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In a groundbreaking collaboration, Major League Baseball (MLB) and tech giant Apple have entered their second year of streaming select games exclusively on Apple TV+. As the 2023 MLB regular season reaches its climax, Apple has unveiled an exciting schedule for games to be featured throughout September.
This comes as Apple TV+ expands its sports offerings, making Friday Night Baseball an essential watch for devoted fans. Let’s dive into the lineup and explore why Apple TV+ has become the ultimate destination for baseball enthusiasts worldwide.
Building on the success of its debut in 2022, Friday Night Baseball has become a marquee event on Apple TV+. Once free to watch, this year, access to MLB games on the platform requires an Apple TV+ subscription, priced at $6.99. Despite the change, enthusiasts have eagerly embraced the new model to enjoy high-quality, exclusive coverage of thrilling MLB matchups.
One of the most significant advantages of tuning into MLB games via Apple TV+ is the eradication of regional blackout restrictions. Unlike other mediums for watching Major League Baseball, Apple TV+ offers a seamless viewing experience for fans in 60 countries and regions worldwide. This means fans everywhere can catch every pitch, homerun, and game-changing moment without any geographical barriers.
As we approach the exciting month of September, baseball fans are in for a treat with an action-packed Friday Night Baseball lineup on Apple TV+. Here are the thrilling matchups to mark on your calendar:
- Friday, September 1
- Tampa Bay Rays at Cleveland Guardians, 7 p.m. ET
- Seattle Mariners at New York Mets, 7 p.m. ET
- Friday, September 8
- St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds, 6:30 p.m. ET
- San Diego Padres at Houston Astros, 8 p.m. ET
- Friday, September 15
- Tampa Bay Rays at Baltimore Orioles, 7 p.m. ET
- Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals, 8 p.m. ET
- Friday, September 22
- San Francisco Giants at Los Angeles Dodgers, 10 p.m. ET
- New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies, 7 p.m. ET
Apple TV+’s dedication to sports streaming doesn’t stop with baseball. Recently, the tech giant unveiled its standalone Major League Soccer (MLS) Season Pass subscription. Notably, the announcement coincided with the momentous signing of soccer legend Lionel Messi, who joined the struggling team, Inter Miami. Before Messi’s arrival, the MLS Season Pass boasted an impressive 10 million subscribers.
- Exclusive Special Event by Apple TV+ and Deadline in LA’s Linwood Dunn Theatre
- India Extends Deadline for iPad and MacBook Import Limits to October 31
- Apple Pay Now Available in Vietnam
While Apple had previously expressed interest in carrying the NFL Sunday Ticket, the tech company ultimately withdrew from the bid. However, Apple’s ambition in the sports streaming realm remains evident, as evidenced by its exclusive deals with MLB and MLS. Meanwhile, Google secured the rights to the NFL Sunday Ticket package and will offer it as an add-on to YouTube TV starting with the 2023-2024 season.