How to Install and Watch MLS on Android TV/Box

by Natalie

MLS season 2023 began in February 2023, and it will conclude in October 2023. With the arrival of Legendary footballer Lionel Messi, the popularity of MLS (Major League Soccer) has gone to heights. New fans have started following the league and are looking for streaming options on their Android TV. You can get the Apple TV app on your Android TV to stream the MLS Inter Miami team matches to watch Messi play.

MLS season 2023 streaming rights are available with Apple TV. You need to purchase the Apple TV+ subscription along with the MLS Season Pass. After getting the MLS Season Pass, you can stream the Live MLS matches every weekend. You can also watch match previews, player and team manager/ coach interviews, and key moments in the matches. It offers match replays and highlights for every match in the MLS Season 2023.

We will guide you in streaming the MLS matches on your Android Smart TV by installing the Apple TV app. You can also access the Live games through the web browser on Android TV or mirroring from your Smartphone.

MLS Season Pass Pricing

The MLS Season Pass has two variants. It differs with the Apple TV+ subscription. The Apple TV+ subscription costs $6.99/month and $69.99/year.

SubscriptionMonthly CostCost for Entire Season
MLS Season Pass for Apple TV + subscribers$12.99/ month$79
MLS Season Pass $14.99/ month$99

How to Watch MLS on Android TV from Play Store

1. Go to the home screen on your Android TV and click on Apps.

Select Apps

2. Open the Google Play Store and click the Search icon.

Select Search icon

3. Enter Apple TV in the search bar and locate the app.

4. Select Apple TV from the suggested results.

5. Click Install to get the app on your Android TV.

6. Once the app is installed, click Open to launch the app.

How to Activate Apple TV on Android TV

After the installation process, you need to activate the Apple TV platform on your TV.

1. Open the Apple TV on your Android TV.

2. Click the Start Watching button and select SettingsAccounts.

3. Select Sign In on Mobile Device and scan the QR Code on your iPhone to activate the app.

4. Or else, select Sign In on this TV and get the Activation Code.

Select Sign in On this TV

5. Now, go to the Apple TV’s activation website [https://activate.apple.com/] on your smartphone or PC.

4. Enter the code and click the Continue button.

Enter the Activation Code

5. After that, sign in with your account to complete the activation.

6. Now, the Apple TV will be activated on your Android TV. You can access the MLS Matches.

How to Sideload Apple TV APK on Android TV to Stream MLS

In case the Apple TV app is not available for your Android TV, you need to sideload its APK file with the help of Downloader on Android TV to stream the MLS matches.

1. Turn on your Android TV and head to the Apps section.

2. Locate the Google Play Store and launch it.

3. Click on the Search icon and type Downloader in the required field.

4. Locate the Downloader app developed by AFTVnews and hit the Install button.

Install Downloader

5. Wait for a while to download and install the Downloader app on your device.

6. Once the Downloader app is installed successfully, press the home button on your remote.

7. Now, navigate to the Settings icon from the home page.

8. From the options, go to Device PreferencesSecurity & Restrictions.

Select Security & Restrictions

9. Click Unknown Sources → Turn on the Downloader toggle.

10. Now, go back to the home screen and launch the Downloader app.

11. Accept the storage and other permissions asked by the app on your TV.

12. Choose Home from the left pane, and type the below-mentioned URL in the required field.

Download link of Apple TV APK latest version: bit.ly/3Z7tkHW

Enter Apple TV Apk

13. Click Go to download the APK file on your Android TV.

14. Once the file is downloaded, open it and click Install.

15. After the downloading process, return to the homepage and navigate to the Apps section.

16. Then, click Open to launch the Apple TV app and activate/ sign in to the app.

17. Choose the MLS Live matches to stream on your Android TV.

How to Watch MLS on Android TV Using Browser

Apple TV has a dedicated webpage that includes an extensive media library of numerous movies and series, along with Live TV streaming. As the simplest way, you can access the Apple TV platform on your TV through its web version. For that, you have to use any of the best browsers on your Android TV.

1. Open a web browser on your Android TV.

2. Enter the URL (https://tv.apple.com/) in the address bar and go to that website.

3. The website’s home screen will appear on the TV screen.

Visit Apple TV website to watch MLS on Android TV

4. Click the Sign In button and enter your Apple TV credentials.

5. Then, you can access your favorite MLS team matches on your Android TV.

How to Cast Apple TV on Android TV

If you can’t find the cast icon on the Apple TV app, then you need to use the screen mirroring feature of your Android smartphone to stream the MLS Matches to your TV screen.

1. Connect the Android TV to a WiFi network in which your smartphone is connected.

2. Go to Apple TV’s website or install the Apple TV app from the Play Store on your Android smartphone.

3. Launch the app and log in with your credentials if needed.

4. Play the video content on the Apple TV app/platform.

5. Go to the Notification Panel and tap the Cast icon.

Click Screen Cast to watch MLS on Android TV

6. Choose your Android TV. Now, the video content will appear on your Android TV.

Supported Android TVs and Boxes

Smart TVsSmart TV Boxes
Sony Smart TV
TCL Smart TV
OnePlus Smart TV
Sharp Smart TV
Vu Smart TV
Philips Smart TV
Xiaomi Mi Smart TV
Hisense Smart TV
Nvidia Shield TV
MXQ Pro 4K
Mi Box 4K

Other Live TV Streaming Services to Watch MLS

If you feel that Apple TV isn’t for you or if you are unsatisfied with the service it provides, you can switch over to the Streaming Services platform to stream the MLS matches. Here are the best options you can choose as an alternative solution to watch MLS through FOX Sports.

Streaming ServicesBasic CostNo. of ChannelsInstallation GuideVisit Website
Sling TV$40/month30+Get Sling TV on Android TVWebsite
DirecTV Stream$64.99/month75+Get DirecTV Stream on Android TVWebsite
fuboTV$74.99/month150+Get fuboTV on Android TVWebsite
Hulu + Live TV$69.99/month90+Get Hulu on Android TVWebsite
YouTube TV$72.99/month100+Get YouTube TV on Android TVWebsite

This Week MLS Schedule

MatchDateVenue
DC United vs. San Jose Earthquakes09/09/23Audi Field
Inter Miami vs. Sporting Kansas City09/09/23DRV PNK Stadium
Minnesota Vikings vs. New England Patriots09/09/23Allianz Field
Portland Timbers vs. Los Angeles FC09/09/23Providence Park
LA Galaxy vs. St. Louis10/09/23Dignity Health Sports Park

FAQ

1. Is the MLS app available for Android TV?

The MLS app is unavailable on Android TV. You can cast the app from your smartphone to your Android TV.

2. Can I watch MLS without Apple TV?

Yes. You can watch MLS without Apple TV by subscribing to the streaming services that offer FOX Sports TV channels for streaming Live MLS games.

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