Bally Sports Detroit is only available on one live TV streaming service, DIRECTV STREAM.
So if you’re aiming to cut the cord from cable TV, you can still watch Detroit Tigers and Red Wings games. But you should weigh whether the pros of streaming Bally Sports Detroit without cable outweighs its cons.
Table of Contents
- Where to stream Bally Sports Detroit
- How to stream Bally Sports Detroit on Roku, Smart TVs, Fire TV and Apple TV
- Why can’t I stream Bally Sports Detroit on Hulu or YouTube TV?
Where to stream Bally Sports Detroit
Bally Sports Detroit is only available in Michigan, parts of northeastern Indiana, northwest Ohio and northeastern Wisconsin.
How to stream Bally Sports Detroit on Roku, Smart TVs, Fire TV and Apple TV
DIRECTV STREAM includes Bally Sports Detroit 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.
Subscriptions are 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. 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.
The Choice plan includes unlimited Cloud DVR to record live TV shows and sporting events. There are more than 40,000 on-demand movies and TV episodes.
You can watch live TV on up to 20 screens at once. And you don’t need to pay for a cable box.
Subscribers can use a Smart TV, Amazon Fire TV Stick, Roku, Apple TV and Google Chromecast with Google TV. You can look over the different channel lineups for DIRECTV STREAM before making any decisions.
Why can’t I stream Bally Sports Detroit 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.
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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