How to Watch ALDS Game 5: Astros vs. Royals Live Stream Online

Kansas City Royals, Houston Astros, ALDS

The Kansas City Royals battled back for a late-game victory over the Houston Astros on Saturday afternoon, forcing a Game 5. (Getty)


The Houston Astros watched a multi-run lead, and a chance to clinch the ALDS, slip away on Monday afternoon. There’s plenty of blame to go around; bad bullpen, defensive miscues, the governor of Houston.

In the end, it doesn’t matter who we blame. All that matters is there’s a Game 5 to watch and the Kansas City Royals are back home. Johnny Cueto and his 3.44 ERA get the start in Game 5. Cueto got off to a rough start in his Game 2 start but managed to retire 12 of the final 14 hitters he faced, throwing six innings as the Royals notched a 5-4 victory.

Meanwhile, on the Houston things, Collin McHugh returns to the mound after making his first postseason start in Game 1. McHugh threw six innings, giving up two runs and four hits, including two homers. Despite that, the right-hander is 2-0 with a 1.38 ERA in 13 innings against the Royals.

First pitch for Game 5 is slated for an 8 p.m. ET start and will be broadcast on FS1. No TV, no problem? Here’s how to watch the game online and on mobile:

How to Watch Astros-Royals Online

Carlos Correa, Houston Astros, ALDS

Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa has been dominant at the plate throughout the ALDS, making some serious statistical noise in his first postseason. (Getty)

If you have access to a cable subscription, you can watch the game online for free through Fox Sports GO. You’ll need the log-in and password for a cable subscription — either yours or someone else’s — to access the stream. Frequently asked questions about Fox Sports GO can be found here. also offers another way to watch online, an option that costs $9.99 for the playoffs, and it allows users who are able to authenticate a cable subscription with a log-in and password to watch the live broadcast online.

International users outside United States and Canada can watch every postseason game live online through for $24.99. No cable subscription is necessary. The games will be archived and available in blacked-out areas 90 minutes after completion.

How to Watch Astros-Royals on Mobile

Johnny Cueto, Kansas City Royals, ALDS

Johnny Cueto gets a second start in the ALDS on Wednesday night after notching a victory in Game 2 last week. (Getty)

Mobile users can watch the game on the Fox Sports GO app, which is free to download for your Apple device, your Android or Google device, your Amazon device, and your Windows device. As is the case with the desktop live stream, you’ll need a cable log-in and password to access the stream on the app.

Users with a subscription to Postseason.TV or can watch the game live on the At Bat app, which is free to download from the Apple store, the Google Play store or the Amazon app store. You can also see in-game video highlights, batting, pitching and fielding statistics.