The NHL is back in full force this year after COVID shortened previous seasons. That means hockey fans everywhere are eager to catch every smash, crash, and goal. If you want an easy way to stream all the NHL action at home directly through your TV, then adding the NHL channel on your Roku device is just what you need.
In this handy guide, I’ll walk you through everything you need to know to:
- Add the NHL channel on Roku
- Stream live NHL games through various Roku apps
- Never miss a pulse-pounding game all season long
Trust me, with Roku and a few streaming subscriptions, you’ll have hockey heaven at your fingertips. Let’s drop the puck and dive right in!
An Intro to the NHL for New Fans
For readers unfamiliar with the NHL, it consists of 32 professional ice hockey teams in the United States and Canada. As one of the major sports leagues in North America, it’s considered the top professional ice hockey league on the planet.
After leagues like the NFL, MLB, NBA, and English Premier League, the NHL ranks 5th based on overall revenue. Still, it has seriously diehard fans.
The regular season runs from October through early April, with playoffs and the Stanley Cup Finals wrapping up in June.
Now that you know the NHL basics, let’s get you set up to stream all the action!
Steps to Add the NHL Channel on Your Roku
Adding the official NHL channel on your Roku device only takes a few minutes. Just follow these steps:
- Turn on your Roku and TV. Make sure your Roku is connected to the TV with an HDMI cable.
- From the Home screen, scroll down to the Streaming Channels section.
- Select the Search Channels option.
- Use the on-screen keyboard to type in
NHLand select it from the search results.
- Choose to add the channel.
- Click OK to finish adding it to your Roku.
And that’s it! The NHL app is now ready to use whenever you want to stream a game or check scores.
To watch full games through the NHL app specifically, you’ll need an NHL.TV subscription. But there are also other ways to stream NHL games through various Roku channels.
How to Stream Live NHL Games on Roku
While a premium NHL.TV subscription unlocks full game replays, condensed games, and more NHL content, you’ve got options to stream live games too. Here are the best ways to watch the NHL without cable using Roku apps:
This sports-focused streaming service carries NHL Network plus tons more sports content. Monthly plans include:
- Fubo Family: $64.99/month with NHL Network
- Fubo Family with Showtime: $74.99/month
- Fubo Ultra: $84.99/month
With 250-1,000 hours of cloud DVR storage depending on your plan, you can record games to watch later also.
While Sling lacks NHL Network by default, you can get it by adding their Sports Extra package to any base plan. Options include:
- Sling Orange ($35/month)
- Sling Blue ($35/month)
- Sling Orange + Blue ($50/month)
With the add-on package, you’ll get NHL Network for just $11 more each month with any Sling plan.
AT&T TV is a premium cable replacement solution, but the price reflects all the channels you get. With the Ultimate plan at $94.99/month, you’ll have access to:
- NHL Network
- NBC Sports
- FOX Sports
- ESPN suite
Plus, there are loads of other entertainment channels on top of sports material.
No matter if you choose fuboTV, Sling TV, AT&T TV, or another streaming provider, you can now enjoy NHL action directly through your Roku device all season long!
If you have any other questions on getting set up with NHL on Roku or recommendations for your favorite sports streaming services, let me know in the comments. I’m always happy to help other fans out. But for now, let’s get back to the ice for some electrifying hockey!