November 16, 2022
Apple and Major League Soccer have announced that the MLS Season Pass will launch on February 1, 2023
Apple and Major League Soccer today announced the MLS Season Pass will launch on February 1, 2023 – introducing an unprecedented subscription service to fans in more than 100 countries and regions that features every MLS regular season game live, the entire playoffs, and the Leagues Cup.1 all without blackouts. MLS Season Pass will bring MLS to its largest global audience ever, in a simpler and more streamlined way: All matches will be available on billions of devices through the Apple TV app on Apple devices, smart TVs, streaming devices, set-top box, and game consoles, and the web to tv.apple.com. The launch of the MLS Season Pass marks the official kickoff of the 10-year partnership between MLS and Apple, a historic first for a major professional sports league.
In addition, the expansion club 2023 St. Louis CITY SC today unveiled their kits for the club’s inaugural season and provided the first look at the Apple TV sleeve patch. All 29 clubs will have the Apple TV patch in a different colour, with the rest of the clubs’ shirts to be shared in the weeks before the start of the 2023 regular season.
“There is no more perfect time to introduce the MLS Season Pass, coming on 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 senior vice president. of services. “We’re counting down the days to February 2023 when fans everywhere can enjoy the MLS Season Pass on billions of devices — all without interruption.”
“We couldn’t be more excited to bring our fans MLS Season Pass, a new home for all MLS games and a wide variety of league and club content they can’t get anywhere else,” said Don Garber, MLS commissioner. “We have the most engaged and passionate fans in sports, and now they’ll have every game anywhere with the MLS Season Pass.”
MLS Season Pass will be home to the most expansive and accessible lineup of programming ever for MLS fans, including all MLS and Leagues Cup matches, as well as hundreds of MLS NEXT Pro and MLS NEXT matches throughout the season. During match days, MLS Season Pass will feature exclusive live match coverage so fans never miss an exciting goal or save, as well as replays, highlights and game analysis. Starting February 1, fans can subscribe to MLS Season Pass in the Apple TV app for $14.99 per month during the season or $99 per season, and Apple TV+ subscribers can sign up at a special price of $ 12.99 per month and $79 per season.
As previously announced, the 2023 MLS regular season will begin on February 25. The first home match to be revealed so far is 2022 MLS Cup champions Los Angeles FC against LA Galaxy in a historic match that showcases Los Angeles’ soccer rivalry. the Rose Bowl Stadium – the first MLS regular season game to be played there since 2002. All games during the “MLS is Back” opening weekend will be available to watch for free on the Apple TV app.
Fans will be able to watch MLS matches with English and Spanish broadcast teams, and can easily listen to a club’s home radio broadcast in the Apple TV app. All matches involving Canadian teams will be available in French. The matches will take place mainly on Saturday and Wednesday, with a few matches held on Sunday. For most games, kickoff time will be 7:30 pm local time, with pre-game coverage beginning at 7 pm ET. A few matches each week may be broadcast at other times.
The full Major League Soccer 2023 schedule will be announced in mid-December.
MLS Season Pass provides fans with in-depth coverage of their favorite clubs every week throughout the season, starting with previews of every upcoming match. On match day, fans have the ability to watch every match from the start, no matter when they tune in. After the final whistle, fans can watch match replays, highlight packages, and more so they can catch up on everything they missed. and off the field.
An MLS Season Pass subscription will be included as part of full season ticket packages with MLS clubs. A selection of MLS and Leagues Cup matches, including some of the biggest playoff matches, will also be available at no additional cost to Apple TV+ subscribers, with a number of matches available for free on the Apple TV app.
More details on MLS Season Pass broadcast teams, production enhancements, as well as all the ways fans can enjoy MLS content within the Apple ecosystem, will be announced in the coming weeks.
Starting today, fans can visit apple.com/apple-tv-app to sign up for updates on the MLS Season Pass.
Follow MLS on Apple News
With iOS 16, Apple News introduced a new My Sports section for users to easily follow their favorite clubs, teams and leagues; receive stories from hundreds of leading publishers; access scores, schedules and standings for major professional and college leagues; and watch highlights right in the News app. Fans can visit apple.news/mysports to follow Major League Soccer and their favorite clubs in News to follow all the happenings around the league, and perfectly synchronize their teams with the Apple TV app.
About Major League Soccer
Headquartered in New York City, Major League Soccer – celebrating its 28th season in 2023 – features 29 clubs across the United States and Canada, including the 2023 expansion team St. Louis CITY SC. As of February 1, 2023, all MLS, Leagues Cup, and select MLS NEXT Pro and MLS NEXT matches can be watched through MLS Season Pass, available on the Apple TV app on Apple devices, smart TVs, streaming devices, set-top boxes, and game consoles, and in the web. tv.apple.com. MLS Season Pass will feature the most expansive and accessible lineup of programming ever for MLS fans. For more information on MLS, visit www.MLSsoccer.com. For more information about the Apple TV app, visit apple.com/apple-tv-app/devices.
- This excludes the League Cup and the Champions League for viewers in Mexico.
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