How to Stream Bally Sports Sun Live Without Cable

Bally Sports Sun is a regional sports network available on three live TV streaming services.

You can watch Bally Sports Sun without cable on DIRECTV STREAM, fuboTV and Bally Sports+.

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Bally Sports Sun is a regional sports network available on three live TV streaming services.  

You can watch Bally Sports Sun without cable  on:  

Bally Sports Sun (formerly FOX Sports Sun) carries in-market game coverage for a number of MLB and NHL games. The network carries home games for the Tampa Bay Rays, the NBA’s Miami Heat and the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning. 

A subscription to any of the streaming services listed below run month to month, and have no long term commitments. 

STREAMING SERVICEBally Sports Sun# of channels
DIRECTV STREAMYes105
fuboYes152
Hulu Live TVNo75
Sling TVNo31-41
YouTube TVNo128

How to Watch Bally Sports Sun

Sports fans and cord-cutters rely on live TV streaming services that carry Bally Sports Sun to watch in-market baseball, basketball and hockey games.

There are more options to stream games this year compared to a few years ago.  

Bally Sports+, DIRECTV STREAM, and fubo are the three options in 2023 for streaming games in your home market. But keep in mind, the teams and games you can watch depend on where you live. 

A couple of these services carry popular cable sports networks such as ESPNESPN2NBA TV, and Big Ten Network

Bally Sports Sun is available throughout Florida, and southern Alabama.

Bally Sports Sun covers teams based in Miami, Tampa and Orlando. It serves as a sister network to Bally Sports Florida.

You need to live within the home market of Bally Sports Sun to get the channel.

Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast with Google TV and many Smart TVs support streaming live TV. Tablets and smartphones running on iOS and Android can stream live TV as well.   

DIRECTV STREAM

DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) has TNTTBS and local channels such as NBC.

The Choice plan has more than 105 channels for $99.99 per month. You get unlimited Cloud DVR for recording TV shows and sporting events.

You don’t need a cable or satellite receiver box. And there are no added fees for the regional sports channels. 

DIRECTV STREAM has one key advantage over paying for a cable TV bundle. You can subscribe month to month and cancel whenever you want. It has harder-to-find regional sports channels such as MSG NetworkNESN and ROOT Sports Northwest.

You can sign up for a free 5-day trial of DIRECTV STREAM without any obligations.

Subscribers can get three months of HBO Max, Cinemax, Showtime and EPIX for free before the regular rate kicks in. The Choice bundle has a wide variety of sports channels including SEC Network, and MLB Network.

All of your local ABCCBSFOXTelemundo and Univision channels are included. And you get top cable TV channels such as HGTV and History.

DIRECTV STREAM works on Roku, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV devices, Apple TV and Samsung Smart TVs. You can watch live TV on iOS devices, including iPhones and iPads.

You can watch live TV on up to 20 screens at once.

You can look over the different channel lineups before making any decisions.

fubo

fubo (formerly fuboTV) has more than 152 channels in its Pro plan, including Bally Sports Sun.  

The Pro plan has a large roster of regional networks and national sports channels for basketball and baseball fans. Bally Sports, AT&T SportsNet and NESN are available to in-market subscribers. 

Subscribers get CBS Sports NetworkFS1NFL NetworkACC Network, and Marquee Sports Network (national feed). 

A subscription costs $74.99 per month. You can watch TV or on-demand TV shows and movies on 10 screens at once. fubo adds a regional sports fee. It costs $10.99 per month for one regional network. It’s $13.99 per month if you have two RSNs in your area. 

You can look over the channel lineup for your area.

fubo has entertainment channels, including Paramount NetworkUSA Network and Hallmark Channel. Subscribers get 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR for recordings, so you can watch replays of games whenever you like. 

Elite and Premier subscribers can watch some games on FS1 and FOX in upscaled 4K.

fubo offers select sporting events and TV shows in 4K. There’s a huge on-demand library of movies and TV shows for when you don’t need live TV.

fubo works on Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV (tvOS) and Android TV. Samsung Smart TVs, Vizio SmartCast TVs, Hisense, and TVs running Google TV or Android TV are supported. Gamers can watch fubo on Xbox game consoles. 

