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MLB Playoffs Schedule 2022: Where to watch on TV and live stream

Where to watch on TV and live stream the complete MLB Playoffs schedule 2022 this October (and probably) November. 

The 2022 MLB regular season reaches its end on Oct. 5. From there, 12 teams will battle to make it to and eventually win the World Series.

There will be some changes to the postseason format. Now, the top two teams in the American and National Leagues will receive a bye from the Wild Card Round. Instead, the division winner with the lowest record, and the three wild card teams will face off in best-of-three series. The third-seed will take on the sixth-seed, while the fourth seed faces the fifth-seed.

That will be the major change. The Division Series will feature the No. 1 seed taking on the winner of the No. 4 vs. No. 5 Wild Card Series, while the No. 2 seed faces the winner of the No. 3 vs. No. 5 Wild Card Series. These Division Series will be best-of-five, where the winners will advance to the Championship Series in a best-of-seven. Then, whoever wins the AL and NL pennants will face off in a best-of-seven World Series.

With the format out of the way, you are probably wondering what the television schedule will be for the entire postseason. We have all of that information for you.

AL Wild Card TV Coverage

For those wondering what network they will have to tune in to for the AL Wild Card Round, the answer is ESPN. It will also live stream on ESPN+ and really any service that carries the ESPN channel.

Last year’s AL Wild Card game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees also aired on ESPN. That is the game where the Red Sox defeated the Yankees 6-2 to advance to the Division Series to face the Tampa Bay Rays.

Here is the full schedule for the AL Wild Card Round:

AL Wild Card Series A

  • Game 1: Friday, Oct. 7, ESPN
  • Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 8, ESPN
  • Game 3 (if necessary): Sunday, Oct. 9, ESPN

AL Wild Card Series B

  • Game 1: Friday, Oct. 7, ESPN
  • Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 8, ESPN
  • Game 3 (if necessary): Sunday, Oct. 9, ESPN

NL Wild Card TV Coverage

Much like the AL Wild Card Round, the NL side will also be airing on ESPN, while live streaming on ESPN+ and any service that carries ESPN.

This will be much different from last year, where TBS hosted the NL Wild Card Game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Dodgers defeated the Cardinals 3-1 to advance to the NL Division Series to take on the San Francisco Giants.

Here is the full schedule for the NL Wild Card Series

NL Wild Card Series A

  • Game 1: Friday, Oct. 7, ESPN
  • Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 8, ESPN
  • Game 3 (if necessary): Sunday, Oct. 9, ESPN

NL Wild Card Series B

  • Game 1: Friday, Oct. 7, ESPN
  • Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 8, ESPN
  • Game 3 (if necessary): Sunday, Oct. 9, ESPN

ALDS TV Coverage

Here is where TBS enters the picture. The channel will be carrying both AL Division Series’. Any live streaming service that offers TBS should have you covered to watch these games.

Last year, the ALDS was primarily broadcasted on FOX Sports 1. However, MLB Network did take broadcast two games — Game 2 between the Houston Astros and Chicago White Sox, and Game 3 between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays.

Here is the full schedule for both AL Division Series’.

AL Division Series A

  • Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 11, TBS
  • Game 2: Thursday, Oct. 13, TBS
  • Game 3: Saturday, Oct. 15, TBS
  • Game 4 (if necessary): Sunday, Oct. 16, TBS
  • Game 5 (if necessary): Monday, Oct. 17, TBS

AL Division Series B

  • Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 11, TBS
  • Game 2: Thursday, Oct. 13, TBS
  • Game 3: Saturday, Oct. 15, TBS
  • Game 4 (if necessary): Sunday, Oct. 16, TBS
  • Game 5 (if necessary): Monday, Oct. 17, TBS

NLDS TV Coverage

The two NL Division Series will be televised on either FOX or FOX Sports 1. Any streaming service that offers either channel will have you covered.

Last year, the two NL Division Series’ aired on TBS.

Here is the full schedule for the two NL Division Series’.

