Baseball player Aaron Judge is now aiming for an all-time league home run record, having already racked up sixty this season. And in a rather fortuitous turn of events, the crucial game lands on the last Apple TV+ Friday Night Baseball day of the season, an incredible finale for Apple’s first venture into live sports.
Aaron Judge hit his 60th home run of the season in Tuesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He needs one more today to tie Roger Maris’ all-time American League record of 61, set in 1961. If he gets two home runs, Judge will be the total record holder.
The big game is at 7 p.m. ET today with the Red Sox at Yankees Stadium. It’s one of two games available today exclusively on the Apple TV platform, streaming as part of the Apple Friday Night Baseball deal.
The Yankee’s YES Network reportedly held talks with Apple to negotiate airing the potentially historic game on other channels, but Apple refused. As such, the only way to watch the big game is on the Apple TV app.
How to Watch Yankees vs. Red Sox Friday Night Baseball
If you don’t already, you’ll need an Apple ID. You can sign up here and get a seven-day free trial of Apple TV+ in the process. Note, however, that you don’t need to pay for an Apple TV+ account to watch the games, as Apple has broadcast all Friday Night Baseball games for free this season. (However, future seasons of Friday Night Baseball may require a TV+ subscription. This is advertised as a limited-time offer.)
This indicates that to watch Aaron Judge today, all you need is an Apple ID and a way to get the Apple TV app. The Apple TV app is available on Apple devices such as iPhone, Apple TV 4K, iPad, and Mac.
Besides, the TV app is also available on third-party platforms, including Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, PlayStation, Xbox, Comcast Xfinity set-top boxes, and more. You can also watch on a PC in a web browser at tv.apple.com.
Then just sign in with your Apple ID in the TV app and scroll down to find the Friday Night Baseball section. Tap the game tile to start watching. If you’re using an Apple device running iOS 15.6 or later, the TV app supports pausing and rewinding the live stream.
While all the focus is on the Red Sox vs. Yankees game, the other baseball game today is Cardinals at Dodgers. Both of these games are streaming for free today on the Apple TV app.
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