The 2018-2019 season of NHL began on 3rd October 2018. The league started with 31 teams that are playing their matches in 31 different arenas. The championship will conclude on April 6, 2019. As soon as the event kicked off NHL fans started searching for multiple options to watch NHL games online. This guide covers how to watch NHL live online.
In this guide, we also provide a tutorial on how to watch NHL on Kodi. We have listed an official add-on guide along with a tutorial for third-party add-ons.
How to Watch NHL Live Online
How to Watch NHL.TV on Kodi Krypton Version 17.6 or Kodi Leia
If you don’t want to be let down by low quality or any other interruptions, then you better install an official NHL Kodi add-on that features NHL live matches. There are two similar official Kodi add-ons i.e. NHL.TV and NHL Game Center. Subscription charges for NHL.TV is US$19.99.month or US$119.99/yearly.
Here we have discussed how to install NHL.TV on Kodi:
- Open Kodi on your device.
- Click on the Add-ons tab from the main menu.
- Click on the box icon from the top left corner.
- Now click on Install from Repository option.
- Open Kodi Add-ons Repository.
- Scroll down the list and click on NHL TV
- Click Install and wait for the Add-on enabled notification.
- Once the notification appears, you can access the add-on from the Add-ons menu.
How to Watch NHL on Kodi Jarvis Version 16 or Below (Unofficial Add-on)
- Open Kodi Jarvis > Click on System > Then go to File Manager > Here you see Add Source option, double click on it.
- Click ‘None’ when the dialogue box appears > Type Repository URL http://mullafabz.net.rw/Repository/ > Click Done > Type Repository Name ‘Mullafabz’ > Click Done > Click OK.
- Now going back to Kodi Main Menu > Select System Menu again > Then click on Add-ons > Install from Zip File > Mullafabz > Repository.Rising.Tides.zip > Install from Repository > Rising Tide Repository > Video Add-ons > Rising Tide > Click Install.
- Open Rising Tide Kodi add-on > Go to Sports Channels > Find NHL Network HD or NBCSN to view live matches.
ICANUCK Kodi (ICANUCK NHL Streams)
ICANUCK was an old NHL repository which was found in the Fusion Repository. Since there was a crackdown against TVAddons, many other repositories fell with it, and ICANUCK NHL Streams was also the one.
NHL.TV has now become an official add-on that could be found in the Kodi Add-on repository. There is no need for installing ICANUCK repository which doesn’t exist anymore. There is a simple installation process for NHL.TV mentioned above.
How to Watch NHL Without Cable
Watching sports events live online is no longer an issue because of the amazing online streaming services available nowadays. There are a few of the best streaming services to choose from for watching NHL live:
How to Watch NHL on Sling TV
Sling TV is one of the best online streaming service present in US right now. Segregated into different packages, each package it offers have different variety of channels. The best part about streaming NHL online with Sling TV is that you can access both of the broadcasters; NBC and Fox Sports.
However, one thing to keep in mind is that Sling TV along with the broadcasters mentioned earlier are regional networks and they will not be accessible outside of US. Sling TV service is geo-restricted and you can only access it from anywhere else than US is with the help of a VPN service.
Watch NHL Games on Fubo TV
If you are a European resident and want to stream NHL live online, then the best option for you is to stream it with Fubo TV. Actually, it is an American online streaming service but its streams are not restricted to US only and can be accessed in Europe.
Fubo TV has very reasonably priced packages and a great number of channels to stream live streaming action. You can watch live NHL action on BeIN sports channel which hosts broadcasts from the official NHL broadcaster; NBC Sports.
Stream NHL Online on ESPN
ESPN is indeed one of the finest choice for streaming live sports events due to its quality broadcasting service as well as HD streaming. NHL fans can subscribe to ESPN online streaming service and watch every game live and they can also stay up to date with latest news updates and scores through the ESPN website.
However ESPN provides streams for NHL through ESPN+ which is only available in US. In order to access ESPN+ out of US in Canada, UK, Australia to stream NHL; you will need a VPN. Get a VPN and connect to a US server and enjoy non-stop NHL streaming on ESPN.
Stream Regional and Out-of-Market NHL Games?
Out of market games is a term commonly used in the media broadcasting industry that means to provide steaming of domestic leagues or national leagues having regional participants to other regions across the globe where official broadcasters do not broadcast their content or which are not their focused market segments.
Such out of market games were recently banned by NHL and MLB because it was hurting credibility and market share of the regional/ local broadcasters. The broadcasts of these events have been geo-restricted and even the online streaming services have been advised to restrict access to their streams from unauthorized regions.
One thing you can do to stream these events live from restricted regions is that you can use different online streaming platforms like
- DIRECTV Now
- Hulu live TV
- PlayStation Vue
- YouTube TV
These services offer a number of sports streaming channels to users and their streams can be easily accessed with the help of a VPN service. You can connect to a US server by using a VPN and you will have the access to the live event broadcasts.
How to Bypass NHL.tv Blackout
You can access the NHL blackout by bypassing the geo-restrictions with the help of a VPN. A asks your IP and changes your actual IP address to the IP address of the VPN server you are connected to.
Therefore, if you want to bypass NHL.Tv blackout and watch it live, then get a VPN, connect to a US server and start accessing live streams from any region in the world without facing any blockade.
Wrapping it All Up
With only a day left in the beginning of National Hockey League, we have provided various methods to watch NHL matches online. There is one official method with official add-ons, and there is one unofficial method with third-party add-ons. A subscription fee of US$19.99/month applies for official Kodi add-on, while no subscription fee applies to third-party add-ons.