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World Series 2021: How to watch Astros vs. Braves Game 6 on Fox

The Fall Classic between Houston and Atlanta continues Tuesday, and you can stream it live, no cable required.

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The Atlanta Braves are up three games to two against the Houston Astros entering Game 6 of the 2021 World Series. The Braves missed a chance to close out the series at home on Sunday when the Astros shrugged off an early 4-0 deficit and roared back to claim a 9-5 victory to shift the series back to Houston.

First pitch for Game 6 is scheduled for Tuesday at 8:09 p.m. ET (5:09 p.m. PT) on Fox. Here's how you can watch the World Series without cable.

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The Houston Astros won Game 5 against the Atlanta Braves to keep their World Series title hopes alive. Game 6 will be played in Houston on Tuesday on Fox.

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What's the schedule for the World Series?

Games 6 and 7, if needed, will be played in Houston.

Tuesday, Oct. 26

Wednesday, Oct. 27

Friday, Oct. 29

Saturday, Oct. 30

Sunday, Oct. 31

Tuesday, Nov. 2

  • Game 6: Atlanta at Houston, 8:09 p.m. ET (5:09 p.m. PT) on Fox

Wednesday, Nov. 3

  • Game 7 (if necessary): Atlanta at Houston, 8:09 p.m. ET (5:09 p.m. PT) on Fox

What channels do I need to watch the World Series?

Just one. Every game of the World Series will be broadcast on Fox.

Can I watch in 4K? 

You can. The Fox Now and Fox Sports app offer 4K streaming on a number of 4K devices from Apple, Roku and Amazon as well as on 4K TVs running Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Google's Android TV/Google TV software. If you are using these apps, you may need to log in to your cable provider to stream in the higher resolution. 

Speaking of cable providers -- Comcast, Verizon, Optimum and Cox offer a 4K channel that should have the games. Satellite providers DirecTV and Dish should have a 4K feed as well. 

If you're looking for a streaming service and don't have cable, you'll want to use FuboTV or YouTube TV. Note that for the latter you'll need to be subscribed to the 4K add-on

How can I watch the MLB playoffs without cable?

All five of the major live TV streaming services carry Fox, but not every service carries every local network, so check each one using the links below to make sure it carries Fox in your area.

If you live in an area with good reception, then you can watch the World Series on Fox for free on over-the-air broadcast channels just by attaching an affordable (under $30) indoor antenna to nearly any TV.

YouTube TV costs $65 a month and includes Fox. Plug in your ZIP code on its welcome page to see which local networks are available in your area.

Hulu with Live TV costs $65 a month and carries Fox. Click the "View all channels in your area" link at the bottom of its welcome page to see which local networks are available where you live.

FuboTV costs $65 per month and carries Fox. Check out which local networks it offers here.

DirecTV Stream's cheapest, $70-a-month Plus package includes Fox. You can use its channel lookup tool to see which local channels are available in your area. 

Each live TV streaming service offers a free trial, allows you to cancel anytime and requires a solid internet connection. Looking for more information? Check out our live TV streaming services guide.