Astros vs Angels live stream: How to watch Friday Night Baseball online right now

Jake Odorizzi and Mike Trout
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It’s time to play Friday Night Baseball for the first time with the Astros vs Angels live stream, as Apple TV Plus directly carries live sports. The Astros have been almost unstoppable in the American League West in recent times, winning the division four times in the last season. They made it all the way to the World Series last year, losing out to the Atlanta Braves. And they continued that night, with a 3-1 win over the Angels.

Astros vs Angels channels, start times

• Dates — Today (Friday, April 8)
• Start times  9:38 p.m. ET
• U.S. — Watch on Apple TV Plus
• U.K. — Watch on Apple TV Plus
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free 

In a huge shakeup for the Astros' roster, star shortstop Carol Correra is now at the Twins. There are though high hopes for young replacement Jeremy Peña. Kyle Tucker, Alex Bregman, Yuli Gurriel, Yordan Alvarez, Jose Altuve and Michael Brantleyn also feature in the lineup.

The Angels, meanwhile, will want to start their season positively as they look to make it to the postseason for the first time since 2014. The performance and health of big-hitter Mike Trout will be key to how far they progress over the coming months. The Angels have added Noah Syndergaard and Michael Lorenzen to their pitching roster, with Aaron Loup, Ryan Tepera and Archie Bradley also joining the bullpen. Raisel Iglesias has also re-signed as a closer.

The pitching battle in Friday's Astros vs Angels live stream is set to be between Jake Odorizzi for the Astros and Patrick Sandoval for the Angels. Apple announced that the team covering the game will be made up of Stephen Nelson (play-by-play), Hunter Pence (analyst), Katie Nolan (analyst), and Heidi Watney (reporter).

Here's how to watch it unfold, wherever you are.

How to watch Astros vs Angels live streams from anywhere on Earth

If you can't watch the Astros vs Angels via Apple TV Plus in the country you're in, and are unable to follow your favorite squad, live streams are still possible. With a virtual private network, or VPN, you can appear to be surfing the web from your home town (or somewhere that blackouts won't hit), and access the same streaming services you already paid for. 

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Astros vs Angels live streams in the US

Finding baseball live streams online can be tricky, thanks to regional sports networks (RSNs) that are exclusive to some streaming services. But not when Apple TV Plus has the game.

To watch the game, you'll want to open the Apple TV app, select the Apple TV Plus tab and then select Friday Night Baseball.

Also, while Apple TV Plus is normally $4.99 per month, the service will be streaming the Astros vs Angels live stream for free, as it will with all of the Friday Night Baseball games for the first half of the MLB season.

Apple TV Plus 7-day free trial

You can watch the Friday Night Baseball double-header for free each week on Apple TV Plus. But, if you sign up for the Apple TV Plus 7-day free trial, you can also stream all the great Apple TV shows, including Severance, The Afterparty and Ted Lasso. 

Astros vs Angels live streams in the UK: Where to watch online

Apple TV Plus will host the Astros vs Angels game in the U.K. as well, so our friends across the pond don't need BT Sport.

  • Astros vs Angels @ 2:38 a.m. BST Saturday, April 9 (Apple TV Plus)

Astros vs Angels live streams in Canada

The Astros vs Angels live streams will be available in Canada through Apple TV Plus.

Those north of the border struggling to find all the games may want to try out ExpressVPN, or another VPN service.

Astros vs Angels live streams in Australia

Australia is one of the other territories in which Apple TV Plus is showing Friday Night Baseball, and you can catch the Astros vs Angels live stream through the service.

Trying to watch all the games on the normal above services while in Australia? Check out ExpressVPN, which can help you stream remotely.

Charlotte Henry

Charlotte Henry is a journalist who has covered all things tech and media for a number of years for various publications. She reported in-depth as tech companies became media companies and vice versa. In her newsletter, The Addition, she focuses on the ever-changing streaming ecosystem as the likes of Netflix, Apple TV+ and Disney+ fight for supremacy. Charlotte is also a close follower of sport (she’s a Spurs fan…) watching everything from Premier League football to Major League Baseball. Charlotte’s first book “Not Buying It: The Facts Behind Fake News” was published in 2019. Away from work, she can often be found at heavy metal concerts and festivals.