MLB Apple TV Plus schedule: Date, start time for every 2022 'Friday Night Baseball' live stream

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Apple is taking a bite of Major League Baseball.

MLB is making strides to put baseball in front of as many viewers as possible — kind of. This season, with a new partnership between the league and Apple, select games will be available strictly on Apple TV+ in its "Friday Night Baseball" package.

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In addition to Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Peacock and other streaming services will carry games throughout the 2022 season as MLB tries to expand the game to new eyeballs. What makes matters more complicated is the exclusivity of these games on their respective streaming services.

Here's what you need to know about the schedule for the upcoming games you can find exclusively on Apple+ TV:

Apple TV+ 2022 MLB schedule

DateGameFirst pitch (ET)
Friday, May 13Braves vs. Padres7 p.m.
Friday, May 13Diamondbacks vs. Cubs9:30 p.m.
Friday, May 20Pirates vs. Cardinals6:30 p.m.
Friday, May 20Astros vs. Rangers8 p.m.
Friday, May 27Red Sox vs. Orioles7 p.m.
Friday, May 27Angels vs. Blue Jays9:30 p.m.
Friday, June 3Yankees vs. Tigers7 p.m.
Friday, June 3Rockies vs. Braves8:30 p.m.
Friday, June 10Twins vs. Rays8 p.m.
Friday, June 10Angels vs. Mets9:30 p.m.
Friday, June 17Astros vs. White Sox8 p.m.
Friday, June 17Dodgers vs. Guardians10 p.m.
Friday, June 24Cardinals vs. Cubs8 p.m.
Friday, June 24Diamondbacks vs. Tigers9:30 p.m.

Why are MLB games on Apple TV+?

Prior to the start of the 2022 season, Apple and MLB announced a partnership for "Friday Night Baseball," airing 24 games on the streaming services with doubleheaders every Friday night for the first 12 weeks of the season.

The games exclusively air on Apple TV+ — not any other national network or any team's regional television partner.

The good news about this is that, for a limited time, "Friday Night Baseball" airs for free over the streaming service, meaning no money out of your pocket to catch these games. Just the added step of having to find out which device to use to stream the games.

What is Apple TV+?

Apple TV+ is yet another streaming service that has surfaced in recent years, this time created and curated by tech giant Apple.

Typically at $4.99 a month, the "Friday Night Baseball" games come for free for a limited time. It's unknown when the switch will be flipped to a paid service in order to watch the games.

The service is home to hit show "Ted Lasso," "Foundation," "Finch" and now, "Friday Night Baseball."

Joe Rivera is in his sixth year with Sporting News, handling NFL, MLB and some things pro wrestling. He is also a card-carrying BBWAA member and teaches Multimedia Sports Reporting at his alma mater, Rutgers University.