Bally Sports Plus is Available on Streaming TV Devices: Which Can You Use?
Earlier this week, there were rumblings that Bally Sports+ would only be available on mobile devices for their soft-launch. However, when the service went live on Thursday morning, it was available on many connected TV devices.
At launch, consumers were able use the new regional sports network (RSN) streaming service on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, iOS, and Android; it is expected to come to Roku devices in mid-July. Depending on the platform the experiences is slightly different, but customers can sign-up for the service directly on Apple TV, Android TV, and mobile devices. On Fire TV devices, they will need to sign-up on BallySports.com before they can login to their Bally Sports+ subscription in the Bally Sports App.
How Can You Download Bally Sports+?
Bally Sports+ is not a separate app, instead it is a subscription available within the Bally Sports App. Customers can access it with the latest version of the app on various platforms.
Initially, the direct-to-consumer (DTC) streamer will be available in select markets to stream five MLB teams: Detroit Tigers, Miami Marlins, Kansas City Royals, Milwaukee Brewers, and Tampa Bay Rays. As The Streamable first reported, the service will cost $19.99 per month or $189.99 annually.
Outside of a Bally Sports+ subscription, the company’s RSNs are only available to stream on DIRECTV STREAM as part of their $89.99 per month Choice Plan. Over the last two years, the channels were dropped by YouTube TV, Sling TV, Hulu, and fuboTV.
What Teams are on Bally Sports RSNs?
*Bally Sports+ doesn’t have streaming rights yet for teams with an asterisk.
Bally Sports+ is a direct-to-consumer streaming service that offers live games for those who want access to your local Bally Sports RSN without subscribing to a cable or satellite package.
The service will have two plans: a monthly plan for $19.99 a month, or an annual plan for $189.99 per year ($15.83/mo pre-paid annually).
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 MLB to stream the rest of the teams that they own the traditional broadcast rights for.
The service is only intended for those who live in-market to their local teams. If you live out-of-market, you will need to subscribe to MLB.TV (MLB), NHL.TV via ESPN+ (NHL), or NBA League Pass (NBA).