DIRECTV STREAM is currently the only live TV streaming service that has Bally Sports North.
Bally Sports North is available on DIRECTV STREAM throughout Minnesota, parts of northern Iowa, Upper Michigan along the Wisconsin border and eastern parts of North Dakota and South Dakota.
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DIRECTV STREAM includes Bally Sports North in the Choice channel bundle.
The Choice plan, which carries 90+ channels, is $89.99 per month.
Compared to other live TV streaming services, DIRECTV STREAM is on the higher-priced side of the spectrum.
But if you’re aiming to cut the cord from cable TV, and still want to watch Minnesota Twins or Timberwolves games, you should consider whether the pros of signing up for DIRECTV STREAM versus cable or satellite outweigh its cons.
You can sign up for a free 5-day trial with DIRECTV STREAM, and cancel online before the trial ends if you don’t want to keep the service.
A subscription is billed month to month so you have no long term contract or commitment. There are no hidden regional sports fees.
Subscribers get three months of HBO Max, Cinemax, Showtime and EPIX for free before the regular rate kicks in.
You can watch live TV on up to 20 screens at once. Subscribers get unlimited Cloud DVR storage and 40,000 movies and TV shows.
Many viewers within the coverage area of Bally Sports North (BSN Sports) also get Bally Sports Wisconsin, NBC Sports Chicago, Marquee Sports Network.
Subscribers can use an Amazon Fire TV Stick, Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast with Google TV and Smart TVs to watch.
Bally Sports app
The Bally Sports app has brief game highlights for teams and sports programming from Bally regional sports channels. You can watch game and programming highlights without signing in to the Bally Sports app.
To watch live games, you will need to activate the Bally Sports app using a TV subscription. You can use a DIRECTV STREAM subscription, or a local cable provider such as Xfinity.
Bally Sports North Plus and Bally Sports North Extra
Bally Sports North Plus is used to carry overflow live sports programs when more than one sports team is playing at or around the same time.
A third overflow channel, called Bally Sports North Extra, will likely reappear as an over-the-air station in 2022.
Bally Sports North Extra made its debut in Spring 2021 when a CW-affiliated television station aired Minnesota Timberwolves games. A total of five games were broadcast in 2021 by WUCW, the over-the-air station that serves the Twin Cities TV market.
Why can’t I stream Bally Sports North 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 renamed FOX Sports networks to Bally Sports shortly after the purchase.
Sinclair has announced plans to launch its own direct-to-consumer Bally Sports streaming service in 2022. But it currently does not have streaming rights to all the teams it plans for the service.
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