NHL Hockey is North America’s top-tier professional hockey league. Though there are preseason matches, the 2017-2018 season officially opens on October 4th. There will be 4 games played, 2 in the US and 2 in Canada. This could prove to be an interesting year because of the addition of the 31st NHL franchise, the Las Vegas Golden Knights. There has been quite a bit of press because of this team, and you can bet they will bring all the glitz of their hometown.
The NHL is the oldest professional league in North America. It will celebrate its’ 100th birthday on November 26th, 2017, so this is the hundredth season. It is also the only North American professional sport to contain more than 2 Canadian teams. Each team plays 82 games, and the season lasts 26 weeks. Of course, there have been many changes since the early days of the National Hockey League.
Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to watch your favorite teams.
Using FuboTV to watch NHL Hockey
FuboTV is designed to be a sports-centric streaming service. There are more than 60 channels that are offered for a monthly rate of $35 with no contract. You can find channels like NBCSN, Fox Sports, BeIN Sports, and others in HD quality. You are also allowed to log into the channel apps associated with the individual networks that are part of this service. If you want to get started, their 7-day free trial is a good way to enjoy the season.
You can use FuboTV on your Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac devices. While the service will only let you stream on two devices at a time, you do have the option to record via cloud DVR. That way, you can re-watch the game you are watching or watch another one later.
Use Sling TV to stream NHL Hockey
One good way to watch the competition to win Lord Stanley’s Cup (now called the Stanley Cup) is by using Sling TV. This live TV streaming service will offer you an easy way to watch the Season. By signing up, you access to popular pay TV channels, without the need for cable, a satellite subscription, or a contract. If you have debated cutting the cord but don’t want to give up hockey, this option is only a fraction of the price you would normally pay. Of course, prices and number of streams available vary based on the plan you choose. Games are usually shown on several different channels, so you’ll want to check the listings for your favorite team. You can try Sling TV free for 7 days to give it a shot.
Compatible Sling TV devices include Roku, Xbox, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and others. Additionally, it is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows, and Mac. There are a few other devices supported, so please check their website for the latest list.
Using PlayStation Vue to watch NHL Hockey
The PlayStation Vue streaming service (often called PS Vue) is another choice worth looking at. It offers the user more than 45 channels for $40 a month without a contract. Those channels include access to ABC, Bravo, Fox, NBCSN, ESPN, and many more. As you can see, you get more than sports by using this option. You can also add premium channels like HBO, Fox Soccer Plus, Showtime, and more for an additional amount. This is one of the services to offer access to the big 4 US networks. To see what this one is about, PS Vue is offering a 5-day free trial to new users.
You can use PS Vue with devices like the PS3, PS4, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, iOS, Android, and others. This option will let you stream up to 5 devices at one time, and you can also stream and play video games. Those factors make PS Vue a good choice if you have a larger family.
Use DirecTV Now to stream NHL Hockey
The service known as DirecTV Now is the standalone version of the satellite provider, DirecTV. While some services are geared more towards sports, the goal of this option is to provide the user with the total package. There are more than 60 channels in the starting package with no contract. Some of those include NBCSN, ESPN, Fox, TNT, and many others. It also includes more than 10,000 on demand channels. Be sure to check the schedule of your favorite team or teams so you know which one to choose. If that is not listed yet, you can always change packages easily. If you think this is the right service for you, please sign up for the 7-day free trial.
You can use this option with Chromecast, Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. If you are planning on streaming from your PC or Mac, you will need to use Google Chrome or Safari (it does not support Firefox). With this option, you are allowed to use 2 devices at one time. You can also take advantage of their rewind feature that will allow you to replay up to the last 72 hours of TV.
Using NHL.TV to watch NHL Hockey
If you enjoy watching hockey and don’t live in the area of your favorite team, the NHL.TV option is one you can also look into. This service offers all out of market games at your fingertips. You have the choice of home and away feeds, in addition to the ability to watch 4 games at once as well as DVR controls. The cost for this service is $24.99 a month or 139.96 for the year. You may also pick coverage for a single team (providing you are outside the market) instead for $111.96 a year. This package is also restricted from national TV blackouts, so your number of blacked out games could be as much as 30. Since that is almost half of the season, you might want to find a different option if that is the case.
The service is usable on computers, mobile devices like iPhone, iPad, Android phones & tablets, and connected devices including Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation, Roku and Xbox. There may be more as time goes on, so be sure to take a look at the website.
Want to keep up with your favorite hockey team? If so we have customized streaming guides for each NHL team. Select your favorite to learn more.
- Anaheim Ducks
- Boston Bruins
- Buffalo Sabres
- Calgary Flames
- Carolina Hurricanes
- Chicago Blackhawks
- Colorado Avalanche
- Columbus Blue Jackets
- Dallas Stars
- Detroit Red Wings
- Edmonton Oilers
- Florida Panthers
- Las Vegas Golden Knights
- Los Angeles Kings
- Minnesota Wild
- Montreal Canadiens
- Nashville Predators
- New Jersey Devils
- New York Islanders
- New York Rangers
- Ottawa Senators
- Philadelphia Flyers
- Phoenix Coyotes
- Pittsburgh Penguins
- St. Louis Blues
- San Jose Sharks
- Tampa Bay Lightning
- Toronto Maple Leafs
- Vancouver Canucks
- Washington Capitals
- Winnipeg Jets
Best of luck to your team to win the Stanley Cup this year!