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No extra free baseball as Apple's reside MLB protection goes behind paywall

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The brand new Main League Baseball season is simply across the nook and Apple has introduced its plans for the return of its weekly Friday Night time Baseball reside video games.

Sadly, whereas the video games had been free to air on the Apple TV app final yr, this yr you’ll want an Apple TV+ subscription to tune in.

At present Apple TV+ is £6.99 a month or £69.99 a yr so when you’ve been used to settling down in entrance of the TV for some free baseball each Friday evening, you’ll need to stump up some money this season.

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Apple did say on the time the free video games had been a “restricted time supply” however you’ll have to have a subscription when you plan on tuning into the curtain raiser between the Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs earlier than San Diego Padres on the Atlanta Braves on April 7.

The double headers had been a preferred fixture of the protection this yr, as Apple started its enlargement into broadcasting reside sports activities by way of its streaming platform. There’ll be 25 extra doubleheaders to take pleasure in this season in 60 nations, with no native blackouts for followers within the native areas.

There’ll even be loads of accompanying content material together with the First Pitch, MLB Day by day Recap, and MLB This Week exhibits.

“We will’t await ‘Friday Night time Baseball’ to begin up once more, and we’re excited for followers to expertise the whole lot new we’re bringing this season,” stated Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice chairman of companies in a newsroom submit.

“Apple TV+ actually has one thing for everybody, from two reside baseball video games each Friday evening, to an unimaginable slate of award-winning authentic movies and sequence — there’s by no means been a greater time to enroll.”

Since launching its baseball protection final yr, Apple has additionally begun broadcasting Main League Soccer and is the host for the MLS Season Move, which requires a further subscription charge.

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