How to Favorite a Sports Team on the Apple TV

by Sarah Dobson on September 28, 2020

If you’re an Apple TV owner who loves watching televised sports, you’re probably already enjoying the new Sports screen in Apple’s TV app. This screen makes it easy to view schedules and watch games that are broadcast through any supported Apple TV app, such as ESPN and NBA. What you may not have found is the Your Favorite Teams bar, which is hidden at the bottom of the Sports screen. Click the Your Favorite Teams bar, and you can tell the Apple TV which teams you follow, from the likes of MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL, NHL, WNBA, major college sports, and more. Live games played by your favorites appear in the TV app’s Watch Now > Up Next list, and your iPhone can notify you of upcoming broadcasts—go to Settings> Notifications > TV > Up Next Alerts.