MLB on Apple: How to watch Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV Plus

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Apple Tv Plus Mlb Friday Night Baseball Hero (Image credit: Apple)

Friday Night Baseball is live on Apple TV+ this week, as the Rangers take on the Astros and the Cardinals visit the Pittsburgh Pirates. Here's everything you need to know about watching Baseball on Apple TV+.

Alternatively, if you're ready to dive right into a game, you can follow the link below to

Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV+ (opens in new tab)

When is MLB being shown on Apple TV+?

The St Louis Cardinals play the Pittsburgh Pirates at 6:30 pm ET on Friday, May 20. Later that same day, the Texas Rangers play the Houston Astros at 8:00 pm ET.

You can access the full twelve week schedule of games from Apple here (opens in new tab).

Where is MLB being broadcast on Apple TV+?

Apple will show its Friday Night Baseball games in nine countries:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Korea
  • United Kingdom

What devices can I watch MLB on Apple TV+ using?

Like all of Apple's other Apple TV+ shows and movies, Friday Night Baseball can be viewed on the following devices:

  • 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
  • Online at

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Where on the Apple TV app is Friday Night Baseball?

Each of these platforms will have a clearly marked 'Friday Night Baseball' section that includes listings for each of the live games. In the U.S., this is also how you can access the on-demand content from MLB.


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Do I have to pay to watch MLB on Apple TV+?

Apple will require users to have a subscription to TV+ to watch baseball in the future. However, right now Friday Night Baseball is free for a limited time without a subscription. All you need to watch is an Apple ID, which is required to log in to Apple TV on any of the aforementioned platforms.

One of the best ways to get Apple TV+ right now is this free Apple TV+ Best Buy deal:

Do I need an Apple ID to watch MLB on Apple TV+?

Yes, even though the first 24 games are free, you still need an Apple ID to log in and use Apple TV+.

Stephen Warwick
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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

1 Comment
  • this is absolute crap. I pay MLB.TV to watch my broadcasts and announcers. I'll be dammed if I'm going to sit through an apple TV+ trainwreck broadcast. I may have to just listen to the audio if I can't watch on MLB.TV.