One of the main drawbacks of the MLS Season Pass is the inability to watch on Android mobile devices, as there is no Apple TV app. Sure, Android users can watch games through a browser or Android TV, but it’s not the same as having an app on a mobile phone like Apple iPhone users will have.
However, Android phones are on the verge of adding the Apple TV app, according to the source. This will open up easy access for Android users to watch Apple TV specific content seamlessly on their device. For example, Ted Lasso only available through Apple TV+. Plus, it makes watching Major League Soccer so much easier.
The upcoming deal between Apple and MLS sees every regular season and playoff game on Apple TV via the MLS Season Pass. Before this discovery, Android users didn’t have the same easy way of access that Apple users had.
Android users could still watch MLS Season Pass on Android. The method was to go through the device’s browser. Although it was a backdoor that might have made things somewhat more complicated, the option still existed. Android TV also works.
However, news of adding a full Apple TV app to Android devices will make the MLS viewing experience different for those with different devices.
The Apple TV app on Android comes at the perfect time
The MLS Season Pass will launch on February 1st. While the season will kick off later that month on February 25th, this allows MLS fans to see some of the content available on Apple TV, including video content from each of the 29 clubs.
As mentioned, Android users wouldn’t miss out on seeing this content just because of the phone they have. However, this will require significantly more steps than simply unlocking your phone or tablet and opening an app. Fortunately, Apple appears to be testing the app on Android devices to make the whole process easier for Android users.
There is no set date for the debut of the Apple TV app on these devices, as these are just rumors. However, MLS fans are keeping their fingers crossed that it starts before February 25th.