NL Division Series A

  • Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 11, FOX or FS1
  • Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 12, FOX or FS1
  • Game 3: Friday, Oct. 14, FS1
  • Game 4 (if necessary): Saturday, Oct. 15, FS1
  • Game 5 (if necessary): Sunday, Oct. 16, FS1

NL Division Series B

  • Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 11, FOX or FS1
  • Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 12, FOX or FS1
  • Game 3: Friday, Oct. 14, FS1
  • Game 4 (if necessary): Saturday, Oct. 15, FS1
  • Game 5 (if necessary): Sunday, Oct. 16, FS1

ALCS TV Coverage

The ALCS will be featured on TBS, and live streamed on all services that offer the channel in their subscription.

Last year’s ALCS between the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox aired on FOX and FS1. The end result of that series was the Astros making it to the World Series for the third time in five years.

Here is the full schedule for the 2022 ALCS to see which team will win the pennant and make it into the World Series.

ALCS schedule

  • Game 1: Wednesday, Oct. 19, TBS
  • Game 2: Thursday, Oct. 20, TBS
  • Game 3: Saturday, Oct. 22, TBS
  • Game 4: Sunday, Oct. 23, TBS
  • Game 5 (if necessary): Monday, Oct. 24, TBS
  • Game 6 (if necessary): Tuesday, Oct. 25, TBS
  • Game 7 (if necessary): Wednesday, Oct. 26, TBS

NLDS TV Coverage

The NLCS will be featured on either FOX or FOX Sports 1, depending on the game. Again, any streaming service that includes both channels will be the places to go to live stream these games.

Last year’s NLCS which saw the Atlanta Braves defeat the Los Angeles Dodgers to advance to the World Series for the first time since 1999, aired on TBS.

Here is the full schedule for the NLCS:

NLCS schedule

  • Game 1: Tuesday, Oct. 18, FOX or FS1
  • Game 2: Wednesday, Oct. 19, FOX or FS1
  • Game 3: Friday, Oct. 21, FS1
  • Game 4: Saturday, Oct. 22, FOX or FS1
  • Game 5 (if necessary): Sunday, Oct. 23, FS1
  • Game 6 (if necessary): Monday, Oct. 24, FS1
  • Game 7 (if necessary): Tuesday, Oct. 25, FOX and FS1

World Series TV Channel and Coverage 

The end of the postseason has reached this point — the World Series. This is what all 30 teams have fought for all season long, and two teams will battle to hoist the Commissioner’s Trophy.

In 2022, the World Series will be airing exclusively on FOX and live streamed on any provider that offers the channel.

Last year, which saw the Atlanta Braves win the World Series for the first time since 1995, also aired on FOX.

Here is the full schedule for the 2022 World Series. Home field advantage is given to whoever of the two remaining teams has the better record.

World Series schedule

  • Game 1: Friday, Oct. 28, FOX
  • Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 29, FOX
  • Game 3: Monday, Oct. 31, FOX
  • Game 4: Tuesday, Nov. 1, FOX
  • Game 5 (if necessary): Wednesday, Nov. 2, FOX
  • Game 6 (if necessary): Friday, Nov. 4, FOX
  • Game 7 (if necessary): Saturday, Nov. 5, FOX

How to stream MLB Playoffs online

To stream the MLB Playoffs, one of the easier ways to do so without a subscription is to log into your cable account on the pages for ESPN, TBS, and FOX Sports. Those live stream pages are linked in the previous sentence.

If you do not have cable, there are options such as fuboTV, YouTube TV, Hulu + Live TV,  and Sling TV. It is important to note the channels do and do not have on each streaming service.

YouTube TV and Hulu + Live TV feature ESPN, FOX, FS1, and TBS. fuboTV does not carry TBS, while Sling TV does not have FOX.

How to watch MLB Playoffs on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Hulu, YouTube, or Chromecast

To watch on Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, or Chromecast, you will need to either log in with your cable subscription account, or with your live streaming account (i.e. fuboTV, Sling TV).

With Hulu or YouTube, you can log into your respective accounts to e able to stream any of the MLB postseason games.

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