The very first live sports content from Apple kicks off today with the debut of “Friday Night Baseball”.
Apple signed a deal with Major League Baseball a month ago, in which they will be airing “Friday Night Baseball” for the 2022 season, a weekly doubleheader with live pre- and postgame shows that will be made available to viewers in eight countries exclusively on Apple TV+ as soon as the regular season starts.
Before the first game begins, Apple announced that baseball fans can access exclusive programs such as “Countdown to First Pitch” and “MLB Daily Recap” in the Apple TV app. A new “Major League Baseball” heading in the Apple TV+ section of the TV app is made available, which serves as the go-to for all content related on Friday Night Baseball.
Exclusive only to Apple TV+ subscribers, the section will feature daily coverage, highlights, classic games, expert analysis and more. The Friday Night Baseball games are available via the Apple TV app, with no subscription needed.
Friday Night Baseball officially begins today, April 8 at 7pm Eastern Time, and the game will be between the New York Mets vs the Washington Nationals. After that, Apple TV+ will air the Houston Astros against the Los Angeles Angels game at 9:30pm ET.
Friday Night Baseball games will be accessible for people in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. Apple TV+ can be found on the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV 4K and HD, along with gaming consoles, smart TVs and cable set-top boxes.