The NHL season is coming to a close and the Stanley Cup Finals are underway. If you live for the game but not the high price of cable, here’s what you need to know about watching the Stanley Cup Finals without cable.
You can watch this year’s Stanley Cup Finals using several different streaming services. While the NHL Playoffs were available on several different networks, to watch the Finals you need to make sure you have the proper channels to watch the Finals. Game 1 aired on NBC, Game 2 and 3 will air on NBCSN, and Game 4 (and any other necessary games) will air on NBC.
Stanley Cup Finals on fuboTV
Sports are central to fuboTV. Offering both live and on-demand content, fuboTV offers over 100 channels including both NBC and NBCSN, as well as other popular sports, news, and entertainment channels including NHL Network, ESPN, FOX, CBS, E!, Bravo, Comedy Central, and more. Plans start at $59.99/mo (free 7-day trial) and include 100+ channels, 250 hours of cloud DVR, and 3 screens. Check out our full review of fuboTV or sign up for their free trial.
Watch the NHL Finals on Hulu with Live TV
Another option to watch the Stanley Cup Finals is with Hulu with Live TV. Hulu with Live TV gives you access to live TV, as well as access to Hulu’s content library where you’ll find shows like Schitt’s Creek and Mrs.America and Hulu Originals such as The Handmaid’s Tale and High Fidelity. Hulu with Live TV plans start at $55/mo (free 7-day trial) and include Hulu’s content library plus 65+ channels including NBC and NBCSN. Other popular channels include ABC, CBS, FOX, ESPN, and History. Starting plans also include 50 hours of cloud DVR and 2 screens. Learn more by checking out our full review of Hulu with Live TV.
Catch the Stanley Cup Finals with Sling TV
If you’re looking for a more affordable option to catch the Stanley Cup Finals, consider Sling TV. This will get you access to 50+ channels. If you want access to NBC and NBCSN you’ll want to make sure to sign up for Sling Blue or Sling Blue + Sling Orange. Sling Blue starts at $30/mo (3-day free trial) and includes a 10-hour DVR and 3 screens. There’s also a Sports Extra package for an additional $15/mo which gives you access to channels such as NHL Network, NBA TV, etc. Before signing up for Sling to watch the NHL Finals you’ll want to confirm that NBC is available in your specific market. Be sure to check out our full review of Sling TV before getting started.
Watch Stanley Cup Finals Action for Free
As you can see there are several different options available to watch the Finals. What channels you want and the type of content you are looking for will be major considerations. However, all three of these streaming services offer NBC and NBCSN in their primary channel offering (for most markets). If you haven’t signed up for a service yet, it’s possible to check out either fuboTV or Hulu with Live TV and watch the Stanley Cup Finals without paying anything by simply signing up for a free trial.