You should look over the channel lineup for your area before signing up.

You can get a 7-day free trial. There are no contracts or obligations. 

Bally Sports+

Bally Sports+ is a new streaming service that offers some key regional sports networks for NBA, NHL and MLB fans. 

MLB fans will find some, but not all of their local teams on the service. The service has live games and on-demand programming. 

According to ballysports.com, the service has rights to stream games from the Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers and Tampa Bay Rays. The service had a soft launch in 2022, and continues to work on adding more sports rights to its service. 

You can check to see if your favorite team has been added by entering your zip code.   

Bally Sports+ costs $19.99 per month, or $189.99 per year following a 7-day free trial. 

If you have satellite or cable TV service, you can still use your account credentials to activate the Bally Sports app. 

How to Watch Bally Sports Sun Without Cable FAQs

These are questions that sports fans ask when searching for ways to stream Bally Sports Sun without a pay TV provider. 

How can I watch Bally Sports Sun without cable?

You can sign up for a live TV streaming service to stream Bally Sports Sun without a cable or satellite provider. 

DIRECTV STREAM has a 5-day free trial. The Choice plan has ESPN, FOX, FS1, TBS and Bally Sports Sun allowing you to watch every MLB and NBA game without cable TV. A subscription costs $99.99 per month. There is no obligation to keep a subscription. And you can sign up for free trials of premium networks such as HBO Max and Cinemax.

fubo has a free 7-day trial. The Pro plan has 152 channels, including Bally Sports Sun, ESPN, and local channels. The Pro plan costs $74.99 per month. The regional sports fee is $10.99 or $13.99 per month, depending on whether you get one or two RSNs. 

Bally Sports+, a standalone streaming service, is carrying in-market games from the Tampa Bay Rays this season. A subscription costs $19.99 per month after a 7-day free trial

Can I watch Tampa Bay Rays games on the Bally Sports app?

Bally Sports+ subscribers can watch the Tampa Bay Rays on the Bally Sports app. You can also activate the Bally Sports app using a TV provider credentials. You can use a DIRECTV STREAM subscription, or a local cable provider such as Xfinity.

You can watch game and programming highlights on the Bally Sports app without signing in to the Bally Sports app.

Does YouTube TV have Bally Sports Sun?

YouTube TV currently does not have Bally Sports Sun. But it does carry live MLB games and other live sports on networks such as FS1, ESPN and FOX.

The streaming service currently does not have a long-term agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group since the company took ownership of 21 regional Fox Sports networks in 2019. Sinclair renamed FOX Sports networks to Bally Sports shortly after the purchase.

Does Hulu have Bally Sports Sun?

Hulu Live TV used to carry FOX Sports South when the network was under different ownership. Hulu currently does not have any of the 19 Bally Sports channels. Hulu Live TV has more than 75 live TV channels with coverage of MLB, NHL and NBA. You will find sports coverage through the ESPN networks and local broadcast channels. 

Does Sling TV have Bally Sports Sun?

Sling TV has no regional sports networks. You can find national sports networks such as ESPN that carry MLB, NHL, NBA and college football games. 

Does Bally Sports Sun have an app?

There is a Bally Sports app that supports most major streaming devices. DIRECTV STREAM and cable TV subscribers can watch highlights and live game coverage from Bally Sports Sun.

If you are not a pay-TV subscriber, you can still watch some free game highlights. The Bally Sports app is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV devices, Google Chromecast. On the web, you can sign in and stream at ballysports.com.

Is Bally Sports Sun free?

Bally Sports Sun is not free to watch. However, DIRECTV STREAM has a free 5-day trial of the Choice plan, which carries Bally Sports Sun. fubo has a free 7-day trial for new subscribers as well. 

If you cancel before the free trial ends, then you won’t be billed for service.

Note: This article was published January 20, 2021, and has been updated with new plans and pricing.

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