UPDATED August 31, 2021
How to Stream Bally Sports Southwest Live?
DIRECTV STREAM is currently the only live TV streaming service that carries Bally Sports Southwest. FOX Sports Southwest re-branded as Bally Sports Southwest on March 31, 2021. Subscribers can use an Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and Google Chromecast with Google TV.
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Bally Sports networks — formerly known as Fox regional sports networks — used to be pretty common on live TV streaming services.
Now DIRECTV STREAM is the only game in town.
It costs more than competing services that live stream ESPN and NBCSN. The Choice plan, which carries Bally Sports Southwest and 90+ channels, is $84.99 per month.
But DIRECTV STREAM still has one advantage over paying for DIRECTV, DISH or Spectrum. Your subscription is month to month so you can cancel whenever you want.
So if you’re looking to cut the cord, but still watch NHL hockey or MLB games, you should consider whether it’s pros outweigh its cons.
In short, a subscription gets you three months of HBO Max (a $45 value) before the regular rate of $14.99 per month kicks in.
Subscribers in Texas get a wide variety of sports channels including ACC Network, Big Ten Network, ESPN, ESPN2, regional NBC Sports and SEC Network.
And you don’t need to pay for a cable box.
DIRECTV STREAM has apps for Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iPhones, web browsers, tablets and Samsung Smart TVs.
Why can’t I stream Bally Sports Southwest on Hulu or YouTube TV?
There was a time when regional FOX Sports channels were available on a number of live TV streaming services.
That included Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, fuboTV and YouTube TV.
These streaming services have yet to strike a long-term agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group since the company took ownership of 21 regional Fox Sports networks in 2019.
Sinclair is expected to eventually launch its own Bally Sports app.
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