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With the AL Wild Card game in the rearview mirror, the road to the World Series really starts here in the ALDS. The American League Division series determines which two teams will advance to the ALCS to battle it out for the chance to go to the World Series. It’s the Toronto Blue Jays taking on the Texas Rangers, and the Boston Red Sox facing off against the Cleveland Indians. It’s October baseball at its finest, and you don’t want to miss a single pitch!
If you don’t have cable, you may be worried about missing playoff games due to the lacking coverage in the past. Thankfully, streaming and other options have rapidly expanded in recent years, and now you have plenty of choices to watch the MLB Playoffs without cable. Take a look below at the detailed summary of all your options to watch the ALDS online legally!
Sling TV Offers Best Way to Watch ALDS Live Stream
This year, the entire ALDS will air on TBS. While TBS is traditionally a cable TV channel, you can now watch the ALDS online on TBS without cable or satellite TV, thanks to Sling TV. What is Sling TV? It’s a live streaming service that gives you access to your favorite pay TV channels starting at just $20 a month, with no contract. You can stream TBS, ESPN, FS1, and FOX, all of the channels that will be carrying the MLB Playoffs, along with dozens of other popular channels available across Sling TV’s various packages.
With Sling TV, you can enjoy an ALDS live stream on all of your favorite devices, including Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Android and Apple tablets and smart phones, your computer, and more. It’s hands down the cheapest and best way to watch the ALDS online and the entire MLB playoffs.
The best part? Sling TV offers a free 7 day trial. That means you can watch the ALDS online free for one week to see if you like the service.
Check out our full Sling TV review for more details about this great streaming service.
Use MLB.TV to Watch On-Demand Replays Only of All MLB Playoff Games
If you are interested in watching on-demand replays of each of the playoff games, MLB.TV will be a great service for you. MLB has reduced the price of its streaming service for the remainder of the season to $9.99 overall. You can catch the on-demand replays throughout the Playoffs on a variety of devices. The playoff games will not be broadcasted live due to blackout restrictions unless you have a cable TV login. So this is a major drawback for cord cutters. If you do have access to a pay TV login, you could authenticate with MLB.TV and stream the ALDS live. If not, the replays will be posted within 90 minutes of the completion of each game. On top of the replays, you can watch tons of highlights and analysis and gain access to MLB’s At Bat app. For just $9.99, it’s not a terrible deal for baseball fans and definitely something to look into for October f you want to watch the ALDS online.
Watch ALDS Live Stream on TBS with PlayStation Vue
Sony recently launched its own streaming service called PlayStation Vue. Like Sling TV, Vue allows you to stream several popular cable channels. The listings include channels like TBS, FOX, and FS1, which will all be broadcasting MLB Playoffs games all October.
PlayStation Vue is certainly more expensive than other competing options with a starting price of $29.99 to $39.99, depending on your location. Vue is also not currently available on Apple TV, and there are some mobile streaming restrictions that can prevent you from watching live TV if you aren’t on your home internet connection. That said, it’s still a solid option to watch the ALDS online.
Check out our PlayStation Vue review for more info.
2016 ALDS Live Stream Schedule
*All times listed are Eastern Time (ET)
Streaming options: Sling TV, PlayStation Vue
Thursday, October 6
4:38 p.m. Blue Jays @ Rangers (TBS)
8:08 p.m. Red Sox @ Indians (TBS)
Friday, October 7
1:08 p.m. Blue Jays @ Rangers (TBS)
4:38 p.m. Red Sox @ Indians (TBS)
Sunday, October 9
4:08 p.m. Indians @ Red Sox (TBS)
7:38 p.m. Rangers @ Blue Jays (TBS)
Monday, October 10
TBD Indians @ Red Sox (TBS)
TBD Rangers @ Blue Jays (TBS)
Wednesday, October 12
TBD Red Sox @ Indians (TBS)
TBD Blue Jays @ Rangers (TBS)
Complete MLB Playoffs Streaming Guide
For more info on how you can keep up with the Playoffs all throughout October, click here for our guide to watching the MLB Playoffs online.