Apple rolls first-ever sports Immersive Video with MLS playoff recap


MLS playoff Immersive Video
Columbus Crew players and fans celebrate the club's 2023 championship.
Photo: Apple

Apple plans to release the first Immersive Video sports film Thursday at 6 p.m. PT. It’s a 5-minute recap of the 2023 MLS playoffs.

And the 180-degree 3D soccer blowout with Spatial Audio will be free in the Apple TV app for all Vision Pro users.

Apple’s 2023 MLS playoff Immersive Video for Vision Pro comes out Thursday, March 28

The new video is made up of various shorts in the Apple TV app, totalling about 5 minutes in length, according to the blog Six Colors. Amusingly, the blog’s author, Jason Snell, points out that this video drops 110 days after the MLS Cup Final — not exactly speedy turnaround time.

The video recaps Major League Soccer’s 2023 playoffs. As such, it looks most closely at the winning team, Columbus Crew, and its rival in the championship game, LAFC. Columbus won the big prize by a 2-1 score.

This video becomes the fifth Immersive Video available to Vision Pro users. The Apple TV app features others on wildlife and adventure-related topics. Those, as well as sports, work well in the eye-popping format.

The new Vision Pro AR/VR headset launched in February in the United States, with roll-out plans for other countries scheduled.

Read more about viewing Immersive Videos with Vision Pro in the Apple TV app.


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