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How to Watch the MLB Postseason 2023

Catch every thrilling moment of the 2023 MLB Postseason. From streaming services to traditional cable, find the best ways to watch your favorite baseball teams.

From the first pitch of the Wild Card round to the final pitch of the World Series, there’s nothing like the excitement of the Major League Baseball (MLB) postseason.

If you’re wondering what channels, streaming services, and cable providers will give you the best viewing experience, we’re here to help you catch every moment.

Whether you're rooting for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves, or any other team, this guide will ensure you don't miss a pitch.

What Channels Will the MLB Postseason Be On?

You can catch the most anticipated MLB postseason games on many channels depending on the round. Those channels include:

  • ABC
  • FOX
  • FOX Sports 1 (FS1)
  • TBS
  • ESPN
  • ESPN 2
  • MLB Network

With so many options, you’re sure to get a unique viewing experience, with expert commentary, in-depth analyses, and exclusive interviews every night.

Which Cable Providers Carry the MLB Postseason?

One of the major advantages of streaming TV through a cable provider is the wide range of available channels. Between the channel lineups available through the different tiers of service along with the variety of add-ons, the channels featuring postseason games are available through the following major cable providers:

Not sure which provider is available in your area? Find out now based on your address.

Which Streaming Services Carry the MLB Postseason?

When it comes to major streaming services that offer live TV — YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV, fubo — not all of them offer every necessary channel. While the local networks are available through each streaming service, not all of them offer MLB Network or TBS.

For that reason, we recommend opting for a cable provider that offers every channel. Plus, those cable providers come with cloud DVR storage, on-demand content, and more.

Where Can I Watch the MLB Playoffs For Free?

If you want to have access to every game in every round, then unfortunately there are no totally free options. That’s because many of the games are carried by major cable networks, like ESPN, TBS, and the MLB Network. That means you’ll need a paid cable subscription or streaming service to stay on top of the games.

However, in many cases, you catch locally available games on channels like ABC and FOX using a digital antenna.

The MLB Playoffs Schedule

Wild Card Series

Starting October 3, wild card teams battle it out in a best-of-three series to prove they belong in the postseason. These Wild Card games determine who goes on to play in the Divisional round and gets to continue their march to the World Series.

Channels: ABC, ESPN, ESPN 2

Division Series (ALDS and NLDS)

Beginning October 7, the American League Division Series and National League Division Series are the first full rounds of the playoffs.

Channels: FOX, FS1, TBS, MLB Network

League Championship Series (ALCS and NLCS)

One week later, on October 15, the winners of the Division Series in both the American and National Leagues go toe-to-toe for a spot in the big dance. Tune in, because this is where legends are made.

Channels: FOX, FS1, TBS

World Series

Finally, on October 27, the Fall Classic arrives — the champions of the American and National Leagues face off in a best-of-seven series to win it all.

Channels: FOX

SmartMove: Watch the 2023 MLB Postseason on Your Terms

The 2023 MLB Postseason is sure to be jam packed with nail biters, upsets, and amazing plays. Whether you’re leaning more towards watching via streaming service, traditional cable, or an antenna, be ready to catch every moment of action.

If you don’t want to miss a single pitch of the MLB postseason, see the best live sports streaming options and TV providers based on your home address.

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