To activate Bally Sports (formerly Fox Sports Networks) on Roku, you must either use your TV/cable provider credentials or a Bally Sports Plus account (also referred to as Stand Alone service). However, the activation process on Roku can be complex as it is influenced by various factors such as your internet service provider (ISP), TV/cable/satellite provider, Roku device, and the Bally Sports app itself. Any discrepancy among these components may result in activation failure.
Although this guide specifically mentions Roku, you can apply the same methods to activate the app on various devices, including:
- Streaming sticks (Amazon Fire Stick, Google Chromecast, etc.)
- TVs (Samsung, Android, Apple)
- Consoles (Xbox, PS4, or PS5)
- PCs (Windows, Mac, etc.)
- Phones (Android, iOS)
1. Use a Bally Sports Plus Account
If you already have a Bally Sports Plus account, you can use it to activate the app on Roku:
- Launch a web browser on a PC or phone and navigate to the Bally Sports Sign-in page.
- Sign in to the website and keep the window open.
- Open the Bally Sports app on your Roku and select Sign in.
- Enter your Bally Sports Plus credentials to log into the app.
- Once the code appears on the screen, visit the Bally Sports Account page on the previously signed-in web browser.
- Enter the code displayed on the Roku device and click ‘Activate’.
2. Use Credentials from a TV, Satellite, or Cable Provider
To activate Bally Sports using credentials from TV, satellite, or cable providers (such as DirecTV), or if you are borrowing credentials from a friend or family member, follow these steps:
Create a Bally Sports Account
Create a free Bally Sports account if you don’t have one or log in to your existing account via a web browser:
- Launch a web browser and visit the Bally Sports Sign-in page.
- Click on Create Account and complete the registration form.
- After creating the account, log in and verify your email address.
Activate Bally Sports on Roku
To activate Bally Sports on Roku using your TV provider’s credentials:
- Start the Bally Sports app on your Roku and choose Connect TV Provider.
- On your web browser where you’re signed in to Bally Sports, go to the Bally Sports Activation Page.
- Type in the code displayed on your Roku and choose your TV provider.
- If unsuccessful, return to the Bally Sports app, navigate to Settings > Account, and note the new code.
- Revisit the browser and go to the Bally Sports Activation Page again.
- Enter the new code from your Roku to see if it resolves the issue.
- If still unresponsive, try using another streaming app (such as the NHL app) to sign in to Bally Sports and attempt activation.
- Persisting issues may be resolved by visiting the Bally Sports Pin Pair URL to verify if it facilitates the connection between devices.