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How to Watch College World Series 2019 Online Without Cable

Written by Gabriela Vatu
Last updated March 26, 2020

College sports are just as exciting as pro events, perhaps even more so since you can watch the next big athletes to rule the big leagues, so if you're looking for ways to watch the 2019 College World Series online, we can help you out.

In 2019, the College World Series will be played between June 15 and June 25/26, with the opening ceremony kicking off the events on June 14. Between June 24 and June 25/26, the best-of-three final will take place. The College World Series will be held at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Nebraska. This, of course, won't change for a long time, especially since in 2009 they announced that they signed a 25-year contract to keep the College World Series in Omaha, so until at least 2035 there's going to be no change.

You can check out the full schedule of the event on NCAA's website, although the dates are still up for modification, in case various unexpected events are to happen. Tens of thousands of people are expected to participate, especially since tickets have been available from late 2018.

Eight teams are participating - (names TBD). These teams are split into two, four-team, double-elimination bracket. The winners of each bracket play in a best-of-three championship series. The winner will be decided either on the 25th or 26th of June, depending on which team wins the second game.

Which Channels to Watch?

For many years now, those who love college baseball have noticed that ESPN has its hands all over the broadcasting rights. This also happens for the 2019 College World Series, which will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN 2 and ESPN U, depending from game to game.

Again, you can check the schedule on NCAA's official website, which we linked to just a bit above. To make this easier, however, here are a few of the main games that are to take place that will be updated shortly once it's announced.

How to Watch College World Series Without Cable?

There are quite a few streaming services out there that will help you watch everything you want online. So, we're going to go through them all and see what your options are.

1. Sling TV

Sling TV
Bundles Sling Orange ($25/mo), Sling Blue ($25/mo), Sling Orange + Blue ($40/mo)
Customization Channel bundles - Comedy ($5/mo), Espanol ($5/mo), Heartland ($5/mo), Hollywood ($5/mo), Lifestyle ($5/mo), News ($5/mo), Kids ($5/mo), Sports ($5/mo with Orange, $10/mo with Blue or Orange + Blue), Kids + Comedy + News + Lifestyle ($10/mo)
Premium Channels - Showtime ($10/mo), STARZ ($9/mo), EPIX ($5/mo), CuriosityStream ($3/mo), Here TV ($8/mo), Grokker ($7/mo), Stingray Karaoke ($7/mo), UP Faith & Family ($5/mo), Pantaya ($6/mo), CineFest ($5/mo), Hopster ($5/mo), Comedy Dynamics ($5/mo), Dove Channel ($5/mo), DogTV ($5/mo), CONtv ($5/mo), Docurama ($5/mo), Outside TV Features ($5/mo)
NBA- League Pass ($29/mo), Team Pass ($18/mo)
Device support Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Android TV, AirTV Player, Xiaomi, LG Smart TVs, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, Fire tablets, Xbox One, Chrome web browser
DVR Up to 50 hours, unlimited storage time. Expandable by another 50 hours with extra feature
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit Sling

First up on the list is Sling TV, which is an excellent platform that allows you to customize your subscription just like you want it. There are three bundles you can start off with - Orange ($25/mo), Blue ($25/mo), and Orange + Blue ($40/mo). There are also loads of extra channel packs grouped by the interest that you can add to your own subscription to create a package that you love, as well as premium channels that you can get easily. The Orange and Orange + Blue bundles feature ESPN, ESPN 2, as well as ESPN 3. In the Sports Extra bundle, you'll also find ESPN U, as well as ESPN Bases Loaded if you want to watch the games leading up to the World Series. For Orange subscribers, the pack costs $5 per month, but for Orange + Blue it costs $10 per month.

If you find yourself unable to watch the games for whatever reason, Sling TV can record them to the cloud if you pay for the Cloud DVR feature which costs $5 per month. Furthermore, with the Orange bundle, you only get a single stream on Sling TV, but with Orange + Blue, you get four of them. Make sure to read our Sling TV review for more info.

2. ESPN+

ESPN Plus App Screen
Bundles Monthly - $5, Yearly - $50
Multi-screen streaming 5 devices
Device support Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire TV Smart TVs, Fire Tablets, iOS, Android smartphones, Android TV, Chromecast, web
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit ESPN+

Another option where you can try to watch the College World Series is ESPN+, which is a subscription-based service from ESPN. Launched in April 2018, the service quickly shot to fame and attracted millions of users. The platform not only provides users with access to loads of sports events but also to original ESPN content. You can get a subscription for $5 per month, or $50 per year, so it's not that expensive.

ESPN+ works on Android, iOS, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, and Fire TV, so there's plenty of ways to watch it all. Give our ESPN+ review a read to make sure you have all the info.

3. Hulu

Bundles A single bundle - Hulu with Live TV - $44.99 per month
Customization Premium channels - HBO ($14.99/mo), Showtime ($10.99/mo), Cinemax ($9.99/mo), STARZ ($8.99/mo)
Channel Packs - Entertainment ($7.99/mo), Espanol ($4.99/mo)
Device support iOS, Android, FireTV, Apple TV, Roku, Xbox, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs, browsers
DVR 50 Hours Cloud DVR by default, Enhanced Cloud DVR - 200 Hours ($14.99/mo)
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit Hulu

Next up we have Hulu. While you may know the platform better for the video-on-demand service it offers, the live TV feature is actually a great way to watch TV nowadays. Going for $44.99 per month, Hulu's live TV bundle features dozens of channels you can enjoy at a moment's notice. The list includes ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN U, as well as ESPN Bases Loaded for all those pre-World Series games. Other ESPN-network channels featured on Hulu are ESPNews and ESPN Goal Line.

