Apple TV+ to Stream ‘Friday Night Baseball’ in Canada Starting April 8

Apple will enter the live sports coverage arena with “Friday Night Baseball,” announcing the final schedule for the 12 weeks of the season beginning April 8.

Apple said on Tuesday the partnership between MLB and Apple TV+ will see two games broadcast via Apple TV+ every Friday.

This will kick off on April 8, when Apple will broadcast a game between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals.

“Apple is the ideal partner to bring ‘Friday Night Baseball’ to fans around the world,” says MLB CFO Noah Garden, in a statement.

“Following milestones like the launch of At Bat on day one of the App Store in 2008 to the integration of Apple technology in ballparks across the country, this robust new game package is the perfect next collaboration in our long history of offering quality and innovative content to our fans. With national availability and international reach, MLB on Apple TV+ offers an exciting new platform to fans that allows a wider audience to connect with the game.”

The first half of the schedule takes us to June 24. Apple TV+ programming will include two exclusive live games every Friday, studio programming, on-demand content, and a 24/7 channel including highlights and throwback games.

Apple says it is also commemorating Jackie Robinson Day on April 15, the 75th anniversary of Robinson’s historic major league debut. That Friday Night Baseball will feature special coverage of the league’s reigning Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Randy Arozarena.

Here’s the schedule for the first 12 weeks of MLB’s “Friday Night Baseball” on Apple TV+, which will also stream in Canada–note the Toronto Blue Jays will air on May 27th:

Friday, April 8
New York Mets at Washington Nationals
7 p.m. ET

Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels
9:30 p.m. ET

Friday, April 15
Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox
7 p.m. ET

Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers
10 p.m. ET

Friday, April 22
St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds
6:30 p.m. ET

Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics
9:30 p.m. ET

Friday, April 29
New York Yankees at Kansas City Royals
8 p.m. ET

Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants
10 p.m. ET

Friday, May 6
Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox
7 p.m. ET

Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners
9:30 p.m. ET

Friday, May 13
San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves
7 p.m. ET

Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks
9:30 p.m. ET

Friday, May 20
St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates
6:30 p.m. ET

Texas Rangers at Houston Astros
8 p.m. ET

Friday, May 27
Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox
7 p.m. ET

Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels
9:30 p.m. ET

Friday, June 3
Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees
7 p.m. ET

Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies
8:30 p.m. ET

Friday, June 10
Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins
8 p.m. ET

New York Mets at Los Angeles Angels
9:30 p.m. ET

Friday, June 17
Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros
8 p.m. ET

Cleveland Guardians at Los Angeles Dodgers
10 p.m. ET

Friday, June 24
Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals
8 p.m. ET

Detroit Tigers at Arizona Diamondbacks
9:30 p.m. ET

Apple says its MLB baseball coverage will stream on Apple TV+ in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea, and the United Kingdom. Apple also says baseball will be available “for a limited time, without the need for a subscription.”