How to watch today's Red Sox game
Thursday’s Red Sox-Astros playoff game is being telecast on MLB Network, which for some raises the question: “Where is that on my TV?”
There’s no simple answer, because it depends on your television service provider and your level of service. However, MLB Network does have a very easy-to-use finder
that requires three pieces of information: the country in which you reside, the type of television service you have, and your ZIP code.
For example, in Boston, MLB is on Comcast channels 269 (standard definition) and 914 (high definition), DirecTV channel 213, and Dish channels 152 (SD) and 152 and 9434 (HD).
Verizon customers in many areas surrounding Boston can find it on channels 86 and 1530 (SD) and 586 (HD).
With Thursday’s game starting at 4:05 p.m., which falls in the end-of-work/commute home hours for many, live streams may be the best choice. MLB Network’s postseason games will be streamed online for customers of participating pay TV providers through MLB.com’s At-Bat app, MLBNetwork.com/Watch, and MLB.tv. Users must log in using their pay TV account username and password.
The network also has a postseason viewing subscription that includes all World Series games and select playoff games for $24.99.
After Thursday’s Game 1, the rest of the Red Sox-Astros series is on Fox Sports 1. Most service providers have a channel locator on their websites.