How to watch the MLB ALCS and NLCS on the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

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in iPhone edited October 2018
The American League and National League Championship Series are set to begin on Friday, and if you're a baseball fan, there are a few ways of watching on Apple devices instead of expensive tickets or trundling over to a local sports bar.

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All of them, though, require some form of live TV service. Specifically you need a package with FS1, Fox, and/or TBS -- that includes most U.S. cable and satellite providers. Many if not all of them will let you authenticate with Fox Sports Go and Watch TBS, both of which support the iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Note that you'll want Fox specifically for the World Series.

You can also go through MLB.tv, but that still requires authenticating a provider on top of a $24.99 postseason fee, so only diehards need apply.

If you're a cord-cutter, you're in luck. Several internet TV streamers with iOS and tvOS apps are offering the needed channels, including Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, Hulu, DirecTV Now, and YouTube TV.

Sling's Blue package is your best bet if you're planning to pay -- it includes FS1, Fox, and TBS for $25 per month.

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  • Reply 1 of 7
    fumifumi Posts: 9member
    Anyone know how to watch this with iOS in the UK?

    Kind Regards
  • Reply 2 of 7
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 4,196administrator
    fumi said:
    Anyone know how to watch this with iOS in the UK?

    Kind Regards
    Sure! MLB.tv is available in the UK, without channel restrictions like in the US.
    fumi
  • Reply 3 of 7
    fumifumi Posts: 9member
    fumi said:
    Anyone know how to watch this with iOS in the UK?

    Kind Regards
    Sure! MLB.tv is available in the UK, without channel restrictions like in the US.

    Thanks, Mike. Is it a paid subscription with an app or something? Trying to get into baseball over here in England.
  • Reply 4 of 7
    fumifumi Posts: 9member
    Ah, I've found it now. Thanks for posting about this. Have been wondering about watching the MLB here in the UK for sometime.

    Kind Regards
  • Reply 5 of 7
    MLB.com does not require authenticating with any TV provider. You pay their fee, and you're done. That's it.
  • Reply 6 of 7
    Mike WuertheleMike Wuerthele Posts: 4,196administrator
    MLB.com does not require authenticating with any TV provider. You pay their fee, and you're done. That's it.
    You're right for the regular season -- but you very clearly do for the playoffs.

  • Reply 7 of 7
    ciacia Posts: 67member
    fumi said:
    Ah, I've found it now. Thanks for posting about this. Have been wondering about watching the MLB here in the UK for sometime.

    Kind Regards
    Gosh you will be staying up late to watch the games live tho!
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