Apple has announced the signing of a deal with Major League Soccer (MLS) that will allow the company to stream every MLS match for ten years, starting in 2023.
The new partnership will allow fans to watch all MLS, Leagues Cup, and select MLS NEXT Pro and MLS NEXT matches in the Apple TV app by subscribing to the new MLS streaming service.
The new service will include game replays, highlights, analysis, and other original programming.
Apple says select MLS and Leagues Cup matches will be available at no additional cost to Apple TV+ subscribers, with a limited number of matches available for free.
Access to the new MLS streaming service will be included as part of MLS full-season ticket packages.
However, unlike several other sports streaming deals, there won’t be any regional blackouts.
The MLS content on the Apple TV app will be available on all devices where the app is accessible, including iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV 4K, and Apple TV HD; Samsung, LG, Panasonic, Sony, TCL, VIZIO, and other smart TVs; Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices; PlayStation and Xbox gaming consoles; Chromecast with Google TV; and Comcast Xfinity. Fans can also watch on tv.apple.com.
At launch, all MLS and Leagues Cup matches will have announcers in English and Spanish, and all matches involving Canadian teams will be available in French.
Apple and MLS will also provide coverage via Apple News, as users will be able to watch highlights in the News app.
There’s not much on the cost of the service or when users can sign up for it. Read the official press release to learn more about the Apple x MLS partnership.