The Cincinnati Reds are headed to the Big Apple, but it’s not New York City.
The Reds play the Los Angeles Dodgers at 10:10 pm on April 15, but the game won’t be on the regular Reds TV channel, Bally Sports Ohio.
The second Friday night baseball game of the season for the Reds will also be Apple TV+’s second “Friday Night Baseball on Apple TV” game. The streaming platform entered into the MLB broadcasting schedule this season and will stream games on Friday nights.
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“Friday Night Baseball” includes two games, the first two were the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals and the Houston Astros and Los Angeles Angels on April 8.
The Reds/Dodgers game is the second game of the double feature following the Tampa Bay Rays vs. Chicago White Sox, which begins at 7 pm
But the Reds-Dodgers game is different from the earlier game.
Here’s what you need to know.
Reds vs. Dodgers is free on Apple TV for Jackie Robinson Day
MLB is celebrating the great Jackie Robinson with Jackie Robinson Day on April 15. To mark the occasion, Apple TV+ is broadcasting the Reds-Dodgers game free.
Robinson broke the color barrier while playing for the Dodgers and every player in baseball will wear the No. 42 on Friday, which is the 75th anniversary of his Dodgers debut.
No Apple TV+ subscription is needed to watch this game.
Here’s how to watch Reds vs. Dodgers game on Apple TV, MLB.TV
Access the game by launching the Apple TV app and watch the game that way. Or you can watch game through MLB.TV app. The game will also be streamed on Apple TV’s website, but you’ll need an Apple ID to watch.
Do I need an Apple account to watch the Reds-Dodgers?
Yes. You don’t have to pay for the Apple TV subscription, but you do need to have an Apple ID.
Who is announcing the Apple TV Reds vs. Dodgers game?
Calling the Reds game will be a newly assembled broadcast team this season. Here’s who is calling the game:
- Stephen Nelson (play-by-play)
- Hunter Pence (analyst)
- Katie Nolan (@analyst)
- Heidi Watney (reporter)
When are the Reds on ‘Sunday Morning Baseball?’
“Friday Night Baseball” isn’t the only new streaming option this year. NBC’s streaming platform Peacock will have a “Sunday Morning Baseball” schedule this season. And the Reds will be on that in May.
There are 18 Sunday Morning Baseball games on the schedule, and the Reds will play the Giants at 11:30 am on May 29.