Friday’s game between the Guardians and Twins will be a pivotal matchup as both clubs compete for the AL Central crown and will stream exclusively on Apple TV+. It is not available on your local cable provider or MLB.TV.
The first launch is scheduled for 8:10 pm ET/7:10 pm CT.
For more information on how to access “Friday Night Baseball” on Apple TV+, visit the Apple Knowledge Base.
How to watch:
No subscription is needed to watch “Friday Night Baseball” on Apple TV+. To access “Friday Night Baseball” games on Apple TV+, just follow these steps:
Launch the Apple TV app and select the game directly from there,
From the MLB.TV app, tap Apple TV+ Game to be redirected to the Apple TV app (where available),
Do I need to have an Apple account to watch the free games?
Yes. You need to have an Apple ID. Your Apple ID is the account you use on all your Apple devices, including your iPhone. Learn how to create a new Apple ID here.
How do I sign in to watch free games on Apple TV+?
Sign in with your Apple ID. Learn how to watch Friday Night Baseball here.
Do I need to enter payment information to view free games?
No. Payment information is not required to watch.
On what devices can I watch the games?
See all the ways to watch Apple TV+ here.
In which countries can I watch these games?
Games on Apple TV+ will be available in the following locations in addition to the United States: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Great Britain, Japan, Korea, and Mexico.
Design: If you use other Apple products, many of the streaming elements of Apple TV+, like the starting lineup graphics, will feel familiar and consistent. The clean and simple design aesthetic features the company’s classic “SF Pro” typeface.
Cameras: The broadcasts make use of a “Megalodon” camera, which produces extremely high-resolution shots with a shallow depth of field. This creates a sharp focus on the subject of the shot, a cinematic look that adds to the drama of the moment.
Integrated statistics: If you are a fan of baseball and numbers, “Friday Night Baseball” has introduced a new feature that will keep you entertained throughout the game. The built-in statistics function, discreetly displayed at the bottom right of the screen, presents continuously updated step-by-step probability figures. The metric in question constantly rotates and takes into account the specific situation of the game. For example, what is the probability that the batter will produce an RBI when he faces a 2-1 pitch with runners on first and second and one out?
Tune Tracker: Improvised music is a way for hitters to show their taste and connect with fans, and “Friday Night Baseball” is elevating that experience for viewers at home. When a home team batter comes to the plate for the first time in the game, an Apple Music popup in the bottom right will identify his song.
Fresh perspectives: Apple TV+ streams are putting an emphasis on having a new and diverse group of voices driving games. One team features Melanie Newman (play-by-play), Russell Dorsey (analyst), and Tricia Whitaker (reporter), along with former MLB outfielder Chris Young (analyst). The other team consists of Stephen Nelson (play-by-play) and another former outfielder, Hunter Pence (analyst), along with Katie Nolan (analyst) and Heidi Watney (reporter).