Friday’s game follows Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols’ 700 homer chase in Los Angeles, where he played for the Angels and Dodgers from 2012-21, and will air exclusively on Apple TV+. It is not available on your local cable provider or MLB.TV. But don’t worry, the game can be viewed for free here.
The first pitch is scheduled for 10:10 p.m. ET as Pujols, sitting at 698 homers, wants to become the fourth member of the 700 homer club.
All you need is an Apple ID. A breakdown of how to watch the game is below.
For more information about accessing Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV+, visit the Apple Knowledge Base.
How to see:
No subscription is required 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,
In the MLB.TV app, tap Apple TV+ Game to be redirected to the Apple TV app (if available).
Frequently asked Questions:
Do I need an Apple account to watch the free games?
Yes. You need 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.
How do I sign up to watch the free games on Apple TV+?
Sign in with your Apple ID. Learn how to watch Friday Night Baseball here.
Do I have to enter payment information to watch the free games?
no No payment information is required for playback.
What devices can I watch the games on?
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 US: Australia, Brazil, Canada, UK, Japan, Korea and Mexico.
Draft: If you’re using other Apple products, many of the broadcast elements of Apple TV+ – such as the grid graphics – look familiar and consistent. The clean and simple design aesthetic showcases the company’s classic “SF Pro” typeface.
cameras: The broadcasts use a “Megalodon” camera, which produces extremely high-resolution images with shallow depth of field. This creates sharp focus on the subject of the shot – a cinematic look that enhances the drama of the moment.
Built-in statistics: If you are a baseball and numbers fan, Friday Night Baseball has introduced a new feature that will keep you entertained throughout the game. The built-in statistics function, discreetly displayed in the lower right corner of the screen, presents constantly updated probability numbers on a pitch-by-pitch basis. The respective metric rotates and always takes into account the respective game situation. For example, what is the probability that the batter will produce an RBI when faced with a 2-1 pitch with first- and second-place runners and an out?
Tune Tracker: Walk-up music is a way for hitters to show off their taste and connect with fans, and Friday Night Baseball takes that experience to the next level for viewers at home. When a home team batter steps onto the plate for the first time in the game, an Apple Music pop-up in the bottom right will identify their walk-up song.
Fresh perspectives: Apple TV+ broadcasts emphasize a new and diverse set of voices announcing the games. A crew consists of Melanie Newman (play-by-play), Russell Dorsey (analyst) and Tricia Whitaker (reporter), along with former MLB outfielder Chris Young (analyst). The other crew consists of Stephen Nelson (play-by-play) and another former outfielder, Hunter Pence (analyst), alongside Katie Nolan (analyst) and Heidi Watney (reporter).