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How to watch NHL online live in the US

Catch all your favorite team’s games, even if you’ve iced cable, with these options across the country.

The National Hockey League is back and comes with some changes for the new campaign. The 2020/21 season will be made up of a reduced 56-game regular season due to the ongoing pandemic.

Teams have also been drawn into four new divisions, including one that features the seven Canadian franchises. Teams will only face those in their division during the regular season, with the top four in each division reaching the post-season.

How to watch the NHL online: Paid and free options

The NHL began with just four teams in Canada back in 1917. Today it has grown to encompass 31 squads throughout North America. Since you’ve sworn your undying allegiance to at least one of them, you’ll be happy to hear that your streaming options have never been better.

Watch NHL with NHL.TV

With NHL.TV, you’ll get access to live streams of both the regular season and the Stanley Cup Playoffs. 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.

With the new season upon us, with a reduced 56-game schedule, there are new subscription options available to you. You can opt for a $99.99 annual pass or $24.99 monthly pass. You can also sign up to watch your favorite team with an $84.99 single team pass. Blackouts do apply.

Each game offers 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 games at your own convenience, you can hide the scores on played games to keep the outcome a surprise.

Stream NHL with FuboTV

FuboTV subscribers have access to over 100 channels, including regional sports networks for catching your local games. Stream live and on-demand from most popular devices across a range of membership tiers.

As of December 2020, the $54.99/month standard plan is no longer available for new users. Options now start from $64.99/month for the family plan. You then need either the fubo Extra plan ($7.99/month) or Sports Plus ($10.99/month) add-ons to access the NHL.

The Sports Plus Pack will also get you an additional 20 sports channels. You can cancel any time and there’s no long-term contract. Get a taste of the action with the 7-day free trial first.

Live stream NHL with Sling TV

  • $20 per month for the first month, then $30 per month, with Sling Orange or Sling Blue, plus $10 for the Sports Extra
  • $35 per month for the first month, then $45 per month, with Sling Orange + Sling Blue, plus $15 for the Sports Extra
Sling TV allows you to stream select NHL games through the NHL Network channel. It also offers additional sports and entertainment channels like ESPN, NBC Sports and FX — crucial for catching more games.

Your best bet may be to combine Sling Blue with Sports Extra — the latter holding the keys to the NHL Network kingdom — depending on how many games you’re interested in. You can also now add NHL Center Ice to your plan for $24.99/month or as a standalone component. Separate from NHL.Live, it lets you watch out of market games.

Watch NHL with Hulu

Hulu + Live TV gives you the ability to watch and record live NHL games. Logging into Hulu on a device that supports Live TV, you can access games through Fox, NBC Sports RSNS, NBCSN and USA Network. Hulu does not offer access to NHL Network.

You can get started with Hulu + Live TV, by taking advantage of the 7-day free trial offer. After that, Hulu + Live TV starts at $54.99/month.

Catch live NHL with YouTube TV

YouTube TV is much more than a platform to simply share videos. You can also access live TV from 70+ networks including major sports channels like Fox Sports and NBC Sports. A little on the high side at $64.99 a month, YouTube gives you six accounts to stream as well as an unlimited cloud DVR storage. You can save games for as long as you want with a service that’s compatible with most devices.

If you are interested in YouTube TV to watch hockey, it offers a 7-day free trial.

Bottom line

If you’re looking for all hockey, all the time this season, NHL.TV is the way to go. But even if you’re feeling less than die-hard, you won’t want for streaming options.

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    SandraOctober 30, 2018

    Can you stream NHL.TV via Reddit on Roku ? Thank you.

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      joelmarceloOctober 30, 2018

      Hi Sandra,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      Yes you can watch on your Roku. To add NHL on a Roku device, press the Home Button on your Roku remote control, and then click on the Streaming Channels option. This will open the Roku Channel Store. Search for NHL and you should see it as a top result. Click on “Add channel” and that’s it.

      Please send me a message if you need anything else. :)


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