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Published on November 5th, 2017 | by Brad Gibson

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Fox rebrands Soccer Match Pass with its own Apple TV app

The rebranded paid streaming service Fox Soccer Match Pass has launched its standalone Apple TV app for fourth-generation devices and newer.

The service will stream live and on-demand matches from 10 different leagues and tournaments as well as two rugby leagues and the Rugby League World Cup. The list includes:

  • 2018 FIFA Men’s World Cup
  • UEFA Champions League
  • UEFA Europa League
  • UEFA European Qualifiers
  • Bundesliga
  • Bundesliga 2
  • Copa Libertadores
  • Copa Sudamericana
  • CONCACAF World Cup Qualifiers
  • Major League Soccer
  • FA Cup and FA Community Shield
  • UEFA Super Cup
  • German Super Cup
  • USA Soccer friendlies
  • Mexico friendlies
  • England friendlies
  • International friendlies
  • FIFA Club World Cup
  • FIFA U-17 World Cup
  • FIFA U-20 World Cup Korea Republic
  • FIFA Confederations Cup
  • International Friendlies
  • CONCACAF Gold Cup
  • National Rugby League
  • Betfred Super Rugby League
  • Rugby League World Cup 2017

The service offers two different subscription plans: a monthly repeating pass for $20, or an annual repeating pass for $140 a year. Either pass includes a seven-day free preview. The service will include no ads or commercials during events.

At this time, an in-app purchase from an Apple TV device is not supported. Those interested must register and purchase a subscription on the Fox Sports website.

The service has been in beta testing since June of this year under its previous name, Fox Soccer 2GO. The new name for the streaming service is meant to avoid confusion with the free (but authentication required) service, Fox Sports GO, which streams live sports from Fox Sports, FS1, FS2, and Fox Sports Regional Networks, to name a few. Fox Sports GO is also available as an app on the Apple TV App Store and debuted in August of 2016.

Fox Soccer Match Plus is touting a higher quality streaming experience with increased bit rates, and an improved video player featuring multi-angle clips of key plays, event timeline marking, bonus feeds, and advanced stats and analytics for select leagues and cups.

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