With the 2023 preseason season underway, hockey fans need a way to watch the NHL Network without cable. Currently, you can stream the NHL Network live through Sling TV, FuboTV, and DIRECTV STREAM. The NHL Network will air up to several nationally televised games this season and preseason.
Streaming NHL Network
Streaming NHL Network is easy using the streaming services below. All you need is an Internet connection. You can even watch NHL on your TV with a streaming device like Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, and more.
|Sling TV||‘Blue’ + Sports Add-on||$51.00||Sign Up|
|fuboTV||‘Pro’ + ‘fuboTV Extra’||$82.98||7-day free trial|
|DIRECTV STREAM||Ultimate||$119.99||See Offer|
Sling TV is The Cheapest Way To Watch NHL Network
Sling TV offers NHL Network in its Sport’s Extra Plan. To get the Sports Extra plan, you need to subscribe to either the Sling Orange Plan or the Sling Blue plan for $40 per month, then add the Sports Extra package for another $11 per month. This would provide a way to watch the NHL Network at $51 per month. You can sign up at their website.
I find the Sling Blue package is a better value as you get more channels, the ability to stream to 3 devices at once, and local Fox, ABC, and NBC networks in certain markets. You can get both packages for only $55 per month, but then the cost of the Sports Extra package jumps to $15 per month, bringing the total to $70 per month to watch the NHL Network. Regardless of the plan you chose, Sling TV comes with the following features:
- 50 hours of cloud DVR storage
- the ability to watch shows networks make available on-demand
- Support on Android and iOS devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Nexus player, Xbox One, Apple TV, Chromecast, and more
For full details on the difference in Sling TV plans, check out our review of Sling TV.
NHL Network on FuboTV
FuboTV is a streaming service built for sports. NHL Network is available through the “fubo Extra” channel add-on. After subscribing to the “Pro Plan” for $74.99, the “fubo Extra” channel pack adds on another $7.99 per month. Fubo offers NHL Network, along with 100+ other channels. You can get a 1-week free trial to watch NHL Network live on FuboTV. The package includes:
- Live NHL Network, ESPN, and more are available in fuboTV’s channel lineup
- You can watch on three screens at the same time
- 250 hours of cloud DVR storage
- The FuboTV app is available on major platforms, including Apple TV, AndroidTV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV.
NHL Network on DIRECTV STREAM
DIRECTV STREAM is a live streaming service that lets you watch NHL Network live. However, you have to subscribe to their “Ultimate” package for $119.99 per month. You can sign up online and they don’t force you into a contract so that you can cancel at any time. The service also includes a cloud DVR service and allows you to simultaneously stream to an unlimited number of devices in the home, and up to 3 outside the home.
DIRECTV STREAM is supported on the following devices:
- 4th Gen Apple TV
- Google Chromecast, 2nd gen and higher
- Amazon Fire TV
- Fire TV Stick
- iOS devices
- Chrome and Safari browsers
See our review of DIRECTV STREAM for more details on this streaming service.