Streaming your favorite teams puts you in control. When cable ruled the airwaves, you’d have to be home at a certain time to catch the game, but thanks to streaming services, you can watch sports no matter where you are (although you can’t dictate when the game airs, unless you’re watching a replay). Bally Sports Ohio is the natural progression of cable networks, airing regional games through a streaming service.
What is Bally Sports Ohio?
Bally Sports Ohio is a regional sports network that airs games featuring MLB’s Cincinnati Reds, the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, and more. The network also airs games from smaller teams, like the AHL’s Cleveland Monsters and the NCAA’s Xavier Musketeers.
Which streaming services offer Bally Sports Ohio?
Unlike many other channels, Bally Sports Ohio is quite niche and only streamable via DIRECTV STREAM. You can also stream content from the network by signing up for Bally Sports Plus, but you’ll need to be local to the area to gain access.
How to watch Bally Sports Ohio with DIRECTV STREAM
DIRECTV STREAM offers multiple packages to choose from at a variety of price points. Signup is as easy as going to its website and choosing which option to try out.
What’s DIRECTV STREAM?
DIRECTV STREAM is the livestreaming branch of DIRECTV, and while it offers a huge number of quality channels, the price can be quite a bit higher than some of the competition. There are four basic tiers as well as different add-ons to further customize the service. Two of the packages are specifically aimed at sports fans.
|Plan||Cost per Month||Channels||Quality||Free Trial?|
|Entertainment||$69.99||75+||Unlimited Cloud DVR, no screen limitations||Yes|
|Choice||$89.99||105+||Unlimited Cloud DVR, no screen limitations, includes regional sports networks||Yes|
|Ultimate||$104.99||140+||Unlimited Cloud DVR, no screen limitations, includes regional sports networks||Yes|
|Premier||$149.99||150+||Unlimited Cloud DVR, no screen limitations, includes regional sports networks, HBO Max, SHOWTIME, STARZ, and Cinemax||Yes|
What sports offerings does DIRECTV STREAM provide?
DIRECTV STREAM bills its Entertainment package as including “must-have” sports but calls the Choice package the “best for sports” option. It’s right on that second part. It carries regional sports networks, and it’s the option you’ll want to choose to watch Bally Sports Ohio. However, there are also tons of other sports networks to choose from.
If you want more than just sports and opt to go for one of the higher-tier packages, they include regional sports networks, too. Think of it like this: Every tier you go up includes everything the previous tiers had, plus a bit more.
How to watch Bally Sports Ohio on supported streaming devices
Since the only real way to watch Bally Sports Ohio is through DIRECTV STREAM, you’ll need to make sure your streaming device is compatible with the service. These include the following:
- Amazon Fire TV/Cube
- Amazon Fire Stick
- Google Chromecast
- Android TV
- Apple TV
- Samsung TVs
How to watch Bally Sports Ohio on the app
While there is a Bally Sports Plus app, it’s region-restricted. You will need to live in the area to access its content; for example, if you live in Georgia and try to sign up, you’ll only see Bally Sports North and Bally Sports South. Ohio is part of the Bally Sports Midwest lineup.
Is live sports streaming worth it?
Live sports streaming makes it a lot easier to watch your favorite teams, no matter where you might be. It’s a way to get around regional restrictions. If you were so inclined, you could travel abroad, wake up in the middle of the night, fire up a VPN, and watch Bally Sports Ohio as a specific game is taking place — even if you’re on the other side of the world. That’s not a bad perk for a sports fan.
Where can I watch Bally Sports Ohio?
If you are in Ohio, parts of Indiana, Kentucky, northwestern Pennsylvania, eastern Tennessee, West Virginia, and the southwestern edge of New York then Bally Sports Ohio is available to you.
Is Bally Sports free on Roku?
Bally Sports is free to download on Roku, but you need to sign in with your TV provider credentials in order to watch Bally Sports Ohio. In addition to Roku, you are also able to stream Bally Sports Ohio on various other devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Xbox one, and smart TVs with Chromecast.
Who has Bally Sports Ohio?
DIRECTV STREAM is currently the only live TV streaming service that offers Bally Sports Ohio. You can access this channel with DIRECTV STREAM’s Choice, Ultimate, or Premier plans, with prices starting at $89.99 per month. With all three plans, you’ll get access to several national sports channels, including ESPN, NBA TV, Fox Sports 1, and MLB Network.
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