July 21, 2023
Apple celebrates Lionel Messi’s debut with Inter Miami CF in an MLS subscription
Fans around the world can follow all the action of Messi and the League Cup from 21 July
To celebrate Lionel Messi’s debut with Inter Miami CF and Major League Soccer this Friday, July 21, fans around the world can log on to the MLS Season Pass to enjoy an array of content that complements all the on-pitch action.
As Inter Miami takes on LIGA MX’s Cruz Azul to kick off the League Cup, fans in over 100 countries and regions can watch the match in both English and Spanish on the MLS Season Pass, enjoying high-produced productions in honor of the historic moment. The MLS Season Pass will feature enhanced production of Inter Miami matches during the League Cup, including 18 cameras; installed. four super slow-motion cameras; sky camera. Drones covers for fringe reporters in Spanish and English; a dedicated one-hour on-site pre-session with expert reports, interviews, and analysis; and a post-game show at the conclusion. The MLS Season Pass can be accessed through the Apple TV app on smart TVs, streaming devices, Apple devices, set-top boxes, and game consoles, as well as on the web at tv.apple.com.
“Lionel Messi’s arrival at Inter Miami marks a historic moment for sports in the United States and reflects the incredible momentum behind Major League Soccer,” said Eddie Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Services. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to be giving fans around the world the chance to see the greatest soccer player of all time in the MLS Season Pass.”
Apple Fitness + introduces a new 20-minute HIIT workout special with the Latin Grooves playlist to celebrate Messi’s arrival in MLS with Inter Miami CF. Led by fitness instructor Bacary Williams, the workout will feature four-repetition moves with soccer-inspired variations. Bakari and his teammates wear the Inter Miami shirts. Featuring songs from the Inter Miami playlist on Apple Music, the playlist is inspired by Latin culture and brings the hometown vibes and sounds of the club to life.
Fans can check out the entire MLS membership selection on Apple Music for the official MLS playlist, club playlists, and more.
To keep up with all the action around the league, fans can find their favorite MLS clubs on Apple News and automatically sync to the Apple TV app to watch games with the MLS Season Pass. Apple News recently introduced a new Sports tab that allows users to easily follow their favorite teams and leagues; receive stories from hundreds of top publishers; access the results, tables, and rankings of the top professional and university leagues; And watch highlights directly in the News app.
Apple TV+, Apple’s subscription service that offers premium and engaging sitcoms, dramas, feature films, groundbreaking documentaries, and entertainment for kids and families, announces a new, untitled four-part documentary series from SMUGGLER Entertainment. The series provides exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Messi and his FIFA World Cup career, culminating in Argentina’s dramatic victory at Qatar 2022.
Lionel Messi’s arrival follows the launch of Apple’s 10-year partnership with Major League Soccer that began in early 2023. After the League Cup championship, Inter Miami will resume the regular season on Sunday, August 20 against FC Charlotte. For more information on Inter Miami’s schedule, visit www.intermiamicf.com.
About the MLS Season Pass
MLS Season Pass, Apple’s subscription service and Major League Soccer on the Apple TV app, is available in over 100 countries and regions. With an MLS Season Pass subscription, fans can enjoy every MLS game, Leagues Cup, and hundreds of MLS NEXT Pro and MLS NEXT games in English, Spanish, or French — all without interruption — on billions of devices with the Apple TV app on smart TVs, streaming devices, Apple devices, set-top boxes, game consoles, and on the web at tv.apple.com.
The League Cup is CONCACAF’s unprecedented one-month official tournament in which both MLS and LIGA MX will suspend their respective league seasons from July 21 to August 19. The 47 participating clubs – 18 from LIGA MX and 29 from MLS – will face off in a World Cup-style tournament, with the top three winners qualifying for the 2024 CONCACAF Champions Cup. Countdown to the League Cup And Spanish League CupThe pre-match broadcast is in English and Spanish, respectively. Fans can get a full recap of the day’s events here League Cup summary And League Cup – Live post-match coverage in English and Spanish. In addition, fans can enjoy a variety of on-demand content that celebrates the action, excitement, and distinct cultures of MLS, LIGA MX, and each of their clubs. For more information about the League Cup, visit leaguescup.com.
Fans can sign up for the MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app for $14.99 per month during the season or $49 for the rest of the season, and Apple TV+ subscribers can sign up for the special price of $12.99 per month or $39 for the rest of the season.1 An MLS Season Pass membership is included with a full Season Pass account for each MLS club. With Family Sharing, up to six family members can share a subscription using their Apple ID and password.
Read this article in Spanish at apple.com/la/newsroom/2023/07/apple-celebrates-lionel-messis-debut-with-inter-miami-cf-on-mls-season-pass.
- To view the MLS Season Pass, customers must update to iOS 16.2 or later, iPadOS 16.2 or later, tvOS 16.2 or later, and macOS 13.1 or later. Fans around the world can enjoy MLS matches on the MLS Season Pass in English, Spanish or French, when available, with written captions.
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