In an update released to users on Wednesday, the official MLB app now has support Apple’s Live Activities feature that was added in iOS 16.1 this past fall.
What Live Activities will do in the MLB app is, once enabled, will show the user the live score of a game on the Lock Screen on their iPhone. Users of the app must select their favorite team in the app in order to see those scores on their Lock Screen, as seen in the photo below.
Image courtesy of MacRumors
MLB app users can also choose which games to track in the app itself which will additionally show up on the Lock Screen.
Users with the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max will be able to access Live Activities from the MLB app, not just from their Lock Screen, but also through the Dynamic Island.
Previously, only the Apple TV app had Live Activities support for live MLB games (as seen in the Featured Image).
Here are the other updates that came with Wednesday’s app update in Version 16.0.0:
- Enjoy an all new onboarding experience to personalize your app for the 2023 season!
- A full-featured Watch tab that includes a new Hero with 24/7 programming, and updated look and feel across the Watch sub-navigation
- A refreshed Browse menu to allow deeper exploration into your favorite baseball topics
- 2023 Team Schedules and Tickets are out and available in the app
- A refreshed Standings page – now including team logos
- New splash screen to celebrate the start of Spring Training
- General bug fixes and performance optimizations
The MLB app is a free app in the App Store that does have in-app purchases that give users all of the features in the app. This includes being able to stream all out-of-market games for either $24.99 a month or $150 a season.