CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Some great news for people trying to watch the Cleveland Indians in the ALDS who may not have gotten to because of the cable channels that will be airing the game.
The Tribe will start the playoffs on Thursday and people are asking how they can watch the Indians because of the different channels that have the contracts for the games.
For the regular season the Tribe games have been on Fox Sports Ohio but they do not have the contract for the postseason so a lot of people will be stunned when they turn on their usual channel for the Indians and they are not there.
Depending on which cable, satellite or "cord cutting" non-cable option you have will dictate whether you'll even be able to watch. It will all come down to which cable provider you have and which package you have. What we're finding is most companies will give you FS1 on one level, but it would take an upgrade to get the MLB network.
MLB network reached out to Cleveland 19 to inform us they will be giving a free preview of the channel Oct. 4-11 for the following cable providers so fans can see the Tribe in the ALDS. They have just added even more cable networks that have agreed to give the free preview of the channel.
- AT&T U-Verse
- Comcast (XFINITY)
- DIRECTV Now
MLB is still working with DIRECTV/AT&T U-Verse and several other providers to give the same free preview.
You can find what channel the MLB Network is on here.
Spectrum/Time Warner: The TV Select package (basic cable) has FS1 but not MLB Network. The Silver package has MLB Network.
Dish Network The America's Top 120 package (basic package) comes with FS1. MLB Network is on America's Top 200 package.
A T & T U-verse The U-Family package is the basic but does not have FS1. To get FS1 you need the next level up which is the U200 package. To get the MLB network you have to upgrade to the U300 package.
There's a website called suppose.tv that shows you exactly what streaming serves will carry both FS1 and MLBN and which packages you will need. To see that list click here.
Sling TV offers FS1 on its blue package, which is the second tier. They do not offer the MLB network on either of it's orange or blue packages.
YouTubeTV has just been released for the Cleveland area. For $35 a month you will get FS1. You could get around paying for it by singing up for the 1 month free and then cancel by the end of the month.