By Phillip Swann
The TV Answer Man – @tvanswerman

TV Answer Man, the Dodgers are on Apple tonight. Any suggestions on how to watch the game without getting the Apple TV+ subscription? Marie, Pasadena, California.

Marie, Apple TV+’s exclusive Friday MLB doubleheaders continue tonight (April 28) with the Philadelphia Phillies visiting the Houston Astros at 8 p.m. ET and the Los Angeles Dodgers hosting the St. Louis Cardinals at 10 p.m. ET.

Apple’s MLB broadcasts, which began last season as part of a multi-year agreement with the league, are exclusive, meaning they will not be available on any other service, including the regional sports networks, MLB TV or MLB Extra Innings.

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The streamer offered the games for free last year, but you have to subscribe to Apple TV+ for $6.99 a month to watch the games this season.

But there is still a way for many fans to watch for free.

MLB and Apple are now offering a free two-month subscription to Apple TV+ for new and qualified returning subscribers. Apple has not revealed its secret sauce for defining ‘qualified returning subscribers,’ but you can try to redeem the free sub here.

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The two-month free sub also entitles you to watch the rest of the Apple TV+ lineup, which includes award-winning shows such as Ted Lasso, Severance and Coda.

Note that you must sign up by July 7 to get the free subscription.

If you need more information on how to watch the MLB games on Apple TV+, click here.

Marie, hope that helps. Happy viewing and stay safe!

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— Phillip Swann