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'Friday Night Baseball' comes to Apple TV+ on April 8

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What you need to know

  • Apple TV+ has confirmed that Friday Night Baseball will begin streaming on April 8.
  • Two games will stream on Friday nights.
  • United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the United Kingdom will all come online on day one with more set to join eventually.

Apple TV+ has today confirmed that Friday Night Baseball will come to our screens on April 8.

Apple announced that Friday Night Baseball was coming to Apple TV+ during its big March 8 event earlier this week, but it didn't say exactly when we would be able to enjoy it. That was all down to the fact nobody could watch baseball — something that's been dealt with since the league agreed on a deal to get games underway.

Now, Apple has confirmed that April 8 will be the big debut for live baseball on its streaming service, bringing the content to Apple TV hardware, iPads, iPhones, and just about anything else with an internet connection.

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Apple confirmed during its event that baseball fans would be able to watch free for a limited time, without the need for a subscription. It'll only be available in a limited number of countries (opens in new tab) begin with, but more will be coming online in time.

"Friday Night Baseball" will be available on Apple TV+ in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the United Kingdom, and will expand to additional countries at a later date.

If you want to enjoy Friday Night Baseball in style, be sure to check out our list of the best Apple TV deals on the market today. You still have a few weeks to get your new setup ready to go for the big day!

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.