Last Updated on January 21, 2022
This tutorial will show you How to Watch Live MLS on FireStick or Fire TV. Firestick 4k and other Amazon Fire TV devices users can also use the same guide to stream Major League Soccer.
Major League Soccer, often initialized as MLS is the highest level of men’s professional soccer league in the United States and Canada. The USSF (United States Soccer Federation) is the governing body of the Major League Soccer, making it one of the major professional sports leagues in the North American region.
As of 2020, MLS has an average attendance of twenty-thousand for every game, making it as popular as the NFL (National Football League) and MLB (Major League Baseball) in the United States. The same goes for cable viewership, reaching an average of 260,000 viewers in 2019, as well as 1.3 million concurrent viewers.
Many sports events are now broadcasted live over the internet, now that the streaming market has developed maturity in the last few years. Major League Soccer can be streamed as well, thanks to the availability of TV Everywhere services from major sports television networks, along with online live TV providers.
If you are planning to catch up with your favorite MLS teams in action via your Amazon Firestick streaming device, then you can follow this guide, and choose one of the several ways to Stream MLS on Firestick.
Watch MLS on FireStick with TV Everywhere Services
According to the official contract, ESPN and Fox have the rights to broadcast MLS in the United States. Both of the sports television networks offer their TV Everywhere app for Fire TV devices, including Firestick. However, you will also need an active cable or satellite TV subscription in order to sign in to the apps, assuming that your channel package includes ESPN and Fox’s sports channels.
The following TV Everywhere apps are currently providing Major League Soccer coverage on Firestick:
MLS Live With ABC
The official ABC app on Fire TV devices offers the live feed of your local 24/7 ABC channel and a massive on-demand library of ABC’s original TV shows. Based on ESPN’s reports, ABC is supposedly going to broadcast ten games from the MLS 2020 season. Previously in 2019, ABC also aired the MLS Cup.
By creating an ABC account and signing in to your television provider, you can enjoy the ABC channel on your Firestick for the Major League Soccer coverage.
MLS on ESPN for Fire TV App
ESPN for Fire TV is the official OTT-hybrid sports streaming app from the network. You can watch hundreds of sports events live from the ESPN and ESPN 2 channels, including the Major League Soccer. ESPN has rights to air 34+ regular-season games and 7 or 8 MLS playoffs on their ESPN and ESPN 2 channels.
Due to significant changes in MLS 2020 schedule, the ESPN network will only televise 28 matches in total. The ESPN channel will air 22 matches, adding the opening day match, seven matches in the morning, and the Final. ESPN 2 will air six matches, including at least one match from the quarterfinals and semifinals.
You can also tune in to ESPN’s flagship studio programming, such as SportsCenter, SportsNation, and many more from the ESPN for Fire TV app. To enjoy ESPN’s full coverage of MLS, you will have to log in with your television provider.
On ESPN’s subscription-based streaming plan, ESPN+, you can also watch replays and highlights of the latest MLS matches without a pay-cable or satellite TV subscription. In the near future, ESPN+ might also broadcast every MLS match live. As of now, an ESPN+ subscription will cost you $4.99/month ($49.99/year). You can link your ESPN+ subscription with the ESPN for Fire TV app.
Watch MLS on Firestick with FOX Sports
The FOX Sports app provides a live feed of sports events from the network’s sports channels, including FOX Sports, FS1, FS2, and BTN. Although Fox has the rights to broadcast the same number of regular-season matches and playoffs from until 2022 MLS season, only 15 matches from the 2020 “MLS is Back” tournament will be televised on the FS1 and FOX channels, adding in two matches from the quarterfinal rounds and one match from the semifinal rounds.
Post-match breakdown and expert analysis on FS1 Studio shows will also be available for streaming on the FOX Sports app. Similar to ESPN for Fire TV, MLS fans will be required to sign in with their television provider account credentials.
Unlike ESPN+, Fox doesn’t offer any sort of subscription-based service for live and on-demand sports content.
Watch MLS on Firestick with OTT Live TV Services
Over-the-top live TV providers, such as AT&T TV NOW, fuboTV, Hulu, Sling, and YouTube TV, offer extensive sports coverage with their vast lineup of channels. We have discussed the live TV providers and their subscription plans in detail, which you can check out below. Also, all of them offer their standalone streaming app for Fire TV devices.
