Watch Bally Sports Sun Live in 2024: How to Stream Online

Catch every game on Bally Sports Sun with DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo, and Bally Sports+. These services offer a direct path to stream Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Heat, and Tampa Bay Lightning games without needing cable.

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Bally Sports Sun lets you stream live games from the Tampa Bay Rays, Miami Heat, and Tampa Bay Lightning. 

This regional sports network is on DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo, and Bally Sports+. Fans used to watch these teams on networks like Sunshine Network and Fox Sports Sun. Now, Bally Sports Sun (BSSun) is the regional sports network you need for local games.

The owners of BSSun, Diamond Sports, is in the process of emerging from bankruptcy, but has struck an agreement that might be significant for Florida-based sports fans.

Amazon is poised to start streaming Bally Sports Sun, and news reports indicate the network will likely undergo another name change after this year.

For now, fans looking to cut the cord have options to watch their favorite teams without a traditional cable subscription. These services offer flexible monthly subscriptions without long commitments.

How to Get Bally Sports Sun: Free trials, Prices & Plans

ServiceFree TrialMonthly PriceKey Channels
DIRECTV STREAM5-day$108.99ESPN, FOX, FS1, TBS, Bally Sports Sun
Fubo7-day$79.99 + regional sports fee ($11.99 or $14.99)Bally Sports Sun, ESPN, local channels
Bally Sports+7-day$19.99In-market games for the Tampa Bay Rays

Where you can watch Bally Sports Sun for Rays, Heat games

Bally Sports Sun is only available throughout Florida, and southern Alabama. You cannot watch in-market baseball, basketball, and hockey on Bally Sports Sun if you live outside of the home TV market.

Bally Sports Sun covers teams based in Miami, Tampa and Orlando. It serves as a sister network to Bally Sports Florida, which airs games from the Miami Marlins, Orlando Magic and Florida Panthers.

Although there’s no permanent free option to stream Bally Sports Sun, using free trials from these services can get you temporary access to games.

For those outside the local market, ESPN Plus offers a variety of MLB games for $10.99 per month, including some Tampa Bay Rays and Lightning games. Weekend MLB games are on platforms like Apple TV+ and Peacock, part of the national broadcast. And with a TV antenna, you can catch MLB games on FOX at no cost.

In 2024, DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo, and Bally Sports+ are your main choices for local game streaming, depending on where you live. These services also include sports networks like ESPN and NBA TV.

For those living in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Florida TV market, subscribing to DIRECTV STREAM or Fubo means getting local channels such as WPLG (Local 10) for ABC, WTVJ (NBC 6) for NBC, WFOR (CBS Miami) for CBS, and WSVN (Fox 7) for FOX.

Streaming devices like Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, and Chromecast with Google TV support these streaming options. You can also stream on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.

DIRECTV STREAM: Watch Bally Sports Sun Without Cable

DIRECTV STREAM offers ESPN, TNT, TBS, and local channels like NBC. The Choice plan is the least expensive option for streaming BSSun and over 105 channels at $108.99 per month. This plan includes unlimited Cloud DVR for recording your favorite TV shows and sports.

You won’t need a cable box, and there are no extra fees for regional sports channels. A big plus with DIRECTV STREAM is its flexibility. Subscribe month to month and cancel anytime. It carries national sports networks such as ESPN, and Fox Sports 1. 

And you will get regional sports channels, including Bally Sports Sun and Bally Sports Florida, that are hard to find elsewhere.

Try DIRECTV STREAM with a 5-day free trial. With the Choice plan, you also get sports channels like SEC Network and MLB Network, along with all local channels such as ABC, CBS, FOX, Telemundo, and Univision, not to mention top cable channels like HGTV and History.

DIRECTV STREAM is compatible with devices including Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Samsung Smart TVs. You can stream on iOS devices and watch on an unlimited number of screens within your home.

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Device support: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast with Google TV along with Smart TVs by Samsung, Sony Bravia

Fubo: Stream Bally Sports Sun Live

Fubo offers the Pro plan with more than 189 channels, including Bally Sports Sun and Bally Sports Florida, for $79.99 per month. 

The Pro plan gives you local channels from the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area, including ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX along with regional and national sports channels. Subscribers get a wide variety of entertainment networks including HGTV, FX, and Food Network.

You can stream on up to 10 screens at once. 

