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Friday Night Baseball: How to watch Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies on Apple TV Plus free

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The Washington Nationals play the Philadelphia Phillies on Apple TV+ at 7 pm tonight. Here's how to watch.

How to watch the Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies game on Apple TV+

You can watch the Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies game on Apple TV+ by following this link:

Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies (opens in new tab)

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

Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies

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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 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 Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies game on Apple TV+?

Tonight's game will take place at 7 pm ET on Friday, August 5. 

Do I have to pay for Apple TV+ to watch the Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies?

No tonight's game, and indeed all baseball on Apple TV+ is free for this season. 

What devices can I watch the Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies on Apple TV+ 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 tv.apple.com with any internet-capable device

Where is the Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies game being broadcast?

The game is being shown in 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 Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies 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 Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies on Apple TV+?

Yes, 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 Washington Nationals at Philadelphia Phillies 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.