Apple was sporty at its first event of the year. Tim Cook opened the “Peek Performance” keynote by announcing that Apple has signed a deal with Major League Baseball (MLB). For example, Apple and MLB are making Friday Night Baseball a weekly doubleheader with live pregame and postgame coverage for fans in eight countries exclusively on Apple TV+. However, Germany is not yet among the countries where “Friday Night Baseball” is available.
Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV+
Friday Night Baseball is available on Apple TV+ in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea and the United Kingdom, and will expand to other countries later.
In addition to Friday Night Baseball, fans in the US can watch MLB Big Inning, a live show aired nightly during the regular season. Baseball fans in the US and Canada will also have access to a new 24/7 live stream featuring MLB game replays, news and analysis, highlights, classic games and more, as well as a full lineup of on-demand programming, including highlights and MLB original content .
Fans can watch Friday night’s top games without broadcast restrictions on any device where Apple TV+ is available, including the Apple TV app on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV 4K and HD and tv.apple.com and select Smart with devices. -televisions, game consoles and cable set-top boxes. Friday Night Baseball is available on Apple TV+ – and without a subscription for a limited time.
“Like all baseball fans, we can’t wait for the season to begin,” said Peter Stern, Apple’s director of services. “Baseball holds a special place in the hearts of many Apple customers – not just in the United States, but in many countries around the world. We’re proud to make Apple TV+ home to great baseball moments all season long.
“Apple is the ideal partner to bring Friday Night Baseball to fans around the world,” said Noah Garden, MLB’s chief revenue officer. “Following milestones such as the launch of At Bat on the first day of the App Store in 2008 and the integration of Apple technology into playing fields across the country, this massive new game package is the perfect next collaboration in our long history of bringing high quality and innovative content to our fans. National availability and international reach thanks to this, MLB on Apple TV+ offers fans an exciting new platform to connect with the game to a larger audience.
Apple and MLB are also improving league and team coverage, allowing fans to follow the league or their favorite teams on Apple News and watch highlights directly in the News app.