MLS (Major League Soccer) will be available in over 100 countries through the Apple TV app for $14.99 monthly or $99 annually starting in February 2023. Apple TV+ subscribers get a discount.
Apple currently holds the rights to MLB Friday Night (Major League Baseball) in 13 countries – more on the way – and will soon gain global 10-year rights to MLS (Major League Soccer) which it will broadcast in over 100 countries. The company is also rumored to be bidding for NFL Sunday Ticket (National Football League) and is showing interest in the UK's Premier League.
To gain access users must download the Apple TV app on an Apple device, Amazon FireTV, Android TV, Google TV, Roku, a compatible Smart TV or a game console.
The MLS Season Pass in the Apple TV app will cost $14.99 per month or $99 per season. Apple TV+ subscribers can sign up at a special price of $12.99 per month or $79 per season.
Like MLB, MLS will be available from within the Apple TV app. Photo: Apple
- "There isn’t a more perfect time to introduce MLS Season Pass, coming off the heels of the most dramatic MLS Cup in history and with MLS as the fastest-growing soccer league in the world," said Eddy Cue, Apple’s SVP of Services. "We’re counting down the days to February 2023 when fans everywhere can enjoy MLS Season Pass on billions of devices — all with no blackouts."
Commentary will be available in English, Spanish and French. There will be replays, highlights, analysis etc.
Apple does not yet charge extra money for MLB in the 13 countries where it currently holds the rights.
The MLS season kicks off on February 25, 2023.