Hey there hockey fans! The NHL season is in full swing and it’s time to get streaming. As a big-time hockey lover myself, I want to make sure you know all the ins and outs of watching NHL games on your Roku device. Whether your goal is catching every second of intense playoff action or casually keeping up with your hometeam over the season, this guide will help you never miss a moment on the ice.
Overview of Watching NHL Hockey on Roku
Roku makes it nice and easy to stream live NHL games directly on your TV. There are a few different options to get access:
- NHL App – The official app lets you stream games live and on-demand after they air
- Live TV Streaming – Services like fuboTV, Sling TV, and AT&T TV allow you to watch NHL games live as part of channel packages
- Network Apps – Many NHL games air on networks like ESPN, TNT and you can install their apps to watch
I’ll break down how each option works below. My personal favorites are fuboTV for the best overall hockey coverage and the NHL app for condensed games and highlights.
How to Get the NHL App on Your Roku
The NHL app gives you access to live out-of-market games, replays, classic games, highlights and lots of on-demand NHL content.
Here’s how to get it set up:
- From your Roku’s home screen, go to Streaming Channels and select Search Channels
- Search for “NHL”
- Select the NHL app and click Add Channel
- Open the app and login with your NHL.TV account credentials
With an NHL.TV subscription ($25-190 per season) you can stream tons of live hockey matchups and never miss that amazing goal or bone-crushing hit.
Live TV Streaming for Hockey Fans
Live TV streaming services are awesome for cordcutters who still want that traditional cable experience. Packages include major sports channels like NBC Sports Network, ESPN, NHL Network and regional sports networks that air most NHL games.
Here are the best options:
- fuboTV – Start with the Pro plan ($70/month) which includes NBC, NBCSN, NHL Network plus 1000 hrs of DVR. The Elite package ($80/month) also adds ESPNU, NHL Network and more sports. Great service for dedicated hockey fans since fuboTV focuses on live sports.
- Sling TV – With the Sling Blue plan ($40/month) you can add the Sports Extra package ($11/month) to get NHL Network. Combine it with Orange for regional sports networks too. More budget friendly option.
- AT&T TV – The Ultimate package ($95/month) contains NBC, NBCSN, ESPN suite and the NHL Network so it has you covered for national NHL coverage. And 20 hours of DVR is included.
The ability to pause, rewind and record games makes streaming a clear upgrade over traditional cable.
Catching Games on Network Apps
Many hockey games air live on channels like ESPN, TNT, ABC and you can download their dedicated apps on Roku to watch:
- ESPN – Login with TV provider for ESPN, ESPN2 live sports
- TNT – Install for NHL doubleheaders on Wednesday nights
- ABC – Select games air here so have access to catch them
Unlike NFL Sunday Ticket, there’s no out-of-market NHL package for Roku. But by combining a streaming service and these network apps, you’ll have tons of hockey readily available on whatever team you root for!
I hope this guide gives you everything you need to know to stream NHL hockey games with your Roku device. Now grab a cold one and get ready to catch all the action! Feel free to let me know if you have any other questions.