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2021 ALCS: How to Watch Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros Live For Free Without Cable: TV Channels/Streaming

Jeff Kotuby

Just like we all predicted, the Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros will meet in the ALCS and battle to represent the AL in the 2021 World Series. Can the Astros avenge their 2019 loss to the Sox in that season’s ALCS, where Boston went on to win the whole thing? Or will the Sox send Houston home yet again? You can watch all of the action starting Friday evening with a 7-Day Free Trial of Hulu Live TV.

How to Watch the 2021 ALCS: Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros

In Boston, Houston, and nationally, the game is streaming on Fox or FS1, which are available with a 7-Day Free Trial of Hulu Live TV. The channels are also available on fuboTV, DIRECTV STREAM, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

All the games will also be televised in 4K in the Fox Sports App, which can be accessed by using your TV Everywhere credentials from your cable, satellite, or streaming subscription. It is also available in 4K directly from the fuboTV interface, which has a 7-Day Free Trial, as well as YouTube TV 4K Plus Add-On ($19.99).

Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros Preview

The Sox find themselves in the ALCS for the second time in four years. The last time they were there, they won the whole thing, defeating the Dodgers in the World Series by a mark of 4 games to 1. Their last series, a victory over their AL East rival Tampa Bay Rays, was mired in controversy after a bizarre rule allowed them to steal a game from Tampa, then put them in prime position to finish the Rays in Game 4.

This will be Houston’s fifth straight ALCS, where they are presently 2-2 during this stretch. Interestingly enough, the Astros have alternated wins and losses, winning in 2017 and 2019, then losing in 2018, 2020. Can the Astros keep the trend going and beat Boston this time around?

2021 ALCS Schedule

Date Game # Game Network Time
Fri Oct 15 1 Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros FOX 8 pm ET
Sat Oct 16 2 Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros FOX & FS1 4:20 pm ET
Mon Oct 18 3 Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox FS1 8 pm ET
Tue Oct 19 4 Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox FS1 TBA
Wed Oct 20 5 (if necessary) Houston Astros at Boston Red Sox FS1 TBA
Fri Oct 22 6 (if necessary) Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros FS1 TBA
Sat Oct 23 7 (if necessary) Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros FOX or FS1 TBA

How to Stream the 2021 ALCS: Boston Red Sox vs. Houston Astros for Free on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS, and Android

There are six major streaming providers that offer Live TV Streaming. Five of these providers allow you to watch Red Sox vs. Astros live using iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Fire TV, Chromecast, and Web.They are Hulu Live TV, fuboTV, DIRECTV STREAM, Sling TV, and YouTube TV.

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All Live TV Streaming Options

Hulu Live TV

Price: $64.99
Includes: Fox and FS1 (Fox Sports 1) + 32 Top Cable Channels

fuboTV

Price: $64.99
Includes: Fox and FS1 (Fox Sports 1) + 27 Top Cable Channels

DIRECTV STREAM

Price: $69.99
Includes: Fox and FS1 (Fox Sports 1) + 34 Top Cable Channels

Sling TV

Price: $35
Includes: Fox and FS1 (Fox Sports 1) + 24 Top Cable Channels

YouTube TV

Price: $64.99
Includes: Fox and FS1 (Fox Sports 1) + 32 Top Cable Channels

2021 ALCS Preview: Houston Astros face off against Boston Red Sox

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