Buckle up, baseball fans: the 2022 World Series is upon us. After the roller coaster of the 2022 MLB season and explosive 2022 MLB playoffs, only two teams remain standing: the Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros. This year marks the second year in a row the Astros have made it this far in their quest for a World Series pennant – will they be able to seal the deal this year like they were unable to last year? Or will the Phillies do what the Atlanta Braves did last season and swipe the pennant from under the Astros? Most importantly: can you still watch the World Series even in you don't have cable?
You absolutely can! Follow our guide to watching the World Series without cable below to make sure you have the right streaming service primed and ready for game days.
When Is the World Series, and What Channel Is the World Series On?
In our modern streaming landscape, it's easier and easier to find your favorite channels without a cable package. The 2022 World Series will be broadcast on FOX and FOX alone, so any streaming service where you can find FOX is fair game for MLB die-hards.
Here is the schedule for the 2022 World Series, which will feature the NL Champion Philadelphia Phillies vs. the Houston Astros, who won the AL pennant. At the moment, the Houston Astros are leading the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 in the series.
GAME 1: Friday, October 28 at 8:03 p.m. ET/ 5:03 p.m. PT on FOX
Philadelphia Phillies beat the Houston Astros 6-5
GAME 2: Saturday, October 29 at 8:03 p.m. ET/ 5:03 p.m. PT on FOX
Houston Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2
GAME 3: Tuesday, November 1 at 8:03 p.m. ET/ 5:03 p.m. PT on FOX
Philadephia Phillies beat the Houston Astros 7-0
GAME 4: Wednesday, November 2 at 8:03 p.m. ET/ 5:03 p.m. PT on FOX
Houston Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0
GAME 5: Thursday, November 3 at 8:03 p.m. ET/ 5:03 p.m. PT on FOX
Houston Astros beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2
GAME 6: Saturday, November 5 at 8:03 p.m. ET/ 5:03 p.m. PT on FOX
Philadelphia Phillies @ Houston Astros
GAME 7: Sunday, November 6 at 8:03 p.m. ET/ 5:03 p.m. PT on FOX
Philadelphia Phillies @ Houston Astros
How to Watch the World Series Online and Over the Air Without Cable
We know the World Series is on FOX, but that's only half the battle. The question remains: how do we watch FOX without cable?
Thanks to the advances in modern streaming services, finding particular live TV channels without cable is easier than ever. Streaming services let users pick and choose the channels they want and won't lock them into a lengthy service contract. Many streaming services also come equipped with mobile apps, so you can have access to all your favorite content on the go.
Not every service offers access to every network, however, so users might have to do a little shopping to find all the content they want. MLB fans can follow our guide below to find our picks of streaming services that offer World Series access without cable.
The livestreaming arm of the popular on-demand streaming service Hulu is called Hulu + Live TV. It offers a livestream of FOX in select markets, which means you’ll be able to watch every single game of the World Series using Hulu + Live TV.
Streaming service fuboTV was built with sports fans in mind. It offers FOX, so it certainly lives up to its sports-centric reputation when the World Series is on. If you’d like to read more about what exactly a sports-focused streaming service looks like, check out our fuboTV review.
You can get FOX in a few markets on Sling TV — and when we say “a few,” we mean fewer than 20 as of this writing. (Los Angeles is one of the available markets, as if Dodgers fans weren’t lucky enough!) Our Sling TV review has more information about the other networks offered by the service.
If you want to watch the World Series without cable, YouTube TV can help. Google’s live TV streaming service offers a livestream of FOX in select markets. YouTube TV has even sponsored the World Series the past few years. All in all, the coverage is pretty good, and so is YouTube TV’s app.
Free Over-the-Air TV
FOX is a broadcast channel, which means you can pick it up over the air for free. There’s no reason to pay to watch World Series games on FOX when you can just set up an over-the-air antenna and enjoy them for free. For the big moments on FOX, all you need is an antenna!
Can I watch the World Series on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or Chromecast?
With the services above, you can watch the World Series on all kinds of devices, from your smartphone to your big-screen TV. Let’s talk about platform-support specifics — or, rather, let’s let the chart do the talking.
|Roku||Fire TV||Apple TV||Android TV||Chromecast||iOS||Android||Web browser|
|Hulu + Live TV||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Watch Baseball Without Cable All Season — and Postseason — Long
The World Series ends in late October or early November, at which time you’ll face the long and boring offseason. But never fear: Major League Baseball will start again soon enough, and — just like always — we’ll be there to help you stream every MLB game without cable.
Check out our coverage of MLB streaming options, including your best cord-cutting options for the MLB postseason. We’ll also be checking out team-specific options for big-market teams such as the Boston Red Sox. Die-hard baseball fans may also want to check out our guide to MLB.TV and our complete MLB.TV review.
18 thoughts on “How to Watch the 2022 World Series Without Cable: Phillies vs. Astros”
What off air antenna do I need
That depends on where you are and how far away your local stations are. For most of us, an indoor antenna with a range of around 40 miles should be plenty, but your mileage may vary if you’re in a more rural area. I’d start by typing your zip code into a tool like this one: https://www.fcc.gov/media/engineering/dtvmaps just to see how far your local stations are. Once you know that, you’ll know what kind of range you’ll need in an antenna. As for brands, that doesn’t matter too much — these are pretty simple devices, and they’re all pretty similar. I like the look of the ones that Mohu makes, but you’ll also find plenty of good options from AntennasDirect, RCA, and others.
I live in central Denver and could not get the Series over the air (I can get all the major networks). I could if I paid. It’s a sad state of affairs
I miss the old days when tv was free. All you needed was a TV, and electricity.
This is still the case! You can get a TV antenna and watch the whole World Series for free on FOX.
I have 2 antennas and still can’t get FOX!
Nor all areas can get stuff with indoor antennas. We cannot get any of the major networks
not! and I’m in Central Denver!
I would love to see NFL and MLB on antenna TV/Fox I cannot afford the monthly fees for streaming or cable but I am a diehard fan of these games. Please please get them on antenna TV permanently. Perhaps ABC, CBS, NBC could have a slice of the pie also.
Every World Series game will be on FOX! You can also catch NFL games with your antenna on Sundays (FOX and CBS during the day, then NBC for Sunday Night Football).
Unfortunately, that isn’t true for those who live in rural areas. The antenna to reach a distant Fox transmitter is cost prohibitive and generally unreliable.
Dish and Fox should be ashamed of themselves for squabbling during the World Series. It’s always the American consumer who gets screwed.
what channel is the game fox with dish i can see the game
Watching Game 1 right now on the FoxNow app on my Roku!
How? It won’t let me unless I have a TV provider! I have Roku.
Watching Game 1 live on FoxNow on my Roku. I live about 70-80 miles from nearest TV stations, in the mountains. Go Braves.
Me too. Watching game 2 on FoxNow
I have ROKU. I have tried everything to watch the World Series but nothing works! I have antennas…..still can’t get FOX. Every other app you have to have a TV provider! If I had a TV provider, then I wouldn’t need an app! I don’t get it!
Wells it not on Fox now. What gives?