How to Stream Bally Sports Ohio Live Without Cable

You can stream Bally Sports Ohio without cable on DIRECTV STREAM, and fubo. Bally Sports Ohio (formerly Fox Sports Ohio) is available throughout Ohio, and parts of Indiana, Kentucky, northwestern Pennsylvania, eastern Tennessee, West Virginia, and the southwestern edge of New York.

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

Here is everything you need to know to start watching Bally Sports Ohio without cable TV or satellite service.

Bally Sports Ohio (formerly Fox Sports Ohio) is available 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, Cleveland Cavaliers and Columbus Blue Jackets.  

Live TV ServiceBally Sports Ohio# of Channels
Hulu Live TVNo75
Sling TVNo31-41
YouTube TVNo128

How to Watch Bally Sports Ohio

Live TV streaming services are popular with cord-cutters who don’t pay for cable TV or satellite services. 

If you are a diehard NBA, MLB or NHL fan trying to watch your favorite team, you have more options to stream games than you did a few years ago.

Live TV streaming services work on Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV and Chromecast with Google TV. Each service carries popular cable sports networks such as ESPN, MLB Network, ESPNU, NBA TV, and SEC Network.

Bally Sports+, DIRECTV STREAM, and fuboTV are the only three options in 2023 for watching the home games for Cincinnati Reds or Cleveland Cavaliers games without cable TV.


DIRECTV STREAM (formerly AT&T TV) subscribers has local channels, regional sports networks and entertainment channels in the Choice bundle. 

The Choice package has more than 105 channels for $99.99 per month. You can sign up for a 5-day free trial, and there are no contracts or commitments. 

Cable networks include ESPN, FS1, MLB Network, TNTTBS and HGTV. You get local broadcast channels such as ABCCBSNBCFOX, and PBS.

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

You get unlimited Cloud DVR for recording sports and TV shows. There are more than 40,000 on-demand movies and shows.

Subscribers can get three months of HBO Max, Showtime, STARZ, and Cinemax for free before the monthly rates kick in.  

DIRECTV STREAM works on Smart TVs from Samsung, and sets that run on Android TV or Google TV. 

Roku, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV devices, and Apple TV all support the DIRECTV STREAM app. You can also watch DIRECTV STREAM on apps for iOS and Android. 

Subscriptions run month to month and so you can cancel whenever you want. DIRECTV STREAM shows the different channel lineups and promotions they are currently offering. 


fubo (formerly fuboTV) has more than 152 channels in its Pro plan, and just began carrying regional Bally Sports Networks in 2023. 

The Pro plan has key sports channels for basketball and baseball fans, including ESPN, FS1, and NBA TV. Football fans get NFL Network, ACC 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. fubo charges a regional sports fee of $10.99 per month for one RSN. The fee is $13.99 per month if you get two RSNs in your area. 

fubo has mainstream entertainment channels like Paramount Network, Comedy Central, USA Network and Hallmark Channel. Subscribers get 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR. 

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 giving fubo a try. There are no contracts or obligations. 

You can sign up for a 7-day free trial if you’re a new customer.

Bally Sports+

Bally Sports+ is a standalone 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 home 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 has been added for the 2023 season by entering your zip code. Bally Sports+ costs $19.99 per month, or $189.99 per year following a 7-day free trial.

How to Watch Bally Sports Ohio FAQs

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

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.

Where can I watch Cleveland Guardians games?

Bally Sports Great Lakes (formerly Sports Time Ohio) airs in-market or home games for the Cleveland Guardians.

Bally Sports Great Lakes is available in Northeast Ohio, the Columbus area, Northwest Pennsylvania, and parts of Western New York.

Is Bally Sports Ohio on Hulu?

Hulu Live TV once carried FOX Sports Ohio when the network was under different ownership. The live TV service currently does not have any Bally Sports channels. 

Hulu Live TV has more than 75 live TV channels with coverage of MLB, NHL and NBA through ESPN networks and local broadcast channels.  Hulu has yet to strike a long-term agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group since the company took ownership of 21 regional Fox Sports networks in 2019.

Is Bally Sports Ohio on YouTube TV?

YouTube TV currently does not have any Bally Sports channels. 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. 

Does Sling TV have Bally Sports Ohio?

No. Sling TV no longer carries regional sports networks. You can find sports networks that carry MLB, NHL, NBA and college football games. 

How to stream Bally Sports Ohio

You can stream Bally Sports Ohio on DIRECTV STREAM, fubo and Bally Sports+. Bally Sports Ohio is available throughout Ohio, and parts of Indiana, Kentucky, northwestern Pennsylvania, eastern Tennessee, West Virginia, and the southwestern edge of New York.

What’s the best way to watch Bally Sports Ohio?

fubo has comprehensive coverage of MLB and NBA games this season. The Pro plan has 152 channels, including major sports networks, 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. 

You can look over fubo’s channel lineups, or get a free 7-day trial

At $19.99 per month. Bally Sports+ is the cheapest option for some in-market MLB teams this season. But the service doesn’t yet have the streaming rights to every MLB team. You can try out the service with a free 7-day trial

Which streaming services have regional sports networks?

DIRECTV STREAM, fubo, Hulu Live TV, and YouTube TV all carry regional sports networks. But fubo and DIRECTV STREAM currently carry the most out of the four live TV streaming services.

You can also stream these RSNs if you live within the local broadcast area:

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Note: This article was published on March 15, 2022, and has been updated to reflect new streaming options and prices.

Jim is a seasoned industry expert with over two decades of journalism experience. He has been at the forefront of the cord-cutting movement since 2016, testing and writing about TV-related products and services. He founded The Cord Cutting Report in 2016, and serves as the editor.

Major publications, including MarketWatch, Forbes, and South Florida Sun Sentinel, have interviewed Kimble for his years of expertise. He gives advice on the complexities consumers are navigating with streaming options, and over-the-air TV. Kimble has been a staff writer or correspondent for several award-winning, daily newspapers, including The Boston Globe.

1 thought on “How to Stream Bally Sports Ohio Live Without Cable”

  1. Now you can not even stream it with spectrum. I just went and bought a roku tv don’t Wat too much money just to cut the cable cord and they no longer offer the app on roku. This is awful.

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