Five games into the 2021 World Series and we still feel hard pressed to predict who will walk away as champions. The Braves are one W away from glory, but the Astros now have two games in Houston to complete an epic turnaround. Either way, the baseball action is unmissable - here we explain how to get an Astros vs Braves live stream and watch every game of the 2021 MLB World Series online from anywhere.
Date: Tuesday, November 2
Time: 8.09pm ET / 5.09pm PT / 12.09am BST / 11.09am AEDT
Venue: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas
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At 3-1 up in the series and a grand slam homer right from the off in Game 5, baseball fans in Atlanta may be just about forgiven for thinking that their 25-year drought may just be over. But Houston responded in some style to swing the momentum of this World Series back in the direction of Texas.
It's been a tipsy topsy seven days, after the Braves scored first blood this time last week. But it's the Astros who were being hotly tipped for glory and showed why with an offensive masterclass on Wednesday and Sunday. This is their third World Series appearance in five attempts and the previous two both went down to the wire (with mixed results) - are we shaping up to see another seven-game ding dong battle?
It's a Fall Classic loaded with fascinating subplots. For starters, there's Dusty Baker's near-30-year quest for a World Series title. He's now led every team he's managed to a division title, though the only previous World Series he managed a team in - the 2002 edition with the Giants - ended in heartbreak.
While this Houston Astros vs Atlanta Braves match-up also pitches Atlanta manager Brian Snitker against his son, Houston's hitting coach Troy.
Houston's rookie Luis Garcia will be on the mound, with Max Fried starting for Atlanta in game 6, so read on for how to watch the Astros vs Braves online and get a 2021 MLB World Series live stream from anywhere.
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How to watch World Series 2021 with and without cable
Once again, Fox has exclusive national television coverage of the MLB World Series, with game 6 set to get underway at 8.09pm ET / 5.09pm PT on Tuesday.
If you have the channel as part of your cable package, you can also live stream Astros vs Braves directly through the Fox website.
How to watch Astros vs Braves without cable
If you haven't already got Fox as part of your cable package, you'll need an over-the-top streaming service that includes the channel, and great-value Sling TV is a great option with its Blue package.
Better still, Sling is offering new subscribers a fantastic bargain - right now you can save big bucks with this Sling TV deal, which lets you get a whole month of Sling Blue for a mere $10.
Braves vs Astros 2021 World Series schedule
Here's how this MLB World Series between Houston and Atlanta looks:
- Game 1: Braves won 6-2
- Game 2: Astros won 7-2
- Game 3: Braves won 2-0
- Game 4: Braves won 3-2
- Game 5: Astros won 9-5
- Game 6: Tuesday, November 2, 8.09pm ET / 5.09pm PT
- Game 7*: Wednesday, November 3, 8.09pm ET / 5.09pm PT
How to watch MLB World Series from outside your country
Scroll down for all the ways you can watch the Astros vs Braves series online in a number of countries around the world. But first, you should know that if you're abroad right now, you probably won't be able to watch the MLB World Series like you normally would at home.
This is because of geo-blocking, a digital restriction that means certain streaming services are only accessible in the region they're based in.
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 local coverage, just as you would from home, and means you don't have to trawl the sketchier corners of the internet for an illegal stream.
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How to watch Braves vs Astros: live stream MLB World Series in Canada
The MLB World Series games are set to begin at 8.09pm ET / 5.09pm PT, and baseball fans based in Canada can tune in on Sportsnet.
If you get the service as part of your cable deal, then you'll be able to log in with the details of your provider on the Sportsnet website and get access to an Astros vs Braves live stream.
If you don't have cable, you'll be well-served by its digital platform. The SN Now streaming service starts at just $14.99 a month, and works across a range of devices, including phones, computers and tablets.
You can also watch the MLB World Series on MLB.TV, with a subscription now down to US$24.99.
And don't forget that using a VPN is the way to get an MLB World Series live stream if you want to tune in from abroad.
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How to watch 2021 MLB World Series in the UK
BT Sport is showing the MLB World Series action live on TV, but you'll have to stay up seriously late, with the games generally set to start just after 12am GMT in the early morn.
The £25 BT Sport Monthly Pass is a great choice if you want BT Sport without committing to the service long-term.
The BT Sport app will let subscribers watch the Astros vs Braves on any number of devices, including mobiles, tablets, consoles and smart TVs.
If you're abroad and want to watch the MLB World 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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MLB World Series live stream: how to watch Astros vs Braves baseball online in Australia
The MLB World Series games start at around 11am AEDT in Australia.
ESPN, available through Foxtel, is showing the game, and you can also stream it on your laptop or mobile using the Foxtel Go app.
Streaming service Kayo Sports is showing the MLB World Series too, and is the ideal option for those who don't want the commitment of a lengthy (and pricey) contract.
Kayo lets you stream on two devices with its $25 per month Basic plan, and on three devices with its $35 Premium plan, and both come with a FREE 14-day trial.
Not in Australia? Aussies abroad looking to watch an Astros vs Braves live stream should find that a good VPN can help them access their home streaming services wherever they are.
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