Major League Soccer and Pluto TV announced Thursday a multi-year extension of their agreement, keeping content on the free streaming platform.
The partnership began in 2019 and includes replays of top matches from the current season, classic matches and original features. There are also original weekly programs like Matchday Central, Extratime driven by Continental, MLS Review and highlights, including the “MLS in 15” package. As part of the new agreement, MLS Spanish language content will be available on Pluto TV’s Deportes Channel.
“Major League Soccer’s agreement with Pluto TV has provided fans new ways to experience and connect to the game, especially during a time when we are all staying apart,” Gem Benedict, senior director of content distribution at MLS said in a release. “As we build on the momentum of the MLS is Back Tournament and continue our 25th season in home markets, we are proud to extend our relationship with Pluto TV and are excited to continue providing fans with great content this fall.”
Since its MLS deal began, Pluto TV has seen an increase in monthly viewers from 12 million in 2019 to today’s 26.5 million monthly active users across the United States. Pluto TV has over 100,000 hours of premium content available, as well as access to over 20 sports channels.
“For many, soccer is not just a game – it’s a fandom unlike any other – and having yearlong access to renowned soccer content with the MLS on Pluto TV is incredibly valuable,” Will Gurman, senior director of content partnerships at Pluto TV, said in a release. “Our MLS channel gives Pluto TV an extensive lineup of classic matches, expert analysis, highlights, talk shows and more. We are honored to be able to continue offering this premium content to our viewers.”
The continued Pluto TV and MLS agreement comes amid the league’s milestone 25th season. The regular season continues through Decision Day on Nov. 8 and is followed by the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs and then MLS Cup on Dec. 12. Games will air nationally in the U.S. on ESPN, FOX Sports and across Univision’s networks, as well as regionally through individual club broadcast partners.
Viewers and fans can access Pluto TV by utilizing Amazon's Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, LG Smart TV, Roku TV, Samsung Smart TV, Vizio TV, and Hisense, or on gaming consoles such as PS4 or Xbox One. It is also available on-the-go via apps for iOS, Android, and Amazon, on PC and Mac, or on the web at www.Pluto.TV.