UPDATED August 30, 2021
How to watch Fox (Bally) Sports West
DIRECTV STREAM is currently the only live TV streaming service that carries regional Bally Sports channels. FOX Sports West is now Bally Sports West as of March 31, 2021. Subscribers can use an Amazon Fire TV, Roku, and Google Chromecast with Google TV.
How to Stream Bally Sports West Live on Roku, Fire TV
Bally Sports West (formerly FOX Sports West) is no longer on the majority of live TV streaming services.
DIRECTV STREAM is the one exception.
So there is still a way to cut the cord from a pricey cable TV subscription and watch the Los Angeles Angels or the Anaheim Ducks.
But be warned, DIRECTV STREAM doesn’t come cheap. It’s $84.99 per month for 90+ channels, but it also includes three months of HBO Max for free (a $45 value). The regular rate for HBO Max kicks in after that.
DIRECTV STREAM works on Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Google Chromecast with Google TV and Smart TVs.
A decent Internet connection is also required. By the way, you don’t have to pay a lot to get Internet without cable. I’m paying about $30 per month right now and have all the Internet bandwidth that I need for streaming.
DIRECTV STREAM still has one advantage over paying for DIRECTV, DISH or Spectrum. You can subscribe month to month and cancel whenever you want.
Subscribers in Southern California and the Las Vegas area get a wide variety of sports channels including ACC Network, Big Ten Network, ESPN, ESPN2, regional NBC Sports and SEC Network.
All of your local ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Telemundo and Univision channels are included. And you get top cable TV channels such as ESPN, ESPN2, ACC Network, TNT, History, CNN and A&E.
And you don’t need to pay for a cable box.
Why can’t I stream Bally Sports West on Hulu or YouTube TV?
There was a time when regional Bally Sports channels — under the FOX Sports brand — 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.
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