Friday Night Baseball: How to watch Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics on Apple TV Plus
Fresh off their series against the Seattle Mariners, the Texas Rangers head to the Coliseum to take on the Oakland A's. Unfortunately, the A's are making headlines for all the wrong reasons this week, recording record consecutive low attendances on Tuesday and Wednesday of just 3,748 and 2,703 respectively. The last time the A's had a crowd that small was September 1980, ironically at a game against the Texas Rangers which Oakland won 3-1. Here's how to watch.
How to watch the Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics game on Apple TV Plus?
You can watch the Rangers A's game on Apple TV+ by following this link:
Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics (opens in new tab)
When you arrive at tv.apple.com, you can scroll down to find the Friday Night Baseball section, which will include listings for each live game.
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 live-streamed, 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 the Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics game on Apple TV Plus?
The Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics game is scheduled for 9:30 pm ET on Friday, April 22.
Do I have to pay for Apple TV Plus to watch the Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics?
No, 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 Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics on Apple TV Plus with?
The following devices support Apple TV+:
- iPod Touch
- 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 tv.apple.com on any device with internet access.
Where is the Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics 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 Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics on Apple TV Plus?
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 Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics on Apple TV Plus?
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 Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics on cable?
No. The game is not available on any cable station or MLB.TV. It is exclusive to Apple TV+.
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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