A strong second half of the regular season propelled the Atlanta Braves into the playoffs, and they continued their hot streak into October, knocking out the Milwaukee Brewers and defending champion Los Angeles Dodgers to reach the franchise’s first World Series since 1999. The Houston Astros find themselves back in the World Series for the third time in the past five seasons, but their 2017 title is tainted by a giant asterisk after the franchise was found to have cheated during that season, and the next, by using a camera in center field to steal the opposing team’s signs.
Winning the World Series would end a long title drought for the Braves, while a championship for the Astros could help the team prove they can win when their batters don’t know which type of pitch is coming.
First pitch for Game 1 is scheduled for Tuesday at 8:08 p.m. ET (5:08 p.m. PT) on Fox. Here’s how you can watch the World Series without cable.
What’s the schedule for the World Series?
The Houston Astros have home field advantage and will host the first two games of the World Series before it shifts to Atlanta for the next three games. Games 6 and 7, if needed, will be back in Houston.
Tuesday, Oct. 26
- Game 1: Atlanta at Houston, 8:09 p.m. ET (5:09 p.m. PT) on Fox
Wednesday, Oct. 27
- Game 2: Atlanta at Houston, 8:09 p.m. ET (5:09 p.m. PT) on Fox
Friday, Oct. 29
- Game 3: Houston at Atlanta, 8:09 p.m. ET (5:09 p.m. PT) on Fox
Saturday, Oct. 30
- Game 4: Houston at Atlanta, 8:09 p.m. ET (5:09 p.m. PT) on Fox
Sunday, Oct. 31
- Game 5 (if necessary): Houston at Atlanta, 8:15 p.m. ET (5:15 p.m. PT) on Fox
Tuesday, Nov. 2
- Game 6 (if necessary): Atlanta at Houston, 8:09 p.m. ET (5:09 p.m. PT) on Fox
Wednesday, Nov. 3
- Game 7 (if necessary): Atlanta at Houston, 8:09 p.m. ET (5:09 p.m. PT) on Fox
What channels do I need to watch the World Series?
Just one. Every game of the World Series will be broadcast on Fox.
How can I watch the MLB playoffs without cable?
All five of the major live TV streaming services carry Fox, but not every service carries every local network, so check each one using the links below to make sure it carries Fox in your area.
If you live in an area with good reception, then you can watch the World Series on Fox for free on over-the-air broadcast channels just by attaching an affordable (under $30) indoor antenna to nearly any TV.
YouTube TV costs $65 a month and includes Fox. Plug in your ZIP code on its welcome page to see which local networks are available in your area.
Hulu with Live TV costs $65 a month and carries Fox. Click the “View all channels in your area” link at the bottom of its welcome page to see which local networks are available where you live.
DirecTV Stream’s cheapest, $70-a-month Plus package includes Fox. You can use its channel lookup tool to see which local channels are available in your area.
Each live TV streaming service offers a free trial, allows you to cancel anytime and requires a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our live TV streaming services guide.