How to watch the 2019 World Series live on Fox or YouTube TV without cable

How to watch the 2019 World Series live on Fox or YouTube TV without cable
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Look, ever since 90 Day Fiancé came on the air, it’s hard to make the case that baseball is still America’s national pastime. But there is at least one week every year when Americans pay attention to the century-old sport, and that’s this week. The 2019 World Series is in full swing as the Washington Nationals face off against the Houston Astros, hoping to bring the D.C. franchise its first-ever World Series victory.

For anyone keeping score, the Astros are already down one game, having lost to Washington last night. The series has at least three more games to go, beginning tonight with Game 2 and possibly continuing all the way through next Wednesday. Here’s the remaining schedule:

  • Wednesday, October 23: Game 2 at Houston, 8 p.m. ET
  • Friday, October 25: Game 3 at Washington, 8 p.m. ET
  • Saturday, October 26: Game 4 at Washington, 8 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 27:  Game 5  (if necessary) at Washington, 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 29: Game 6  (if necessary) at Houston, 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 30: Game 7  (if necessary) at Houston, 8 p.m.

All the games will air on the Fox broadcast network. For cord cutters who want to stream all the action on their phones, devices, or TVs, you’ll need access to Fox or YouTube TV, which is the presenting sponsor of the World Series this year. I’ve rounded up some choices below. Play ball!

  • Streaming services: Standalone services that include the Fox broadcast network as part of a bundle include Hulu With Live TVYouTube TVPlayStation Vue, and FuboTV. These services are easy to cancel and usually offer a week free. YouTube TV is a presentation partner for the World Series this year. More on that here.
  • Fox Now apps: Mobile apps on iOS or Android let you watch Fox live, but you’ll need login credentials from a pay-TV provider to watch this way.
  • Fox’s website: You can stream Fox directly on its website, but this also requires a login with a pay-TV provider.
  • Locast: This nonprofit service lets you stream over-the-air networks for free in select cities. Find it here.