Hulu offers 50 hours of DVR storage space in case you want to record the games, but you can upgrade to 200 hours by paying $14.99 per month for the Enhanced Cloud DVR feature. The platform allows users to watch content on up to two devices at once, but you can expand that infinitely for $14.99 per month. Give our Hulu review a read for more details on what the platform has to offer.

4. YouTube TV

YouTube TV
Bundles A single bundle - $49.99 per month ($54.99 if billed through Apple)
Customization Premium channels - AMC Premiere ($5/mo), CuriosityStream ($3/mo), Fox Soccer Plus ($15/mo), Showtime ($7/mo), Starz ($9/mo), Shudder ($5/mo), Sundance Now ($7/mo), NBA League Pass ($40/mo or $124/year), EPIX ($6/mo)
Device support Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, Samsung and LG Smart TVs, iOS, Android
DVR Unlimited storage space, recordings saved for 9 months
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit YouTube TV

Another awesome option is YouTube TV. This one features a single bundle of channels, even though it could certainly come with a richer collection of channels. The service costs $49.99 per month and provides access to dozens of channels, some premium networks you can add, as well as some really cool features. YouTube TV's list of channels includes ESPN, ESPN 2, and ESPN U, which should be more than enough to get you through the 2019 College World Series.

When it comes to features, YouTube TV has an ace up its sleeve - Alphabet Inc's massive servers. What we mean is that the platform offers unlimited cloud DVR space, and you can keep the recordings for up to nine months. Furthermore, YouTube TV allows users to stream content to three devices simultaneously, so your family can enjoy some TV time as well. Make sure to check out our YouTube TV review for all the info.

5. DirecTV Now

Bundles Plus ($50/mo) and Max ($70/mo) Other Packages - Entertainment ($93/mo), Choice ($110/mo), Xtra ($124/mo), Ultimate ($135/mo), and Optimo Mas ($86/mo)
Customization Channel packs - AT&T TV Now Deportes ($5/mo) and AT&T TV Now Espanol ($15/mo) Premium Networks - HBO (included with Plus and Max), Cinemax ($11/mo or included with Max), Showtime ($11/mo), STARZ ($11/mo) International Bundles - Vietnamese ($20/mo), Brazilian ($30/mo), Korean ($30/mo)
Device support Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, iOS, Android, browsers
DVR Up to 20 hours, 30 days limit, no expansions
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit AT&T TV Now

We also have DirecTV Now on the list, which is a platform that features seven bundles nowadays. Two of them were added earlier this spring, namely Plus ($50/mo) and Max ($70/mo), while the other five - Entertainment ($93/mo), Choice ($110/mo), Xtra ($124/mo), Ultimate ($135/mo), and Optimo Mas ($86/mo) - were simply renamed and given a new price that's double than what it used to be. There are also still several international and Spanish channel packs and several premium networks. You'll find that both ESPN and ESPN+ are present in most bundles, namely Plus, Max, Entertainment, Choice, Xtra, and Ultimate. In Optimo Mas, you will only find ESPN Deportes.

If you'll need to record the matches on DirecTV Now's cloud DVR, you have to make sure to watch them soon because there's only enough space for 20 hours of recordings and there's no way to expand it. You can also watch content on up to two devices at once, but you can add an extra one for $5 per month. We have a DirecTV Now review if you want to get all the info on this service.

6. PlayStation Vue

Playstation Vue
Bundles Access ($49.99/mo), Core ($54.99/mo), Elite ($64.99/mo), Ultra ($84.99/mo)
Customization Channel bundles - Sports Pack ($10/mo), Espanol Pack ($4.99/mo, $3.99/mo with PlayStation Plus) Premium channels - HBO ($15/mo, or included in Ultra), Showtime ($10.99/mo, $8.99/mo with PlayStation Plus, or included in Ultra), FX+ ($5.99/mo), Epix ($3.99/mo, $2.99/mo with PlayStation Plus), Cinemax ($15/mo), Fox Soccer Plus ($14.99/mo or $12.99 with PlayStation Plus), Hi-YAH! ($2.99/mo or $1.99/mo with PlayStation Plus) Bundles - HBO + Cinemax ($21.99/mo or $19.99/mo with PlayStation Plus), Epix Hits + Showtime ($13.99/mo or $11.49/mo with PlayStation Plus)
Device support Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Roku, PS3, PS4, browser
DVR Up to 500 programs, 28 days limit
Free trial Yes, 5 days
Visit PlayStation Vue

Finally, we have PlayStation Vue on the list, which is an awesome platform. In fact, it managed to get the highest score during our reviews. There are four bundles you can get on PlayStation Vue - Access ($44.99/mo), Core ($49.99/mo), Elite ($59.99/mo), and Ultra ($79.99/mo). There are also a few extra channel packs you can choose and several premium networks. If you want to be able to watch ESPN and ESPN 2, you don't have to worry too much because these make an appearance in all bundles. ESPN U can be watched if you get Core, Elite, or Ultra.

If you know you're going to miss the game, you can always set PlayStation Vue to record it for you. PlayStation Vue offers enough cloud space for 500 programs, which is great. Plus, if you want your family members to watch something else while you enjoy the game, they can totally do that since the platform allows up to five streams at the same time. Even you can watch up to three programs at once by splitting your screen. Read our PlayStation Vue review to make sure you have all the details you need.

We hope that we've made it easier for you to find your way around the maze of online services so you can watch the College World Series online, anywhere you go. Let us know what service you used and why you chose it in the comments section below. We'd also love it if you could share the article online. Come chat with us on TechNadu's Facebook and Twitter pages.

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