The 2022 IIHF Men’s Ice Hockey World Championship is underway and runs until May 29th. This guide explains how to watch every match for the 2022 IIHF World Championship if you live in the US, even if you don’t have cable.
How To Watch Every IIHF Hockey Championship Game: Every IIHF World Championship game will air on either ESPN+ or NHL Network. NHL network is available to watch with a free trial to fuboTV. Other games will stream live on ESPN+. An ESPN+ subscription costs only $10.99 per month and streams games live and on-demand. There is no contract so you can cancel any time you like. We go into more detail below.
Watch IIHF Championship Games on ESPN+
An ESPN+ subscription costs only $10.99 per month ($69.99 for the year). There is no contract so you can cancel any time you like. In addition to ESPN, Disney also owns Hulu and the Disney+ streaming service. You can get Disney+, Hulu, and ESPN+ for just $13.99 by signing up here!
Once you subscribe to ESPN+, you can watch it through the ESPN app. The ESPN App supports Roku Players and TVs, Amazon Fire TV devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, Android, iPhone, Samsung TVs, Xbox One, and PS4.
To add ESPN+ to your ESPN app, follow these instructions:
- Subscribe to ESPN+
- Download and Open the ESPN app on your mobile or TV device
- Click the Settings Gear in the upper right corner
- Select “Account Information” then “Log Into ESPN Account.” You should receive an activation code.
- Visit https://espn.com/activate on your phone or laptop and type in the code
- Log in with your ESPN+ credentials
- You should then get confirmation that your ESPN+ account is linked and now see and “ESPN+” tab in the ESPN app.
IIHF World Championship games are available live and on-demand. F r more information, check out our article on How To Watch ESPN+.
Watch IIHF Championship Games on NHL Network
The following streaming services carry NHL Network so you can watch the IIHF Mens Ice Hockey World Championship games they carry.
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. T e 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.
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 $46 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 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 $65 per month to watch the NHL Network. Regardless of the plan you choose, 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.
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.