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Apple brings live scores to new Apple Sports app

The new Apple Sports app presents a scoreboard of results (source: Apple)

Apple has announced the release of a new, free Apple Sports app for iOS, which displays real-time scores and statistics for MLS, NBA and more.

Sports results are already a popular use of Apple's Live Activities on the iPhone, but now they also have their own dedicated app.

"We created Apple Sports to give sports fans what they want — an app that delivers incredibly fast access to scores and stats," Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Services, said in a statement. "Apple Sports is available for free in the App Store, and makes it easy for users to stay up to date with their favorite teams and leagues."

Available now for free in the US, UK, and Canada, Apple Sports has launched with support for ten sports:

  • MLS
  • NBA
  • NCAA basketball (men's and women's)
  • NHL
  • Bundesliga
  • LaLiga
  • Liga MX
  • Ligue 1
  • Premier League
  • Serie A

These are sports that are all currently in season. Apple says that as more sports begin their seasons, they will be added to the app.

Specifically, Apple says that the following are to be added as soon as their seasons begin:

  • MLB
  • NLF
  • NWSL
  • WNBA

Users can select from their favorite leagues, and the also from favorite teams. The iOS app presents a scoreboard which can be customized to show tournaments, teams, and leagues.

The Apple Sports app requires iOS 17.2 or later.

This release follows Apple's expansion of its sports coverage, ranging from the addition of The Athletic to Apple News+, to the filming of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest in 3D.