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How to watch the World Series if you don’t have cable

The Los Angeles Dodgers are back in the World Series for the first time since 1988. The Houston Astros are returning to the World Series for only the second time in franchise history — and the team’s first as a member of the American League. The Dodgers won 104 games this year on the strength of having baseball’s best pitcher, Clayton Kershaw, and an offense led by rookie phenom Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner and his giant, red beard.

The Astros won 101 games during the regular season and have a dominant lefty of their own in Dallas Keuchel and are led by a tiny shortstop with a big bat in the 5’6″ Jose Altuve.

Game schedule

The best-of-seven series starts in Los Angeles before moving to Houston for games 3, 4 and 5. All games start just past 8:00p.m. ET.

  • Game 1: Tue, Oct.

    24 in Los Angeles

  • Game 2: Wed, Oct.

    25 in Los Angeles

  • Game 3: Fri, Oct.

    27 in Houston

  • Game 4: Sat, Oct.

    28 in Houston

  • Game 5*: Sun, Oct.

    29 in Houston

  • Game 6*: Tue, Oct.

    31 in Los Angeles

  • Game 7*: Wed, Nov.

    1 in Los Angeles

* – if necessary Fox[1] will broadcast the games nationally, but you don’t need a TV in order to watch. Here’s how you can stream the Series.

Sling TV

Sling TV[2]‘s cheap, £20-a-month Blue plan includes Fox, but you must live in a market where Sling TV offers a live, local feed of Fox and just on-demand content.

Check out this Sling TV support page[3] to see the available live channels in your area. Sling TV offers a free, seven-day trial.

PlayStation Vue

Like Sling TV, Sony’s streaming TV service is a cable TV alternative that doesn’t require a contract and features a 7-day free trial. PlayStation Vue[4] is available nationwide, but live programming is still available only in select markets, so you may want to use the free trial to ensure you get live streaming on Fox in your area. Sony doesn’t offer a list its channel lineup by market, but Cord Cutter News[5] keeps tabs on which markets offer live, local feeds of the networks, including Fox.

If you want to sign up for a PlayStation Vue plan for the World Series, then the Access plan for £40 a month is the cheapest option that includes Fox. To sign up for PlayStation Vue, you no longer need a PlayStation 3[6] (£109.00 at Amazon.com[7]) or a PlayStation 4 console. In addition to the PS3 and PS4, supported devices include Amazon Fire TV devices, Roku streaming devices and Google Chromecast[8] (£41.99 at Walmart[9]) devices.

DirectTV Now

Direct TV Now[10]‘s £35-a-month package includes Fox and there is a 7-day free trial.

The usual caveat applies: Check the channel lineup[11] in your area to make sure you can watch your local TV stations live.

Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV[12] costs £40 a month and includes Fox. The first month is free, but you’ll need to check to see which live channels Hulu offers in your area[13].

YouTube TV

YouTube TV[14] costs £35 a month and offers live, local feeds of the major networks, including Fox. There’s a 30-day free trial.

If you live in a market where you can get YouTube TV, then you likely get a live feed of Fox, but there are exceptions. Get the details about YouTube TV’s available networks here[15].

MLB.com At Bat app

The MLB.com At Bat app (available for iOS[16], Android and Kindle Fire) is great for watching out-of-market baseball games during the regular season, but it’s less useful for tuning into baseball’s postseason because you not only need to prove you are a cable TV subscriber, but you must also be a subscriber to a participating pay TV provider. The list is short: Arvig, AT&T/DirecTV, Brighthouse, Buckeye, Cox, Dish, Fubo TV, Optimum, Suddenlink, TimeWarner, Verizon, WOW!

If you are a subscriber to one of the above pay TV providers, then you can proceed with the £24.99 Postseason Package[17]. To sweeten the deal, the Postseason Package includes spring training games next year.

Fox Sports Go app

Another option if you are a cable subscriber is the Fox Sports Go app[18] — maybe you want to watch baseball on a screen other than your TV. Unlike the MLB.com At Bat, you can watch the World Series for free — well, for no more than you’re already paying for cable.

The Fox Sports Go app works with iOS devices, Android devices and the Amazon[19] Kindle Fire as well as with Apple TV[20] (£179.00 at Apple[21]), Android TV[22], Amazon Fire TV, Google Chromecast, Roku and Xbox.

You can also access Fox Sports Go from a computer.

