What are the best NHL Hockey live streaming services?

If you grew up in a cold place filled with long winters and below-zero temperatures, chances are, you know stuff about hockey. You probably are aware of Wayne Gretzky's greatness and you might have played a game or two on your icy backyard. While a lot of people are busy watching the NBA or NFL, there are also a lot of hockey fans around the world. Apparently, there is more to hockey than The Mighty Ducks. You can ask any NHL fan and you will be surprised to learn that a lot of them have staple NHL streaming services and religiously follow their teams until playoff time. Well, this sport has evolved a lot since 1917. The NHL has started from players wearing wool sweaters until it has reached the era of form-fitting jerseys and modern skates.

While fighting is common in hockey, there is more to love in this cold sport. Fans surely love its fast-paced nature and the high level of skill needed to score a goal. If you are a sports fan who is into physicality and one who hates long lulls, then hockey might be the sport you should watch next. While you might not have seen the era dominated by the Montreal Canadiens or the Toronto Maple Leafs, it's not too late to be a fan. You can watch hockey's premier league live wherever you are around the globe. there are different streaming services that cover NHL matches from the preseason up to the Stanley Cup trophy game. In this list, we have the best NHL live streaming sites for you to access. Enjoy!

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    DIRECTV is a streaming and a video-on-demand service that enables users to watch live sports events through channels such as NBC, ESPN, and more. It also has some of the widely-known movies and TV shows for the subscribers to choose from.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by plan

    Jack Bailey
    Written on October 23, 2017
    "DirecTV has a lot of streaming platforms, like Sunday ticket which has coverage for football games as well. So this seems like a great solution for NHL coverage."
  2. 10



    NHL.tv is a Tv service for watching out-of-market games Live, and full archives on-demand. It allows viewers to enjoy real-time highlights, home & away broadcast options, and the ability to jump directly to highlights.


    Free- varies by plan

    Ethan Bennett
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "If you want to be in the middle of the action, if you live in another state and want to follow your nhl team then you have to get nhl tv. its similar to nba tv which i also have. You can get different camera angles with every game and about 3 different feeds . The mobile app is excellent as well and easy to use when you're on the go. "
  3. 9



    WatchESPN is a streaming service that gives 24/7 access to different ESPN channels such as ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, and more. The WatchESPN app offers live streaming access to thousands of games and events on the ESPN networks. 



    Megan Hernandez
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "WatchESPN is such a great way to watch sports. During the hockey playoffs I have this site up constantly and it's my go-to place for highlights and clips after games. Definitely a top pick of mine."
  1. 7

    #4Fox Sports

    Fox Sports

    FOX Sports is one of the best destinations for sports content on the web. You can find live scores, player & team news, videos, rumors, stats, standings, schedules & fantasy games. It is also live on YoutubeTV.



    Daniel Washington
    Written on October 19, 2017
    "Fox sports a great way to keep up to date on the yesterdays scores from MLB, NFL and NBA and even NHL and other sports as well."
  2. 6
    Free Trial

    #5Sling TV

    Sling TV

    Sling TV is the most popular service for TV channels online because of its high-quality content and reliability. Plus, it supports Xbox, Roku, Smart TVs, desktop, and smartphones. It also streams sports like NBA and much more.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by plan

    Pedro Gallardo
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "Sling TV is great for streaming TV in general but it doesn't really offer anything special towards NHL streaming. Sling is limited to covering only my regional teams, just like cable or satellite. There are other sites that offer more coverage at the same quality and for free. "
  3. 6
    Free Trial

    #6Sony PlayStation Vue

    Sony PlayStation Vue

    Sony PlayStation Vue is a live streaming TV service where you can watch and enjoy sports, news, movies, TV shows, premium channels and more. Although the service is paid, it also offers a free trial to the users.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by plan

    Louis Cruz
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "Playstation is always taking the game to the next level. Now with Vue you are able to watch all your favorite sports. I enjoyed hockey and basketball most of all. I highly recommend it."
  4. 4
    Free Trial



    Hulu is a video-on-demand service offering a huge catalog of exclusive programs, Hulu originals, and many more. It launched its live television streaming service in 2017, but it is only currently available in the United States and Japan.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by plan

    Eric Black
    Written on October 23, 2017
    "Hulu is.. interesting to say the least. To me it's like the smaller, less impressive cousin of YouTube. So while it's not bad by any means, it gets outshined by its competition. So it's not the 'best' option, but for some people it's good enough."
  5. 3
    Free Trial



    FuboTV is an American over-the-top internet TV service with the best streams of world soccer, American sports, motorsports & more without long-term contracts. It offers a 7-day free trial and also has a platform for Android and iOS devices.

    Streaming Services

    Varies by plan

    Victoria Carlson
    Written on December 20, 2017
    "One of the best live streaming sites for sports that I've seen. Although the cost of the service can be a little steep for some people, it's definitely worth it if you're a sports fan. I highly recommend this for anyone looking to find all of their favorites in one place. The site itself is very easy to navigate and it gives a lot of information about exactly what's offered in the package."
  6. 2

    #9FOX Sports GO

    FOX Sports GO

    FOX Sports GO is a TV service offered by FOX Sports for Android and iOS devices. Users can watch live sports and shows from FOX Sports, Fox Sports 2, FOX Sports Regional Network, and other FOX channels.


    Web, iOS, Android, Kodi

    Varies by plan

    Charvi Patil
    Written on December 26, 2017
    "Multi screen is cool. Feeds look great. Constantly have to log in. No full screen video support for iPhone X. Lacks support for Siri search and live sports feature on Apple’s TV app that ESPN supports"
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    Stream2watch is a website where users can stream football or soccer matches worldwide live and online, for free. Although it mainly offers football and soccer matches, it also streams other sports games such as basketball and rugby.



    Lars Fender
    Written on September 17, 2018
    "Watch NHL Hockey streaming live as well as Leagues like AHL, DEL, Liiga, SHL, Champions League Hockey - Free Broadcast"


Best What are the best NHL Hockey live streaming services
1DIRECTVStreaming Services 10 Paid
2NHL.tvWebsites 10 Free
3WatchESPNWebsites 9 Free
4Fox SportsWebsites 7 Free
5Sling TVStreaming Services 6 Paid
6Sony PlayStation VueStreaming Services 6 Paid
7HuluStreaming Services 4 Paid
8fuboTVStreaming Services 3 Paid
9FOX Sports GOApps 2 Free
10Stream2watchWebsites -4 Free

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