Originally published by DodgerBlue.com
In addition to games being broadcast on national networks throughout the 2022 season, MLB reached a streaming rights agreement with Apple TV+ for the introduction of “Friday Night Baseball.”
The Los Angeles Dodgers made their debut on Apple TV+ when they hosted the Cincinnati Reds on Jackie Robinson Day, and were back on the company’s platform in June for a game with the Cleveland Guardians.
The Dodgers stream again for their series opener against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park. SportsNet LA will not carry a separate telecast, as Apple streams are exclusive broadcasts, but fans will have the option to listen via radio on AM 570 L.A. Sports.
“Friday Night Baseball” programming includes coverage prior to first pitch and after the game goes final, with host Lauren Gardner and a rotating group of analysts Carlos Peña, Cliff Floyd and Yonder Alonso.
Fans additionally can enjoy walk-up songs from teams featured on “Friday Night Baseball” each week, as well as a collection of classic songs celebrating baseball, through Apple Music. In Apple News, fans can follow their favorite teams and watch personalized MLB highlights in the News app.
The Dodgers will be back on the streaming platform Sept. 23, for their series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals. They previously appeared on Peacock as the “MLB Sunday Leadoff” game.
How to watch Dodgers games for free on Apple TV+
“Friday Night Baseball” games are available to anyone with internet access across devices where Apple TV+ can be found, including on the app on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV 4K and HD, and on tv.apple.com, along with smart TVs, gaming consoles and cable boxes.
A subscription is not needed to watch “Friday Night Baseball.” Options to stream the Dodgers game for free include launching the Apple TV app and selecting the broadcast; or from the MLB.TV app, choosing the “Friday Night Baseball” game to then be redirected to the Apple TV app (where available); or by visiting https://tv.apple.com/ to log in or create an Apple ID.
Users must have an Apple ID in order to access “Friday Night Baseball” programming, which is available in the United States, Canada, Australia, Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Korea and the United Kingdom, and still without the need for a subscription.
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