AT&T TV NOW
AT&T TV NOW is currently offering two featured packages: PLUS ($55/month) and MAX ($80/month). For full MLS coverage, the $55 PLUS package is all you need, thanks to the availability of ABC, ESPN, ESPN 2, FOX, FS1, and 40+ other popular American entertainment, news, and sports channels. However, it’s worth noting that the $80 MAX package provides a broader list of sports channels.
For the Spanish MLS coverage, you can pay an extra $5/month for the AT&T TV NOW Deportes add-on, which offers ESPN Deportes, FOX Deportes, and TUDN (Univision Deportes Network). In case you didn’t know, all of these channels have exclusive rights to broadcast 40+ MLS matches with Spanish commentary until 2022. The only exception goes for Fox Deportes, which won’t broadcast the MLS All-Star match or MLS Cup finals.
You can record up to 500 hours of MLS matches with the included cloud DVR storage, as well as stream AT&T TV NOW channels on up to three devices at the same time.
fuboTV has plenty of live TV plans to choose from. The fubo Standard ($54.99/month) plan has FOX, FS1, and FS2 channels, along with dozens of additional sports channels. You do miss out on ABC and ESPN’s MLS coverage, but the plan does include TUDN, with both English and Spanish commentaries. However, the availability of the channels is subject to regional restrictions.
The fubo Standard plan also gives you cloud DVR storage for up to 30 hours of recording, alongside simultaneous streams on two devices. With the following Family ($59.99/month) and Ultra ($79.99/month), you get not only 500 hours of cloud DVR space but also one extra device for simultaneous streaming. While the Family plan offers the same channel lineup as the fubo Standard plan, the Ultra plan covers a vast lineup of premium entertainment, sports, and news channels.
Hulu with Live TV
Hulu only offers a single live TV subscription plan, giving you access to 65+ top American channels at a price of $54.99/month. You can watch every MLS match with Hulu + Live TV, as it includes ABC, FOX, ESPN, ESPN 2, FS1, and FS2 channels. For only $4.99/month, you can add the Español Add-on to your Hulu + Live TV subscription, which has ESPN Deportes, FOX Deportes, and five additional channels in the Spanish language.
With the Hulu + Live TV plan, you also get 50 hours of cloud DVR recording time, two simultaneous streams, and Hulu’s on-demand content library. You can upgrade to 500 hours of recording time and unlimited simultaneous streams on the same network with the Enhanced Cloud DVR + Unlimited Screens ($14.99/month) add-on bundle.
One of the most affordable live TV providers for a complete MLS coverage is none other than Sling. It offers two different channel lineup with its Sling Blue and Sling Orange plans, both priced at $30/month. While Sling Blue has FOX and FS1 with 50+ other channels, Sling Orange has ESPN, ESPN 2, and ESPN 3 in the lineup of around 30 channels.
When combined both of the plans, you only have to pay $45/month for the Sling Orange + Blue plan. By paying an extra $5 with your monthly Sling subscription, you can get the Best of Spanish TV add-on and watch Major League Soccer in Spanish with the ESPN Deportes channel.
With any of Sling’s base plans, you get ten hours of cloud storage for DVR, which you can upgrade to 50 hours with the $5 Cloud DVR Plus add-on. Also, Sling Orange + Blue offers four simultaneous streams (three from Blue, one from Orange),
Similar to Hulu, YouTube TV offers a single live TV subscription plan for $49.99/month. You get over 70 channels with YouTube TV, including ABC, FOX, FOX Sports, FS1, FS2, ESPN, ESPN 2, etc. With such an ideal subscription plan under $50, YouTube TV might be an appealing option to many of you for streaming MLS on Firestick.
You do also get unlimited cloud storage for your personal DVR library on YouTube TV. You can also stream live TV on up to three devices at once with the service, with options to share your membership with up to six accounts, each with an individual profile and personalized content.
Watch MLS on Firestick with DAZN in Other Countries
DAZN has the official rights to broadcast Major League Soccer games in several European countries, including Andorra, Austria, Germany, Italy, San Marino, Spain, and Switzerland. In Latin American countries like Brazil, DAZN is also offering MLS coverage.
Note that DAZN doesn’t have the license to stream Major League Soccer in the United States, or other North American countries. However, it’s possible to use a VPN client on Firestick to access the European version of DAZN and watch MLS matches via the sports streaming service.
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