Apple Adds Major League Soccer and Disney Junior Channels to Apple TV

Continuing its expansion of content offerings on the Apple TV, Apple today rolled out two new channels for the set-top box: MLS (Major League Soccer) and Disney Junior.

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The MLS channel offers scores, standings, and video content from Major League Soccer, while also offering access to the MLS Live subscription program for live video of matches. MLS Live is priced at $24.99 for the season and a subscription can be used not only on the Apple TV but also on iPhone and iPad.

The new Disney Junior channel is similar to Disney Channel and Disney XD offerings added last month. All three channels require authentication through a participating cable provider for access to live and on-demand content.

Today's additions are the latest in a long line of new channels introduced to the Apple TV in recent months. In June, WatchESPN, HBO GO, Sky News, Crunchyroll, and Quello were added, and last month Apple debuted channels for Vevo, the Smithsonian, and the first two Disney channels. Deals with TWC and The CW are also said to be in the works.

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Top Rated Comments

Ballis Avatar
99 months ago
More US-only features... Great.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacGeek1987 Avatar
99 months ago
Always great to add more content, but I look forward to when I can pay a reasonable fee to Apple or another company for TV stations à la carte.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Battlefield Fan Avatar
99 months ago
Whats the point if you need a cable or satellite subscription?
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zorinlynx Avatar
99 months ago
I wish half of this crap didn't require cable subscriptions. Why the heck can't I just pay Apple $20 a month or something and get access to all this stuff? They can divide the money appropriately based on how much of each channel I watch.

Apple wins, the networks win, and I win, by not having to pay for a bunch of other content I don't need as well.

But nooooo, the media conglomerates don't want to give up their outdated business models. :(
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
stiligFox Avatar
99 months ago
The Apple TV is quickly becoming Disney TV!
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Elbon Avatar
99 months ago
ATV needs a UI update

If they are going to keep adding apps like this, they need to provide a better way to manage them. I won't use most of the recent additions (I don't have a cable subscription and don't watch most professional sports), and the current means of hiding apps is more cumbersome than it needs to be.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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