Apple is celebrating the much-anticipated debut of football legend Lionel Messi with Inter Miami CF on MLS Season Pass. Fans worldwide can now witness all the Messi action, including the Leagues Cup tournament, starting from July 21. With enhanced production and exclusive content, the Apple TV app provides an immersive experience for football enthusiasts to enjoy the historic moment of Messi’s arrival in Major League Soccer.
As Inter Miami CF takes on LIGA MX’s Cruz Azul to kick off the Leagues Cup, football fans in over 100 countries and regions can tune in to MLS Season Pass. The English and Spanish broadcast, along with elevated production elements, adds to the excitement of witnessing Messi’s debut with Inter Miami CF. Apple’s dedicated coverage includes 18 cameras, Steadicam, super-slow-motion cameras, Skycam, drone coverage, and on-site sideline reporters in both Spanish and English.
To celebrate Lionel Messi’s arrival to MLS with Inter Miami CF, Apple Fitness+ introduces a 20-minute HIIT workout with a Latin Grooves playlist. Led by Fitness+ trainer Bakari Williams, the workout features soccer-themed variations of four moves. The trainers don Inter Miami jerseys, and the playlist is inspired by Latin culture, reflecting the club’s vibrant home-city atmosphere.
Apple News now features a dedicated Sports tab, allowing fans to follow their favorite MLS clubs and stay updated on games with MLS Season Pass through the Apple TV app. Moreover, Apple TV+ announced an exclusive four-part documentary series offering behind-the-scenes access to Messi and his FIFA World Cup journey, concluding with Argentina’s dramatic win at Qatar 2022.
Lionel Messi’s arrival coincides with Apple and Major League Soccer’s 10-year partnership, which commenced in early 2023. Following the Leagues Cup tournament, Inter Miami CF will continue its regular season play against Charlotte FC on August 20. With MLS Season Pass, subscribers can enjoy all MLS and Leagues Cup matches in multiple languages without any blackouts, accessible on various devices through the Apple TV app.
MLS Season Pass, offered through the Apple TV app, is available in more than 100 countries and regions, providing access to MLS and Leagues Cup matches, as well as MLS NEXT Pro and MLS NEXT games in English, Spanish, or French. Leagues Cup is an official Concacaf tournament featuring 47 clubs from LIGA MX and MLS, running from July 21 to August 19. The top three finishers qualify for the 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup. Viewers can enjoy pregame and postgame shows, on-demand content celebrating the diverse cultures of MLS and LIGA MX, and a full recap of the day’s action.
Fans can subscribe to MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app for $14.99 per month during the season or $49 for the rest of the season. Apple TV+ subscribers can avail a special price of $12.99 per month or $39 for the rest of the season. MLS club full-season ticket account holders receive a complimentary subscription, and up to six family members can share the subscription through Family Sharing.
Apple’s celebration of Lionel Messi‘s Inter Miami CF debut on MLS Season Pass reflects the excitement and global interest in this historic moment. Football enthusiasts can relish the action with an immersive viewing experience, enriched with exclusive content and behind-the-scenes access. With a lasting partnership with Major League Soccer and a dedication to providing top-quality entertainment, Apple continues to engage sports fans and elevate their viewing experiences through innovative features and content offerings.