ESPN+ launching on April 12; MLS LIVE games moving to platform

ESPN announced on Monday they will launch ESPN+, a new ESPN streaming product, on April 12, bringing ESPN sports programming to subscribers via a newly redesigned ESPN App. Among the content available on the service will be Major League Soccer's out-of-market streaming package, currently known as MLS LIVE.

ESPN+ will be available to fans for just $4.99 a month, and in addition to MLS matches, fans will have access to a lineup of other live sports and other ESPN content. The $4.99-a-month subscription represents a significant discount for MLS fans compared to last year’s $79.99 MLS LIVE full-season package.

In addition to the MLS package, ESPN+ subscribers will have access to hundreds of MLB and NHL games, PGA Tour golf, college sports, boxing, Grand Slam tennis, rugby and cricket, among other sports that will be available both live and on demand. Additional programming will also be available on the service, including original shows and films, exclusive studio programs and an on-demand library of content.

Fans can continue to access MLS LIVE on live.mlssoccer.com, the official MLS App and on Apple TV and Roku during a transition period after April 12.

In Canada, MLS LIVE is now available through streaming service DAZN Canada, after a three-year deal was signed ahead of the 2018 season.

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