Major League Baseball is still rolling with new ways for its fans to be more accessible to games. This time, though, it is actually a renewed way. MLB and Twitter announced a renewed deal that will allow Twitter, in the United States, to simulcast one day-game per week throughout the 2018 season on the platform. Twitter will simulcast one of the participating teams local broadcast to its website users with or without a Twitter account to view on connected devices for free. The first game to be aired will be Thursday, March 5 in a matchup between the Texas Rangers and Oakland Athletics, in Oakland, at 3:35 PM ET.

Major League Baseball is making its games more accessible

MLB is making themselves experts in the streaming field.

Back in 2016, the league and Twitter agreed to a similar deal, that also included the National Hockey League and National Football League, that allowed for the social networking platform to stream one out-of-market game per week. Twitter started streaming live games from April-October 2017.

According to Twitter's official blog, this deal will also include advertising packages to be made available to sponsors. These packages would include revenue sharing, but it is unknown at this time how revenue would be divided.

On other notes, Facebook will stream 25 MLB games throughout the 2018 season, exclusively.

That means that these contest can only be watched on Facebook Watch. MLB will also partner with ESPN's streaming service, ESPN+, to stream 180 games.

YouTube, on the other hand, will be the representing sponsor of the World Series in 2018 and 2019. TechCrunch claims that multi-year deal includes in-stadium signage, TV-advertisements, and on-air callouts.

How can a user watch the games on Twitter?

Fans will be able to watch these games on connected devices while logged onto Twitter or online by going to

Real-time baseball highlights will be brought to you by the official @MLB Twitter account and as well as @LasMayores for Spanish highlights.

Twitter has made available official triggered-emoji hashtags for all 30 Major League Baseball teams to use all season long.

Twitter's April baseball game schedule goes as follows:

  • Thursday, April 5, Texas Rangers @ Oakland Athletics, 3:35 PM ET
  • Tuesday, April 10, Tampa Bay Rays @ Chicago White Sox, 2:10 PM ET
  • Thursday, April 19, Houston Astros @ Seattle Mariners, 3:40 PM ET
  • Wednesday, April 25, Los Angeles Angels @ Houston Astros, 2:10 PM ET