References

  1. ^ Fox (www.cnet.com)
  2. ^ Sling TV (www.cnet.com)
  3. ^ Sling TV support page (help.sling.com)
  4. ^ PlayStation Vue (www.cnet.com)
  5. ^ Cord Cutter News (cordcuttersnews.com)
  6. ^ PlayStation 3 (www.cnet.com)
  7. ^ £109.00 at Amazon.com (dw.cbsi.com)
  8. ^ Google Chromecast (www.cnet.com)
  9. ^ £41.99 at Walmart (dw.cbsi.com)
  10. ^ Direct TV Now (www.cnet.com)
  11. ^ channel lineup (help.directvnow.com)
  12. ^ Hulu with Live TV (www.cnet.com)
  13. ^ live channels Hulu offers in your area (www.hulu.com)
  14. ^ YouTube TV (www.cnet.com)
  15. ^ YouTube TV’s available networks here (support.google.com)
  16. ^ iOS (www.cnet.com)
  17. ^ Postseason Package (mlb.mlb.com)
  18. ^ Fox Sports Go app (www.foxsports.com)
  19. ^ Amazon (www.cnet.com)
  20. ^ Apple TV (www.cnet.com)
  21. ^ £179.00 at Apple (dw.cbsi.com)
  22. ^ Android TV (www.cnet.com)

What to play this weekend: South Park, Gran Turismo, Fire Emblem Warriors

South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Say it out loud. Say it fast.

Say it proud.

Ubisoft

Did you know CNET has *two* Seans who love games? I’m the other one…wait no that’s not right, I’m the one who’s been here longer. Though other Sean is technically older.

Whatever. Anyhow, I’m the Sean who’s a huge Fire Emblem fan (perhaps you’ve noticed[1]?) and today marks the release of Fire Emblem Warriors[2] — a game that lets some of my favorite Japanese anime-inspired sword-and-sorcery characters slice through entire armies. So I’m a little bit excited.

I mean, realistically I’ll probably just go home tonight and throw myself into PUBG’s Hunger Games-like murder island[3] instead, like I have nearly[4] every night for the past four months. But I might pick up the new Jackbox Party Pack 4[5], honestly. My friends and I have spent many a Friday night spinning hilarious lies and answering inane trivia questions with the previous games in the series, and Fibbage 3 might be worth the price of entry alone.

Plus I’m not a South Park fan. Because the new South Park game is out this week too.

  • Xbox One Fall Update — In case you didn’t know, Microsoft rolled out a huge new dashboard update[6] to the Xbox One on Monday that lets you customize your homescreen by moving icons wherever you want, flick through the UI more easily and prep for the new Xbox One X[7] (by downloading 4K content ahead of time, and transferring games to an external drive) so you’ll be ready to upgrade on day one.
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole[8] (PS4[9], Xbox One[10], Windows PC[11]) — South Park: The Stick of Truth was essentially an interactive episode of the cartoon, and every bit as well-written as the show’s best work. It was offensive, crude and low-brow, but also hilariously thought-provoking.

    Fractured But Whole promises more of the same, but trades the traditional RPG gameplay for a more tactical battle system. Oh, and this one is about super heroes.

  • Gran Turismo Sport (PlayStation 4) — Gran Turismo arguably popularized the I-can’t-believe-how-realistic-it-is racing genre, and it’s finally coming to a modern game console. The last release was in 2013 for the PlayStation 3.

    Early reviews are mixed, but here’s why you might want to take them with a grain of salt.[12][13][14]

  • Fire Emblem Warriors[15] (Nintendo Switch[16], New Nintendo 3DS[17]) — Most Fire Emblem titles are strategy games where you move unique heroes (each with their own beautiful character art, backstory, and relationships) across a game board, one at a time, to outwit the enemy commander and save the world. This one, however, lets some of those fan-favorite characters carve through entire armies (hundreds of foes on screen at a time) themselves. I tried it at E3; it was fun!
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 4[18] (Nintendo Switch[19], PS4[20], Xbox One[21], Windows PC[22]) — Tired of games that top out at four players?

    Jackbox might be the answer — your smartphone is the controller (you just log into a website) for each of five different clever party games. Previous Jackbox Party Packs had players come up with plausible lies, answer wacky trivia, or just invent hilarious responses to prompts. This one comes with four new games and one sequel.

  • Megaton Rainfall[23] (PlayStation VR[24]) — You’re basically Superman.

    Invincible. Fly through the air. Shoot laser beams from your eyes.

    Faster than a speeding bullet. The whole damn thing. The catch: you’ve gotta protect huge fully destructible cities from an alien invasion while minimizing collateral damage.

    In VR.

