Friday Night Baseball: How to watch Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves on Apple TV Plus

Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves
(Image credit: Apple)

The Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves on Apple TV Plus at 7:00 PM EST tonight as Friday Night Baseball continues. 

The 14-5 Braves are off to a hot start this season including a series win over the Blue Jays, who play in tonight's other Friday Night Baseball matchup. Atlanta put out a convincing performance against the Padres earlier this week, but couldn't squeeze a win in the final game of the series, losing 1-0. Meanwhile, the Astros handily beat the Blue Jays this week, scoring six runs in the eighth innings to take an 8-1 victory. This one is shaping up to be an enticing affair.

Here's how to watch it.

How to watch the Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves game on Apple TV Plus

You can watch the Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves game on Apple TV Plus by following this link:

Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves

When you arrive at, just look for the Friday Night Baseball section at the bottom, which will include listings for each live game.

San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves on Apple TV Plus

Blue Jays at Yankees on Apple TV app (Image credit: Apple)

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 Plus 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 Plus 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 Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves game on Apple TV Plus?

Tonight's game will take place at 7:00 pm ET on Friday, April 21. 

Do I have to pay for Apple TV Plus to watch the Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves?

Yes. Unlike last season, you must be a subscriber to Apple TV Plus to access Friday Night Baseball - you can subscribe for $6.99/month with the option of a 7-day free trial.

What devices can I watch the Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves on Apple TV Plus with?

  • 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 with any internet-capable device

Where is the Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves game being broadcast?

Apple will show its Friday Night Baseball games in 60 countries this season, up from 12 last year including the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Germany, and Italy.

Can I use a VPN to watch the Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves on Apple TV Plus?

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. However, with the increase of countries that Friday Night Baseball is broadcasted in, millions more MLB fans will be able to watch the games.

Do I need an Apple ID to watch the Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves on Apple TV Plus?

Yes, 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 to help with the process. It's fairly straightforward, and once you're subscribed, you can watch some of the best shows on Apple TV Plus, including Ted Lasso. 

Can I watch the Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves on cable?

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

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