Apple has now confirmed that Friday Night Baseball will return to Apple TV Plus next month. However, baseball fans will have to pay for a monthly subscription this time.
During the 2022 regular season, it was possible to watch Friday Night Baseball for free. Although it was marketed as a perk of an Apple TV Plus subscription, the games were continually made available for free to anyone with access to the internet and the Apple TV app.
That’s what is mainly changing this year. While Friday Night Baseball will once again be available to watch through Apple TV Plus, it will actually now require an active Apple TV Plus subscription. For any homes that are already signed up to Apple TV Plus, they are good to go, and Friday Night Baseball will be available to them at no additional cost.
The first two games of the 2023 Friday Night Baseball schedule both take place on April 7th when the Texas Rangers take on the Chicago Cubs and the San Diego Padres visit the Atlanta Braves.
Below are all of the confirmed (so far) 2023 Friday Night Baseball games that you can watch with an Apple TV Plus subscription.
|Friday, April 7||Texas Rangers at Chicago Cubs ()||2 p.m.|
|San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves||7 p.m.|
|Friday, April 14||San Francisco Giants at Detroit Tigers||6:30 p.m.|
|Los Angeles Angels at Boston Red Sox||7 p.m.|
|Friday, April 21||Toronto Blue Jays at New York Yankees||7 p.m.|
|Houston Astros at Atlanta Braves||7 p.m.|
|Friday, April 28||Philadelphia Phillies at Houston Astros||8 p.m.|
|St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers||10 p.m.|
|Friday, May 5||Chicago White Sox at Cincinnati Reds||6:30 p.m.|
|Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Guardians||7 p.m.|
|Friday, May 12||Kansas City Royals at Milwaukee Brewers||8 p.m.|
|Chicago Cubs at Minnesota Twins||8 p.m.|
|Friday, May 19||Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays||7 p.m.|
|Seattle Mariners at Atlanta Braves||7 p.m.|
|Friday, May 26||San Diego Padres at New York Yankees||7 p.m.|
|Chicago White Sox at Detroit Tigers||6:30 p.m.|
|Friday, June 2||Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds||5 p.m.|
|Cleveland Guardians at Minnesota Twins||8 p.m.|
|Friday, June 9||Kansas City Royals at Baltimore Orioles||7 p.m.|
|Seattle Mariners at Los Angeles Angels||9:30 p.m.|
|Friday, June 16||Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers||8 p.m.|
|Chicago White Sox at Seattle Mariners||10 p.m.|
|Friday, June 23||Pittsburgh Pirates at Miami Marlins||6:30 p.m.|
|New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies||7 p.m.|
|Friday, June 30||Milwaukee Brewers at Pittsburgh Pirates||7 p.m.|
|Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Angels||9:30 p.m.|
For those new to Apple TV Plus, the cost of a standard subscription is $6.99 per month although there is also the option to save a little over 12 months with an annual plan. New subscribers may also be able to get three months for free through Best Buy, while those that have recently purchased a new Apple device may find they are eligible to redeem a three-month Apple TV Plus subscription for free.