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Ultimate Guide: Stream MLS Games Seamlessly on Your Apple TV

Master the art of streaming Major League Soccer (MLS) on your Apple TV with our comprehensive guide. Discover how to correctly set up your device, download the MLS App, and ensure a seamless streaming experience. Explore additional features such as match analysis, game replays and benefits of an MLS Live subscription.

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Published Jan 29, 2024

So you're a Major League Soccer (MLS) fan with an Apple TV and you're wondering how to catch all the action. You're in the right place! This guide will show you how to stream MLS games directly on your Apple TV.

Apple TV isn't just for movies and shows, it's also a perfect platform for sports enthusiasts. And yes, that includes MLS fans like you! The good news is that it's quite simple to set up and start watching your favorite MLS teams.

Setting Up Your Apple TV

Before you delve into enjoying the Major League Soccer games on your Apple TV, it's crucial to ensure your device is set up correctly. Please note: this process is a one-time task. Once you've completed it, all you'll need to do is select your preferred game and enjoy!

Start by plugging in your Apple TV and connect it to your TV via HDMI. Now, make sure you're connected to the internet. Be it through Wi-Fi or ethernet, a steady internet connection is a must for streaming.

Let's move on to setting up your Apple ID. You'll need your Apple ID to download the necessary streaming apps. No Apple ID? No problem, you can create a new one directly from your Apple TV. Simply head to 'Settings', select 'Accounts', and then 'iTunes and App Store'. Click on 'Create New Apple ID' and follow the prompts.

Seamless streaming of MLS games also requires the correct apps installed on your Apple TV. So, next, visit the App Store, and search for your preferred streaming service. Options could include Fox Sports Go, ESPN app, or other international apps like DAZN for our Canadian readers. Choose the one that features MLS games. Remember, these apps may require a separate subscription, beyond just owning an Apple TV.

After you find your preferred app, install it. Post-installation, you need to log in with your credentials. Don't have an account with the streaming service? You'll find a sign-up option within the app. Make sure to set this up as well.

As a final touch, find and select the 'Preferences' option. Here, ensure you set the video resolution to 'Match Content'. This ensures your device displays the highest quality video that your television and internet connection can handle.

Finding the MLS App on Apple TV

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Having set up your Apple TV and confirmed its successful connection, your next line of action is to find the MLS App. The MLS puts up free matches for streaming, but you'll need to have the MLS App downloaded and installed on your Apple TV. Here's how to do this.

First, navigate to the Apple TV's home screen. The app icon can be your guide; simply push the main button on your remote to go to the home screen. Now, start searching for the MLS App. This is done in the "App Store" which is easily accessible from the home screen. Hover over the App Store icon and click.

In the App Store search area, type in "MLS" and from the populated list of apps, select the Major League Soccer app. It's the one with the green icon with a white boot on a ball. To download, click on the "Get" button. Once that's done, the MLS App is automatically installed on your Apple TV.

Go back to the home screen after the installation is complete. Scroll through your apps until you find the MLS App. Click on the app to launch it. You'll be prompted to insert your MLS account information or create a new one if you don't have one yet.

Following successful login or account setup, you are now ready to start streaming games. You'll see multiple broadcast options and you can pick the ones you want to watch. Games are arranged according to schedules and you can easily view upcoming games.

Remember, for any live games, a good web connection is essential. Equip yourself with reliable and high-speed internet to get a seamless streaming experience. With this, interruptions would become a thing of the past as you engage in fun-filled MLS game streaming on your Apple TV.

Signing In to the MLS App

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Now that you've navigated your way to the MLS App, it's time to go a step further. You'll find two paths to tread here. You might already have an MLS account to your name, or you could be a newbie. Doesn't matter! We've got your back either way. Let's go through each scenario.

In case you already have an account, it's simple. Sign in using your existing MLS account login credentials. Be careful to enter these accurately to avoid unnecessary delays and complications. Incorrect logins can lock you out!

On the other hand, you might be new to the MLS World and need to create an account. Don't fret, the process is as straightforward as it comes. All you need is to provide some basic information about yourself. This includes your full name, email address, and desired password.

Undoubtedly you'll find the sign-up button on the top right corner of the screen. Once your account is successfully created, you'll be immediately directed to the sign-in page. Use your newly formed login credentials and you'll be in before you know it!

What's the benefit, you wonder? Having an MLS account gives you complete access to all the live matches, game replays and highlights. Not to mention, you get to be a part of the overwhelmingly passionate community of MLS. You're truly in for a treat, trust me!

Subscribing to MLS Live

Now that you've got your Apple TV set up and are signed into the MLS App, it's time to dive deeper and unlock all the benefits of the service. You'll need to sign up for MLS Live. This subscription service offers several key features that enhance your MLS sporting viewing experience.

MLS Live is your ticket to live, on-demand access to every out-of-market MLS game. That's hundreds of matches every season that you can watch anytime you want. It's worth noting that local-market games are blacked out, but you'll have access to the full replay of these games 48 hours after the match.

Let's walk you through the subscription process.

First, head to the home screen on your Apple TV and navigate to the MLS App that you've already downloaded and signed into. On the main menu, you'll find the option to view MLS live content. Click on it to bring up the subscription options.

MLS Live subscription comes at a cost of $79.99 for the full season, while you also have the option of a monthly subscription at $14.99. But don't worry, both come with 7-day free trial. Yes, you heard it right! A full week of exploring and making sure it's the right fit for you before you make your final decision.

