Apple has signed a 10-year deal with Major League Soccer (MLS) to stream every game through the Apple TV app, starting in 2023.
The landmark deal included all MLS and League Cup matches, with no restrictions or local restrictions, as well as select MLS NEXT Pro and MLS NEXT matches. (However, the Leagues Cup and the Campeones Cup matches are excluded for viewers in Mexico.)
The full list of MLS matches will be not be included in your Apple TV+ subscription, Sports Business Journal clarifies, but available through a separate service to be hosted within the Apple TV app. (That means you won’t need to subscribe to Apple TV+ to watch MLS.) Additionally, a limited number of games will be made available for free.
Full details of the new service – including when you can sign up, subscription prices and match times – will be announced in the coming months.
MLS and League Cup matches will feature English and Spanish announcers, and all matches involving Canadian teams will be available in English.
In addition to actual game coverage, Apple TV+ will feature a weekly “whip-around match” show, game replays, analysis and original programming.
Access to the new MLS streaming service will be included in MLS full-season ticket packages.
Live matches and on-demand content on the Apple TV app will be available to anyone with internet access on all devices the app can be found on, including iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV 4K and Apple TV HD; Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony, VIZIO and other smart TVs; Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices; PlayStation and Xbox game consoles; Chromecast with Google TV; Comcast Xfinity; and tv.apple.com.