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Apple to schedule “Friday Night Baseball” on April 8

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Apple to schedule “Friday Night Baseball” on April 8
(Source: Apple Inc.)

Apple has announced the first games that will be available as part of its new “Friday Night Baseball” series, which will premiere on April 8th. Apple TV+ got some stage time with the new Mac Studio, iPhone SE 3, iPad Air 5, two new green colors for iPhone 13 models and Studio Display at the company’s Peek Performance event earlier this month, where the new partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) was announced.

The New York Mets will face the Washington Nationals at 7 p.m. ET on April 8, followed by the Houston Astros taking on the Los Angeles Angels at 9:30 p.m. ET. “Throughout the regular season, Friday Night Baseball, a weekly doubleheader, will be available to fans in eight countries exclusively on Apple TV+ on Fridays,” the company said.

Friday Night Baseball will be distributed on Apple TV+ in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the United Kingdom, with other regions to follow. Every weeknight, baseball fans in the United States and Canada will be able to watch the MLB Big Inning live program, as well as a 24/7 livestream featuring MLB game replays, highlights, and more.

In the United States, Apple TV+ costs $4.99 a month, which is a value for access to a number of high-profile baseball games. Friday Night Baseball will be available “for a limited time” without a subscription, according to Apple’s initial announcement.

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Apple is a newcomer to the streaming subscription service game, though it has taken a slightly different approach than its competitors. Despite its low price, the service isn’t yet a must-have, but perhaps this new collaboration with the MLB will help change that.

It’s also worth mentioning that the entertainment sector is taking notice of Apple’s exclusive content initiatives. CODA, an Apple TV+ film, became the first film from a streaming service to win Best Picture at the 2022 Academy Awards a few days ago.

“Friday Night Baseball” Schedule on Apple TV+

DatesTimingPlaces
Friday, April 87 p.m. ETNew York Mets at Washington Nationals
Friday, April 89:30 p.m. ETHouston Astros at Los Angeles Angels
Friday, April 157 p.m. ETTampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox
Friday, April 1510 p.m. ETCincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers
Friday, April 226:30 p.m. ETSt. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds
Friday, April 229:30 p.m. ETTexas Rangers at Oakland Athletics
Friday, April 298 p.m. ETNew York Yankees at Kansas City Royals
Friday, April 2910 p.m. ETWashington Nationals at San Francisco Giants
Friday, May 67 p.m. ETChicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox
Friday, May 69:30 p.m. ETTampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners
Friday, May 137 p.m. ETSt. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates
Friday, May 139:30 p.m. ETChicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks
Friday, May 206:30 p.m. ETSt. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates
Friday, May 208 p.m. ETTexas Rangers at Houston Astros
Friday, May 277 p.m. ETBaltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox
Friday, May 279:30 p.m. ETToronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels
Friday, June 37 p.m. ETDetroit Tigers at New York Yankees
Friday, June 38:30 p.m. ETAtlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies
Friday, June 108 p.m. ETTampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins
Friday, June 109:30 p.m. ETNew York Mets at Los Angeles Angels
Friday, June 178 p.m. ETChicago White Sox at Houston Astros
Friday, June 1710 p.m. ETCleveland Guardians at Los Angeles Dodgers
Friday, June 248 p.m. ETChicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals
Friday, June 249:30 p.m. ETDetroit Tigers at Arizona Diamondbacks

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