Phillies vs Padres live stream: how to watch MLB NLCS 2022 online from anywhere

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Between them, the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres have turned this into one of the most extraordinary MLB playoffs in recent memory, and now the two ultimate underdogs face off in the National League Championship Series (NLCS). 

With dropping only one game in the Championship Series, the Philadelphia Phillies have won the NLCS and advance to the World Series. With a 4-3 victory Sunday afternoon, backed by a late, dramatic Bryce Harper home run, the Phillies never missed a beat and were able to take down the San Diego Padres in just 5 games.

Want to catch all the Phillies and all the latest World Series action? We have all the details on how you can keep up with the MLB playoffs and the World Series right here.

Phillies vs Padres live stream 2022

Dates: Tuesday, October 18 - at least Saturday, October 22 (full schedule below)

US TV coverage: stream Fox and FS1 live with Sling TV discount

Global live streams: SN Now (CA) | BT Sport (UK) | Kayo Sports FREE trial (AU)

Watch anywhere: try the world's best VPN

The team that draws first blood in a best-of-seven series usually goes on to win it, but conventional wisdom has no place here.

With 87 and 89 wins respectively, the Phillies and Padres scraped into the playoffs with far fewer regular season victories than anyone else in the National League, yet they're the last two standing after bouncing out the 111-win Dodgers, the 101-win Braves and Mets, and the 93-win Cardinals.

Better still, both fanbases have been starved of success for years. The Phillies last made the World Series in 2009, and you have to go all the way back to 1998 for the Pads' most recent pennant.

Throw Zack Wheeler, Juan Soto and a family feud between Aaron and Austin Nola into the mix, and we have the potential for a series for the ages. Follow on as we explain how to see a Phillies vs Padres live stream and watch NLCS 2022 from wherever you are in the world.

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How to watch Phillies vs Padres: live stream NLCS in the US without cable


In the US, Fox and FS1 are showing the Phillies vs Padres NLCS, with Games 1, 3, 5 and 6 on FS1, and Games 2, 4 and 7 on Fox.

However, it's worth bearing in mind that TBS is showing the concurrent American League Championship Series, and that the World Series will air exclusively on Fox.

Covering all your bases isn't as tricky as it might seem, even if you don't want the commitment or expense of cable.

The cheapest way to watch Phillies vs Padres without cable

Great-value OTT streaming service Sling TV includes Fox, FS1 and TBS in its Sling Blue package, which usually costs $35 a month, but if you're new to the service you can get 50% off your first month.

If you subscribe to Sling or any other US streaming service and find yourself unable to access coverage because you're out of the country, consider using a VPN as outlined below - we rate ExpressVPN as the best of the best.

How to watch Phillies vs Padres from outside your country

Scroll down for all the ways you can watch the Phillies vs Padres series online in a number of countries around the world. But first, you should know that if you're abroad at any point during the playoffs, you probably won't be able to tune in like you normally would at home.

This is because of geo-blocking, a digital restriction that makes certain streaming services accessible in the region they're based in, and nowhere else. 

When this is the case, the simplest and most reliable solution is to use a VPN service to change your IP address to a different location. This will generally let you tune in to your home coverage, and means you don't have to trawl the sketchier corners of the internet for an illegal stream.

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2022 NLCS schedule & TV channels

(All times ET)

Tuesday, October 18
Game 1: Phillies 2 - 0 Padres

Wednesday, October 19
Game 2: Phillies 5 - Padres 8

Friday, October 21
Game 3: Padres 2 - Phillies 4

Saturday, October 22
Game 4: Padres 6 - Phillies 10

Sunday, October 23
Game 5: Padres 3 - Phillies 4

Monday, October 24
8.03pm - Phillies vs Padres Game 6*, FS1

Tuesday, October 25
8.03pm - Phillies vs Padres Game 7*, Fox

(* = if necessary)

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How to watch Phillies vs Padres: NLCS live stream in Canada


Every single game of the Phillies vs Padres NLCS is being shown on Sportsnet. If you don't have the channel on cable, a subscription to its Sportsnet Now streaming service starts at $14.99 per month.

Select games are also being shown on RDS and TVA Sports, which will let you tune in online, too - either by registering with details of your pay TV provider, or by signing up for a standalone streaming package.

Using a VPN is the way to get a Phillies vs Padres live stream if you're away from Canada when the game you want to watch is on.

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How to watch Phillies vs Padres: MLB NLCS live stream in the UK


BT Sport is showing every game of the 2022 MLB NLCS in the UK, but be warned that much of the action is scheduled to take place late at night.

BT has a £25 Monthly Pass, so you can get everything BT Sport has to offer without a long-term commitment. 

The BT Sport app will let subscribers tune in on any number of devices, including mobiles, tablets, consoles and smart TVs.

If you're currently outside the UK and want to watch the Phillies vs Padres series like you would at home, don't worry about geo-blocks on your account – simply grab a VPN and follow the instructions above to live stream the action. 

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Major League Baseball NLCS live stream: how to watch Phillies vs Padres NLCS online in Australia


Baseball fans in Australia can watch each game of the Phillies vs Padres NLCS on ESPN and via Foxtel

If you don't have ESPN as part of a pay TV package, your best option is to sign up for the excellent Kayo Sports streaming service. 

Kayo lets you stream on two devices with its $27.50 per month Basic plan, and on three devices with its $35 Premium plan, and both come with a FREE 14-day trial.

Kayo also gives you access to over 50 other sports including the NFL, NHL, F1, cricket, NRL... the list goes on! Handy if you don't want to go all out on Foxtel.

Don't forget, you can take your MLB coverage abroad with you as well. For those wanting to watch home coverage of sports from overseas, a good VPN is the solution.

Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance copywriter and journalist based in the UK. He’s written about technology, science and politics for publications including Gizmodo, The Independent, Trusted Reviews and Newsweek, but focuses on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: sport and penny-pinching.