MLB Opening Day 2023 is just days away on March 30, and all 30 teams are playing! Don’t miss the nationally-televised ballgames on MLB Network and ESPN on Sling TV.
Major League Baseball’s Fall Classic featured the Cinderella Philadelphia Phillies, who barely made it to the playoffs, against the Houston Astros, who have been one of the strongest teams in the MLB for the last half-dozen years.
The cheapest way to stream the World Series is with the Sling Blue plan for $40.00/mo. Read on to learn all about it.
In a hurry? The Sling Blue plan offers you Fox and NBC (select markets) and roughly 40 other channels for just $40.00/mo. That’s just $40.00/mo to watch the World Series and more!
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About Sling TV
Sling TV is the oldest of the live TV streaming services. It’s also the only one that fully embraces the new technology. Most of the big streaming services — DIRECTV STREAM (AT&T TV), FuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, and YouTube TV — offer the kind of kitchen sink approach to live TV that we all know from cable.
Sling TV offers the closest that we’ve seen to true a la carte TV. They start with small, low-cost plans, and allow you to add the channels that you want. These come in sets, like the Sports Extra add-on, as well as individual channels, like Willow TV.
Sling TV provides 50 hours of cloud DVR storage with its plans. And you will be able to stream the World Series on up to three devices at once.
For subscribers who want a ton of channels, the other streaming services are good choices. But for those who only want to pay for what they watch, Sling TV is a no-brainer.
How to Watch the 2022 World Series With Sling TV
Since 1950, the World Series has always been broadcasted on one of the networks. And for the last 22 years, that network has been Fox.
This means that if you live close enough to a Fox broadcast tower, you can watch them for free with a digital antenna. If you want to do this, you should definitely check out Sling TV, because they are the only service that allows you to integrate antenna and streaming content together in one app.
The Sling Blue plan offers Fox and NBA in various markets throughout the country. And it is the cheapest way to do so.
Here is the schedule of all the games:
- Fri Oct 28 : Philadelphia Phillies (6) at Houston Astros (5) (Fox)
- Sat Oct 29 : Philadelphia Phillies (2) at Houston Astros (5) (Fox)
- Mon Oct 31 : Houston Astros (0) at Philadelphia Phillies (7) (Fox)
- Tue Nov 1 : Houston Astros (5) at Philadelphia Phillies (0) (Fox)
- Wed Nov 2 : Houston Astros (3) at Philadelphia Phillies (2) (Fox)
- Fri Nov 4 : Philadelphia Phillies (1) at Houston Astros (4) (Fox)
Sat Nov 5 : Philadelphia Phillies at Houston Astros (Fox)
† If necessary
Watching MLB With Sling TV
The way MLB is broadcast is different for regular season and postseason games. Most MLB are broadcast regionally. But all postseason games are broadcast nationally.
Watching MLB Regular Season With Sling TV
If you’re a fan who wants to watch most of the games featuring your local MLB team, you need to get access to your local regional sports network (RSN). You can find out your options in our MLB Viewer’s Guide.
Note that Sling TV does not offer any RSNs. The reason for this is simple: RSNs are some of the most expensive channels to license. In order to keep costs down, Sling TV doesn’t carry them. But this is common. Most of the big streaming services only offer a handful of them.
If you are a fan of a team that’s far from home, you can get the out-of-market package, MLB.TV. It also allows you to watch local games on-demand after they finish.
With 162 games per year, most fans do not have the time to watch most games. But each team will be featured a dozen or more times on a national broadcast. These games are featured on ESPN, Fox, Fox Sports 1 (FS1), TBS, and MLB Network — all of which are available from Sling TV.
Watching MLB Postseason With Sling TV
The MLB postseason broadcasting uses the same channels as it uses for nationally televised regular season games.
- Wild Card Games: Air on ESPN and ABC. Sling TV does not offer ABC. However, all ABC Sports programs are also broadcast on ESPN3, which Sling TV does have.
- Division Series Games: National League games air on Fox and FS1 (but FS1 is dominant). American League games air on TBS.
- Championship Series Games: Same as for Division Series games.
- World Series Games: All games on Fox.
How to Get MLB Channels With Sling TV
To fully appreciate MLB during the regular and postseason, fans need ESPN, ESPN3, Fox, FS1, MLB Network, and TBS. If you only care about the Division Series and later games, all you need is Sling Blue.
If you also want to watch the Wild Card games, you should upgrade to Sling Orange + Blue. And since many regular season games air on MLB Network, you may want to upgrade with the Sports Extra add-on:
- Sling Blue ($55.00/mo): Provides Fox, FS1, TBS.
- Sling Orange + Blue ($55.00/mo): Adds ESPN and ESPN3 (ABC Sports).
- Sports Extra ($11/mo or $15/mo): Adds MLB Network and MLB StrikeZone.
The Orange plan also adds Disney Channel. The Sports Extra add-on includes 17 other channels including NFL RedZone. For complete details on all the other channels you get with these plans, see our Sling TV Packages page.
Sling TV Device Support for the World Series
Sling TV has apps for the vast majority of streaming devices in use today. See our Sling TV Devices page for all the details. But these are the most popular:
- Amazon Fire TV (Firestick)
- Android Mobile
- Android TV
- Apple TV
- iOS (iPhone, iPad)
Sling TV is a great deal for watching the 2022 World Series and for watching the coming 2023 MLB season. It’s easy to sign up and you can cancel any time you want. Give it a try now!
How can I watch baseball during the regular season and the rest of the postseason?
Take a look at our full guide on how to watch MLB baseball in general, the playoffs in particular, and how to follow the ALCS and NLCS. Looking for more? We also have guides for watching every team in the league, plus college baseball.
What about other World Series?
We have guides for watching the College World Series and the Little League World Series. We also have general guides for watching NCAA baseball and the World Baseball Classic (bonus guide: Team USA!).
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