Beginning April 8, two regular games of Major League Baseball will be broadcast exclusively on Apple TV+ every Friday. These games are available locally through Apple TV+ to all subscribers, at no additional charge. If you haven’t used Apple TV+ before, here’s what you need to know to set it up.
Friday Night Baseball is a new show from MLB in partnership with Apple. These games are exclusive to Apple TV+ and are not available on local broadcast, cable, or via MLB.TV. The first appearance on Friday, April 8 shows the New York Mets against the Washington Nationals at 7 p.m. ET, and the Houston Astros against the Los Angeles Angels at 9:30 p.m. ET.
How to watch MLB Friday Night Baseball
MLB games are broadcast Friday night on Apple TV. For a limited time, at least until June 24, games are available to watch for free in the TV app – no subscription required. When this promotional period ends, you will be required to have an active Apple TV + subscription to watch it. Apple TV+ costs $4.99 per month and also includes access to Apple’s growing library of original TV shows and movies.
Baseball games will be streamed via the Apple TV app. You can get the TV app on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV receiver. However, the Apple TV app is also available on a myriad of non-Apple devices including Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, Xbox, PlayStation, select smart TVs, Comcast Xfinity boxes, and more. You can even watch in a web browser at tv.apple.com.
On Friday, open the Apple TV app on your device, go to the Apple TV + Originals tab and scroll down to find the Friday Night Baseball section and tap on a game to start watching. You can also add reminders for upcoming games by selecting a game and pressing the “+” button to add it to Up Next.
Reminder: For the first few weeks, these games are available to watch completely free of charge – you don’t need to subscribe to Apple TV+ at all.
What baseball content is available on Apple TV+
First and foremost, Apple TV+ is the home of Friday Night Baseball. These are two games that are broadcast every day of the regular season. Games will be streamed along with live content before and after the game.
The games are presented by Apple’s team of hosts and broadcasters. The first game, Mets vs. Nationals, will be hosted by Melanie Newman, Chris Young, Hannah Keeser and Brock Fletcher. The Evening Game crew will be called up by Stephen Nelson, Hunter Pierce, Katie Nolan and Heidi Watney.
If you miss the live broadcast, you can also stream replays and highlight intense after the event, on demand.
In the US, TV+ will also host MLB Big Inning, a weekly live show featuring highlights and analysis across all regular season games. There’s also 24/7 live streams of MLB replays, classic games and more – dubbed “All MLB, All Day” along with VOD features and other original MLB content.
What countries can watch MLB Friday Night Baseball?
Live baseball games on Apple TV+ will be available to watch for customers in eight countries; United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and South Korea. All Apple TV + subscribers in these countries can watch all games. There is no power outage in the local market. Apple said it is looking to roll out to more countries over time.
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