By Phillip Swann
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Former editor of 4 TV magazines. Author of TV Dot Com.

TV Answer Man, the Yankees play on Friday night on Apple TV+. Do you know if the game will be available on another channel or service like the Yes Network or a local channel? — Tim, New York.

Tim, Apple TV+’s Friday Night Baseball returns tomorrow night (March 29) with a doubleheader: the New York Yankees will face the Houston Astros at 8 p.m. ET (pregame coverage starts 30 minutes earlier) while the Los Angeles Dodgers will host the St. Louis Cardinals at 10 p.m. ET (pregame coverage starts 30 minutes earlier.)

The good news: The games will not be blacked out in market and you can get a seven-day free trial to Apple TV+ if you have never used the streamer’s free trial offer. If you are not eligible for the free trial, an Apple TV+ sub is $9.99 a month.

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The bad news: The games are an Apple TV+ exclusive, meaning they will not be available on any other channel or service including the regional sports channels, local channels, MLB TV and MLB Extra Innings. You can only watch them on Apple TV+.

You can learn more about Apple TV+’s upcoming schedule here.

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

Note: Apple’s games will be available on DIRECTV in bars and restaurants that carry the satcaster’s business service.

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The TV Answer Man is veteran journalist Phillip Swann who has covered the TV technology scene for more than three decades. He will report on the latest news and answer your questions regarding new devices and services that are changing the way you watch television. See the bio for Phillip Swann here.