Bally Sports is adding another way to watch your regional Bally Sports Network. With a subscription to Bally Sports+, sports fans living in an area with a Bally Sports Regional Network will be able to stream the regional sports network on web browsers, mobile, and streaming devices. If you currently watch your regional Bally Sports network through DIRECTV STREAM or a cable TV or satellite TV package, don’t worry. You will still have the network in your channel lineup. Bally Sports+ is providing another option and not a replacement for the way you watch our regional Bally Sports network. So, let’s take a look at what Bally Sports+ has to offer and see if it’s worth the price.
What Is Bally Sports+
Bally Sports Plus (Bally Sports+) is a streaming service from Bally Sports that allows you to stream your regional Bally Sports Network for $19.99 per month, or an annual subscription for $189.99. At the moment, Bally Sports+ is in a limited release and only works for Bally Sports Detroit, Bally Sports Florida, Bally Sports Kansas City, Bally Sports Wisconsin, and Bally Sports Sun if you live in the respective Bally Sports broadcast region. However, on September 26th, Bally Sports+ will be available for every Bally Sports Region. This is likely due to Bally Sports having the streaming rights for all the NBA and NHL teams currently on Bally Sports. However, they only have the MLB streaming rights for Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers, and Tampa Bay Rays.
How To Watch Bally Sports+
Currently, you can subscribe to Bally Sports+ if you live in the broadcast area of one of the five MLB teams streaming on Bally Sports. When Bally Sports+ goes into wide release on September 26th, you can subscribe if you live in the broadcast region of an NBA or NHL Team on Bally Sports. After subscribing, download the Bally Sports App to your device and log in. Bally Sports+ is supported on iOS and Android mobile smart devices, along with tvOS (Apple TV), Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV streaming devices and smart TVs. Bally Sports+ isn’t currently available on Roku. However, you can watch online through your web browser. Bally Sports+ will only provide access to the Bally Sports network available in your region. If you don’t see Bally Sports+ in the Bally Sports App after September 26th, you may not have a team on a Bally Sports Network.
Is My Team on Bally Sports
Check your zip code on this page to see which teams are available on Bally Sports in your area. Remember, while all NBA and NHL teams are available to stream through Bally Sports+, the only MLB teams available are the Tigers, Royals, Marlins, Brewers, and Rays.
What’s On Bally Sports+
Bally Sports+ provides you with access to your local Bally Sports regional network. All the original programming, NBA games, NHL games, and some MLB games are available to stream at home or when you are on the go through your mobile device. Bally Sports+ simply provides another way to watch your Bally Sports Regional Network. Again, Bally Sports+ only has the MLB streaming rights for the Tigers, Royals, Marlins, Brewers, and Rays, so their games won’t be available on Bally Sports+.
Is Bally Sports+ Worth It
Bally Sports+ costs $19.99 per month after a 7-day free trial. You can save a little over $4 per month by subscribing to the service for one year for $189.99 (a little under $16 per month,) but you lose the freedom to cancel the service until the annual contract expires. While that is a lot of money for one channel, the only way to stream Bally Sports Regional Networks is through the DIRECTV STREAM Choice Plan for $99.99 per month after a 5-day free trial. However, that service provides your local broadcast networks and many sports channels like ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, FS1, FS2, TBS, USA Network, and more.
These channels are important for most sports fans. They are essential if your team makes the playoffs. The rights to playoff games usually sit with a national broadcast network and may be blacked out on your local network. Furthermore, Bally Sports is still yet to lock up the streaming rights to most MLB teams. You could pair a subscription to Hulu Live TV or YouTube TV with Bally Sports+, but the price is around what the DIRECTV STREAM Choice Plan costs.
Of course, if Bally Sports+ carries all the teams you want to watch, and you don’t mind missing out on national sports networks, then the service can see you a lot of money. You can always pick up Hulu Live TV or YouTube TV if your team makes the playoffs.
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