"Friday Night Baseball" arrives on Apple TV+

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What you need to know

  • The first games on "Friday Night Baseball" are here for Apple TV+.
  • The first game to stream is the New York Mets at the Washington Nationals at 7:00 PM ET.
  • The second game that will stream is the Houston Astros at the Los Angeles Angels at 9:30 PM ET.

Back in March at the company's "Peek Performance" event, Apple announced that it was bringing live baseball to Apple TV+ with "Friday Night Baseball." That day is finally here.

The first games featured on "Friday Night Baseball" are streaming today, April 8. The games that will be available tonight are as follows:

  • New York Mets at Washington Nationals at 7 p.m. ET
  • Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels at 9:30 p.m. ET

You can review the schedule so far on Apple's press release (opens in new tab).

All of the games through June 24 will be available for free with no Apple TV+ subscription required. "Friday Night Baseball" on the service is available to customers in United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the United Kingdom.

These scheduled games are available to anyone with internet access, for free, only on Apple TV+. "Friday Night Baseball" will premiere April 8 with two marquee games: the New York Mets versus the Washington Nationals, live from Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., beginning at 7 p.m. ET, featuring the anticipated Mets debut of three-time Cy Young Award-winner and eight-time All-Star Max Scherzer taking on All-Star Juan Soto and the Nationals; and the Houston Astros versus the Los Angeles Angels, live from Angel Stadium, beginning at 9:30 p.m. ET, featuring three-time American League MVP Mike Trout and reigning American League MVP Shohei Ohtani and the Angels taking on Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman and the defending American League Champion Astros. "Friday Night Baseball," a weekly doubleheader, will be available to fans in eight countries exclusively on Apple TV+ on Fridays throughout the regular season.

How to Watch

Apple TV+ is available on your iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV through the Apple TV app. It is also available on the Fire TV, Xbox, Playstation, and Smart TVs. The service even streams through the Apple TV+ website.

In order to watch the new series, you'll need to be an Apple TV+ subscriber. Apple TV+ is available for $4.99 per month or you can get it as part of one of the Apple One subscription bundle tiers.

"Friday Night Baseball" is now streaming on Apple TV+. If you want to enjoy all of the games in the best quality possible, check out our list of the Best TVs for Apple TV 2022.

Joe Wituschek
Contributor

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.

2 Comments
  • Haven't seen any news about whether users can watch a game on delay from the beginning, or if users can watch a game after it ends if you miss the game. Not having any DVR-like functionality for sports on ATV+ would be a pretty big issue for some.
  • Apparently, the first game on TV+ got a lot of complaints. Many TV+ users didn't like how it was done. I didn't see it.