By Phillip Swann
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TV Answer Man, the Nats are on Apple TV on Friday night. Any tips on how to avoid the subscription fee? — Bob, Bowie, Maryland. 

Bob, you’re right. Apple TV+’s exclusive Friday night MLB twin bill continues tonight with the Washington Nationals hosting the Toronto Blue Jays at 6:30 p.m. ET (first pitch is at 6:45 p.m.) and the Philadelphia Phillies hosting the San Francisco Giants at the same time. The two games cannot be seen anywhere else and Apple TV+ normally costs $9.99 a month. However, there is a way to get around that fee.

Apple TV+ and MLB have teamed to offer a free two-month trial to the streaming service. The promotion, which expires on September 27, 2024, means you can watch Apple TV+’s Friday night MLB doubleheaders as well as the entire Apple TV+ lineup of shows and movies for free for two months.

However, note that the free trial to only available to new and “qualified returning” subscribers. Apple TV+ does not definite “qualified returning” so if you are a former sub, you’ll have to give it a try to find out. You can click here to sign up for the free two-month trial.

Be sure to cancel prior to the end of your two-month trial or you will be charged in month three.

Here’s a list of games coming to Apple TV+ through the month of June:

Friday, May 3

San Francisco Giants at Philadelphia Phillies

6:30 p.m. ET

Toronto Blue Jays at Washington Nationals

6:30 p.m. ET

Friday, May 10

Arizona Diamondbacks at Baltimore Orioles

7 p.m. ET

Kansas City Royals at Los Angeles Angels

9:30 p.m. ET

Friday, May 17

Tampa Bay Rays at Toronto Blue Jays

7 p.m. ET

Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Guardians

7 p.m. ET

Friday, May 24

Milwaukee Brewers at Boston Red Sox

7 p.m. ET

Baltimore Orioles at Chicago White Sox

7:30 p.m. ET

Friday, May 31

Detroit Tigers at Boston Red Sox

7 p.m. ET

Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners

10 p.m. ET

Friday, June 7

Minnesota Twins at Pittsburgh Pirates

6:30 p.m. ET

Los Angeles Dodgers at New York Yankees

7 p.m. ET

Friday, June 14

Texas Rangers at Seattle Mariners

10 p.m. ET

Los Angeles Angels at San Francisco Giants

10 p.m. ET

Friday, June 21

Arizona Diamondbacks at Philadelphia Phillies

6:30 p.m. ET

Atlanta Braves at New York Yankees

7 p.m. ET

Friday, June 28

Houston Astros at New York Mets

7 p.m. ET

San Diego Padres at Boston Red Sox

7 p.m. ET

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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.