How to Watch ‘MLB Postseason 2019’ Online Without Cable – Get Ready for the Best

By Gabriela Vatu / July 13, 2019

When the dust settles after the regular baseball season is over, it's time for the MLB Postseason to kick off and sort out the winners and the losers. So, if you're looking out for ways to watch the 2019 MLB Postseason online, we have you covered and know just where you should look.

The Postseason is an elimination tournament that's held once the regular season is over. The playoffs take place one for each league - the American and National consist of a one-game wild-card playoff between two wild-card teams, as well as two best-of-five Division Series featuring the wild-card winner and the winner of each division. Then, there's the best-of-seven League Championship Series. The winners of the American League Championship Series and the National League Championship Series play against each other in the World Series.

For the 2019 season, the postseason starts on October 1 and must end before October 22, when the World Series kicks off.

The broadcasting rights for the MLB Playoffs go to the same networks that broadcast the rest of the games - Fox, Fox Sports 1, ESPN, TBS, and MLB Network, although the latter features mostly simulcast.

How to Watch MLB Postseason Without Cable?

In the age of the Internet, it's always easier to consume content online, whether we're talking about news, cat videos, or the latest music videos that once upon a time you would only see on MTV. Well, nowadays, more people want to enjoy the freedom that comes with the Internet, even when applied to live TV, so streaming services are growing in popularity. Let's see which ones of these services feature the channels you need to watch the MLB Postseason.

1. fuboTV

Bundles fubo ($54.99/mo) + Family ($59.99/mo), Family Deluxe ($64.99/mo), and Ultra ($79.99/mo) promo packs.
Customization Channel Bundles - fubo Cycling ($11.99/mo), International Sports Plus ($5.99/mo), Sports Plus ($8.99/mo), Adventure Plus ($4.99/mo), NBA League Pass ($28.99/mo), Portuguese Plus ($14.99/mo), Latino Plus ($7.99/mo), fubo Extra ($5.99/mo) Premium Networks - Showtime ($10.99/mo), AMC Premiere ($4.99/mo), FX Plus ($5.99/mo), RAI Italia ($7.99/mo)
Device support Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS, Android, Chromecast, web browser
DVR 30 hours, unlimited time storage, expandable to 500 hours via extra feature ($9.99/mo)
Free trial Yes, 7 days
Visit fuboTV

Topping our list, we have fuboTV, which is a great service that only features one bundle of channels. On top of the fubo bundle, you can add loads of channel packs and premium networks, which means you get to deeply customize your service quite a bit. If you're looking for the channels you'll need to watch the MLB Postseason, know that fubo is home to Fox, FS1, and TBS, with ESPN channels and MLB Network missing.

In case you're going to miss any of the games, fuboTV has you covered by offering 30 hours of cloud DVR storage space to subscribers. The possibility to expand to 500 hours is there and only costs $9.99 per month. Furthermore, users can watch content on up two devices at once, although you can add a third screen for $5.99 per month. Read TechNadu's fuboTV review for more details.

2. 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

Up next, we have Sling TV which is a great platform that comes with loads of customization options to satisfy even the pickiest of viewers. There are three bundles you can choose from on this service - Orange ($25/mo), Blue ($25/mo), and Orange + Blue ($40/mo). Then, you can add extra channel packs based on your interests, as well as premium networks.

The Orange bundle is home to ESPN, as well as ESPN 2 and ESPN 3, while the Blue bundle features regional Fox Sports channels, as well as FS1, and FS2. The Orange + Blue bundle features all the abovementioned channels, as well as TBS, which is in all three bundles. The Best of Spanish channel pack, which costs $5 per month, also features ESPN Deportes. Plus, the MLB Network channel is present in the Sports Extra pack which costs $5 per month for Orange subscribers and $10 per month for Blue and Orange + Blue bundles.

Sling TV doesn't offer subscribers any DVR space for "free," but they can pay $5 per month for 50 hours of cloud DVR space. When it comes to watching content on multiple devices at the same time, you'll have to be careful about what you choose. The Orange bundle comes with a single stream, while the Blue bundle comes with three simultaneous streams. At the same time, since one plus three equals four, Orange + Blue offers subscribers four simultaneous streams. Make sure to give our Sling TV review a read for more details.

Note: Sling TV has a deal running at the time, where bundles are 40% off for the first month, with Orange and Blue costing $15, and Orange + Blue costing $25. Once the month is up, the price goes back to normal.

3. 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 great alternative is ESPN+. This one is a platform that was launched in April 2018 and managed to gather a few million users quite fast. The monthly subscription costs just $5, but you can also pay a smaller tax for the full year, namely $50.

