How to Watch Women’s College World Series Without Cable

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The 2017 Women’s College World Series is underway, and there are a number of different ways to watch all the action live online, even if you don’t have a cable subscription.

With more and more people cutting the cable cord, there has been a recent rise in companies offering over-the-top, subscription-based streaming services that allow you to watch a handful of channels for a monthly fee. The hardest part of watching sports online is now picking the service that is right for you.

For this year’s World Series, every game from Oklahoma City will be broadcast in the United States on ESPN and ESPN 2. You can click here for the complete bracket and schedule.

The cheapest option for watching those channels is Sling TV, while DirecTV Now offer some other pros and cons.

With that in mind, here’s a complete rundown of your live streaming options:


The Cheapest Option: Sling TV

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ESPN and ESPN 2 are both included in Sling’s “Orange” bundle for just $20 per month.

Here’s a complete rundown of what you’re getting with that package:

Women’s College World Series Channels Included: ESPN and ESPN 2

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

Price: $20 per month

Extras: Watch on one different device at once (If you do the Sling Orange+Blue package ($40 per month), you will get more channels and be able to watch on four different devices at once); 50 hours of cloud DVR is $5 per month extra

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 both ESPN and ESPN 2

4. Enter your payment information. The “Sling Orange” package costs $20 per month. 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: DirecTV Now

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If you’re looking for a streaming service that you’re going to use beyond the Women’s College World Series, and having the most channels is a priority, then DirecTV Now is going to be your best option. Every one of their four bundles includes both ESPN and ESPN 2, so it just depends how much you want to spend and what extra channels you want.

The “Live a Little” bundle ($35 per month) includes 60-plus channels, the “Just Right” bundle ($50 per month) has 80-plus channels, the “Go Big” bundle ($60 per month) has 100-plus channels, and the “Gotta Have It” bundle ($70 per month) gives you 120-plus channels.

Here’s a rundown of the “Live a Little” package:

Women’s College World Series Channels Included: ESPN and ESPN 2

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; No DVR

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. The “Live a Little” bundle will include ESPN and ESPN 2

4. Enter your payment information. The “Live a Little” package costs $35 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