, and his first doubleheader is on MLB’s opening weekend. Friday’s double brings a pair of divisional games, starting with the New York Mets taking on the Washington Nationals in DC at 7 p.m. ET (4 p.m. PT). The second game of the evening will see the Houston Astros take on the Los Angeles Angels in California at 9:30 p.m. ET (6:30 p.m. PT).
Because these games are on Apple’s streaming service, the only way to watch either contest will be on Apple TV Plus. They won’t air on TV at all, even if you live in a local market like New York or Los Angeles.
Here’s everything you need to know about these games and how to watch the rest of Apple TV Plus’ baseball slate.
How much will it cost?
Apple normally charges $5 a month for Apple TV Plus, but for at least the first 12 weeks of this partnership, those games will be available for free to “anyone with internet access.”
After that, it’s unclear if Apple will continue to offer games for free or if it will force people to pay for an Apple TV Plus subscription.
What devices can I watch on?
You can watch the games on all devices with the Apple TV app. This includes iPhones, iPads, Apple TV and Macs as well as streaming platforms like Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Google’s Android TV and Google TV.
If you have a game console, there’s an Apple TV app for Microsoft’s Xbox One and Xbox Series S and X, and Sony’s PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Recent TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizio may also have Apple TV apps. More details on supported devices can be found on Apple’s site.
What about Android and Windows devices?
Apple doesn’t have Apple TV Plus apps for Android devices or Windows computers, but it lets you stream its shows and games using a web browser by going to tv.apple.com.
However, you will need to sign in or create an Apple account to watch the matches.
Are the games also available on TV?
No. These shows are exclusive to Apple TV Plus, so you won’t be able to watch them on your local regional sports network.
What games are available on Apple TV Plus?
Apple will air double shows on Friday nights during the 2022 MLB season. So far, it has released the first 12 weeks of games it will show (every hour ET).
friday april 8
New York Mets at Washington Nationals: 7 p.m. ET
Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels: 9:30 p.m. ET
friday april 15
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox: 7 p.m. ET
Cincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers: 10 p.m. ET
friday april 22
St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds: 6:30 p.m. ET
Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics: 9:30 p.m. ET
friday april 29
New York Yankees vs. Kansas City Royals: 8 p.m. ET
Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants: 10 p.m. ET
Friday, May 6
Chicago White Sox vs. Boston Red Sox: 7 p.m. ET
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Seattle Mariners: 9:30 p.m. ET
Friday May 13
San Diego Padres vs. Atlanta Braves: 7 p.m. ET
Chicago Cubs vs. 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 vs. Boston Red Sox: 7 p.m. ET
Toronto Blue Jays vs. Los Angeles Angels: 9:30 p.m. ET
Friday, June 3
Detroit Tigers vs. New York Yankees: 7 p.m. ET
Atlanta Braves vs. Colorado Rockies: 8:30 p.m. ET
friday june 10
Tampa Bay Rays vs. Minnesota Twins: 8 p.m. ET
New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Angels: 9:30 p.m. ET
friday june 17
Chicago White Sox vs. Houston Astros: 8 p.m. ET
Cleveland Guardians vs. Los Angeles Dodgers: 10 p.m. ET
friday june 24
Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals: 8 p.m. ET
Detroit Tigers vs. Arizona Diamondbacks: 9:30 p.m. ET
Will games be streamed in 4K?
It’s unclear if Apple will stream its games in 4K. Apple has not yet responded to a request for comment.