How to Watch Bally Sports San Diego Without Cable

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

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

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

You can watch Bally Sports San Diego without cable  on:  

Bally Sports San Diego (formerly FOX Sports San Diego) carries in-market game coverage for a number of MLB, NBA, and NHL teams. 

Fans of the San Diego Padres, the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers, and the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings can watch Bally Sports San Diego on DIRECTV STREAM and fuboTV.

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

Streaming ServiceBally Sports San Diego# of channels
Hulu Live TVNo75
Sling TVNo31-41
YouTube TVNo128

How to Stream Bally Sports San Diego Without Cable

Sports fans and cord-cutters rely on live TV streaming services to watch in-market San Diego Padres games, and basketball. 

There are more options to stream games in 2023 than a few years ago. DIRECTV STREAM is no longer the only live TV option for streaming games.

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

A couple of these services carry popular cable sports networks such as ESPN, ESPN2, NBA TV, and Big Ten Network. 

Bally Sports+, DIRECTV STREAM, and fuboTV 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. 

The coverage area for Bally Sports San Diego is San Diego County, Imperial County, Palm Springs, the Las Vegas Valley, Southern Arizona and Hawaii. 

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


DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) has Bally Sports San Diego, ESPNTNTTBS 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 box or satellite equipment. There are no added fees for the regional sports channels.

DIRECTV STREAM still has one advantage over paying for a cable TV bundle. You can subscribe month to month and cancel whenever you want.

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 MGM+ for free before the regular rate kicks in. 

The Choice bundle has a wide variety of sports channels including SEC NetworkNBA TV 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 also watch live TV on up to 20 screens at once.

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


fuboTV has more than 152 channels in its Pro plan, including Bally Sports San Diego. 

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 ESPN, FS1FOX, NBA TV, NFL NetworkACC Network and Big Ten Network as well. 

A subscription costs $74.99 per month. You can watch TV or on-demand content on 10 screens at once. fuboTV 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. 

fuboTV has entertainment channels, including Discovery, FX, 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.

fuboTV 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.

fuboTV 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. 

You can currently watch the San Diego Padres on Bally Sports+. The service has live games and on-demand programming. 

MLB fans will find some, but not all of their local teams on the service.

According to, the service has rights to stream games from the Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers and Tampa Bay Rays.  

You can check to see if your favorite team or local Bally Sports channel 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 San Diego without cable FAQs

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

How to watch Bally Sports San Diego

fuboTV has a free 7-day trial. The Pro plan has 152 channels, including ESPN, ESPN2, local channels and regional sports networks. 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. 

DIRECTV STREAM Choice package has a 5-day free trial. The Choice plan has Bally Sports networks and cable TV channels allowing you to watch every game without cable TV. A subscription costs $74.99 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.

What sports are on Bally Sports San Diego?

Bally Sports San Diego televises all home games of MLB’s San Diego Padres. Aside from Padres coverage, Bally Sports San Diego airs NBA games featuring the Los Angeles Clippers. NHL games featuring the Anaheim Ducks and the Los Angeles Kings are also televised.

The NHL games are simulcast from Bally Sports West and Bally Sports SoCal, are blacked out in Imperial County.

Bally Sports San Diego does televise Arizona Coyotes games in Imperial County, simulcasting from its sister channel Bally Sports Arizona.

Is Bally Sports San Diego on YouTube TV?

YouTube TV currently does not have Bally Sports San Diego. But it does carry live games of hometown teams on other networks such as FS1, ESPN and FOX that are part of the national broadcast schedule. 

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 San Diego?

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 San Diego?

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 San Diego 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 San Diego.

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 also sign in and stream at

Is Bally Sports San Diego free?

Bally Sports San Diego is not free to watch. However, DIRECTV STREAM has a free 5-day trial of the Choice plan, which carries Bally Sports San Diego. fuboTV 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.

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