How to Watch Cubes-D Backs on Apple TV, May 13, 2022

Friday night’s match between the Cubs and the D-backs – which will place D-backs starter Zach Davies, in the middle of an excellent season, against a Cubs lineup with outfielder Seiya Suzuki – will be broadcast exclusively on Apple TV +. It will not be available on your local cable provider or MLB.TV.

First pitch is scheduled for 9:40 pm ET.

For more information on how to access “Friday Night Baseball” on Apple TV +, visit the Apple Knowledge Base.

No subscription required to watch “Friday Night Baseball” on Apple TV +. To access “Friday Night Baseball” games on Apple TV +, just follow these steps:

Launch the Apple TV app and select the game directly from there,

From the MLB.TV app, tap Apple TV + Game to browse to the Apple TV app (where available),

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I need an Apple account to view the free games?

Yes. You must have an Apple ID. Your Apple ID is the account you use on all your Apple devices, including your iPhone. Learn how to create a new Apple ID here.

HHow do I sign up to watch the free games on Apple TV +?

Sign in with your Apple ID. Learn here how to watch Friday Night Baseball.

Do I need to enter payment information to view the free games?

No. Payment information is not required to view.

On which devices can I watch the games?

See here all the ways to watch Apple TV +.

In which countries can I watch these games?

Games on Apple TV + will be available alongside the United States at the following locations: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Great Britain, Japan, Korea and Mexico.

Designed: If you use other Apple products, many of the Apple TV + broadcast elements – like the graphics from the startup setup – will look familiar and consistent. The clean and simple design aesthetic has the classic “SF Pro” font of the company.

Cameras: The broadcasts use a “Megalodon” camera, which produces extremely high resolution shots, with a shallow depth of field. This provides a sharp focus on the subject of the recording – a cinematic radiance that contributes to the drama of the moment.

Integrated stats: If you are a fan of baseball and numbers, “Friday Night Baseball” has introduced a new feature that will keep you entertained throughout the game. The integrated stats feature – unobtrusively displayed at the bottom right of the screen – presents continuously updated odds statistics on a pitch-by-pitch basis. The metric in question rotates and constantly takes into account the specific game situation. For example, what is the chance that the batter produces an RBI at a 2-1 field with runners on first and second and one out?

Tune Tracker: Walk-up music is a way for hitters to see their tastes and connect with fans, and “Friday Night Baseball” kicks that experience up a notch for viewers at home. When a home team drummer hits the record for the first time in the game, an Apple Music pop-up below will identify his walk-up song.

New perspectives: The Apple TV + broadcasts place the emphasis on having a new and diverse group of voices calling the games. One crew has Melanie Newman (play-by-play), Hannah Keyser (analyst) and Brooke Fletcher (reporter), along with former MLB outfielder Chris Young (analyst). The other crew consists of Stephen Nelson (play-by-play) and another former outfielder, Hunter Pence (analyst), alongside Katie Nolan (analyst) and Heidi Watney (reporter).