World Baseball Classic Livestream: How to Watch the International Baseball Tournament Online
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Baseball’s biggest international tournament is nearing its end as the World Baseball Classic wraps up the semifinals.
The tournament, originally scheduled for 2021 but delayed due to the pandemic, sees 20 national teams competing all over the world (essentially baseball’s version of the FIFA World Cup). Just three teams remain: Team USA, Japan, and Mexico. Team USA is guaranteed a spot in the championship after beating Cuba on Sunday, while Japan and Mexico will face off for the second spot. Team USA are the defending champions after winning in 2017, and will host the championship game in Miami.
If you’re looking to watch the competition, read on. Below, we’ve outlined how to watch the World Baseball Classic on TV and how to stream the World Baseball Classic online.
How to Watch World Baseball Classic on TV
For those watching the World Baseball Classic on TV, be sure you have FS1 in your cable or satellite package, as the remaining games will be shown there.
Where to Watch World Baseball Classic Online
If you’ve cut the cord, there are still plenty of ways to watch the World Baseball Classic online. Below are the best places to stream World Baseball Classic games online — including a couple of options with free trials. All of these streaming services are available on devices like Roku, smart TVs, phones, laptops, and tablets.
1. Stream World Baseball Classic on DirecTV Stream
With up to 150+ live channels and unlimited cloud DVR storage, DirecTV Stream is one of our favorite live TV streaming services. The streamer’s Ultimate Package includes FS1, letting you stream all the remaining World Baseball Classic games live online. Best of all, DirecTV Stream starts with a five-day free trial to test it out. After the free trial, DirecTV Stream plans start at $74.99 a month (the Ultimate Package costs $109.99 a month).
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2. Stream World Baseball Classic on fuboTV
Another excellent live TV streaming service that will let you watch the World Baseball Classic online is fuboTV, which includes FS1 in its 151-channel Pro plan package. The Pro plan is fuboTV’s most affordable package at $74.99 a month, and it starts with a seven-day free trial before you pay. Plus, you get 1000 hours of cloud DVR storage and you can stream on up to 10 screens at a time.
3. Stream World Baseball Classic on Sling
Sling is a much more affordable option for getting live TV online. The service’s Sling Blue package costs $22.50 for your first month and $45 a month after that. The package includes FS1, as well as 41 other popular TV channels for sports and series.
How to Watch the World Baseball Classic for Free Online
Want to watch the World Baseball Classic online for free? You’re in luck. Thanks to the five-day free trial from DirecTV Stream and the seven-day free trial from fuboTV, you can get 12 days of free World Baseball Classic livestreams online. With either trial, you’ll have more than enough time to watch both the remaining World Baseball Classic games online for free.
World Baseball Classic 2023 Schedule
The WBC started on Tuesday, March 7, and runs through the championship game on Tuesday, March 21. That leaves us with just two games to go: the semifinal between Mexico and Japan, and the championship between the winner of that game and Team USA. Here are the details for both of those games, including their start time (ET) and channel:
Monday, March 20
Semifinals: Mexico vs. Japan, 7 p.m. on FS1
Tuesday, March 21
Championship game: Team USA vs. TBD, 7 p.m. on FS1
World Baseball Classic Merch
Besides some great baseball, the World Baseball Classic produces some unique merch to rep your nation’s team — whether you’re heading to a game or cheering from home using one of the streamers above.
Two of our favorite places to buy officially licensed WBC merch are Foco and Ryno Sports (shop Ryno’s collection on Amazon here).
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