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How To Watch The Boston Bruins Live Without Cable

Follow upcoming Bruins games on multiple streaming channels.

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The Boston Bruins are one of the most storied franchises in National Hockey League history. The team is one of the Original Six, the first group of teams to play in the NHL between 1942 and 1967. The league has since expanded to 32 teams, but the Bruins remain a force, capturing six Stanley Cup titles. The Boston Bruins hope to add another title to their trophy case in 2023 and are already off to a great start as they sit at the top of the NHL standings. Keep reading to learn how to watch the Boston Bruins this season as they chase another championship. 

Where can you stream the Boston Bruins?

Streaming ServicePrice per Month Free Trial 
DIRECTV STREAM$79.99+Yes
Fubo$79.99+Yes
Hulu + Live TV$76.99+No 
Sling TV$40+No
YouTube TV$72.99+Yes

What channels air the Boston Bruins?

The New England Sports Network (NESN) is the home of Boston Bruins in-market games, but fans outside the region can keep up with the team on ESPN, ESPN Plus, TNT, and ABC. Sports streaming services Sling TV, Fubo, Hulu + Live TV, DIRECTV STREAM, and YouTube TV are good options for cable cord-cutters who want access to these channels.

How to watch the Boston Bruins on DIRECTV STREAM

PlanPrice per MonthChannelsFree Trial
Entertainment$79.9975+Yes
Choice$108.99105+Yes
Ultimate$119.99140+Yes
Premier$164.99150+Yes
Óptimo Más$79.99100+Yes

DIRECTV STREAM’s packages start with the Entertainment plan for $74.99 per month. The plan includes the local ABC network, ESPN, and TNT to catch nationally televised games. An upgrade to the Ultimate plan with 140-plus channels or the Premier plan’s 150-plus channels allows access to both the NHL Network and NESN for in-market Bruins games. The $99.99 Choice plan also includes NESN, which may be enough to satisfy the appetite for local viewing.

In addition, DIRECTV STREAM allows unlimited DVR storage and screens, plus it offers a free trial for customers to test the service before committing.

How to watch the Boston Bruins on Fubo

PlanPrice per MonthChannelsFree Trial
Pro$74.99124+Yes
Elite$84.99178+Yes
Premier$94.99214+Yes
Latino$32.9943+Yes

Fubo offers four plans: Pro at $74.99 per month, the $84.99 monthly Elite plan, Premier for $94.99 per month, and Latino for $32.99 monthly. Boston Bruins fans in the New England region will have access to NESN as part of the Pro, Elite, and Premier plans. All three plans also include ABC and ESPN for viewing the nationally televised Bruins games. Unfortunately, TNT is unavailable across Fubo’s plans, but fans can add on the Sports Plus with NFL RedZone for $10.99 per month or the Sports Lite at $9.99 per month to watch the NHL Network. Be mindful that Fubo charges an extra $11-$14 per month regional sports network fee in addition to the cost of your subscription.

Sign up for a free trial to test the service before subscribing. 

How to watch the Boston Bruins on Hulu + Live TV

PlanPrice per MonthChannelsFree Trial
Hulu + Live TV, Disney Plus
and ESPN Plus1
$76.9985+No
Hulu + Live TV, Disney Plus
and ESPN Plus2
$89.9985+No
Live TV Only$75.9985+No
1All with ads
2Hulu and Disney – without ads, ESPN Plus – with ads

For $75.99 per month, the Hulu + Live TV base plan boasts more than 85 channels, including ABC, ESPN, and TNT, where Boston Bruins fans can watch nationally televised contests. However, fans will get better value from the $76.99 per month Disney Bundle, which adds ESPN Plus to the mix. ESPN Plus offers access to 1,000-plus NHL out-of-market games for all teams, including the Boston Bruins, throughout the season through NHL Power Play. Super fans can also indulge in comprehensive hockey analysis, interviews, and highlights via “In the Crease” with Linda Cohn and Barry Melrose. 

General sports lovers will enjoy the award-winning “30 for 30” library, original programming, and incomparable UFC coverage. Another plus is the unlimited DVR storage for saving games to watch later. 

The downside is that NESN is unavailable, and no free trial exists with Hulu + Live TV.

How to watch the Boston Bruins on Sling TV

PlanPrice per MonthChannelsFree Trial
Sling Orange$4031No
Sling Blue$4041No
Sling Orange & Blue$5547No

Sling TV’s three subscription plans include Orange ($40 per month for 31 channels), Blue ($45 per month for 41 channels), and the combined Orange & Blue plan ($60 per month for 47 channels). Sling doesn’t carry NESN on any of its plans, but Orange or Orange & Blue subscribers can follow the Boston Bruins’ nationally televised games on ESPN and TNT as well as ABC stations in select markets. Tack on the Sports Extra add-on for $11 per month to view more games on the NHL Network. 

There’s no free trial, but with no contracts or penalties for cancellation, it’s worth testing Sling TV to see if it’s compatible with your hockey viewing needs. 

How to watch the Boston Bruins on YouTube TV

PlanPrice per MonthChannelsFree Trial
Base Plan$72.99100+Yes
Spanish Plan$34.9928+Yes

YouTube TV doesn’t carry NESN, but its Base Plan features 100-plus channels for $64.99 and does include ABC, ESPN, and TNT for nationally televised games. Among the service’s other advantages are three simultaneous streams, unlimited recording space, and a free trial to sample its offerings. 

FAQ

How can I watch the Boston Bruins game?

Boston Bruins fans in the New England region can keep up with the team on NESN, which broadcasts all in-market games. Fans outside the Boston area can follow the team on ESPN Plus or watch the nationally televised games on ABC, ESPN, and TNT.

Will the Bruins be on ESPN Plus?

ESPN Plus streams 1,000-plus out-of-market hockey games, including the Boston Bruins contests. Hockey fans can enjoy additional hockey content on the network’s highlights and analysis show “In the Crease” with Linda Cohn and Barry Melrose.

How can I watch Bruins hockey without cable?

You can watch Boston Bruins games through a streaming service if you don’t have cable. Sling TV, Fubo, Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, and DIRECTV STREAM are some options that offer channels like ABC, ESPN, TNT, NHL Network, and NESN for Boston Bruins coverage throughout the season.

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