Friday Night Baseball: How to watch Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox on Apple TV Plus

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Fresh off an opening weekend sweep of the Baltimore Orioles and their series against Oakland, the Tampa Bay Rays head to Chicago to play the White Sox this weekend. After securing their own opening weekend victories against the Tigers and the Mariners this week, Chicago will host the Rays as the MLB commemorates Jackie Robinson Day, marking 75 years since Robinson made his Major League Debut. Fittingly the game will see reigning American League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Randy Arozarena take the field.

How to watch the Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox game on Apple TV+

You can watch the Rays at White Sox on Apple TV+ by following this link:

Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox

When you arrive at, you can scroll down to find the Friday Night Baseball section, which will include listings for each live game.


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When you're there, you can simply tap or click on the game's icon to start your viewing. If you're in the app on any compatible device, simply launch the TV+ app and select the game in order to watch it. You may need to swipe left in the Apple TV+ app to see Friday Night Baseball. The game will only be livestreamed, meaning pause, fast-forward, and other playback controls will not be available.

You can also access Apple TV+ games from the MLB.TV app, which will redirect you to the Apple TV app if the game is available where you live.

What time is Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox game on Apple TV+?

The Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox game is scheduled for 7 pm ET on Friday, April 15, with first pitch at 7:05 pm ET.

Do I have to pay for Apple TV+ to watch the Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox?

Tonight's game is free. Friday Night Baseball is free on Apple TV+ for a limited time only, and Apple has confirmed that at least the first 12 weeks of the season will be shown for free to anyone with internet access for a total of 24 games.

Once this free period ends, you will need an Apple TV+ subscription, currently $4.99 a month unless you have a free trial that comes with the purchase of most Apple products for up to three months. Apple also offers a 7-day free trial on its website.

What devices can I watch the Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox on Apple TV+ with?

The following devices support Apple TV+:

  • iPhone
  • iPad
  • iPod Touch
  • Mac
  • Apple TV 4K & HD
  • Smart TVs with the Apple TV/TV+ app including Samsung, LG, Panasonic, and Sony
  • PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles
  • Cable set-top boxes
  • Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices
  • Chromecast with Google TV

You can also just watch online at on any device with internet access.

Where is the Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox game being broadcast?

The game is being shown in the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and South Korea.

Can I use a VPN to watch the Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox on Apple TV+?

Apple is broadcasting its baseball games in the nine aforementioned countries. While a VPN might be your best friend for other streaming services, it is almost certain that Apple's regional restrictions will not allow for this workaround, because they are based on your Apple ID location.

Do I need an Apple ID to watch the Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox on Apple TV+?

While the first 24 Friday Night Baseball games are being shown for free on Apple TV+, you will need an Apple ID to log in and access the service. You can review our guide on how to create a new Apple ID here. Users do not need to enter any payment information to watch the game.

Can I watch the Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox on cable?

No. The game is not available on any cable station or MLB.TV. It is exclusive to Apple TV+.

Stephen Warwick
News Editor

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design. Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9