How to watch NHL Playoffs Online Without Cable

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Watch NHL Playoffs Live Stream Online

Options for live streaming the NHL Playoffs are pretty abundant in 2019. 

Even though the required channels for a number of games are TBD, generally you’ll want to have NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, USA, and NHL Network for the Stanley Cup playoffs.

What’s the best option for 2019? The cheapest route for watching the NHL Playoffs without cable is through Sling TV. The Sling Blue channel bundle has xxxx

DirecTV Now, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV all have the key channels you need. 

Choosing the right lineup might come down to how much you want to spend. You should ask yourself whether you can leave out a channel – like say, NHL Network – in order to save a few bucks. 

Don’t forget, if just want to get NBC to watch a few NHL games, check to see if you can get it free by using a TV antenna. Online tools like AntennaWeb or TVfool can quickly show you whether a broadcast tower for NBC is in your area.

Sling TV: Watch NHL playoffs live stream without cable

You will need to subscribe Sling TV’s Blue package to live stream Stanley Cup Finals without cable.

Sling TV’s Blue channel bundle gives you all the channels you need in areas where NBC is offered. The Sling Blue bundle is usually $25 per month.  But right now, you can sign up and get the first three months for only $15 per month. (You’ll need to prepay to get this discount, so you won’t be able to take advantage of the free trial.)

Check to see if NBC is in your area with Sling TV’s search tool before you press the subscribe button because it’s not offered everywhere.  

Sling TV works on just about every streaming device on the market, including Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV devices and Roku. Sling TV has a free trial that lasts for a week. Planning on using Sling TV for all of the NHL playoffs?

You can get a Roku Express or a discount on another streaming device like an AirTV Player by prepaying for a brief subscription.

Hulu with Live TV: Live Stream NHL Playoffs Online without cable

Hulu with Live TV has all the key channels to live stream NHL playoff games. It’s also the second cheapest option behind Sling TV. You’re getting about 60+ channels for $44.99 per month, along with Cloud DVR.

As part of a subscription, you will also get access to Hulu’s massive on-demand library. And you can use your subscription to activate about 38 apps on your streaming device, including the NBC Sports app.

Hulu with Live TV supports live streaming on Roku, Apple TV and Fire TV devices. Try out Hulu with Live TV free for a week.

Watch NHL playoffs online without cable with fuboTV

fuboTV will be the best option for a lot of people because of it offers NBC and NBCSN across most of the country.

fuboTV also has 80 percent of regional sports networks such as NBCSN and coverage for most local NBC station across the U.S. 

Subscribers get 85+ channels, Cloud DVR and a “lookback” feature that serves as an on-demand option for games that aired in the last 72 hours. If you own a 4K television, you should try out fuboTV because it is the only live streaming service that delivers select sporting events in 4K HDR. 

A&E, Bravo, E!, three FX channels, Oxygen, sprout, Cozi TV and Hallmark channel are part of the channel lineup.

Viceland, National Geographic and Nat Geo Wild are included, too. The entry-level channel bundle is $54.99 per month, and the first month is $10 off. 

Check out a free 7-day free trial for tonight’s game. If you don’t cancel before the free trial, then the first month is $44.99. The regular rate kicks in after that.

fuboTV has apps for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and a mobile app for iOS and Android smartphones. fuboTV can also be watched on a PC or Mac.

PlayStation Vue: Watch NHL Playoffs online

PlayStation Vue carries NBC in select regions across the U.S. but you’ll want to subscribe to the “Core” bundle to get access to regional sport networks like NBCSN.

The Core bundle has about 66 channels for $49.99 per month. Unlimited Cloud DVR is included in your subscription. PlayStation Vue has a free 5-day trial.

PlayStation Vue apps are available on Amazon Fire TV, NVIDIA Shield TV, Apple TV, Roku, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 consoles. PlayStation Vue offers a free 5-day trial.

Youtube TV: Watch NHL Playoffs live stream

YouTube TV has only one bundle of channels and it includes NBC and regional sports channels like NBCSN. You’ll get about 50 channels for $40 per month, along with unlimited Cloud DVR.

YouTube TV has apps for Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast and Xbox One. I reviewed YouTube TV some months back and found it to be a very solid service. I still like YouTube TV despite the recent price hike of another $5 per month.

ESPN, FX and movie channels like IFC are part of the channel lineup. You can try YouTube TV free for 7-days.

Use DirecTV Now for NHL playoffs Live Steam with NHL Network

DirecTV Now carries all the channels you need for live streaming the NHL playoffs. To get all the most important channels for the NHL playoffs, you can subscribe to the Plus channel bundle for $50 per month.

That gets you NBC, NBCSN, CNBC, and USA Network. You can try out DirecTV Now with a free 7-day trial.

Can I watch NHL Playoffs using the NBCSports app

fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, PlayStation Vue and YouTube TV subscribers activate the NBC Sports app to get an NHL playoffs live stream alongside regional sports network game telecasts.

You can also use your credentials for NBCSports.com (Local blackouts may apply in some areas.) To use these apps without a cable subscription, you’ll want to pick a live TV streaming service with TV Everywhere access like the ones mentioned above.

What’s the best way to get a NHL playoffs live stream?

The Sling Blue channel bundle for $25 per month is your best deal. You can prepay for three months to get the $15 per month deal, or first look over the details of Sling TV’s free 7-day trial. Just keep in mind that the Sling Blue bundle doesn’t have ESPN.

Hulu with Live TV is my runner-up pick because you get 60+ live channels, Hulu’s massive on-demand library and 50 hours of Cloud DVR for $44.99 per month. Hulu offers a free trial that lasts a week for its Live TV package.

fuboTV is the best service to watch an NHL playoffs live stream. You’re getting 85+ channels, including just about every channel carrying the best hockey games between now and June.

You’ll get entertainment networks like A&E, History and Sundance TV. And you’ll have Cloud DVR and the “lookback” option for games that air when you can’t watch them live.

You can try fuboTV free for 7-days, and cancel if you decide the service isn’t for you.

So, how do you plan to watch the NHL Stanley Cup Finals? Who are you rooting for this year? Share with fellow readers in the comments below.

This guide was written on April 9, 2018 and has been updated.




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