MLB App Now Supports Live Activities

The dedicated MLB app for the iPhone now supports Live Activities following an update that was introduced yesterday. With Live Activities, MLB users can follow their favorite teams without the need to open the app, keeping track of scores right from the Lock Screen.

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On the iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max, scores can also be tracked through the Dynamic Island. After updating to the latest version of the app, users can choose the "Track" option from the list of games to add the up-to-date scoring to the Lock Screen and ‌Dynamic Island‌.

Live Activities for MLB games was already offered through Apple's own TV app, but until this week, the MLB app itself did not support the feature. Live Activities have been available for third-party apps since the October release of iOS 16.1. Given that the MLB partners with Apple for content, it is not clear why it took so long for the feature to be implemented.

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Image via MacRumors reader jedimasterkyle

The MLB app was updated for the 2023 season yesterday, and in addition to Live Activities support, the app now includes a new onboarding experience, a Watch tab with 24/7 programming available, 2023 team schedules and tickets, a refreshed standings page, and more.

The MLB app can be downloaded from the App Store for free, but unlocking all content will require a subscription. Access to every out-of-market game costs $24.99 per month or $150 for the year. [Direct Link]

Friday Night Baseball games will resume on Apple TV+ when the 2023 season begins. The first games are set to premiere on Friday, April 7, with the Texas Rangers playing the Chicago Cubs and the San Diego Padres playing the Atlanta Braves.

Top Rated Comments

Apple_Robert Avatar
2 weeks ago
Nice update. I wish you could set your favorite team to show every game on Lock Screen with a single press.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jedimasterkyle Avatar
2 weeks ago

Nobody watches baseball so these will be good for those that want to keep track of scores.
I watch it religiously and I go to as many games in person as I can sooo....huh?
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dannyyankou Avatar
2 weeks ago

Nobody watches baseball so these will be good for those that want to keep track of scores.
I watch baseball.

- signed, Nobody
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
machpost Avatar
2 weeks ago
How do I add a game so it shows up as a Live Activity?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gleepskip Avatar
2 weeks ago

Like I said, it seemed to only be available for the Red Sox/Yankees game today. Youre right though, there was no mention of it being activated in the release notes which makes me think it's a very slow and quiet roll out which is dumb but that's MLB for you.
Hopefully it will auto-track games. It would be silly to open the app for every single game to tap Track.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ethanwa79 Avatar
2 weeks ago

Nobody watches baseball so these will be good for those that want to keep track of scores.
Speak for yourself. I watch baseball every day during the regular season. Easily my favorite sport.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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