Apple’s sports ambitions have expanded beyond baseball. After broadcasting a handful of MLB games live on Friday nights last year, on February 25 the maker of the iPhone signs a 10-year deal with Major League Soccer. He Apple TV Plus streaming service will be the exclusive home of all MLS games in the 2023 season through your MLS Season Pass. It costs $13 per month or $79 per season for Apple TV Plus subscribers and more for non-subscribers.
There are no blackouts for local games and no need to switch between different apps or channels to find different matches. With the exception of a handful of games that will also air on Fox and FS1, the only The way to watch MLS games, Leagues Cup games or MLS Next games will be on Apple TV Plus.
Here’s everything you need to know about how to watch Major League Soccer on Apple TV Plus this year.
Frequently asked questions about MLS on Apple TV Plus
How much will soccer cost on Apple TV Plus?
Apple will charge $13 a month for the MLS season pass to those who already pay for Apple TV Plus. Since an Apple TV Plus subscription costs $7 per month, the total monthly fee for subscribers is $20 per month.
If you are not an Apple TV Plus subscriber, the monthly fee will be $15 per month.
As we mentioned earlier, soccer fans looking to save can purchase an entire season for a one-time charge of $79 for Apple TV Plus members or $99 for non-Apple TV Plus subscribers.
Will there be free MLS games on Apple TV Plus?
Yes. Each week, Apple will make six of its Saturday games available for free without the need to sign up for MLS Season Pass or even Apple TV Plus (although you’ll need to sign in with an Apple ID which you can do for free). ). This includes all contests on the opening weekend.
You can find a complete schedule for MLS games, including those that will be available for free, on the MLS website.
What devices do I need to watch Apple football matches?
You can watch the games on any device that has the Apple TV app, including TVs, phones, tablets, and computers. This includes iPhones, iPads, Apple TV, and Macs, as well as smart TVs and streaming devices running Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and Google TV platforms.
If you have a game console, there’s an Apple TV app for Microsoft’s Xbox One and Xbox Series S and X, and Sony’s PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Recent TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizio also have Apple TV apps. More details on compatible devices can be found on the Apple site.
Can I watch MLS games on Android, Chrome, or Windows devices?
Apple doesn’t have Apple TV Plus apps for Android devices or Windows computers, but it does allow you to stream your MLS shows and games, using a web browser by going to tv.apple.com.
You will need to sign in or create an Apple account to view the games.
Are MLS games available on regular TV channels?
No. With the exception of a handful of games that will also air on Fox or FS1, these streams are all exclusive to Apple TV Plus, so you won’t be able to watch them on your local regional sports network, cable or satellite package. or on a live TV streaming service.
What announcers announce the games?
Apple has lined up a host of broadcast equipment to broadcast all the games in English and Spanish. Games featuring Canadian teams will also be broadcast in French.
Full details on the broadcast teams can be found here.
Will the games be broadcast in 4K?
No. Apple will stream MLS and Leagues Cup games in 1080p HD, not 4K. For audio, these contests will feature Dolby 5.1 sound.