Launched in 2007 the NHL Network is jointly owned by the National Hockey League which has majority share and NBCUniversal. The channel is primarily dedicated to ice hockey, and features live games, specials, analysis, and documentaries. The network also telecasts collegiate hockey games. Headquartered in Secaucus, New Jersey, the network utilizes the same facilities as the MLB Network. The decision to move to New Jersey was made after a six-year deal was signed with the MLB in 2015 to take over the management of the league’s digital properties which included the NHL Network.
|Channel||Sports Games Streamed||Price||Free Trial||HD Stream||Cable Required||iOS App||Android App|
|Select NHL Games||No Standalone App||Yes, with Hulu/Sling||Yes||Yes, except w/ Sling, Fubo etc||Yes||Yes|
|Most NHL Games on Hulu!||$39.99 (Best Deal)||Watch 7 Days Free||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|All NHL Games Live Online!||$25||Watch 7 Days Free||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|All NHL Games Live!||$44.95||Watch 7 Days Free||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Use a VPN to Watch NHL Games||$2 /month||Try a VPN for $2||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|All NHL Games Live Streaming!||$35||Watch 7 Days Free||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
Watch NHL Network Live This Season with a VPN
If you’re concerned about privacy and computer security these days you may want to consider streaming the games via VPN. They’re not expensive (3 bucks a month) and help protect you and your devices from tracking software.
Watch the NHL Network Without Cable
The NHL Network is widely available across the US via a network of pay-tv services. However, the growing availability of high-speed internet connectivity coupled with the latest smartphones has meant that you no longer need regular cable services. As a matter of fact, an increasing number of people are doing away with their regular cable services in favor of streaming services like Sling TV and DIRECTV NOW.
Try out these services using the buttons below:
|Sling (7 Days Free)||Fubo (7 Days Free)||HULU Live (7 Days Free)||DIRECTV NOW (7 Days Free)|
|Try Sling TV||Try Fubo||Try Hulu Live||Try DTVN|
Streaming the NHL Network with the Official App
The official NHL app is called GameCenter which gives subscribers to the ability to stream live season and out of market games on their mobile device. A subscription to GameCenter costs $130 a year, or you can choose to pay $100 a year to watch a particular team play. Subscribers can also opt to pay $25 a month. This is not the same as the NHL Network as a channel but functions in much the same way. They actually black out some of the games in GameCenter that are on NHL Network. At this time it’s just the way it is and isn’t that great for hockey fans.