOX.

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 2020 MLB World Series?

The 2020 MLB World Series starts on October 20 and could potentially last until October 28 for Game 7, which I think is a possibility. Both offenses are strong, and it’s going to come down to which offense shows up for each game. Dodgers in seven games is the prediction.

Take advantage of baseball’s last seven days and tune in to watch this epic World Series matchup after an unusual regular season.

The World Series MLB 2020 schedule


Tampa Bay Rays @ Los Angeles Dodgers

Tue, Oct 20

7:09 p.m.


Tampa Bay Rays @ Los Angeles Dodgers

Wed, Oct 21

7:08 p.m.


Los Angeles Dodgers @ Tampa Bay Rays

Fri, Oct 23

7:08 p.m.


Los Angeles Dodgers @ Tampa Bay Rays

Sat, Oct 24

7:08 p.m.


Los Angeles Dodgers @ Tampa Bay Rays

Sun, Oct 25

7:08 p.m.


Tampa Bay Rays @ Los Angeles Dodgers

Tue, Oct 27

7:08 p.m.


Tampa Bay Rays @ Los Angeles Dodgers

Wed, Oct 28

7:09 p.m.

Where can I watch the 2020 MLB World Series?

The Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays will be playing on your local FOX channel. So, we have suggestions on how you can watch Cody Bellinger hit another game-winning home run wherever you’re at in the US.

Besides getting an antenna for your local FOX channel, we’ve put together a list of the best TV services with the channel for your World Series-watching needs.

How can I watch the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays play?
Monthly price*
TV channel count
Sling TV

Streaming service



YouTube TV

Streaming service




Satellite TV




Cable TV



Hulu + Live TV

Streaming service



*Data effective 1/14/2021.

The cheapest way to stream the World Series is with Sling TV

What’s $30 compared to a $400+ 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 Dodgers and Rays on FOX 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 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 FOX 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 less than $70. Now, this is the perfect service for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Rams, Chargers, and Lakers fans.

If you want to know more about the best DVR in the streaming industry or want to know which 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 Tyler Glasnow’s fastball and Dustin May’s impeccable hair on your big screen TV with DISH’s America’s Top 120 package. It’s $65 per month for 190 channels, including FOX, which is a solid deal in the TV world.

If you want MLB Network or MLB Extra Innings, get the America’s Top 200 plan for $90 per month, so you never miss MLB Tonight.

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 Dodgers or Rays take the trophy home on FOX with Xfinity’s Starter package. You can get 140 channels for $71 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 Mookie Betts in the outfield or Randy Arozarena hitting another home run.

If you want to know more about the Starter package, or the Preferred Package, which includes MLB Network, check out our Xfinity TV review.

If you’re watching the World Series on the go, get the FOX Sports app

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 FOX for baseball fans

Hulu Live not only has 65 channels, including the FOX channel, but it also has all of the on-demand content of Hulu, the on-demand streaming service.

So after the MLB season is completely over and you’re not sure what to watch next, might we suggest the movie Undrafted?

And if you want to watch this movie without interruptions, get the Hulu (no ads) + Live TV plan for an extra $6 ($61 per month). Check out our full Hulu Live review for more info on the channel lineup and user experience.

Other services that get honorable mentions
fuboTV and AT&T TV NOW are also options for watching the World Series on FOX, but they’re pricey compared to the ones we’ve already mentioned. DIRECTV also has FOX, 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: $30.00/month
  • YouTube TV: $64.99/month
  • Hulu + Live TV: $54.99–$60.99/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:

Chantel Buchi
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Chantel Buchi
Chantel is all about finding the best tv or streaming service to watch as many football games as possible to keep her Fantasy Football team in check. Prior to being a TV and Streaming Tech Reporter for, she worked for NFL Network and The Alliance of American Football. Before that, she received a B.A. of Communication at the University of Utah and an M.S. in Sports Journalism at USC. Go Utes and Fight On. Contact her at

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