Apple Launches Free Sports App In U.S., UK, Canada

Apple Launches Free Sports App In U.S., UK, Canada

Apple is pushing further into sports, introducing Apple Sports, a free app for iPhone with real-time scores and stats, and the ability to tap through for live games on Apple TV. It’s available to download in the App Store in the U.S., the UK and Canada starting today.

“We created Apple Sports to give sports fans what they want — an app that delivers incredibly fast access to scores and stats,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Services. “Apple Sports is available for free in the App Store, and makes it easy for users to stay up to date with their favorite teams and leagues.”

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Users can customize scoreboards for the following leagues currently in season: MLS, NBA, NCAA basketball (men’s and women’s), NHL, Bundesliga, LaLiga, Liga MX, Ligue 1, Premier League, Serie A. Additional leagues will become available over time, including MLB, NFL, NCAAF, NWSL, and WNBA for upcoming seasons.

Fans can navigate between scores and upcoming games; explore play-by-play information, team stats, lineup details, and live betting odds. They can also tap to go to the Apple TV app to watch live games from Apple TV+ — which has Major League Baseball Friday night games, and Major League Soccer — and connected streaming apps.

Soccer kicks off today as Lionel Messi — in his first full season with MLS — and Inter Miami host Real Salt Lake.

Apple Sports will sync with favorites selected within the My Sports experience including in the Apple TV app and Apple News.