NBA fans in Dallas can watch the Mavericks on Bally Sports Southwest with both Bally Sports+ or DIRECTV STREAM “Choice.” Out-of-market Mavs fans can follow the team on NBA League Pass.
Table of Contents
- The Bally Sports Southwest conundrum for Dallas sports fans
- The most important channels for Mavs fans
- How to watch the Dallas Mavericks on DIRECTV STREAM
- How to watch the Mavs on Bally Sports Plus
- How to watch the Mavs on Fubo
- How to watch the Mavs on YouTube TV
- How to watch the Mavs on Hulu + Live TV
- How to watch Mavs games on Sling TV
- Watching the Mavs FAQ
- More NBA Team Viewing Guides
If you can’t make it to American Airlines Center to watch a game in person, you can live stream Mavericks games on most major streaming devices, including Roku, Apple, Google, Samsung, and Amazon products.
Both DIRECTV STREAM and Bally Sports Plus carry Bally Sports Southwest, the regional sports network that broadcasts most Mavericks regular season games to sports fans across Texas, and the southwest.
However, the DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” package, which combines ABC, ESPN, TNT, and Bally Sports Southwest, is the only platform that offers Mavs fans full coverage, including national TV games and playoff games. Out-of-market Mavs fans can watch the team with an NBA League Pass subscription. DIRECTV STREAM also carries KDFW FOX 4 Dallas for watching the Cowboys and the channels college football fans need to stream the Aggies, Longhorns, Bears, Mustangs, and more.
The Bally Sports Southwest conundrum for Dallas sports fans
Until recently, most cable providers, and live TV streaming services, paid the carriage fees necessary to air Bally Sports Southwest (BSSW), a Sinclair Broadcasting owned regional sports network, on their platforms. In the old days, you could watch BSSW on cable, or on a range of streaming services. Unfortunately, those days are over, with many cable providers, and most live TV streaming services dropping BSSW. In the cord cutting world, DIRECTV STREAM still offers BSSW and Bally Sports Plus is now adding the channel to its direct to consumer offering.
This has left sports fans in Dallas frustrated as the Mavs make playoff runs, and no one has access to the BSSW broadcasts.
If you want to cut to the chase, even with Bally Sports Plus adding BSSW, the only way to get every Mavs game on one app, including national TV broadcasts, BSSW games, and playoffs, is DIRECTV STREAM “Choice.” DIRECTV STREAM’s “Choice” package is the only live TV streaming service that combines the local BSSW with national channels you need to watch NBA games.
If you don’t mind having two apps, sign up for Bally Sports Plus to get BSSW coverage, and then pair it with either DIRECTV STREAM, Fubo YouTube TV, or Hulu + Live TV for the national games, including the NBA on TNT series with Charles Barkley, Shaq, Ernie Johnson, and Kenny “the Jet” Smith.
The most important channels for Mavs fans
For local fans in Dallas, Mavs games air on Bally Sports Southwest. When the Mavs appear in a national broadcast, the games will be carried on ABC, ESPN, or TNT.
|DIRECTV STREAM – Choice||DIRECTV STREAM||Fubo||Bally Sports+||Hulu + Live TV||Sling Orange & Blue||YouTube TV|
|Bally Sports Southwest|
$99.99 / month
$74.99 / month
$74.99 / month
$19.99 / month
$69.99 / month
$50 / month
$72.99 / month
How to watch the Dallas Mavericks on DIRECTV STREAM
If you live in Dallas, in order to watch Mavericks games on DIRECTV STREAM, it is necessary to upgrade to the more expensive “Choice” plan. Upgrading to “Choice” gets sports fans in Dallas access to Bally Sports Southwest for watching Stars, Mavericks, and Rangers games.
About 70 regular season Mavs games air on Bally Sports Southwest each season, as well as a handful of early round playoff games.
Dallas Cowboys fans can watch America’s team with DIRECTV STREAM on KDFW FOX 4 News Dallas-Ft. Worth, as well as local FOX affiliates across the country.
- Full Mavs coverage
- Bally Sports Southwest
- Cowboys games
- No 4K option
- Bally Sports Southwest requires an expensive upgrade
- Can’t add NBA League Pass
How to watch the Mavs on Bally Sports Plus
Mavs fans who live in Dallas can watch regular season games that air on BSSW with a Bally Sports Plus subscription. Bally Sports Plus will only get you “run of the mill” regular season games, you can’t watch national broadcasts or most playoff games on the app.
How to watch the Mavs on Fubo
Having used Fubo for years, the app excels at college and pro football coverage. While BSSW is available on Fubo, the app lacks TNT, which causes holes in marquee national games and playoff games.
How to watch the Mavs on YouTube TV
YouTube TV lacks Bally Sports Southwest, so Mavs fans can’t watch most games from Dallas with YouTube TV. Out-of-market Mavs fans can add NBA League Pass to YouTube TV for nightly access.
How to watch the Mavs on Hulu + Live TV
How to watch Mavs games on Sling TV
I like Sling Orange for watching nationally televised NBA games, including playoff and Finals games. The app isn’t a great option for Mavs fans in Dallas because BSSW isn’t available, but you can add NBA League Pass to a Sling TV account for out-of-market games. The ABC games for Mavs fans are available on the ESPN3 simulcast on the ESPN app.
Watching the Mavs FAQ
No, you can’t watch the Dallas Mavericks on ESPN+. ESPN+ doesn’t have the rights to air any NFL or NBA games.
No, you can’t watch the Mavs game on Peacock. Peacock doesn’t carry BSSW or any of the channels you need to stream Mavs games.
It depends where you live. If you live within the Mavs viewing territory, you can’t watch the Mavericks on NBA League Pass. In the Dallas area, Mavs games on NBA League Pass will be blacked out in favor of Bally Sports Southwest. However, out-of-market Mavs fans can watch the team on NBA League Pass all season long. You can signup for NBA League Pass à la carte on Amazon Prime, or the package can be added to an existing YouTube TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, or DIRECTV STREAM account.
If you live in the Dallas area, you can’t watch most Mavs games on Sling TV because the platform doesn’t carry Bally Sports Southwest. When the Mavs are on ESPN, or TNT, you can watch the game on Sling Orange. If you live out-of-market, you can watch the Mavs on Sling TV by adding NBA League Pass to an existing account.
Yes, you can live stream the Dallas Mavericks on most Roku devices with DIRECTV STREAM. Bally Sports Plus supports a narrower range of devices, and may not support your Roku device. To add the DIRECTV STREAM app to Roku, find the “Streaming Channels” option on the left sidebar of the Roku home screen. This option will help you search for, and find, your live TV streaming app. Press “ok” when you have found your streaming app.