Apple TV's MLS Season Pass now includes live game catch up

MLS Season Pass is Apple’s premier sports, which allows subscribers to watch all MLS regular season, playoff games, live, on-demand
An undated image showing MLS Season interface on Apple devices. — AppleInsider
An undated image showing MLS Season interface on Apple devices. — AppleInsider

The Cupertino-based company, Apple, unveiled a new 'Catch Up' feature as part of the MLS Season Pass on Thursday. When joining a live stream for a game in progress, viewers can catch up on the action by watching a series of highlight clips that have already been streamed during the game.

The Key Plays carousel is available when users select a game in progress from the TV app's main menu. Moreover, users can access it at any time from the video player controls menu. The Key Plays feature has been available since Thursday as part of the iOS 17.6 beta and aligned releases on Apple TV, iPad, and Mac.

It is set to be offered to all users through the TV app when iOS 17.6 is launched to the public soon. Additionally, Key Plays will be available on non-Apple devices, with the TV app being unveiled on platforms including Amazon Fire TV, Roku, smart TVs, PlayStation, Xbox, and more.

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The clips for Key Plays are created automatically using on-the-fly machine learning analysis. Fans can expect to see goals, penalty kicks, red cards, and certain key shots and saves curated as part of the highlights carousel.

Catch Up is the latest addition to the TV app, aimed at improving the sports experience. Other recent releases include quad-box Multiview, which extended to iPad at the beginning of the 2024 season and is set to be added to Apple Vision Pro later.

MLS Season Pass is Apple’s premier sports offering, allowing subscribers to watch all MLS regular season and playoff games, live and on-demand. Moreover, the MLS Season Pass is available globally, without geographic blackouts or limitations.

All games are broadcast in English and Spanish, with specific broadcast teams. A whip-around show, MLS 360, offers coverage of all the action.