DIRECTV STREAM is currently the only live TV streaming service that has Bally Sports Ohio.
Table of Contents
- Where can I watch Bally Sports Ohio?
- How to stream Bally Sports Ohio on Roku, Smart TVs, Fire TV and Apple TV
- What is Bally Sports Cincinnati?
- Why can’t I stream Bally Sports Ohio on Hulu or YouTube TV?
Where can I watch Bally Sports Ohio?
Bally Sports Ohio is available on DIRECTV STREAM throughout Ohio, and parts of Indiana, Kentucky, northwestern Pennsylvania, eastern Tennessee, West Virginia, and the southwestern edge of New York.
It has the exclusive rights for home team coverage of Cincinnati Reds and Cleveland Cavaliers games.
How to stream Bally Sports Ohio on Roku, Smart TVs, Fire TV and Apple TV
DIRECTV STREAM includes Bally Sports Ohio in the Choice channel bundle.
Compared to other live TV streaming services, DIRECTV STREAM is on the higher-priced side of the spectrum. The Choice plan, which carries 90+ channels, is $89.99 per month.
But if you’re aiming to cut the cord from cable TV, you should consider whether the pros streaming Bally Sports Ohio outweigh its cons.
A subscription is billed month to month so you have no long term contract or commitment. There are no hidden regional sports fees. Subscribers can get three months of HBO Max, Cinemax, Showtime and EPIX for free before the regular rate kicks in.
All of your local ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, Telemundo and Univision channels are included. 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.
You can sign up for a free 5-day trial with DIRECTV STREAM. Just cancel online before the trial ends if you don’t want to keep the service.
You can also look up the different channel lineups and check for promotional discounts before making any decisions. 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.
What is Bally Sports Cincinnati?
Bally Sports Ohio also operates regional feeds for Cleveland and Cincinnati markets. The regional Cincinnati feed is also called Bally Sports Cincinnati in some TV listings and program guides.
Why can’t I stream Bally Sports Ohio 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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