How to Watch the 2023 World Series for Free

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The 2023 World Series will begin on Friday, Oct. 27, on FOX and Fox Deportes.

The Major League Baseball championship series will see the National League champion Arizona Diamondbacks face off in a best-of-seven playoff against the American League champion Texas Rangers.

To help you tune in, we’ve assembled the best TV plans for watching the Fall Classic — including both English- and Spanish-language viewing options.

What channel is the 2023 World Series on?

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Every game of the 2023 World Series will air on FOX for English-language coverage and Fox Deportes for Spanish-language coverage.

Of course, you’ll need only one of the two channels based on your language preference.

2023 World Series schedule

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Here is the complete 2023 World Series schedule. You can find the games on English-language channel FOX and on Spanish-language channel Fox Deportes.

  • Game 1: Arizona Diamondbacks at Texas Rangers, Friday, Oct. 27, time TBD
  • Game 2: Arizona Diamondbacks at Texas Rangers, Saturday, Oct. 28, Time TBD
  • Game 3: Texas Rangers at Arizona Diamondbacks, Monday, Oct. 30, time TBD
  • Game 4: Texas Rangers at Arizona Diamondbacks, Tuesday, Oct. 31, time TBD
  • Game 5: Texas Rangers at Arizona Diamondbacks*, Wednesday, Nov. 1, time TBD
  • Game 6: Arizona Diamondbacks at Texas Rangers*, Thursday, Nov. 3, time TBD
  • Game 7: Arizona Diamondbacks at Texas Rangers*, Saturday, Nov. 4, time TBD

*If necessary.

Best TV plans for watching the World Series

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With FOX airing the 2023 World Series, you’ll be able to watch the big event through most cable, satellite and live TV streaming providers.

But FOX is also widely accessible as an over-the-air digital TV station. This means you don’t necessarily need a comprehensive TV plan to get the channel. Instead, all you need is a TV and a digital antenna.

If you have an antenna within range of a local FOX affiliate, you’ll get access without signing up for a TV plan to every World Series game through 2028 (according to the rights deal between FOX and Major League Baseball). We go into more detail about antenna access in our section about watching the World Series for free.

To watch the World Series with Spanish-language commentary, you’ll need to subscribe to a whole TV plan that includes Fox Deportes. YouTube TV carries the channel in its Spanish-only plan for $34.99 a month.

We recommend this option for Spanish-speaking viewers because you’ll get over 25 other channels and unlimited DVR space. Plus, there’s no equipment necessary and you can cancel anytime.

Which TV providers show the World Series?

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While FOX is available across most TV providers, Fox Deportes may require you to subscribe to a higher-tier TV plan. The following list illustrates which cable, satellite and live TV streaming services offer the two channels.

  • Cox: Cable, $56.00-$139.00/month, FOX and Fox Deportes
  • DIRECTV: Satellite $64.99-$154.99/month, FOX and Fox Deportes
  • DIRECTV STREAM: Streaming $64.99-$154.99/month, FOX and Fox Deportes
  • DISH: Satellite $79.99-$109.99/month, FOX and Fox Deportes
  • fuboTV: Streaming $74.99-$94.99/month, FOX and Fox Deportes
  • Hulu + Live TV: Streaming $76.99-$89.99/month, FOX and Fox Deportes
  • Optimum: Cable $35.00-$115.00/month, FOX and Fox Deportes
  • Sling TV: Streaming $40.00-$55.00/month, FOX only†
  • Spectrum: Cable $59.99/month, FOX and Fox Deportes
  • Verizon Fios: Cable $60.00-$119.00/month FOX and Fox Deportes
  • Vidgo: Streaming $69.99-$99.99/month, FOX and Fox Deportes
  • Xfinity Cable: $20.00-$80.00/month, FOX and Fox Deportes
  • YouTube TV: Streaming $72.99/month, FOX and Fox Deportes

Data effective as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

†Available only in select markets.

Fox Deportes may require a Spanish-language plan or separate add-on.

How to watch the 2023 World Series for free

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  • Recommended antenna: Mohu Leaf 50 ($59.99, one-time purchase)
  • World Series channels: FOX
  • Features: All local broadcast channels

You can watch the 2023 World Series for free through your local FOX station, but you’ll first need to connect a digital antenna to your TV.

Many of the best antennas cost anywhere from $20 to $60. But after the one-time payment, you’ll get free access to FOX and several other over-the-air (OTA) channels, depending on your location.

One of our favorite antennas is the Mohu Leaf 50 because of its 60-mile range, 4K capabilities and overall durability. You can also view other great options on our Best OTA Antennas page.

If you can’t use a digital antenna, the World Series is still accessible by signing up for a free trial through a live TV streaming service.

Not all services offer free trials, and most only last seven days — meaning you may have to juggle between two different trials for complete World Series coverage. And, don’t forget to cancel on time.

Final take

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The 2023 World Series will air entirely on FOX and Fox Deportes. FOX provides English-language coverage, while Fox Deportes has Spanish-language commentary.

Since FOX is available as an over-the-air channel, you can easily catch the Fall Classic and other MLB playoff games by connecting a digital antenna to your TV.

The Mohu Leaf 50 is an excellent antenna because it offers a 60-mile range with amplified technology for better channel reception.

If you prefer watching the Spanish-language broadcast on Fox Deportes, you’ll need a more specialized TV plan to tune in.

YouTube TV offers a great Spanish-language plan for $34.99 a month. It comes with Fox Deportes and 25+ other channels — including sports networks like beIN SPORTS en Español and ESPN Deportes.

How to watch the World Series FAQ

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How do I stream the 2023 World Series?

  • You can stream the 2023 World Series on FOX through live TV streaming services like fuboTV, Hulu + Live TV and YouTube TV. If you already subscribe to a TV provider that carries FOX, you can watch the World Series on the FOX Sports app by signing in with your TV provider credentials.

Can I watch the World Series on Amazon Prime Video?

  • No, live World Series games are not accessible to Amazon Prime Video customers who subscribe to the in-app MLB.TV add-on. But all MLB postseason games are available on MLB.TV 90 minutes after they end.

Does ESPN+ have the World Series?

  • No, ESPN+ doesn’t carry the World Series. While the streaming service hosts select MLB games throughout the regular season, the MLB Playoffs and World Series are not included.


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Our experts researched the best ways to watch the 2023 World Series by comparing the prices and channel offerings of the most popular TV services.

Because the best-of-seven series only airs across one English-language channel and one Spanish-language channel, we selected our viewing recommendations based on overall convenience — including channel availability, pricing and ease of use.

Visit our How We Rank page to learn more about our methods.

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