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How to Watch Nationals-Brewers For Free

Q. I cut the cord awhile back. Just watch Netflix and Hulu now. But I want to watch tonight’s Wild Card game between the Nationals and Brewers. Is there anyway to do that for free, without signing up for any cable service? — Helena, Fairfax, Virginia. 

Helena, from your address, I’m guessing you are a Washington Nationals fan, so first of all, go Nats! Now, is there a way to watch the Nats play the Milwaukee Brewers tonight without paying a dime. Well, yes there is!

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For starters, let me note that the National League Wild Card game will be broadcast on TBS at 8 p.m. ET. The winner of the game will go on to play the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series, which begins Thursday night in Los Angeles. (TBS will provide coverage of that series as well.)

If you want to watch tonight’s game for free, here’s how to do it. Sign up for a five-day free trial to PlayStation Vue, the live streaming service owned by Sony. Yes, that’s it. It’s that simple.

The five-day free trial is available only for new customers so if you have used Vue before, it won’t work. (In that case, check out one of the free trials on another live streaming service that carries TBS, such as AT&T TV Now. In fact, AT&T TV Now’s free trial is seven days.)

You also have to submit a credit card number to get the free trial from Vue, but there is no charge so long as you cancel before the five days are up. (With the five-day free trial, you will also be able to watch the first two games of the NLDS, which hopefully, will include the Nationals. Sorry, Brewers fans.)

And who knows? After five days, you might find that you like Vue enough to sign up. If so, the base ‘Access’ package is $49.99 a month.

Helena, hope that helps. Happy viewing!

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