NHL.TV review: Product, price and features

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Never miss hockey with live games and highlights at your fingertips — but with the exception of blackouts.

NHL.TV is a streaming service that gives you the ability to watch live games and highlights at the click of a button. Choose the play-by-play you want to hear, but your streaming experience depends on blackouts in your area.


Service typeOn-demand streaming, Sports
Free trialNo
Pricing starts at$24.99
Lock-in contractNo

Pros and Cons


  • Choose the play-by-play announcers you hear
  • Supports streaming across multiple platforms
  • Additional camera angles to fit your viewing preference


  • Subject to blackouts based on location and IP address
  • More expensive than MLB
  • No free trial
  • With elimination of NHL Vault full, no archived games from past seasons

What features does NHL.TV offer?

NHL.TV offers live hockey games and highlights that depend on your plan, along with other cool features to enhance your viewing.

Play-by-play announcers

Depending on the game you watch, you can choose to listen to the home or away TV broadcast — experiencing the play-by-play you want to hear.

DVR controls

Pause, rewind and jump to your favorite game moments with NHL.TV’s DVR feature, with flags in the progress bar for highlights you may not want to miss.

Additional camera angles

Select games offer access to up to five camera angles — including goalie views — for multiple on-ice views of the action.

What devices is NHL.TV compatible with?

NHL.TV is compatible with most devices and web browsers, though it recommends the most current version available for your system.

  • Smart TVs
    • Apple TV
    • Android TV
    • Amazon Fire TV
  • Mobile devices
    • iOS
    • Android
  • Computers
    • Mac OSX
    • Windows 10, 8.1, 7
  • Other devices
    • Xbox one
    • Roku
    • Chromecast
    • PlayStation 4

How much does NHL.TV cost?

NHL.TV offers three plans that cater to your billing, access and team preferences. Annual subscriptions come down to whether you’re interested in following one team — or, for $30 more, all of them.

Monthly Pass$24.99 a month
  • Access to games and highlights of multiple teams
  • Can cancel and restart subscription as needed
Single Team Pass$115.99 a year
  • Access to games and highlights of one team
  • Option to gift subscription
  • Renews automatically with NHL season
All Access Pass$144.99 a year
  • Access to games and highlights of multiple teams
  • Renews automatically with NHL season

Past holiday promos have offered $25 and 35% off annual subscriptions for new customers.

How can I trial NHL.TV?

NHL.TV doesn’t offer a free trial. But it allows you to cancel your subscription five days after you sign up or five days after your subscription renews for a full refund. Call customer support to cancel.

What can I watch with NHL.TV?

With NHL.TV, you have access to thousands of live hockey games and highlights, including locations away from home.

A few teams you’ll have access to, but are also subject to local blackouts:

  • Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Los Angeles Kings
  • Boston Bruins
  • Chicago Blackhawks
  • Winnipeg Jets

Although NHL.TV isn’t sold in Canada, there is a way for fans in the Great White North through NHL Live.

What happened to the NHL Vault?

According to a 2017 Reddit thread dedicated to NHL.TV subscribers, the service phased out its NHL Vault — like the Netflix of hockey games. Other than the 13 classic games available on the main NHL website, you must use a service like YouTube to watch past season games.

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Alex Shea was a tech and telco writer for Finder.

Expert review

If you’re a huge fan of hockey and looking for a way to enjoy the season from the comfort of your device, you’ll find lots to like with NHL.TV. Two subscriptions offer either all-team access or follow just your favorite. Or watch what goes down on the ice without a commitment through a monthly pass at $24.99. Extras like multiple camera angles, DVR flexibility and home or away broadcast play-by-plays keep die-hard fans on top of the action.

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