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MLS Matchday is Ready For Chromecast

MLS LIVE subscribers now able to cast live and archived matches using Google's Chromecast Media Player and the League's official Android and iOS app

NEW YORK (June 3, 2014) Major League Soccer today announced that MLS Matchday, the league's official app for Android and iOS, is Google Cast™ Ready. MLS LIVE subscribers will now be able to cast MLS LIVE streams to their television with a touch of the cast icon in the app.

Chromecast is a thumb-sized media streaming device that plugs into the HDMI port on your television. Set it up with a simple mobile app, then send your favorite online shows, movies, music and more to your TV using your smartphone, tablet or laptop.

"Major League Soccer’s young, tech-savvy fans significantly over-index in their use of technology, so it was no surprise that we saw great demand for Chromecast," said Chris Schlosser, Vice President, MLS Digital. “We are always looking for new ways to deliver premium MLS content to our fans and Chromecast makes it very easy to view MLS LIVE on your HD television."

MLS LIVE is the league's subscription match streaming service. Subscribers have access to hundreds of out-of-market matches on their computer, Android phone or tablet, iPhone, iPad, Roku, Apple TV, Panasonic TVs, and now Google's Chromecast Media Player. MLS LIVE subscriptions start at only $15.99 for a month-to-month contract or $64.99 for a full season subscription. All subscriptions include access to four years of full match or condensed versions of archived MLS matches using the web version of MLS LIVE.

MLS and Double Encore, the league's Android and iOS development partner, worked closely with Google to ensure a seamless integration of Chromecast Media Player within MLS Matchday.

"Bringing the MLS experience to Chromecast was a collaborative and very successful effort with Google," said Ben Reubenstein, CEO of Double Encore. "Chromecast integrates seamlessly into both the Android and iOS app, offering users more ways to experience the action of MLS LIVE."

Soccer fans can download MLS Matchday for free using Google Play or the App Store.