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Apple Confirms The Return Of ‘Friday Night Baseball’ To Apple TV+

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Apple and Major League Baseball have confirmed that Friday Night Baseball will be returning to Apple TV+ later this month. The return will mark the third year in a row that Apple TV+ subscribers can tune in to watch baseball on Friday nights.

Last year did see a change in the fact that an Apple TV+ subscription became a requirement. While Friday Night Baseball had always been marketed as an Apple TV+ benefit, Apple largely made games available for free during the first year to anyone with access to the Apple TV app.

Similar to last year, an Apple TV+ subscription will be required to watch Friday Night Baseball during the 2024 Major League Baseball season. A weekly doubleheader will be available throughout the regular season, beginning Friday, March 29 with New York Yankees at Houston Astros (7:30 p.m. ET), and St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers (9:30 p.m. ET).

We’re so excited to bring fans another great season of ‘Friday Night Baseball’ on Apple TV+,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Services. “We have an outstanding lineup of games for Apple TV+ subscribers to watch across all their favorite devices, and an incredible group of talented broadcasters returning to bring fans closer to the games every week.”

Along with confirming the opening weekend’s doubleheader, Apple has also now announced the Friday Night Baseball game schedule through June 28.

  • Friday, March 29
    • New York Yankees at Houston Astros (8 p.m. ET)
    • St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers (10 p.m. ET)
  • Friday, April 5
    • New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds (6:30 p.m. ET)
    • Houston Astros at Texas Rangers (8 p.m. ET)
  • Friday, April 12
    • Milwaukee Brewers at Baltimore Orioles (7 p.m. ET)
    • Chicago Cubs at Seattle Mariners (9:30 p.m. ET)
  • Friday, April 19
    • Texas Rangers at Atlanta Braves (7 p.m. ET)
    • Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants (10 p.m. ET)
  • Friday, April 26
    • St. Louis Cardinals at New York Mets (7 p.m. ET)
    • Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox (7:30 p.m. ET)
  • Friday, May 3
    • San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies (6:30 p.m. ET)
    • Toronto Blue Jays at Washington Nationals (6:30 p.m. ET)
  • Friday, May 10
    • Arizona Diamondbacks at Baltimore Orioles (7 p.m. ET)
    • Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels (9:30 p.m. ET)
  • Friday, May 17
    • Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays (7 p.m. ET)
    • Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Guardians (7 p.m. ET)
  • Friday, May 24
    • Milwaukee Brewers at Boston Red Sox (7 p.m. ET)
    • Baltimore Orioles at Chicago White Sox (7:30 p.m. ET)
  • Friday, May 31
    • Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox (7 p.m. ET)
    • Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners (10 p.m. ET)
  • Friday, June 7
    • Minnesota Twins at Pittsburgh Pirates (6:30 p.m. ET)
    • Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Yankees (7 p.m. ET)
  • Friday, June 14
    • Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners (10 p.m. ET)
    • Los Angeles Angels at San Francisco Giants (10 p.m. ET)
  • Friday, June 21
    • Arizona Diamondbacks at Philadelphia Phillies (6:30 p.m. ET)
    • Atlanta Braves at New York Yankees (7 p.m. ET)
  • Friday, June 28
    • Houston Astros at New York Mets (7 p.m. ET)
    • San Diego Padres at Boston Red Sox (7 p.m. ET)

As a reminder, Apple TV+ now costs $9.99 a month, following the most recent price increase. Generally speaking, Apple offers all new subscribers a 7-day free trial when signing up, although some may find they can get access to a longer free trial at certain times of the year or after purchasing a new Apple device.

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By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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