  • Time Recoil (iOS[25]) — Did you enjoy the heady, brutal Hotline Miami[26] or time-only-moves-when-you-move shooter Superhot[27]? Time Recoil kinda-sorta combines the ideas into a single 2D shooting game where time slows down as you rack up the kills. Like predecessors, it’s quite bloody but also slightly cerebral, as figuring out a safe path through each level is like solving a puzzle. (Protip: Don’t run and gun; tap on enemies to aim.) Previously available on PC and consoles.
  • ICEY (iOS[28]) — One part 2D side-scroller, one part cryptic, meta-humor laden mystery.

    ICEY earned itself a small, but adoring bullpen of fans on PC and PS4, and now it’s debuting on iOS for the first time.

    The mobile version is by far the cheapest version of the game…but if you buy it on PC this week[29], you can pick up a Steam Link in-home streaming device for just £1.

  • Pokemon Go[30] (iOS[31], Android[32]) — It’s not a new game, but we thought you’d like to know: some of the very first Gen 3 Pokemon[33] should now be available to find and capture in the wild.

References

  1. ^ you’ve noticed (www.cnet.com)
  2. ^ Fire Emblem Warriors (www.gamespot.com)
  3. ^ into PUBG’s Hunger Games-like murder island (www.cnet.com)
  4. ^ nearly (twitter.com)
  5. ^ Jackbox Party Pack 4 (www.gamespot.com)
  6. ^ a huge new dashboard update (www.gamespot.com)
  7. ^ Xbox One X (www.cnet.com)
  8. ^ South Park: The Fractured But Whole (www.gamespot.com)
  9. ^ PS4 (store.playstation.com)
  10. ^ Xbox One (www.microsoft.com)
  11. ^ Windows PC (store.steampowered.com)
  12. ^ Gran Turismo Sport (www.metacritic.com)
  13. ^ PlayStation 4 (store.playstation.com)
  14. ^ here’s why (www.gamespot.com)
  15. ^ Fire Emblem Warriors (www.gamespot.com)
  16. ^ Nintendo Switch (www.amazon.com)
  17. ^ New Nintendo 3DS (www.amazon.com)
  18. ^ The Jackbox Party Pack 4 (www.gamespot.com)
  19. ^ Nintendo Switch (www.nintendo.com)
  20. ^ PS4 (store.playstation.com)
  21. ^ Xbox One (www.microsoft.com)
  22. ^ Windows PC (store.steampowered.com)
  23. ^ Megaton Rainfall (www.metacritic.com)
  24. ^ PlayStation VR (store.playstation.com)
  25. ^ iOS (itunes.apple.com)
  26. ^ Hotline Miami (www.gamespot.com)
  27. ^ Superhot (www.gamespot.com)
  28. ^ iOS (itunes.apple.com)
  29. ^ if you buy it on PC this week (store.steampowered.com)
  30. ^ Pokemon Go (www.cnet.com)
  31. ^ iOS (itunes.apple.com)
  32. ^ Android (play.google.com)
  33. ^ some of the very first Gen 3 Pokemon (www.pokemon.com)

What to play this weekend: South Park, Gran Turismo, Fire Emblem Warriors

South Park: The Fractured But Whole. Say it out loud. Say it fast.

Say it proud.

Ubisoft

Did you know CNET has *two* Seans who love games? I’m the other one…wait no that’s not right, I’m the one who’s been here longer. Though other Sean is technically older.

Whatever. Anyhow, I’m the Sean who’s a huge Fire Emblem fan (perhaps you’ve noticed[1]?) and today marks the release of Fire Emblem Warriors[2] — a game that lets some of my favorite Japanese anime-inspired sword-and-sorcery characters slice through entire armies. So I’m a little bit excited.

I mean, realistically I’ll probably just go home tonight and throw myself into PUBG’s Hunger Games-like murder island[3] instead, like I have nearly[4] every night for the past four months. But I might pick up the new Jackbox Party Pack 4[5], honestly. My friends and I have spent many a Friday night spinning hilarious lies and answering inane trivia questions with the previous games in the series, and Fibbage 3 might be worth the price of entry alone.

Plus I’m not a South Park fan. Because the new South Park game is out this week too.

  • Xbox One Fall Update — In case you didn’t know, Microsoft rolled out a huge new dashboard update[6] to the Xbox One on Monday that lets you customize your homescreen by moving icons wherever you want, flick through the UI more easily and prep for the new Xbox One X[7] (by downloading 4K content ahead of time, and transferring games to an external drive) so you’ll be ready to upgrade on day one.
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole[8] (PS4[9], Xbox One[10], Windows PC[11]) — South Park: The Stick of Truth was essentially an interactive episode of the cartoon, and every bit as well-written as the show’s best work. It was offensive, crude and low-brow, but also hilariously thought-provoking.

    Fractured But Whole promises more of the same, but trades the traditional RPG gameplay for a more tactical battle system. Oh, and this one is about super heroes.

