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Streaming Spurs Games Outside San Antonio Will Remain Tough

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Bally Sports Southwest will remain largely unavailable to stream

For cord-cutters that were hoping for some promising changes since our last update on Bally Sports, I come bearing some (mostly) unfortunate news. Essentially, the situation remains more or less the same if not slightly worse.

At this point, the only non-cable service that carries the Bally Sports regional networks is DirecTV Stream (formerly AT&T TV). That being said, the only package to offer Bally Sports Southwest is their Choice Package (and above), which will set buyers back a hefty $85 per month. For those that are solely looking to live stream Spurs games, paying such a price per month is a big ask.

This conundrum is particularly problematic for viewers that are in the Spurs' market, but outside of the city of San Antonio. The city of Austin, which is likely by far the second-most concentrated area of Spurs viewership, qualifies as a part of that population of viewers.

If you aren't sure whether or not you're in the Bally Sports Southwest viewing area, you can check on this website, which will also show which TV providers (both cable and streaming) carry the channel in your area. I would advise taking all content in the FAQ section at the bottom of the page with a large grain of salt, though, as the information available is unapologetically biased toward Bally and Sinclair Broadcast Group.