Bally Sports + is officially live. For the first time, you will be able to watch your local Bally Sports Regional Sports Network (RSN) without a cable, satellite or streaming bundle. But how does it work? Streamable has analyzed everything you need to know about Sinclair’s new streaming service, including pricing, which devices you can use, how many people can access it at the same time, and more.
How much does Bally Sports + cost?
Bally Sports + has both a monthly and a yearly plan. If you want to pay monthly, it will cost you $ 19.99 (plus tax). If you want to save, you can pay $ 189.99 for a full year, or $ 15.83 per month when prepaid annually.
If your local Bally Sports channel carries an NHL and NBA team, the annual savings may be worth it as you’ll be able to stream sports year-round. If not, you can watch the rest of the MLB season for ~ $ 80 by paying for the next four months.
Does Bally Sports + offer a free trial?
Currently, Bally Sports + offers a seven-day free trial for new subscribers.
How do I sign up for Bally Sports +?
You can subscribe on BallySports.com or by subscribing to the Bally Sports app on Apple TV, Android TV, iOS and Android.
Which teams can you watch on Bally Sports +?
For their soft launch, there are five MLB teams available to stream: Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, Miami Marlins, Kansas City Royals, and Tampa Bay Rays. Sinclair has yet to get approval from the MLB to stream the rest of the teams for which they hold traditional broadcast rights.
When the service is fully rolled out in the fall, you’ll be able to stream your local games from 16 NBA and 12 NHL teams.
If Bally Sports + doesn’t carry your team, you can stream local matches with a free five-day trial of DIRECTV STREAM.
What can you watch on Bally Sports +?
Bally Sports + will offer access to all live matches available on Bally Sports RSN (for select teams), including those on Bally Sports Extra, the network’s overflow channel. To access it, you need a paid subscription to the service.
Note that you are not subscribing to watch a specific team, but you are subscribing to a specific channel. For example, if you live in Detroit, you are subscribing to Bally Sports Detroit. If you live in Kansas City, you are subscribing to Bally Sports Kansas City. As long as Sinclair has the streaming rights to one team (currently, all NHL and NBA teams and 5 MLB teams), they will be available on the service in their local market.
If you live in a market with multiple RSN Bally Sports, you will need to subscribe separately. For those in South Florida, you’ll need both Bally Sports Sun (Heat) and Bally Sports Florida (Marlins and Panthers) to watch all of your teams, which means it would cost $ 40 a month.
Bally Sports + will also allow you to follow live stats and game highlights. After that, you will be able to access the on-demand games in their entirety.
Are there local blackouts with Bally Sports +?
Unlike an off-market package like MLB.TV or NBA League Pass, Bally Sports + is designed for those who want to watch in their local market without a traditional TV subscription.
For example, if you live in Detroit, you’ll be able to stream Detroit Tigers, Detroit Pistons, and Detroit Red Wings games without local blackouts. However, you will not be able to watch games broadcast on other channels such as ESPN or TBS, for this you will need a live TV streaming service.
What devices can you use to stream Bally Sports +?
You can stream Bally Sports + via the Bally Sports app on Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV, iOS, Android, and BallySports.com. It should arrive on Roku devices in mid-July.
On some of these devices, you will need to register through BallySports.com to activate your account.
Is there a Bally Sports + app?
There is no separate Bally Sports + app. Bally Sports + is a subscription that you can use to unlock access through the Bally Sports app in a similar way to when you log into your TV provider.
How many simultaneous devices can stream Bally Sports +?
Bally Sports + can be used on two devices at the same time, but you can register up to five devices to access the subscription.
Can you stream games on Bally Sports + while on the go?
If you leave your local market, you can access the games for up to 30 days. After those 30 days, you need to check in on your territory before you can continue watching live matches.
If you can’t access the games while traveling, you can use an off-market package like MLB.TV, NBA League Pass, or NHL.TV on ESPN +, which requires a separate subscription.
Does Bally Sports + support 4K?
Bally Sports + will stream in HD, but will not stream any games in 4K. This is the same as cable and satellite, where they currently don’t offer 4K broadcasts on Bally Sports RSNs
What teams are there on Bally Sports RSNs?
* Bally Sports + does not yet have streaming rights for teams with an asterisk.