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How to Watch the Dallas Stars Live Without Cable

Written by Derek Fleming

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If you can’t make it to the American Airlines Center to see the Dallas Stars in person, you can live stream Stars games on a host of different devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iPhone, Android, Samsung Smart TV, laptops, and more.

Table of Contents
  1. Today’s game
  2. Important channels
  3. Stream from Dallas and surrounding areas
  4. How to watch the Stars if you don’t live in Dallas
  5. FAQ
  6. More NHL Teams

Although three live TV streaming services, Fubo, Bally Sports Plus and DIRECTV STREAM “Choice,” carry Bally Sports Southwest, the regional sports network that broadcasts most Mavs, Rangers, and Stars games for in-market fans, our top pick for watching the Stars is DIRECTV STREAM.

DIRECTV STREAM is the only live TV streaming service that offers KDFW FOX 4 News Dallas-Ft. Worth, ESPN, TNT, SEC Network, and Bally Sports Southwest in the same package, which gives Stars fans access to every game, as well as NFL and NCAAF coverage.

Out-of-market Stars fans can watch the team on ESPN+.


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Today’s game

Our software lists the upcoming TV schedule with streaming options below.

FuboDIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceHulu + Live TVOrange & Blue Sports ExtraYouTube TV
Dallas Stars vs St. Louis BluesDecember 31, 7:33 pmTBD
Colorado Avalanche vs Dallas StarsDecember 31, 7:33 pmTBD
Dallas Stars vs Minnesota WildDecember 31, 7:33 pmTBD
Dallas Stars vs Colorado AvalancheDecember 31, 7:33 pmTBD
Minnesota Wild vs Dallas StarsDecember 31, 7:33 pmTBD
All times are ET

Important channels

If you live in Dallas, the most important channel for watching the Stars regular season is Bally Sports Southwest.

Sports fans in Dallas have grown frustrated in recent years as more cable and streaming providers have dropped Bally Sports Southwest. With the launch of Bally Sports Plus there is now a third streaming option for the channel, which is sure to be welcome news for Mavs, Rangers, and Stars fans even with Bally Sports Plus’ limited channel lineup. When the Stars are on national TV, the games will air on ABC, ESPN, or TNT, and ESPN+ also carries 75 streaming exclusive NHL games each year as well.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceBally Sports+FuboHulu + Live TVSling Orange & BlueYouTube TV
NHL Network NHL Network
Bally Sports Southwest Bally Sports Southwest

Stream from Dallas and surrounding areas

DIRECTV STREAM’s “Choice” package is one of two options for live streaming Bally Sports Southwest, the Dallas regional sports network that airs local MLB, NBA, and NHL games.

Although DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” is more expensive than Bally Sports Plus, it is a better choice for Dallas sports fans.

For viewers in Dallas, Bally Sports Plus carries only one channel, Bally Sports Southwest. By contrast, DIRECTV STREAM carries a diverse array of channels, including all of the channels you need to watch the Cowboys, Longhorns, and Aggies in addition to Stars games.

If you only want to watch Stars regular season games, Bally Sports Plus is the best streaming service for your needs, and it will save you money. However, if you want to watch nationally televised Stars games as well as Bally Sports Southwest broadcasts, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, NFL, most major sporting events, news, movies, and fun channels like HGTV, DIRECTV STREAM is the clear winner.

Fubo carries all the channels needed to watch the Stars in-market, except TNT, which means holes in coverage for nationally televised games.

You can watch in-market Bally Sports Southwest broadcasts of Stars games on Bally Sports Plus.

With Bally Sports Plus, sports fans are essentially paying $20 per month to subscribe to one channel, the local Bally Sports RSN. The platform doesn’t carry the channels NHL fans need to watch nationally televised games, playoffs games, or the Stanley Cup Finals. You can’t watch the Dallas Cowboys, or any other NFL team, on Bally Sports Plus.

How to watch the Stars if you don’t live in Dallas

Let’s say you are a Dallas Stars fan who grew up in Ft. Worth, but you moved to NYC for work. When you turn on local NHL broadcasts in NYC, you get MSG, not Bally Sports Southwest.

Don’t worry, you can still live stream the Stars even though you moved away from home.

To watch the Stars from your new city out-of-market, sign up for an ESPN+ subscription. ESPN+ is now the home of NHL.TV, and live streams over 1,000 out-of-market NHL games every season, including most Stars games.

If you want the out-of-market Stars regular season broadcasts, as well as nationally televised NHL games, and the Stanley Cup Finals, signup for ESPN+ with the Hulu + Live TV bundle.


Can I watch the Dallas Stars on YouTube TV?

Not most games, no. YouTube TV doesn’t carry Bally Sports Southwest or ESPN+, which means you can’t watch the Stars either in-market or out-of-market with YouTube TV. However, you can watch the Stars on YouTube TV when the team appears in a nationally televised game on ABC, ESPN, or TNT.

Can I watch the Dallas Stars on Hulu?

Hulu + Live TV does not carry Bally Sports Southwest, so if you live in-market for Stars games you can’t watch most of the regular season on Hulu. The exception to this rule are the nationally televised NHL games. Hulu + Live TV carries ABC, ESPN, and TNT, which means you can watch the Stars when they appear in marquee games on these channels, as well as the playoffs. Hulu + Live TV’s ESPN+ bundle also offers NHL fans over 1,000 out-of-market NHL games each season, so if you are a Stars fan who has moved to LA for example, you can watch the entire season on Hulu.

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