Attention baseball fans all over the world! The 113th edition of Major League Baseball’s championship and America’s favorite pastime is now upon us. The time has come for the best baseball players in the world to gather and battle it out for a chance to be the 2017 World Series Champions. This guide will help you stream the World Series online, wherever in the world you may be.
Currently, the American League (AL) and National League (NL) Championship series are underway, with Yankees vs. Astros and Dodgers vs. Cubs. Once these playoff series are decided, the conference champs will meet on 24 October for the first game of the 2017 World Series.
Do you want to watch the World Series online, from anywhere in the world? Let me show you how!
Stream the World Series Online: Quick Links
How to Watch the World Series Online: Quick Guide
- Select one of the World Series streaming options listed below.
- If the streaming service isn’t available where you are, you’ll need to sign up to a Virtual Private Network (VPN). My top recommendation for streaming the World Series is ExpressVPN.
- Download and install the VPN client on your computer or streaming device.
- Connect to a VPN server in a location where streaming is allowed. All of the streaming options I’ve highlighted require a connection to a US VPN server.
- YouTube TV subscribers will need to select a VPN server in a major metropolitan area such as New York, Chicago, or Los Angeles.
- Once connected, go to the streaming option you selected in step #1. Sign up to the stream and install any required software. Once that’s done, you’re all set to start watching the World Series!
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2017 World Series Streaming Options
YouTube TV is the best way to stream the 2017 World Series online. Factor in a seven-day free trial and you can stream a sizeable chunk of the World Series for free! YouTube TV also gives you access to unlimited DVR recordings and is available on computers, Android devices, iOS devices, Google Chromecast and Apple AirPlay.
Unfortunately, as YouTube TV is a relatively new service, it is currently only available in select US regions. However, if you don’t live somewhere YouTube TV is available, you can use a VPN to set your location to one of the available areas. Then simply start watching the World Series on YouTube TV! Follow my step-by-step instructions to see how you can unblock YouTube TV.
Sling TV – Seven-day Free Trial!
Sling TV is a popular cord-cutting service that gives access to Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2. With the Fox Sports channels broadcasting all World Series games, Sling TV is an excellent way to catch all the action online. There’s even a seven-day free trial.
How to Watch the 2017 World Series for Free
Don’t want to spend your money on watching the World Series online? You can find streams of each individual game posted on the r/MLBStreams subreddit. Streams are usually available one hour before the game is set to begin.
While streaming the World Series online for free sounds nice on paper, getting caught using these illegal streams isn’t. Add in the inevitable advertisements, streaming issues, and potential malware and it’s easy to see the real downsides to these “free streams.” Using a VPN while you stream gives you increased protection against your Internet Service Provider (ISP) tracking your activity; it helps secure your privacy.
Check out the official r/MLBStreams subreddit for more information on these free football streams.
Streaming 2017 World Series: Need to Know
2017 World Series Schedule
- World Series Game 1: Tuesday 24 October
- World Series Game 2: Wednesday 25 October
- World Series Game 3: Friday 27 October
- World Series Game 4: Saturday 28 October
- World Series Game 5: Sunday 29 October (if necessary)
- World Series Game 6: Tuesday 31 October (if necessary)
- World Series Game 7: Wednesday 1 November (if necessary)
2017 World Series News
The World Series will be broadcast on TV via Fox. The usual crew of commentators will cover the games: Joe Buck, John Smoltz, Ken Rosenthal, and Tom Verducci. The games will also be broadcast on ESPN Radio, with commentary from Dan Shulman and Aaron Boone.
Some of the big news for this year’s playoffs was that Major League Baseball has sold sponsorship placements during the World Series for the first time. YouTube TV will be the official (and thus, first-ever) presenting sponsor of the 2017 World Series. This means viewers will see a ton of YouTube branding and logos in-stadium and during Fox’s broadcast of the games.
Who is your pick to be the 2017 World Series champion? Leave your predictions or any questions you might have below!