  • Gran Turismo Sport (PlayStation 4) — Gran Turismo arguably popularized the I-can’t-believe-how-realistic-it-is racing genre, and it’s finally coming to a modern game console. The last release was in 2013 for the PlayStation 3.

    Early reviews are mixed, but here’s why you might want to take them with a grain of salt.[12][13][14]

  • Fire Emblem Warriors[15] (Nintendo Switch[16], New Nintendo 3DS[17]) — Most Fire Emblem titles are strategy games where you move unique heroes (each with their own beautiful character art, backstory, and relationships) across a game board, one at a time, to outwit the enemy commander and save the world. This one, however, lets some of those fan-favorite characters carve through entire armies (hundreds of foes on screen at a time) themselves. I tried it at E3; it was fun!
  • The Jackbox Party Pack 4[18] (Nintendo Switch[19], PS4[20], Xbox One[21], Windows PC[22]) — Tired of games that top out at four players?

    Jackbox might be the answer — your smartphone is the controller (you just log into a website) for each of five different clever party games. Previous Jackbox Party Packs had players come up with plausible lies, answer wacky trivia, or just invent hilarious responses to prompts. This one comes with four new games and one sequel.

  • Megaton Rainfall[23] (PlayStation VR[24]) — You’re basically Superman.

    Invincible. Fly through the air. Shoot laser beams from your eyes.

    Faster than a speeding bullet. The whole damn thing. The catch: you’ve gotta protect huge fully destructible cities from an alien invasion while minimizing collateral damage.

    In VR.

  • Time Recoil (iOS[25]) — Did you enjoy the heady, brutal Hotline Miami[26] or time-only-moves-when-you-move shooter Superhot[27]? Time Recoil kinda-sorta combines the ideas into a single 2D shooting game where time slows down as you rack up the kills. Like predecessors, it’s quite bloody but also slightly cerebral, as figuring out a safe path through each level is like solving a puzzle. (Protip: Don’t run and gun; tap on enemies to aim.) Previously available on PC and consoles.
  • ICEY (iOS[28]) — One part 2D side-scroller, one part cryptic, meta-humor laden mystery.

    ICEY earned itself a small, but adoring bullpen of fans on PC and PS4, and now it’s debuting on iOS for the first time.

    The mobile version is by far the cheapest version of the game…but if you buy it on PC this week[29], you can pick up a Steam Link in-home streaming device for just £1.

  • Pokemon Go[30] (iOS[31], Android[32]) — It’s not a new game, but we thought you’d like to know: some of the very first Gen 3 Pokemon[33] should now be available to find and capture in the wild.

References

  1. ^ you’ve noticed (www.cnet.com)
  2. ^ Fire Emblem Warriors (www.gamespot.com)
  3. ^ into PUBG’s Hunger Games-like murder island (www.cnet.com)
  4. ^ nearly (twitter.com)
  5. ^ Jackbox Party Pack 4 (www.gamespot.com)
  6. ^ a huge new dashboard update (www.gamespot.com)
  7. ^ Xbox One X (www.cnet.com)
  8. ^ South Park: The Fractured But Whole (www.gamespot.com)
  9. ^ PS4 (store.playstation.com)
  10. ^ Xbox One (www.microsoft.com)
  11. ^ Windows PC (store.steampowered.com)
  12. ^ Gran Turismo Sport (www.metacritic.com)
  13. ^ PlayStation 4 (store.playstation.com)
  14. ^ here’s why (www.gamespot.com)
  15. ^ Fire Emblem Warriors (www.gamespot.com)
  16. ^ Nintendo Switch (www.amazon.com)
  17. ^ New Nintendo 3DS (www.amazon.com)
  18. ^ The Jackbox Party Pack 4 (www.gamespot.com)
  19. ^ Nintendo Switch (www.nintendo.com)
  20. ^ PS4 (store.playstation.com)
  21. ^ Xbox One (www.microsoft.com)
  22. ^ Windows PC (store.steampowered.com)
  23. ^ Megaton Rainfall (www.metacritic.com)
  24. ^ PlayStation VR (store.playstation.com)
  25. ^ iOS (itunes.apple.com)
  26. ^ Hotline Miami (www.gamespot.com)
  27. ^ Superhot (www.gamespot.com)
  28. ^ iOS (itunes.apple.com)
  29. ^ if you buy it on PC this week (store.steampowered.com)
  30. ^ Pokemon Go (www.cnet.com)
  31. ^ iOS (itunes.apple.com)
  32. ^ Android (play.google.com)
  33. ^ some of the very first Gen 3 Pokemon (www.pokemon.com)

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