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The 2024 Major League Soccer season, the 29th in league history, is under way hoping to build on last season’s wildly successful campaign.

Lionel Messi will play his first full MLS season right from the jump as Inter Miami plays the first match of the year on February 21. The entire 2024 MLS season, as well as the 2024 Leagues Cup, is also available with an MLS Season Pass subscription, as are the MLS Cup playoffs, once those arrive at the end of the regular season.

This 2024 season is the first in a decade where no expansion side will make its debut in the league, as the 29 clubs will contest the title just as they did last year.

The U.S. league signed a 10-year global broadcast rights deal with Apple to stream every match of the entire season exclusively on Apple TV via MLS Season Pass — anywhere in the world. No blackouts or restrictions apply for any matches across the entire season.

The Sporting News has all the details below on how it works, how much it costs, and which matches are available for free. First up, here’s the upcoming match schedule, followed by the key information you need to know.

MORE: Subscribe to MLS Season Pass here

Opening Week MLS schedule 2024 (Week of Feb. 21)

Date Match Time (ET) TV/Streaming
Wed, Feb. 21 Inter Miami vs. Real Salt Lake 8 p.m. Apple TV – MLS Season Pass
Sat, Feb. 24 Columbus Crew vs. Atlanta United 2 p.m. Apple TV – MLS Season Pass
Sat, Feb. 24 LAFC vs. Seattle Sounders 4:30 p.m. Apple TV – MLS Season Pass
TV (USA): FOX, Fubo
Sat, Feb. 24 Charlotte FC vs. NYCFC 7:30 p.m. Apple TV – MLS Season Pass
Sat, Feb. 24 DC United vs. New England Rev. 7:30 p.m. Apple TV – MLS Season Pass
Sat, Feb. 24 Orlando City vs. CF Montreal 7:30 p.m. Apple TV – MLS Season Pass
Sat, Feb. 24 Philadelphia Union vs. Chicago Fire 7:30 p.m. Apple TV – MLS Season Pass
Sat, Feb. 24 Austin FC vs. Minnesota United 8:30 p.m. Apple TV – MLS Season Pass
Sat, Feb. 24 FC Dallas vs. San Jose Earthquakes 8:30 p.m. Apple TV – MLS Season Pass
Sat, Feb. 24 Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting KC 8:30 p.m. Apple TV – MLS Season Pass
Sat, Feb. 24 St. Louis City SC vs. Real Salt Lake 8:30 p.m. Apple TV – MLS Season Pass
Sat, Feb. 24 Portland Timbers vs. Colorado Rapids 10:30 p.m. Apple TV – MLS Season Pass
Sun, Feb. 25 FC Cincinnati vs. Toronto FC 2:30 p.m. Apple TV – MLS Season Pass
Sun, Feb. 25 Nashville SC vs. New York Red Bulls 5 p.m. Apple TV – MLS Season Pass
Sun, Feb. 25 LA Galaxy vs. Inter Miami 8:30 p.m. Apple TV – MLS Season Pass

*Bolded means free matches on Apple TV 

How much does Apple TV MLS Season Pass cost?

Watching MLS matches on Apple TV does not require a subscription to Apple TV+. The MLS Season Pass and Apple TV+ subscriptions are two separate services.

With the 2024 MLS season underway, Apple TV offers both full-season and monthly subscription options for viewers who wish to tailor their experience to their needs.

MORE: A full rundown of how Apple TV’s MLS Season Pass works

  Full season Apple TV+
subscriber discount
Monthly $14.99 / month $12.99 / month
Yearly $99 / year $79 / year

Fans who are not Apple TV+ subscribers

Fans who do not have an Apple TV+ subscription can subscribe to MLS Season Pass for $99, which gives access to games for the entirety of the 2024 season. 

There is also still the monthly rate available of $14.99/month as well, which allows fans to cancel their subscription at any time.

MORE: Subscribe to MLS Season Pass here

Fans who are Apple TV+ subscribers

There is a slight discount for Apple TV+ subscribers, who already pay $9.99 a month for AppleTV+ programming, which includes Ted Lasso, the Messi World Cup: Rise of a Legend documentary and much more.

Current Apple TV+ subscribers can pay an additional $12.99 per month for the MLS Season Pass, or $79 for the entirety of the season.

MORE: Subscribe to MLS Season Pass here

Free MLS matches

For each matchweek, Apple TV will have games available for free, which will not require a subscription to stream. The teams involved in those free matches will be cycled throughout the season.

Stream MLS matches on any device or platform

To watch Apple TV you don’t need to buy the Apple TV set-top device. All you need to do is to find the Apple TV app, which is available on most streaming devices, including on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google TV, smart TVs, game consoles and on the web at tv.apple.com.

Then you can either decide to watch the free matches or subscribe for the MLS Season Pass package.

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How to watch MLS on Apple TV in 2024

Apple TV is the new home of Major League Soccer, with every match of the 2024 season streamed on the platform via MLS Season Pass.

There are no local blackouts or broadcast restrictions, no need to change the channel, and no searching for local networks carrying the matches. They’re all in one place for the next 10 years.

Every week, up to six select matches will be available to watch for free on the platform, without the need for a subscription. However, to get every single match and ensure you can watch your team all season long, a subscription to MLS Season Pass is required.

Keep in mind that Apple TV+ and MLS Season Pass are not one and the same.

MLS Season Pass is a separate package which can be purchased separately from the Apple TV+ streaming service. But existing Apple TV+ subscribers do get the MLS Season Pass at a discounted rate.

While every match is on Apple TV via the Season Pass, a few of the matches throughout the season will also be on TV with Fox and FS1 carrying a total of 34 matches in English, with the same matches available on Fox Deportes in Spanish. Select matches will also be televised by TSN and RDS in Canada.

All televised matches are still available to stream as part of the MLS Season Pass package.

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