Choose the subscription plan that fits your needs and follow the prompts on the screen to subscribe.

Subscription Type Price
Full Season $79.99
Monthly $14.99

To ensure flawless streaming, verify your internet connection is stable. An optimal streaming experience requires a speed of 6 Mbps or higher.

Despite the rave reviews this subscription service receives from Apple TV users around the world, it's always a good idea to trial a service for yourself. Remember, the 7-day free trial is an excellent way to test out MLS Live, ensuring it offers everything you need.

Watching Live MLS Games on Apple TV

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Stepping into the MLS live streaming experience, the bells and whistles of your Apple TV await. You've set up your device, installed the MLS App, and got your MLS account up and running. So, what's next? Let's dive right into the most exciting part, watching live MLS games.

Your first pitstop is your MLS App's Home Screen. This is where all the magic happens. As you scroll through the options, you'll come across "Live & Upcoming". This section is your gateway to live MLS matches. By selecting it, you tap into the ongoing or slated-to-start games.

Don't want to miss your favorite team's match? There's an "All Competitions" dropdown menu. From here, pick your desired team and all related matches will be visible. Real-time updates and goal alerts keep you on your toes, providing an immersive soccer experience.

As an MLS Live subscriber you won't have to worry about regional blackouts which can often be a dampener. You get access to every out-of-market MLS match. This means you can catch all the exciting MLS out-of-market action unfold from the comfort of your living room.

Want to watch a game that's already ended? Don't fret, with the MLS live subscription, game replays are at your fingertips. You can even view key play highlights if you're short on time. How's that for convenience!

Just remember, a stable internet connection is key throughout. To enjoy seamless, uninterrupted streaming, your internet speed should be at least 10 Mbps. Don't let slow internet spoil the thrill of the game.

A point to note: your account will be charged post the 7-day free trial period, should you choose to continue with the service. Hence, don't forget to cancel in time, if you're not fully satisfied with the service provided.

How about you grab that Apple remote and jump right into the soccer madness? You're all set up and ready to enjoy all that the MLS live streaming service has to offer on your Apple TV. Go ahead and make the most of this immersive live soccer viewing experience.

Exploring Additional Features

Beyond the basic functionality of streaming live MLS games, the MLS App on your Apple TV offers an array of exciting and customizable features.

Let's dive into it.

Personalize Your Experience

Did you know you can tailor the MLS App to align with your preferences? This part of your adventure is simple. Head to the 'Settings' section on the main screen. Once there, you'll see options to customize your app. You can choose to follow your favorite team, ensuring that all their matches, news, and updates appear on your home screen. Now, you're not just watching the games - you're experiencing them.

Statistics and More

The MLS App doesn't stop with streaming games. It's a complete package for any MLS fan. It offers match analysis, stats, and updates in real-time. This feature allows you to track your team's progress, check the leaderboards, and stay updated with the performance of individual players. That's right - everything you need to become a soccer maestro.

Access to Highlights and Replays

Missed a crucial game or simply want to relive a thrilling match? The MLS App has you covered. It stores game replays and highlight reels for each match, offering you an opportunity to revisit every stunning goal, extraordinary save, and heart-pounding moment at your convenience.

Being an MLS Live Subscriber

Also, remember, being an MLS Live subscriber unlocks a plethora of perks. Not only do you get access to every out-of-market MLS game but also, you can enjoy ad-free streaming, premium content, and exclusive interviews. Sure, it's a financial commitment. But compare it to the sheer volume of content you get, and you might just find it's worth it.

Stay Connected

Lastly, remember the importance of a solid, stable internet connection. Ensure you're not missing any of the action due to low speed or interruption.

It's time to enjoy the game like never before. It's time for MLS, live on your Apple TV.


So, you're now well-equipped to enjoy MLS games on your Apple TV. You've learned how to set up your device, find and download the MLS App, and create an account. Remember, the quality of your streaming experience hinges on your internet connection's stability. Delve into the MLS App's additional features like match analysis and personalizing your app. As an MLS Live subscriber, you'll have access to every out-of-market MLS game and exclusive content. Just don't forget, if you're not completely satisfied, cancel your subscription before the 7-day free trial ends. Now, sit back, relax, and get ready to enjoy your favorite soccer games right from your living room.

What is the benefit of setting up my Apple TV correctly?

Setting up your Apple TV correctly ensures you can stream content without any technical issues. It optimizes your streaming experience with the best possible picture and sound quality.

How do I get the MLS App on my Apple TV?

You can find and download the MLS App from the App Store on your Apple TV. After locating it, just select "Get" to download and install the app.

Why do I need a stable internet connection for streaming?

A stable internet connection is crucial for seamless streaming. It prevents buffering, lagging, or disruptions, providing an uninterrupted and enjoyable viewing experience.

Can I personalize my MLS App on Apple TV?

Yes, the MLS App on Apple TV offers personalization options. You can access match analysis, statistics, and watch game replays and highlights tailored to your preference.

What are the benefits of being an MLS Live subscriber?

As an MLS Live subscriber, you get access to every out-of-market MLS game and exclusive content. However, remember to cancel your subscription before the end of the 7-day free trial if you're not satisfied.

This article was originally published on 29 Jan 2024 but has been regularly updated to keep the information current.
Kyle Crisp
Kyle has been using Apple products for over 25 years. He loves helping people learn how to use their Apple devices.
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