Paramount + is a subscription video streaming service that provides access to thousands of full seasons of TV series and movies as well as Paramount + Original productions.
Paramount + subscribers can choose between their Essentials plan (which includes ads) for $ 4.99 / month, or go ad-free with their Premium plan for $ 9.99 / month. With the Premium package, in addition to not having any commercials, subscribers will also have access to their local CBS affiliate to broadcast local news, their prime-time programming and their late-night programming. They will also be able to download offline and watch some shows in 4K.
So can you watch the NHL on Paramount +?
The short answer is no. As of the 2021-22 season, NHL hockey games are not available through Paramount +. The games will appear on regional sports networks, ESPN +, ESPN, ESPN2, ABC, TNT and TBS. Paramount + does not offer NHL coverage at all. If you want to watch hockey, here are your options …
ESPN + will offer 75 exclusive NHL games in total, as well as over 1,000 non-market games. Off-market games on ESPN + will offer the option to choose a home or away team commentary feed. All NHL games, including those produced by TNT and NHL Network, will be available for replay on ESPN +. Most will be available on demand shortly after their release.
The service costs $ 6.99 / month per month or annually for $ 69.99 / year.
Regional sports networks
Hockey fans who wish to watch local shows will need to subscribe to a live streaming television service to watch their regional sports network. DIRECTV STREAM offers more RSN channels than any other service, although it does not offer Longhorn Network, NBC Sports Northwest, NBC Sports Philadelphia, NBC Sports Philadelphia +, and NBC Sports Washington +.
The only option available to fans who wish to stream Bally Sports RSNs live is to use DIRECTV STREAM. The streamer’s $ 84.99 Choice plan allows you to take advantage of the option.
To stream NBC Sports Philadelphia (Flyers), you would need another service like fuboTV, Hulu Live TV, or YouTube TV.
Fox Sports RSN becomes Bally Sports
The former Fox Sports RSNs have been renamed Bally Sports. Following this rebranding, some of them were closed or changed region.
How to broadcast Canadian NHL teams in the United States
The best option for hockey fans in the United States who want to watch Canadian teams is to sign up for ESPN +. They provide coverage of all non-market games for these teams.
Nationwide televised hockey games
Nationwide televised hockey games that are not included in the home team’s RSN fan packages can now be found on ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS or ABC. Hulu Live TV, YouTube TV, and DIRECTV STREAM include ESPN and Turner as part of their entry-level streaming offering.
Turner Sports will broadcast 72 NHL regular season games on TNT and TBS, while ESPN will broadcast 100 nationally televised games each season. 75 of those games will air exclusively on ESPN +, while the rest will be on ESPN, ESPN2 or ABC. Some of the games broadcast on these networks will be exclusive and will not be available on local RSNs. The Turner and ESPN networks will also be needed to watch all of the Stanley Cup Playoff games.
Finally, NHL Network is available on fuboTV and Sling TV. They offer approximately 100 non-exclusive NHL games each season.
Restrictions will apply to national broadcasters in the event that a game they are broadcasting is also available on your local RSN.