Are you pumped for the new season and want to stream all your team‘s games? As a sports fan myself, I know how frustrating blackout restrictions can be when you can‘t watch your hometown matches on TV.
But don‘t worry – I‘m here to show you how easy it is to activate BallySports.com on all your devices!
With Bally Sports, you‘ll have access to stream local games that would normally be blacked out in your area. Whether you want to watch on your iPhone on the go or cheer from the comfort of your couch, we‘ll get you set up in no time.
In this guide, I‘ll walk you through exactly how to:
- Prepare your devices for activation
- Complete the process for standalone or TV provider subscriptions
- Log in across popular platforms like Roku, Firestick, mobile, and more
I‘ll also provide some tips to make activation go smoothly. Let‘s get started!
What is Bally Sports? A Quick Overview
For those who aren‘t familiar, Bally Sports is a family of regional sports networks that broadcast local games. They carry teams across the MLB, NBA, NHL and more.
The channels were previously known as Fox Sports Regional Networks until Bally‘s Corporation acquired them in 2021.
Here are a few key facts about Bally Sports:
Available in over 50 million homes nationwide
Includes 19 regional networks like Bally Sports SoCal, Bally Sports Arizona, and Bally Sports Midwest
Offers the Bally Sports app to stream content on mobile devices and connected TV platforms
Provides broadcast rights for over half of MLB, NBA, and NHL teams in their home television territory
Owns the rights to 42 professional teams across baseball, basketball, hockey, and soccer
So in summary, it‘s a major player when it comes to watching your in-market sports teams. Now let‘s go over what you‘ll need to access Bally Sports yourself.
Prerequisites: What You‘ll Need Before Activation
To activate BallySports.com, there are three main requirements:
1. A Compatible Device
Bally Sports is available across a wide range of popular platforms:
- iOS and Android phones and tablets
- Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices
- Gaming consoles like Xbox One and PS4
- Apple TV and other streaming devices
- Select smart TVs from brands like Samsung
You can visit the Bally Sports device page to see the full list. As long as you have one of the supported devices, you‘re good to go.
2. The Bally Sports App
Next, you‘ll need to install the Bally Sports app on any device you want to activate.
This can be done through the relevant app store or marketplace for your platform – like the Android Play Store, Roku Channel Store, Apple App Store, etc.
For smart TVs, check your on-screen menu or settings to add the app directly.
3. A Bally Sports Account
Finally, you need an active Bally Sports account. If you get access through a pay TV provider like cable, satellite or live TV streaming, have your login credentials handy.
Or if you want to subscribe independently, you can create an account on BallySports.com. There‘s even a 7-day free trial so you can test it out risk-free.
Once you‘ve got those 3 covered, you‘re ready to activate!
Activating Bally Sports: Standalone Subscription
If you signed up for Bally Sports as a standalone streaming service, the activation process is quick and easy.
Here are the steps:
Step 1: Download the Bally Sports App
First, find and install the Bally Sports app on your desired device – like your Roku, Firestick, smartphone, etc.
For example, on an iPhone you would install it from the App Store. On Android, use the Play Store.
Step 2: Locate the "Sign In" Prompt
Once installed, open the Bally Sports app on your device. Use your remote, controller, or touch screen to navigate to the "Sign In" option. Then select it.
On Roku, this is located at the top of the home screen once you launch the channel.
Step 3: Input Your Account Credentials
Now you can enter your Bally Sports username and password. Carefully type or scroll through each character to input it accurately.
Some tips for easier entry:
Use the on-screen keyboard if available on your device.
Highlight the eye icon next to password fields to view characters.
Once finished, confirm by selecting the button labeled Sign In, Log In, etc.
And that‘s it! The app will now authenticate your standalone subscription. Do this on all your media players, smart TVs, gaming consoles and mobile devices.
Activating With a TV Provider Subscription
If you have access to Bally Sports through your cable, satellite, or live TV streaming provider, there is one extra step.
You‘ll need to enter a code to link your TV provider account. Here‘s how:
Step 1: Get the Bally Sports App
Just like before, first download and install the Bally Sports app on any device you want to activate. Have it ready to go on your Firestick, Roku, Xbox, etc.
Step 2: Choose "Connect TV Provider"
Next, launch the app and use your remote to navigate to "Connect TV Provider." Select this option.
After a brief loading period, a unique 6-digit alphanumeric activation code will appear on your TV screen.
Step 3: Visit BallySports.com/Activate
Now use a phone, tablet, or computer to open a browser and go to BallySports.com/activate.
If you‘re already signed into your TV provider here, great! If not, you‘ll need to log in with your credentials.
Step 4: Enter Activation Code
Finally, input the code generated in Step 2 into the activation page before it expires, typically within one minute.
Once submitted, the app will connect your TV provider subscription for access. Rinse and repeat on any other devices!
Activating Bally Sports on Popular Devices
The general activation process remains the same across platforms. But here are a few quick tips for popular options:
On Roku: After installing, select "Go to channel" and choose "Connect TV Provider" in the Bally Sports channel.
On Fire TV/Firestick: Find Bally Sports in the Amazon Appstore. Pick "Connect TV Provider" on the app home screen.
On iPhone/iPad: Download from App Store. Tap the profile icon in upper right, then "Link TV Provider."
On Android: Get the app from the Google Play store. Tap "Link TV Provider" at the top to sign in.
On Xbox: Download the app from the Microsoft Store. Choose "Connect TV Provider" within the app.
On Samsung Smart TVs: Search for Bally Sports in your Samsung TV menu. Then locate sign in options.
On Apple TV: Add channel from App Store. Go to account menu and choose "Connect TV Provider."
Hopefully these device-specific tips help make activation even smoother.
Enjoy Your Activated Bally Sports Subscription!
Congratulations, now you can start streaming local, exclusive sports content through your Bally Sports account!
Here are some things to look forward to with your subscription:
Live games in-market – Never miss an exciting local matchup again. Stream live games in your region.
On-demand replays – Watch highlights and full-game replays on-demand after they air.
Personalized experience – Customize your favorites, notifications, profile, parental controls, and more.
Multi-angle viewing – Some live broadcasts let you switch between multiple camera angles.
Robust coverage – With rights to 42 pro teams, Bally Sports is a sports fan‘s dream.
I hope this guide gave you everything you need to get BallySports.com activated across your devices. Now you can sit back and enjoy streaming the games.
Go team! Feel free to reach out if you have any other questions.