Mets-Nationals on April 8 will stream exclusively on Apple TV+
The Mets and Nationals will premiere Apple TV+’s new series of live streaming doubleheaders on April 8, Major League Baseball announced on Tuesday.
Initially, the games will be free to anyone with an internet connection, even those who are not subscribers to Apple TV+. But there figures to be a learning curve for many fans who at least will be inconvenienced by the absence of the game from traditional broadcast or cable television.
Eventually the games are expected to be available only to subscribers, much like this season’s slate of exclusive NHL games on the ESPN+ streaming service.
Apple and MLB announced the first half of the “Friday Night Baseball” schedule, starting with Mets-Nationals in Washington and Astros-Angels from Anaheim, California. The Mets game is expected to feature the regular-season Mets debut of Max Scherzer.
Other Apple TV+ games involving local teams include Yankees at Royals on April 29, Tigers at Yankees on June 3 and Mets at Angels on June 10.
“Friday Night Baseball” on Apple TV+ schedule so far
(all times Eastern)
Friday, April 8
New York Mets at Washington Nationals, 7 p.m.
Houston Astros at Los Angeles Angels, 9:30 p.m.
Friday, April 15
Tampa Bay Rays at Chicago White Sox, 7 p.m.
Cincinnati Reds at Los Angeles Dodgers, 10 p.m.
Friday, April 22
St. Louis Cardinals at Cincinnati Reds, 6:30 p.m.
Texas Rangers at Oakland Athletics, 9:30 p.m.
Friday, April 29
New York Yankees at Kansas City Royals, 8 p.m.
Washington Nationals at San Francisco Giants, 10 p.m.
Friday, May 6
Chicago White Sox at Boston Red Sox, 7 p.m.
Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners, 9:30 p.m.
Friday, May 13
San Diego Padres at Atlanta Braves, 7 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at Arizona Diamondbacks, 9:30 p.m.
Friday, May 20
St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates, 6:30 p.m.
Texas Rangers at Houston Astros, 8 p.m.
Friday, May 27
Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox, 7 p.m.
Toronto Blue Jays at Los Angeles Angels, 9:30 p.m.
Friday, June 3
Detroit Tigers at New York Yankees, 7 p.m.
Atlanta Braves at Colorado Rockies, 8:30 p.m.
Friday, June 10
Tampa Bay Rays at Minnesota Twins, 8 p.m.
New York Mets at Los Angeles Angels, 9:30 p.m.
Friday, June 17
Chicago White Sox at Houston Astros, 8 p.m.
Cleveland Guardians at Los Angeles Dodgers, 10 p.m.
Friday, June 24
Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals, 8 p.m.
Detroit Tigers at Arizona Diamondbacks, 9:30 p.m.