Friday night’s game between the Red Sox and the Yankees is a prime-time showcase for Aaron Judge’s bid for baseball history, and it’s streaming exclusively on Apple TV+. It is not available on your local cable provider or MLB.TV. The first launch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET.
Judge is not only on course to tie former Yankee Roger Maris’ American League record of 61 home runs in a single season, he’s within striking distance of what would be just the second triple crown in the Majors since 1967.
For more information about accessing “Friday Night Baseball” on Apple TV+, see the Apple Knowledge Base.
How to watch:
No subscription is required to watch “Friday Night Baseball” on Apple TV+. To access Friday Night Baseball games on Apple TV+, simply 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 (if available),
Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need an Apple account to watch free games?
Yes. You must have an Apple ID. Your Apple ID is the account you use on all of your Apple devices, including your iPhone. Find out 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 watch free games?
No. Payment information is not required to watch.
What devices can I watch the matches on?
Find out 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 countries 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 Apple TV+ streaming elements, such as the graphics from the starting lineup, will feel familiar and consistent. The clean and simple design aesthetic features the company’s classic “SF Pro” typeface.
Cameras: The shows use a “Megalodon” camera, which produces very high resolution shots, with a shallow depth of field. This creates 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 – displayed discreetly in the bottom right of the screen – presents continuously updated probability figures, step by step. The metric in question rotates and constantly takes into account the specific game situation. For example, what is the probability that the batter will produce an RBI when faced with a 2-1 pitch with runners on first and second and an out?
Melody tracker: Drop-in music is a way for hitters to show off their taste and connect with fans, and “Friday Night Baseball” kicks that experience up a notch for viewers at home. When a home team hitter first comes into the game, an Apple Music popup in the bottom right will identify their walk song.
New viewpoints: Apple TV+ shows emphasize that a new and diverse group of voices call out the games. One team includes Melanie Newman (play-by-play), Russell Dorsey (analyst) and Tricia Whitaker (reporter), as well as former MLB outfielder Chris Young (analyst). The other team consists of Stephen Nelson (play-by-play) and another former outfielder, Hunter Pence (analyst), alongside Katie Nolan (analyst) and Heidi Watney (reporter).