ESPN+ encompasses loads of original content, exclusive sports events, as well as new programming. In order to access this premium content, you use the same ESPN app, but now you have access to the gold-badged content. Read our ESPN+ review for more details.

4. 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

A great alternative is Hulu, a platform that's better known for the video-on-demand service it offers. The live TV plan has been around for a while and costs $44.99 per month. Subscribers also get the chance to add two extra packs of channels, as well as premium networks. Hulu's list of channels includes ESPN, ESPN 2, Fox, FS1, and TBS, but there's no MLB Network in there.

When you subscribe to Hulu with live TV, you automatically get access to cloud DVR, and you can record up to 50 hours of video. If you're willing to pay $14.99 per month, you can enjoy 200 hours of storage space instead. While regular VOD Hulu users only get access to one stream per account, subscribers to the live TV plan get to watch content on two devices at once. The "unlimited screens" feature lifts that cap indefinitely while on the home network but settles on three simultaneous streams while out and about. Read our Hulu review for more details.

5. 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

The next recommendation we have is YouTube TV, which is a rather simplistic platform offering dozens of channels for $49.99 per month. The only way to customize the service is by paying extra for premium networks. On YouTube TV, you'll find all the channels you need to watch the MLB Postseason, namely ESPN, ESPN 2, FOX, FS1, TBS, and MLB Network.

YouTube TV users get unlimited cloud DVR space, so if you're looking to record any of the baseball games you can do it easily. YouTube TV also users the possibility to stream to three devices at once. Read TechNadu's YouTube TV review so you have all the details before making a decision.

6. 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

Next, we have DirecTV Now, which is a versatile platform in the sense that it has seven bundles to choose from. Following a restructuring in March, the platform got two new bundles - Plus and Max -, while the other five bundles - Entertainment, Choice, Xtra, Ultimate, and Optimo Mas - were renamed and repriced. If you want to customize the plan a bit, you can still add a couple of packs featuring Spanish channels, a few international packs, and even a bunch of premium networks. In order to watch the MLB Postseason, know that the service is home to all channels. You'll find FOX, FS1, and TBS in all seven bundles. ESPN and ESPN 2 are present in six of them - Plus, Max, Entertainment, Choice, Xtra, and Ultimate, while Optimo Mas gets ESPN Deportes instead. The MLB Network is only a part of Choice, Xtra, and Ultimate bundles.

DirecTV Now offers users the chance to record some of the content they want to watch, but not too much. The cloud DVR limit is set at 20 hours, and there's no way to expand it, so you'll have to be selective about what you watch. DirecTV Now subscribers get to enjoy content on two devices at once, with a third being an option if you're willing to pay another $5 per month. Read our DirecTV Now review to find out more.

7. 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

The streaming service that got the highest score while we reviewed - PlayStation Vue - is up next. This one offers four bundles to pick from when you start off – Access ($49.99/mo), Core ($54.99/mo), Elite ($64.99/mo), and Ultra ($84.99/mo). You can then carry on by adding extra channel packs or premium networks.

PlayStation Vue carries loads of channels, including FS1, FS2, ESPN, ESPN 2, and TBS, which can be found in all four bundles. The MLB Network is also present here, starting with the Core bundle. Regional Fox Sports channels are in the Sports pack, which costs $10 per month.

PlayStation Vue has a great cloud DVR feature to offer, especially since it is "big" enough to allow up to 500 programs to be saved. The service further allows users to watch content on up to five devices at once, although the split screen feature is also a thing that's possible here. Basically, you can watch three programs at once on the same screen. Read our PlayStation Vue review for more info.


MLB.TV offers loads of games
Price Postseason – $24.99, Full Season- $115.99/yr, or $24.99/mo. (Prices vary by date of subscription)
Multi-screen streaming 2 - One mobile and one desktop
Device support Windows, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Blu-Ray (Panasonic, LG, Samsung, Sony), TiVo, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS smartphones and tablets, Android smartphones and tablets
Free trial Only during Free Preview campaign
Visit MLB.TV

The MLB Postseason is also accessible via MLB.TV. This one is accessible for baseball fans from all over the world, and if you're not in the United States or Canada, you also don't get subjected to game blackouts.

The Postseason subscription costs $24.99, but if you also want to get the regular season subscription afterward, you should know it costs $115.99 for the full year or $24.99 per month. We have a detailed MLB.TV review if you want to give it a read.

Watching the MLB Playoffs is so easy nowadays since there are so many channels available, and most of them are quite easy to stream. Let us know what platform you ended up choosing in the comments section below, and please share the article online if possible. Follow TechNadu on Facebook and Twitter.

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