The NHL season is underway, and you'll want to make sure you have everything you need to watch every slapshot, check, and shootout. Whether you're watching from your PC or your Xbox One console, several apps help you tune into the action. From live games to analysts breaking down matchups, to replays of the action, these are the best Windows 10 apps to watch the NHL. If you want to watch the NHL on other devices, remember to check out the Cordcutters guide to watching the NHL without cable.
Watching your team
You may need to have a combination of subscriptions to get all of the NHL content that you'd like. Both the Sling Blue Sports Extra and the Sling Orange Sports Extra plans carry the NHL Network. NBC is available through Sling Blue, and local channels are available through Sling Orange. If you want to watch the NHL Faceoff Hockey doubleheader, you'll need NBCSN, which is available through Sling Blue. You can check your local channels on Sling TV's website. Sling TV can be watched on Windows 10 through its app or a web browser.
Eyes on the action
Hulu with Live TV has a load of NHL content. You can get access to ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, FS1, TBS, and ESPN with a monthly plan and get access to NHL Faceoff Hockey doubleheader on Hulu through NBCSN. You should check what local channels are available in your area through Hulu's website before you sign up. Hulu has a Windows 10 app and can also be watched through a browser.
With a TuneIn Premium subscription, you get access to live play-by-play broadcasts of every NHL game. You also get access to play-by-play broadcasts of the NFL, NBA, and MLB. TuneIn has an app in the Microsoft Store and also works through your web browser.
Using the web
While there are several apps for watching the NHL on Windows 10, you may need to use your browser to use your streaming service of choice. YouTube TV, Fubo TV, and AT&T TV Now can only be viewed through a browser on Windows 10. Any good browser will do, but Vivaldi is a nice option because of its picture-in-picture mode.
Watch on Xbox
If you use your Xbox One as a media hub, the NHL.TV app is a nice addition to your library. With it, you can watch live out of market games as well as replays of your favorite teams. You'll need an NHL.TV subscription, which costs $25 per month or $130 per year.
Look at the schedule
With 82 regular-season games per team, the playoffs, and 31 teams to follow, you'll want to make sure to add games to your calendar. Outlook has a tool that allows you to add popular calendars to your account, including calendars for specific NHL teams or the entire league. You'll have to add a new calendar through Outlook.com. After that, you can view them in the Mail and Calendar app.
Facts and highlights
Most apps in this collection are for watching games, but Tweeten is an excellent tool for sports fans. It's a Tweetdeck client that allows you to see instant analysis, recaps, stats, and information through Twitter. It updates live so that you won't miss a beat of the action. It's a perfect companion for a second screen while watching a game.
All the hockey!
The hockey season is full of hits, goals, and goalies standing on their heads. You won't want to miss a second of the action. These apps will help you watch the NHL no matter where you are and get you access to recaps and replays of all the best NHL games.
Sling TV is an excellent app for streaming content on Windows 10. It has a nice app (opens in new tab) on Windows 10 and plenty of options for NHL fans. Making sure you get all the content you want can be a little tricky at first since it has so many different plans and add-ons, but that also provides different pricing options. It also works well with other devices and gets you a wide variety of channels.
If you want to watch every single NHL game that you can, you should check out NHL.TV. The subscription works with the NHL.TV Xbox One app (opens in new tab) and can also be viewed through your browser. It allows you to watch live games that are out of your market and has recaps and replays of games.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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