Tonight’s game between the Cubs and the D-backs will air exclusively on Apple TV+. It is not available from your local cable provider or MLB.TV.
Visit the Apple Knowledge Base to learn more about accessing “Friday Night Baseball” on Apple TV+.
No subscription is required to watch “Friday Night Baseball” on Apple TV+. Follow these steps to access “Friday Night Baseball” games on Apple TV+:
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 view the free games?
Yes. You must 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.
huhhow do I log in to watch the 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 details to view the free games?
New. Payment details are not required to view.
On which devices can I watch the matches?
See all the ways to watch Apple TV+ here.
In which countries can I watch these games?
In addition to the United States, games on Apple TV+ are available in the following locations: Australia, Brazil, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, and Mexico.
Design: If you use other Apple products, many of Apple TV+’s broadcast elements — such as the starting grid graphics — will look familiar and consistent. The clean and simple design aesthetic characterizes the company’s classic “SF Pro” font.
cameras: The broadcasts use a “Megalodon” camera, which takes extremely high resolution images with a shallow depth of field. That 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 integrated stats feature – discreetly displayed in the lower right corner of the screen – presents continuously updated probability figures on a pitch-by-pitch basis. The respective metric rotates and constantly takes into account the specific game situation. For example, what is the probability that the batter produces an RBI when faced with a 2-1 pitch with runners on first and second and one out?
Tune tracker: Walk-up music is a way for hitters to show their tastes and connect with fans, and “Friday Night Baseball” boosts 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 pop-up in the lower right corner identifies his walk-up number.
Fresh perspectives: Apple TV+ broadcasts emphasize having a new and diverse set of voices calling the games. A team consists of Melanie Newman (play-by-play), Hannah Keyser (analyst) and Brooke Fletcher (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), in addition to Katie Nolan (analyst) and Heidi Watney (reporter).