- The Bally Sports Plus app allows sports fans to stream local NHL, NBA, and select MLB games on their televisions, phones, and other mobile devices.
- The app only offers coverage of teams in your local market, so it may not be suitable for fans of teams on the opposite coast.
- NFL games are not available on the Bally Sports Plus app.
- To access the app on Roku, you need to purchase a subscription package from Bally Sports Plus.
- The app is also available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and iOS and Android devices.
We’ve reached that time of the year when all major professional sports are in action, plus NCAA football. It’s the best time of the year for diehard sports fans. If you’re finding that your current channel or app lineup isn’t giving you the coverage you need of your local MLB, NHL, and NBA teams, especially if you cut the cable cord, the Bally Sports Plus app can be the solution.
Don’t worry about missing a pitch, shot, or dunk from your favorite team. You can conveniently stream the games from the Bally Sports Plus app on Roku.
What Is the Bally Sports Plus App?
The Bally Sports network’s streaming service, the Bally Sports Plus app, offers sports fans an additional option to watch their local NHL, NBA, and select MLB teams. The convenience of the app lets fans stream games on their televisions, phones, and other mobile devices to ensure they don’t miss a play.
However, there are some drawbacks to this sports streaming service. For one, you only get coverage of the teams in your market. While the app offers games from various regions around the U.S., you are limited to only games in your local market. If your favorite team is on the West Coast and you live on the East Coast, this is not the sports streaming app for you.
It’s also important to understand that NFL games are not shown through the app. Bally Sports does not have the rights to broadcast NFL coverage, not even of your local NFL team.
However, the app still provides thorough coverage of regular-season basketball and hockey games. Select markets also have access to their local baseball games. Right now, only Bally Sports Detroit, Bally Sports Florida, Bally Sports Kansas City, Bally Sports Wisconsin, and Bally Sports Sun offer MLB games on the app.
How to Get Access to Bally Sports Plus
How you get the Bally Sports Plus app depends on whether you currently have access to the Bally Sports network. If it’s part of your current cable package, you can download the app as part of your current services. If you do not have access to the channel, then you will need to purchase a subscription plan.
When selecting your package, you first need to enter your zip code. After doing this, the local teams available in your subscription are displayed. This helps clear up any confusion as to whether your MLB team’s games are included in your streaming service. It will also display which NBA and NHL teams are included in your subscription.
For example, in Minneapolis, subscribers will have access to Wild, Timberwolves, and Lynx games. If Bally Sports Plus is not available for your market, like in Phoenix, for example, you will be notified when you enter your zip code.
After entering your zip code and viewing the eligible teams you can follow, you can then select a package. The sports streaming service offers a seven-day free trial. After the trial users can choose between $19.99 per month, $195.99 per year, and $124.99 per season.
Can You Stream the Bally Sports Plus App on Roku?
The Bally Sports streaming app is available on multiple devices, including Roku. However, since a subscription is required to access the app, you will need to purchase a package from Bally Sports Plus before watching it via Roku.
In addition to Roku, the Bally Sports Plus app is also available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and on all iOS and Android devices. Bally Sports says it is working on adding streaming services to other platforms as well.
Step-by-Step Guide to Watching Bally Sports App on Roku
If you’re ready to sit back and watch a full season of NBA coverage, you can easily add the Bally Sports Plus app to Roku. This can be added to Roku just like any other app, however, as we noted, you will first need to purchase a package through Bally Sports.
Step 1: Purchase a Bally Sports Plus Package
The first step you must take to get access to Bally Sports Plus on Roku is to purchase a subscription. As we explained above, you will need to go to the Bally Sports website and enter your zip code to first ensure you have access to the streaming service in your market. If you do, you then must select a package for monthly, yearly, or seasonal access. If you’re not yet sure if you want to commit to the subscription, you can first do a seven-day free trial.
Step 2: Download the App on Roku
After subscribing to Bally Sports Plus, you can then add the app to Roku. To do this, go to the Channel Store and select Streaming Channels from the home page. Search for “Bally Sports App.” Once you see it, add the channel. It’s important to note the app is listed under “Bally Sports” and not “Bally Sports Plus.”
Step 3: Log In to the Bally Sports App
Once the app is downloaded, you can then log in with your Bally Sports Plus credentials. After adding your login information, you can access the app through Roku.
Step 4: Enjoy the App
Once you have access to the app, it’s a good idea to take a tour of it and make sure you know how to access each game from your favorite team. You should also ensure you have access to coverage from the teams shown when you signed up for the service. If you don’t see a team listed, reach out to Bally Sports to ensure you are utilizing the app correctly.
How to Access Bally Sports Plus on Your Phone
After buying a Bally Sports Plus package through Bally Sports, you can download the app on your iOS or Android phone, and other mobile devices. You can search for “Bally Sports” in the app store, and log in using your Bally Sports credentials. This will ensure you never miss a tip-off or face-off from your favorite NBA and NHL teams.