Little League World Series Live Stream: How to Watch Without Cable in 2017

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Looking to watch a live stream of all the 2017 Little League World Series games? There are a couple of different ways to do so, even if you don’t have a cable subscription.

In the United States, all of the games will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN 2 or ABC. You can find a complete schedule right here.

WatchESPN will provide a live stream of the games if you log-in to a cable provider, but if you have cut the cable cord, you can still watch via over-the-top streaming services, which allow you to watch a bundle of channels on your computer, phone or other device for a monthly fee.

And with the steady rise of these services, cable-cutters have plenty of different options to choose from: Sling TV is my personal recommendation due to its cheap price point, but services such as DirecTV Now and PlayStation Vue also offer different pros and cons. And if you want to test them out, all of them have a free trial.

Here’s a rundown of what these live streaming services provide, and how to sign up to start watching the 2017 Little League World Series:


Cheapest Option: Sling TV

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If price is your No. 1 concern with a streaming service, there’s no doubt that Sling TV is the way to go. ESPN and ESPN 2 are both included in the “Sling Orange” bundle, which comes in at just $20 per month, while you can add ABC (live in select markets) via the “Broadcast Extra” add-on for another $5 per month.

With that in mind, here’s a rundown of “Sling Orange”:

Total Channels Included: 25-plus, depending on local channels available. You can find the complete channel list right here

Price: $20 per month (“Broadcast Extra” is $5 per month)

Extras: Watch on one different device at once (with Sling Orange+Blue–$40 per month, also includes ESPN–you can watch on four different devices at once); 50 hours of cloud DVR is $5 per month extra; can sign in with Sling TV credentials on WatchESPN app

Free Trial: 7 days

How to Sign Up & Watch:

1. Click here to go to the Sling TV website

2. Click on “Watch Now 7 Days Free” and then create an account

3. Select the channel package you want. “Sling Orange” includes ESPN and ESPN 2, while the “Broadcast Extra” add-on includes ABC

4. Enter your payment information. The “Sling Orange” package costs $20 per month, and the “Broadcast Extra” add-on is another $5. If you cancel your subscription within seven days of signing up, you will not be charged

5. Download the Sling app on your computer or mobile device and begin watching TV. If you’re interested in watching Sling TV on a mobile or streaming device, you can do so via their app, which is free to download. You can click here for a full list of compatible devices


Most Channels + Roku Offer: DirecTV Now

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While DirecTV Now’s cheapest package, “Live a Little”, comes in at $35 per month, the service does have some important advantages.

First is a larger channel package, as even its smallest provides access to a cable-like package of 60 channels. Second, they are offering a Roku Premiere Streaming Media Player ($69.95 value) if you prepay two months. Finally, ABC is live in more markets than Sling, so this may be your best option if you’re in a smaller city.

The biggest drawback right now is the lack of a DVR, but that’s in the Beta stage and coming soon, so there’s a lot to like here.

Here’s a complete rundown of DirecTV Now’s “Live a Little” bundle:

Total Channels Included: 60-plus, depending on local channels available. You can find the complete channel list right here

Price: $35 per month

Extras: Watch on two different devices at the same time; DVR is in Beta stage; can sign in with DirecTV Now credentials on WatchESPN app

Free Trial: 7 days

How to Sign Up & Watch:

1. Click here to go to the DirecTV Now website

2. Click on “Start your free trial now” and then create an account

3. Select the channel package you want. All bundles include ESPN, ESPN 2 and ABC (live in select markets), while “Live a Little” is cheapest. You can add the Roku on the next step if you want

4. Enter your payment information. The “Live a Little” package costs $35 per month, while there are other options at $50, $60 or $70 per month. If you cancel your subscription within seven days of signing up, you will not be charged

5. Return to the DirecTV Now website to start watching on your desktop. You can also watch via the DirecTV Now, which is available via a handful of different mobile or streaming devices. You can click here for the complete list of compatible devices


Most Streams At Once: PlayStation Vue

PlayStation Vue is somewhere in the middle on the price vs. quantity of channels spectrum. Its cheapest package is “Access,” which, at $39.99, is more expensive than Sling TV and DirecTV Now but doesn’t have as many channels as DirecTV Now.

Still, it does have some compelling advantages, as DVR is included and users can watch on five separate devices at once, which is more than any other streaming device.

Here’s a look at the “Access” bundle:

Total Channels Included: 40-plus, depending on local channels available. You can find the complete channel list here

Price: $39.99

Extras: Watch on five different devices at once; cloud DVR (restrictions with certain channels); can sign in with PlayStation Vue credentials on WatchESPN app

Free Trial: 5 days

How to Sign Up & Watch:

1. Click here to go to the PlayStation Vue website

2. Click on “Start Free Trial” and then create an account

3. Select the channel package you want. There are four different options, all of which include ESPN, ESPN 2 and ABC (live in select markets)

4. Enter your payment information. The “Access” package is the cheapest at $39.99 per month, while there are other options at $44.99, $54.99 or $74.99 per month. If you cancel your subscription within seven days of signing up, you will not be charged

5. Return to the PlayStation Vue website to start watching on your desktop. You can also watch via the PlayStation Vue app, which is available via a handful of different mobile or streaming devices. You can click here for the complete list of compatible devices

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