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How to Watch Bally Sports Ohio Without Cable

Ditch your cable bill and learn how to live stream Bally Sports Ohio with DIRECTV STREAM.

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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 live tv 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 packages. 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. DIRECTV STREAM also has its own streaming device with live TV, On Demand content, streaming apps, and DVR recordings. For DIRECTV STREAM plans, 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.

PlanCost per MonthChannels Quality Free Trial?
Entertainment$79.9975+Unlimited Cloud DVR, no screen limitationsYes
Choice$108.99105+Unlimited Cloud DVR, no screen limitations, includes regional sports networksYes
Ultimate$119.99140+Unlimited Cloud DVR, no screen limitations, includes regional sports networksYes
Premier$164.99150+Unlimited Cloud DVR, no screen limitations, includes regional sports networks, HBO Max, SHOWTIME, STARZ, and CinemaxYes

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 with FuboTV

FuboTV has recently joined the roster of Bally Sports streaming services, expanding its sports-centric channel lineup. The addition of Bally Sports to FuboTV’s packages is a logical choice, offering subscribers access to a wide range of channels such as FS1, NFL Network, Big Ten Network, Golf Channel, FS2, ESPN, ESPN2, and more.

One of FuboTV’s standout features is its commitment-free approach. There are no contracts or hidden fees, making it a user-friendly option for enjoying your favorite channels. Depending on the package you choose, you’ll receive an impressive 1,000 hours of cloud DVR storage and a diverse selection of entertainment and news channels that cater to the entire family. FuboTV also provides a free trial period, allowing you to test and determine if it fulfills your streaming needs effectively.

PlanCost per MonthChannels Streamable DevicesFree Trial
Pro$74.99161+3Yes
Elite$84.99233+3Yes
Premier$94.99242+3Yes

How to watch Bally Sports Ohio with Bally Sports Plus

Bally Sports has its own DTC streaming service that gives viewers access to their local Bally Sports channel. In areas that cover more than one Bally Sports channel, there’s an option to bundle the networks at a discounted price. Programming includes coverage for 16 NBA teams and 12 NHL teams. MLB coverage is available in select regions with coverage for the Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, Miami Marlins, Kansas City Royals, and Tampa Bay Rays.

The streaming service is available on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, iOS and Android devices, and BallySports.com. Bally Sports Plus has both a monthly and an annual subscription option, along with a 7-day free trial to test out the service.

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:

  • DIRECTV STREAM device
  • Amazon Fire TV/Cube
  • Amazon Fire Stick
  • Google Chromecast
  • Android TV
  • Apple TV
  • Roku
  • 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.

FAQs

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 the DIRECTV STREAM device, 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 $108.99 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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