Apple and MLB Announce July “Friday Night Baseball” Doubleheader

Apple and Major League Baseball (MLB) today announced the Friday Night Baseball schedule for July 2022. Scheduled games can still be viewed for free, only on Apple TV+.

“The 2022 season is off to a great start, and we’re proud to offer all baseball fans a new way to watch their favorite teams every week, all without local blackout dates or the need for a cable subscription,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of services, in a statement. “‘Friday Night Baseball’ brings the best of design and Apple’s commitment to the highest quality experience, along with the centuries-old traditions of MLB, and we look forward to bringing fans more great games to watch all summer long.”

Game assignments for “Friday Night Baseball” broadcasters will be announced on a weekly basis.

Live “Friday Night Baseball” pre-game and post-game coverage will continue to be hosted by Lauren Gardner, along with a rotating panel of analysts and former MLB players, including Carlos Peña, Cliff Floyd and Yonder. Alonso, and former MLB umpire Brian Gorman will continue to offer analysis and interpretation of the rules.

Fans can access “Friday Night Baseball” games and additional content, including exclusive new programs such as “Countdown to First Pitch” for a preview of the week’s games and “MLB Daily Recap”, only in the Apple TV app.

In Apple News, fans can easily follow their favorite teams and watch personalized MLB highlights right in the News app. Every Friday, fans can enjoy a curated group of highlights and stories from across the league, and easily tap to watch “Friday Night Baseball” right in the Apple TV app.

In Apple Music, fans can find exclusive playlists of hitting songs from teams featured on “Friday Night Baseball” each week, as well as a collection of classic songs celebrating baseball.

“Friday Night Baseball” games are available to anyone with internet access on all devices where Apple TV+ can be found, including the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV 4K and HD, and on tv.apple.com, as well as with smart TVs, game consoles and cable boxes. Users can follow step by step instructions to access “Friday Night Baseball” on all devices. “Friday Night Baseball” includes live pre-game and post-game shows and is available on Apple TV+ in the US, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea and in the UK, and for a limited time, without the need for a subscription.

Friday Night Baseball Schedule on Apple TV+

friday july 1st
• Texas Rangers at New York Mets – 7 p.m. ET
• Los Angeles Angels vs. Houston Astros – 8 p.m. ET

friday july 8
• Pittsburgh Pirates at Milwaukee Brewers – 8 p.m. ET
• Toronto Blue Jays vs. Seattle Mariners – 10 p.m. ET

friday july 15
• Pittsburgh Pirates at Colorado Rockies – 8:30 p.m. ET
• Arizona Diamondbacks at San Diego Padres – 9:30 p.m. ET

Friday July 22
• Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia Phillies – 7 p.m. ET
• Cleveland Guardians vs. Chicago White Sox – 8 p.m. ET

friday july 29
• Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays – 7 p.m. ET
• Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants – 10 p.m. ET

MacDaily news note: Apple TV+ is available on the Apple TV app in over 100 countries and regions, on over 1 billion screens, including iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, popular smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony , VIZIO, TCL and others, Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast with Google TV, PlayStation and Xbox game consoles, and at tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. For a limited time, customers who purchase and activate a new iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Mac, or iPod touch can enjoy three months of Apple TV+ for free.

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Neal T. Doss