MLB Playoffs TV and Online Viewing Guide

Mon Sep 28, 2020 14:41:25PM
Fireworks go off prior to Game 3 of the 2016 NLCS at Dodger Stadium.By: Arturo Pardavila III

This comprehensive guide will help you watch the entire MLB Playoffs from anywhere and on any device. Here's a breakdown of the easiest and best quality options for you:

MLB Playoffs Watching Guide. This guide includes every TV channel airing an MLB playoff game, with all the cable providers and their current plans and packages for those channels, along with pricing and links to each one. The current playoffs schedule is included as well.

MLB Playoffs - Live TV Streaming Schedule. And this resource shows the full TV schedule with live streaming links for every MLB playoff game. You can also filter between hiding or showing spoilers -- the site hides spoilers by default.

For a more detailed breakdown of all other options, continue below.

TV Viewing Options for MLB Playoffs

The MLB Playoffs air across five different TV channels from the start of the wildcard games on through to the World Series. To find the MLB playoffs schedule and cable providers of any individual channel, use the links below.

Wildcard Playoff Games - ABC, ESPN, ESPN2, TBS
NLDS/ALDS Playoff Games - FS1, TBS, MLB Network
NLCS/ALCS Playoff Games - FOX, TBS
World Series - FOX

And all of these cable providers offer plans that include ESPN, TBS, FS1, MLB Network and FOX in at least one of their cable packages. Options range from traditional cable providers to satellite TV to internet TV options for cord-cutters.

Cord-cutting options - AT&T TV Now, AT&T TV, Hulu Live TV, TVision Home, YouTube TV
Satellite TV providers - DirecTV, DISH
Traditional cable TV providers - Spectrum, Cox, Verizon Fios, Xfinity

Or see all the cable provider options and TV channels for MLB Playoffs in one spot here.

Streaming Options for MLB Playoffs

Watch TBS

You can watch all MLB playoff games airing live on TBS from either their Watch TBS website or their TBS mobile app. You'll have to login with your cable provider's username and password to gain access.

Fox Sports GO

All MLB Playoff games airing on FOX and Fs1 (Fox Sports 1) can be streamed live from Fox Sports GO or from their Fox Sports GO app. You'll also have to login with your cable provider's username and password to gain access to either channel's live stream.


To watch any ESPN channel live online, use their WatchESPN link. Cable credentials (username and password) are required to gain access. You can also stream ESPN from their ESPN app.

MLB.TV Subscription

For a one-time fee of $24.99, you can watch select MLB playoff games live through MLB.TV. The way it works is you have to sign in with your cable provider info to authenticate your account with this service, so this is not a standalone option. And some games won't air live due to blackout restrictions.

But they do include live audio to every MLB playoff game AND every MLB playoff game will be available on demand shortly after the game ends, to watch in its entirety. This option is best suited for those that already have a cable package but would also like to have every game to watch on demand, and to also watch many games, regardless of the TV channel its airing on, in one location.

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