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We're back for a new season of NHL hockey! This season is sure to be packed to the brim with exciting NHL action, and, luckily, you won't need cable to catch a second of it. In our guide to watching NHL games without cable, we'll show you everything you need to know to catch your favorite teams, no matter where you live.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to stream NHL games:
  Price Channels Free Trial  
$69.99 - $82.99 85+ none Watch Now
$69.99 - $159.99 140+ 5 days Watch Now
$74.99 - $94.99 220+ 7 days Watch Now
$40 - $60 30+ - 130+ 3 days Watch Now
$6.99 - $13.99 N/A None Watch Now

What Channels Have NHL Hockey?

All NHL games (national) are broadcast across ESPN, ESPN+, Hulu + Live TV, Max, TNT, and ABC. Be sure to check the full schedule on NHL.

  • ESPN: ESPN is synonymous with sports all around the globe, and hockey is no exception.
  • ESPN+: Consider this your home for out-of-market games: More than 1,050 of them will be available on ESPN+.
  • Hulu + Live TV: You can find ESPN+ and ABC on Hulu + Live TV, and you can find Hulu bundles that come with ESPN+. All of this makes Hulu + Live TV an excellent choice for hockey fans. Some games are also available to basic Hulu subscribers.
  • Max: You can catch the live games on Max through the new Bleacher Report (B/R) Sports package, which not only includes NHL but also NBA, NCAA, U.S. Soccer games, and more.
  • TNT: If you have access to the TNT network, you can watch select hockey games.
  • ABC: You'll find a select few NHL games on ABC,  like the 2023 Honda All-Star Game, and a handful of regular season games, too

How to Watch NHL Games Online and Over the Air Without Cable

Your NHL season can be found across ABC, ESPN, ESPN+, Hulu, and Max. Any streaming service that includes ABC, TNT, or ESPN is fair-game for hockey fans who don't want to lock themselves into a Hulu or ESPN+ subscription. The following are all the ways you can watch NHL games this season:

Can I Watch NHL Games Without Cable on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, and Chromecast?

You can absolutely watch the NHL on a variety of devices. This isn’t the ’90s; you don’t have to choose between watching hockey on TV or not watching it at all. Staying at home might be the most relaxing way to watch a fast-paced sport like hockey, but you have other choices if you’re on the go. You can catch NHL games on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, and a whole slew of the latest streaming devices.

5 thoughts on “How to Watch NHL Games Online in 2024

  1. Kevin says:

    For services like NHL.TV, which only provide out-of-market games (because why would you want to watch your home team?), there is a way around their BS.

    There are a number of basically VPN services, which allow you to access your home team games (home and away). I use YonderTV but there are lots of them. I think I pay like $4 for 3 months or something like that.

  2. elizasdan767 says:

    I don’t know how to watch free but for few $ you can watch it on ScreenVariety. There you can watch that game without any blackouts or some other popups.

  3. Jae says:

    I’m in the US but want the NHL Canadian feed like I did on NHL.TV last season (20-21). How can I get that for 21-22 season?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Evidently, the writer of the article hasn’t realized that almost all streaming services have dropped the Bally Sports Regional Channels….effectively leaving DirectTV and their huge costs as one of the few ways to watch local hockey.

  5. Joe Friday says:

    It is almost impossible to subscribe to NHL TV. They may offer games not on ESPN but the cost and the amount of work to subscribe are not worth it.

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