With 1,000 hours of Cloud DVR, you can replay games anytime. Elite subscribers can enjoy some live sporting events in 4K on FOX and FS1. Fubo charges an extra fee for regional sports networks: $11.99 for one, or $14.99 for two in your area.

Fubo’s on-demand library, drawing on movies and TV shows from its channel lineup. This service is compatible with a number of smart TVs and streaming devices. Fubo is also available on Xbox.

Fubo offers a 7-day free trial and doesn’t lock you into a contract.

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Device support: Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast with Google TV, Xbox One, along with Smart TVs by Hisense, Samsung, LG, Sony Bravia and VIZIO SmartCast TV. Android, iPhones and iPads with current iOS.

Bally Sports+: Stream Regional Sports Your Way

Bally Sports+ is a standalone service streaming local NBA, NHL, and MLB games. The service includes games from the Tampa Bay Rays. Priced at $19.99 per month (or $189.99 annually), it comes with a 7-day free trial. 

Bally Sports+ supports watching live games on most major streaming devices such as Roku and Amazon Fire TV.

Frequently Asked Questions About Streaming Bally Sports Sun

How can I stream Bally Sports Sun without cable?

You can stream Bally Sports Sun using services like DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo or Bally Sports+. 

DIRECTV STREAM offers a 5-day free trial. Its Choice plan, at $108.99 per month, includes channels like ESPN and Bally Sports Sun. Fubo gives you a 7-day free trial with its Pro plan at $79.99 per month, plus a regional sports fee. Bally Sports+ also streams in-market games like those of the Tampa Bay Rays, starting at $19.99 per month after a 7-day trial.

Can I watch Tampa Bay Rays games on the Bally Sports app?

Yes, with Bally Sports+ or TV provider credentials, you can stream Tampa Bay Rays games on the Bally Sports app. Even without logging in, you can catch game highlights.

Does YouTube TV offer Bally Sports Sun?

No, YouTube TV does not have Bally Sports Sun. It does provide MLB games and sports on networks like FS1 and ESPN.

Is Bally Sports Sun available on Hulu?

Hulu Live TV does not feature Bally Sports Sun but offers over 75 channels including ESPN for MLB, NHL, and NBA coverage.

Does Sling TV carry Bally Sports Sun?

Sling TV no longer carries regional sports networks, but includes national sports channels like ESPN, FS1 and TNT for major league games, college sports and other pro sports.

Is there a Bally Sports Sun app?

Yes, the Bally Sports app supports streaming on devices like Roku and Amazon Fire TV. Highlights and some live coverage are available, even without a pay-TV subscription.

Is it possible to watch Bally Sports Sun for free?

While Bally Sports Sun itself isn’t free, DIRECTV STREAM and Fubo offer free trials. DIRECTV STREAM provides a 5-day trial, and Fubo offers a 7-day trial for new users.

Can I stream Miami Heat games on Bally Sports Sun using my streaming device?

Yes, you can stream Miami Heat games on Bally Sports Sun with services like Bally Sports+, DIRECTV STREAM and Fubo. Both services are compatible with popular streaming devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and Smart TVs. Ensure you’re in the service’s coverage area to access specific games.

What are my options for watching Tampa Bay Lightning games without a cable subscription?

Without a cable subscription, you can watch Tampa Bay Lightning games on Bally Sports Sun through Bally Sports+, DIRECTV STREAM or Fubo. These services offer flexible, no-commitment monthly subscriptions. Bally Sports+ directly streams in-market NHL games, depending on your location.

How can I watch Tampa Bay Rays games on my Smart TV without Bally Sports Sun?

To watch Tampa Bay Rays games on your Smart TV without a traditional Bally Sports Sun cable package, consider subscribing to DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo, or Bally Sports+. These services support streaming on various Smart TVs and offer Bally Sports Sun or in-market games in their packages.

Are there any services that offer Bally Sports Sun on Roku or Amazon Fire TV?

Yes, DIRECTV STREAM and Fubo both offer Bally Sports Sun and are compatible with Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices. You can easily download their apps on your device and subscribe to watch Bally Sports Sun content, including live sports.

What streaming plans include Bally Sports Sun for watching NBA and MLB games in southern Alabama?

In southern Alabama, DIRECTV STREAM and Fubo include Bally Sports Sun in their streaming plans, allowing you to watch NBA and MLB games. Check each service’s current offerings, as plans and availability may vary based on your exact location.

Recent Updates

March 30, 2024: Updated Fubo’s prices, reflecting that the Premier plan is no longer offered. Added methodology section to the article.

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