Only One of this Weekend’s Phillies Games is on Traditional TV
The All-Star Break is over for the Phillies. After completing Sunday's sweep in Miami against the Marlins, the Phillies (minus lone All-Star Kyle Schwarber) had four days off. But Phillies fans gearing up to watch the resumption of the season in the air conditioning will be disappointed.
Only one of this weekend's three games against the Chicago Cubs will be broadcast on traditional television. The other two will be livestreamed on two different platforms. Here is a rundown of where to find the Phillies this weekend:
Friday: 7:05 p.m., Apple TV+
To watch tonight's game on Apple TV+, one must have an Apple ID. Users of an Apple iPhone or iPad, or anyone who has iTunes installed on their devices have one already. But if someone is new to Apple products, this might be a hassle.
The game may be watched through a web browser here or by downloading the Apple TV app on a smart TV or on a compatible mobile device or tablet.
Fans who need an Apple ID may obtain one here.
Saturday: 6:05 p.m. MLB.tv (Free) or NBC Sports Philadelphia
For those who love streaming, MLB.tv will carry this game free. That means one need not a subscription to view the game. The MLB.tv app is readily available on most smart phones, smart TVs and tablets.
But this one will be available on NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Sunday: 12:05 p.m. Peacock
Fans with an Xfinity subscription will be able to access this app through their cable boxes. Using the remote with voice controls, asking for "Philadelphia Phillies' should be enough. But non-Xfinity users will be out of luck without a paid Peacock subscription.
The Peacock subscription games are usually at 12:05 p.m. so this will be an earlier one for the Phillies.
Users of Verizon Fios, YouTube TV, or any other cable entity whose monthly fees include NBC Sports Philadelphia will not have access, despite Peacock also being an NBC University property.
Head to the (Hot) Park!
There are tickets available for all three games should fans wish to attend the games in person. However, dress lightly, stay hydrated and bring sun screen! The forecast high temperatures in South Philadelphia this weekend are 96 degrees on Friday, 99 degrees Saturday, and 99 degrees once again on Sunday.