How to watch Aaron Judge in New York Yankees vs Red Sox baseball

Baseball player Aaron Judge is aiming for the all-time major league home run record today, having already hit sixty this season. And in a rather fortuitous twist, the decisive game lands on the final Apple TV+ Friday Night Baseball day of the season, an incredible finale for Apple’s first venture into live sports.

Aaron Judge hit his 60th home run of the season in Tuesday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He needs one more today to tie Roger Maris’ all-time American League record of 61, set in 1961. If he hits two home runs, Judge will be the all-time record holder.

The big game takes place at 7pm Eastern Time today with the Red Sox at Yankees stadium. It is one of two games available today exclusively on the Apple TV platform, streaming as part of Apple’s Friday Night Baseball deal.

The Yankee’s YES network reportedly held talks with Apple to negotiate showing the potentially history-making game on other channels, but Apple declined. As such, the only way to watch the big game is through the Apple TV app.

How to watch Yankees vs Red Sox Friday Night Baseball

If you don’t already, you’ll need an Apple ID. You can sign up here and get a seven-day free trial of Apple TV+ in the process. However, note that you don’t need to pay for an Apple TV+ account to watch the games, as Apple has broadcast all Friday Night Baseball games this season for free. (However, future Friday Night Baseball seasons may require a TV+ subscription. This is advertised as a limited-time offer.)

That means to watch Aaron Judge today, all you need is an Apple ID and a way to get the Apple TV app. The Apple TV app is available on Apple devices such as iPhone, Apple TV 4K, iPad and Mac.

In addition, the TV app is also available on third-party platforms, including Amazon Fire Stick, Roku, PlayStation, Xbox, Comcast Xfinity set-top boxes and more. You can also watch on a PC in a web browser at tv.apple.com.

Then simply sign in with your Apple ID in the TV app and scroll down to find the Friday Night Baseball section. Tap the game tile to start watching. If you’re using an Apple device running iOS 15.6 or later, the TV app supports pausing and rewinding the live stream.

While all the focus is on the Red Sox vs Yankees game, the other baseball game today is Cardinals at Dodgers. Both of these games are streaming for free today on the Apple TV app.

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