Apple today introduced the new MLS Season Pass, the new subscription service available to fans of Major League Soccer in more than 100 countries and regions.
The MLS Season Pass is available on the Apple TV app and can be accessed on Apple devices, smart TVs, consoles, set-top boxes and web via the tv.apple.com website.
You don’t need an Apple TV+ subscription to buy the MLS Season Pass, but it’s cheaper if you have one. Non-TV+ subscribers can pay $14.99 per month or $99 per season, while TV+ subscribers pay $12.99 per month or $79 per season.
MLS Season Pass holders automatically get access to the MLS Season Pass on Apple TV. With Family Sharing, up to six family members can share the subscription using their own Apple ID and password, and fans can ask Siri a variety of MLS-related questions, including fixtures, results, standings, club lists and player stats.
The Season Pass includes all live MLS regular season games, the playoffs and the Leagues Cup, excluding blackouts. There’s also a free selection of on-demand pre-season content to get fans ready for the new season.
The 2023 MLS regular season begins on February 25 when 2022 MLS Cup champions Los Angeles FC take on LA Galaxy at the Rose Bowl Stadium. All opening weekend games can be viewed for free on the Apple TV app. For more information on free games, see the full 2023 MLS season schedule.
From Apple’s press release:
“The accessibility is tremendous for the sport. It will help grow MLS not only domestically but internationally as well. They’ll be watching our games from anywhere,” said Los Angeles Football Club midfielder Kellyn Acosta. “We’re talking about how we want the league to continue to grow and close the gap compared to other leagues and I think having this Apple partnership is a step in the right direction. You want to lead into the 2026 World Cup you want to build momentum and gain more exposure and I think this partnership is going to be really nice. I know my family is looking forward to having all the games in one place and I think it’s going to be huge for the league and for the sport in the US.”
As the season kicks off, fans can visit Apple Maps to explore special Match Day Guides produced by MLS clubs including Atlanta United, Nashville SC and Toronto FC and find recommendations for local bars and restaurants around a game to see, as well as detailed information about them stadiums and more.
Apple Maps is also launching several new custom three-dimensional MLS stadium landmarks in time for the season opener, including the Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey; Lumen Field in Seattle; and Audi Field in Washington, DC
The Season Pass is the result of an agreement between Apple and Major League Soccer for a 10-year partnership. All 29 MLS clubs now have a different color Apple TV patch to mark the agreement.
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