Never miss a game with NHL.TV
Hockey isn’t just popular in Canada, our neighbor to the North, it’s also got a huge fan following in the US as well. The National Hockey League began with just four teams in Canada, but today it’s grown to encompass 31 teams throughout all of North America. You’ll find most of the big games on network TV, but if you want to catch any of the less in demand games, you’ll have to look elsewhere.
Fortunately, hardcore hockey fans need despair no longer. Thanks to NHL.TV, you can stream every NHL match live to your TV, phone, tablet or myriad other devices, all without breaking the bank. Coupled with the latest news, scores, and statistics from across the league, NHL.TV is the front-row seat ice hockey fans have been waiting for.
What is NHL.TV?
NHL.TV is the National Hockey League’s own subscription streaming service, providing fans all around the world with live and on-demand access to the latest games in both the regular season and the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Available through the NHL website as well as a host of mobile and non-mobile apps, NHL.TV offers unparalleled coverage of every save, stick-check and slapshot.
What included in an NHL.TV subscription?
You’ll get access to live streams of both the regular season and the Stanley Cup Playoffs, available in high definition (HD) and 60fps if your device and internet connection support it. Blackout games apply; however, 48 hours after the game has been played, it’ll be added to the video archive for you to go back and watch at your leisure.
Matches streamed through NHL.TV comes packed with additional features, from multiple camera angles to milestone markers indicating key moments in past games and the current season.
Each game offers you the choice between home and away broadcast feeds, letting you pick the play-by-play you want to hear. And if you prefer to watch matches at your own convenience, you can hide the scores on played games to keep the outcome a surprise.
How do I sign up for NHL.TV?
NHL.TV offers two levels of access you can sign up for:
- Free Lite tier. The Lite tier requires no sign-up and lets you view all the latest news, scores and statistics, along with a selection of match-recap videos, highlight reels and classic matches from the NHL’s history.
- Premium subscription tier. To stream the current NHL season, you’ll need to purchase an NHL.TV subscription.
How much does NHL.TV cost?
While the Lite tier of NHL.TV will cost you nothing, you’ll need to pay to watch the current season’s matches.
Pricing for NHL.TV has three different plans:
|2018-2019 All Access||$139.99|
|2018-2019 Monthly pass||$24.99|
|2018-2019 Single team pass||$109.99|
Both the monthly and annual subscriptions default to recurring payments, so if you don’t want to be charged indefinitely, you’ll need to disable automatic renewal in your NHL.TV account settings.
What devices are compatible with NHL.TV?
Whether you’re at home or out-and-about, you have plenty of options available for accessing NHL.TV.
If you’re looking to load up NHL.TV on your computer, the NHL.TV website supports all Windows PCs running Windows 7 or later, along with Mac computers running OS X 10.8 or later. You’ll also need an updated version of either Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari, with the latest versions of both Adobe Flash Player and Java installed.
Streaming NHL.TV on your computer comes with the added benefit of Mosaic View, which allows you to watch up to four games at once on a single screen. This feature is not supported on other devices.
To watch NHL.TV while you’re on-the-go, you’ll need to download the NHL mobile app to a compatible device.
- Android. Any smartphone or tablet running Android 4.2 or higher.
- Apple. To get access to NHL.TV on iOS, you’ll need an iPhone 4s or newer, an iPad 2 or newer, or fifth-gen iPod Touch or newer running iOS 8.0 or higher. Other than the lack of Mosaic View, the only limitation to NHL.TV on mobile is the inability to stream in HD or 60fps on certain older devices.
NHL.TV also supports a number of streaming devices for watching games on your TV. Apple TV models from the second generation on can download the NHL app from the iTunes store to access all the same functionality as on mobile. Xbox 360 and Xbox One gaming consoles have their own NHL app downloadable from their respective stores. For Google Chromecast owners, both versions of the mobile app support casting NHL.TV over a Wi-Fi network.
How many devices can I use my NHL.TV account on?
While you can switch between as many compatible devices as you want, your NHL.TV account can only be accessed by one mobile and one desktop device simultaneously.
Account sharing is strictly prohibited and may result in your account being deactivated.
How much data does NHL.TV use?
All streaming through NHL.TV uses adaptive bitrate technology, with video quality dependent on the speed of your internet connection. To stream in standard definition (SD), you’ll need at least 1.8Mbps; for HD, at least 3Mbps; and for 60fps HD, a minimum of 5Mbps.
Since a typical NHL match lasts around 2.5 hours, this works out to roughly 2GB of data used per match in SD, 3.4GB per match in HD and 5.6GB per match at 60fps HD.
Other ways to stream NHL games
NHL.TV isn’t the only way to stream hockey games. If you’re looking for an alternative to the traditional cable providers, you might want to consider watching cable TV through Sling TV. Sling TV allows subscribers to stream select NHL games through the NHL Network channel. Sling TV also offers additional sports and entertainment channels, like ESPN, NBC Sports, and FX.
How much does Sling TV cost and what do I get?
With Sling TV you get to choose between three packages, each with its own lineup of channels. Sling Orange is the original single-stream service. It is available for $25 a month. The Sling Blue package offers a different channel lineup and three simultaneous streams. It is also $25 a month. Or you can opt for Sling Orange + Sling Blue for $40 a month, which saves you 20% and gets you four simultaneous streams.
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Slingers can also add on to their base service with Sling Extras. These packages are available for an extra monthly fee, usually $5 a month. Extras include Kids, Sports, Lifestyle and more.
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