How to Watch MLB Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV+

Starting in the 2022 season, Apple and MLB are partnering to deliver Friday Night Baseball. The event is a weekly doubleheader that streams exclusively on Apple TV+ on Friday nights, free from local broadcast restrictions. Apple TV Plus is offering two games on its platform every Friday night from April 8 to June 24, and we have all the details regarding the schedule. Also, the list of countries and compatible devices, so let's see where and how to watch MLB Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV Plus.

How to Watch Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV Plus

To access Friday Night Baseball games on Apple TV+, launch the Apple TV app and select the game directly from there. Pause, fast forward, and other playback controls aren't available with Friday Night Baseball.

Below, you have the detailed steps:

  1. Open the Apple TV app.
  2. Go to the Apple TV Plus tab.
  3. At the top of the page, tap or click Friday Night Baseball (you might need to swipe left to find it).
  4. From here, select the desired live game, and you can start streaming.

You can also watch Friday Night Baseball from the MLB.TV app. Here's how:

  1. Open the MLB.TV app.
  2. Tap on Apple TV Plus Game.
  3. You will be redirected to the Apple TV app, so follow the steps above next.

You can also watch directly on the Apple TV website. You need to log in or create an Apple ID to watch the games online.

Which Countries Can I Watch Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV Plus?

Friday Night Baseball will be available to fans in eight countries exclusively on Apple TV+ on Fridays throughout the regular season, and you can find them below.

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

Friday Night Baseball will expand to additional countries at a later date.

Where Is Friday Night Baseball Available on Apple TV Plus?

You can watch Friday Night Baseball in the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV 4K, smart TVs, streaming devices, cable set-top boxes, and the Web.

  • On Mac, iPhone, and iPad: Friday Night Baseball is available in the Apple TV app. Open it and click on the Originals tab, then scroll down to Major League Baseball.
  • On Apple TV 4K and HD: Open the Apple TV app, go to the Sports tab, then scroll down to Major League Baseball. You will be able to see the schedule and add games to your Up Next list.
  • On Smart TVs, streaming devices, cable set-top boxes: Several Smart TVs and other streaming devices (Amazon Fire TV stick, Google Chromecast, Roku, Xbox, Playstation, etc.) have the Apple TV app preinstalled. You can search for it on the Apple App Store on your device and install it yourself if you don't have it (update your device software if the app doesn't show at all).
  • On the Web: Apple TV is available on the tv.apple.com website through a browser. If you don't see Friday Night Baseball in the marquee spot at the top of the page, scroll down until you find it.

Can I Watch Friday Night Baseball in 4K on Apple TV Plus?

Apple published a press release when April began, but there was no mention of any of the matches being available in 4K. We can assume we won't be able to watch any of the Friday Night Baseball events in 4K on Apple TV Plus, but we will make sure to update this article if anything changes.

Is Friday Night Baseball Free on Apple TV Plus?

Apple TV Plus usually costs $4.99 a month, and the service also includes original movies, TV shows, and documentaries. However, the company says the MLB games will be available for free for a limited time, without the need for a subscription - a press release revealed the first 12 weeks of games are free, meaning all games are free until June 24.

After that, we might be required to pay the $4.99 monthly subscription fee to watch the games, but we will have to wait and see.

What Do You Get With MLB on Apple TV Plus?

Fans will be able to watch marquee games on Friday nights, free from local broadcast restrictions, across devices where Apple TV Plus can be found.

Besides the matches, the platform offers live pre- and post-game shows that will stream exclusively on Apple TV Plus on Friday nights. You also get access to daily coverage, expert analysis, highlights, past games, and a daily recap.

Do I Require an Apple ID to Watch MLB on Apple TV Plus?

Yes, you need an Apple ID to watch MLB on Apple TV Plus. As long as you want to access MLB games that are available for free during the limited-time promotion, you won't need a subscription. However, you will need an Apple ID to watch the Friday night games on Apple TV Plus.

2022 MLB Friday Night Baseball Schedule

The Friday Night Baseball 2022 season debuted on April 8 with two marquee games: the New York Mets versus the Washington Nationals, live from Nationals Park in Washington, D.C. On April 15, MLB commemorated Jackie Robinson Day, marking the 75th anniversary of the Hall of Famer’s historic Major League debut.

Date Match Time
Friday, April 8 New York Mets at Washington Nationals
Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels
7 PM ET
9:30 PM ET
Friday, April 15 Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox
Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers
7 PM ET
10 PM ET
Friday, April 22 St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds
Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics
6:30 PM ET
9:30 PM ET
Friday, April 29 New York Yankees at Kansas City Royals
Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants
8 PM ET
10 PM ET
Friday, May 6 Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox
Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners
7 PM ET
9:30 PM ET
Friday, May 13 San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves
Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks
7 PM ET
9:30 PM ET
Friday, May 20 St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates
Texas Rangers at Houston Astros
6:30 PM ET
8 PM ET
Friday, May 27 Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox
Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels
7 PM ET
9:30 PM ET
Friday, June 3 Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees
Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies
7 PM ET
8:30 PM ET
Friday, June 10 Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins
New York Mets at Los Angeles Angels
8 PM ET
9:30 PM. ET
Friday, June 17 Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros
Cleveland Guardians at Los Angeles Dodgers
8 PM ET
10 PM ET
Friday, June 24 Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals
Detroit Tigers at Arizona Diamondbacks
8 PM ET
9:30 PM ET

You can also find out when a team is playing if you open the Apple TV app and go to Search, then tap or click MLB on Apple TV Plus, or search for the team you want to see.

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