Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees hits a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Cleveland Guardians on April 22, 2022 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York City.
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Yankees slugger Aaron Judge is working to break the American League single-season home run record on Friday.
The Only Place to Watch Friday’s Yankees vs. Red Sox Game Apple TV+The YES Network, a streaming service and regular TV channel, has raised concerns from some Yankee fans who want to watch the game on the team’s regular station.
Before the game started on Friday, Yankee fans apple Found a new ally: New York Attorney General Letitia James has asked Apple to allow games to air on the YES network.
“New Yorkers used to pay their cable bills in the hope of seeing live sports programming. I am being asked to pay a fee,” James said in a statement. I call on Apple and MLB to reach a fair deal with YES Network so tonight fans can see what the history we all want is made.”
However, you don’t have to pay extra to watch the Friday Night Baseball broadcast. Anyone who signs up for an Apple account or already has one can watch for free. Users don’t have to pay $5 a month for Apple TV+ to enjoy baseball. Earlier this year, Apple said the baseball game was free for a “limited time,” but has yet to start charging users.
Also, users don’t need an Apple device to watch. Moving away from his previous preferences, he created his Apple TV+ app for several non-Apple platforms, including Roku, Amazon’s Fire TV, Google TV, and game consoles, allowing you to watch its broadcasts. . wider market. You can view them on any computer with a web browser and fast enough internet access.
After James retracted the statement“There is a way to watch the game without paying extra, but it imposes requirements such as an Apple ID, smart TV, streaming device, Wi-Fi, and cellular service.”
It’s an example of the growing tensions as high-profile sports broadcasts move from traditional TVs to streaming services like Apple. major league and the Yankees tried to clear up the confusion and posted guides on how to watch the game on social media and websites.
Apple enlisted comedian Jon Stewart, who has a show on Apple TV+, to let viewers know there will be no paywall on Friday. He joked that he pressured Apple executive “Mr. App” to make the game free.
“All you need is an app, and it’s in everything,” Stewart said in the video. It’s behind you,” he joked.
Apple representatives have no comment at this time.