The Boston Bruins have a long and thrilling history, known for some of the NHL’s most celebrated moments. One of the Original Six teams that started the NHL, the Bruins were established in 1924, making them the league’s oldest US franchise. Over the years, they’ve won in spectacular fashion amounting to six Stanley Cups. The 2019 season ended bittersweetly as the Bruins made it to the Stanely Cup Finals but lost to the St. Louis Blues.
Are you ready for some hockey? We thought so — keep reading to find out how to watch every Bruins game live this upcoming season.
What channels show Boston Bruins games?
To watch Bruins live games, you’ll need a TV service that carries the channels with broadcasting rights. Boston Bruins games are split up between NBC, NBC Sports Network, New England Sports Network (NESN), and NHL Network. NESN televises the Boston Bruins more than any other network. So, you’ll need to live in an area that provides NESN in order to watch Bruins game live. If you’re unfamiliar with the Boston-Manchester area, NESN is a regional sports network (RSN) that’s the primary broadcaster for the Bruins and Red Sox.
When deciding how to stream Bruins games, have you ever considered a cable-alternative service? Because one of the most complete ways to stream Bruins games is with fuboTV since it includes NESN, unlike most of the other cable-alternative services out there. fuboTV has a solid reputation for its wide range of sports coverage. So you’ll have a direct pipeline to the Bruins live stream.
Streaming Boston Bruins live without cable
How to watch the Boston Bruins on Hulu + Live TV
Hulu is more than your average video-on-demand (VOD) streaming service. Instead of sticking with on-demand titles, Hulu has become a giant player with its over-the-top (OTT) live TV plan. Carrying over 65 channels, Hulu + Live TV is available for $54.99/mo. And unlike cable and satellite, there aren’t any binding contracts or early cancellation fees. There’s also the option to upgrade to Hulu Premium + Live TV for $60.99/mo. and gain ad-free video-on-demand (VOD) content. And when you start a subscription with Hulu + Live TV, you’ll get your first week free.
Since Hulu + Live TV includes NBC and NBC Sports Network, you’ll have some access to Boston Bruins games. If you live in the Boston-Manchester area and want to catch games on NESN, you might want to consider a digital antenna. Hulu + Live TV has sports channels like CBS Sports Network, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNews, ESPNU, FS1, and FS2. Just note that Hulu + Live TV doesn’t have premium sports channels like MLB Network and NFL Network.
Hulu + Live TV doesn’t have the best cloud DVR storage, starting at only 50 hours. Fortunately, you can upgrade to 200 hours for $9.99/mo.
Read our review on Hulu + Live TV for more information.
How to watch the Boston Bruins on fuboTV
As we noted above, fuboTV provides the most complete way to stream live Bruins games. fuboTV plans consist of the following options: Family, Elite, and fubo Español. The Family plan costs $64.99/mo. and includes 105+ channels. When you upgrade to fuboTV’s most premium Elite plan, you’ll get upwards of 155 channels for $79.99/mo. fuboTV also has a Spanish-language plan, fubo Español, that’s priced at $29.99/mo. with over 30 channels.
fuboTV’s Family package comes with ESPN, ESPN 2, FS1, and the NFL Network. The Elite plan comes with premium sports channels like MLB Network, NBA TV, NHL Network, PAC-12 Networks, and Tennis Channel. And if that’s not enough, you can add-on sports packages like Sports Plus ($10.99/mo.), International Sports Plus ($5.99/mo.), and Latino Plus ($7.99/mo.)
Are you still on the fence? Give fuboTV a try for 7 days free to see if you like it.
Read our review on fuboTV for more information.
How to watch the Boston Bruins on YouTube TV
YouTube TV is Google’s OTT cable-alternative service. As a sports fan, you’ll find that YouTube’s live TV service wields useful features that help enhance your gameday experience. For example, the service’s unlimited cloud DVR storage feature allows you to record and save content for up to 9 months. So you can pause, rewind, fast-forward, and breeze past commercials. YouTube’s live TV service packs all the major sports networks within its 85+ channels for the price of $64.99/mo.
YouTube TV carries a whopping number of channels that includes BTN, CBS Sports, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNews, ESPNU, FS1, FS2, Golf Channel, MLB Game of the Week, MLB Network, NBA TV, NBC Sports, NBCSN, NFL Network, Olympic Channel, SEC ESPN Network, TNT, and Tennis Channel.
Episodes from your favorite shows are also available in YouTube TV’s on-demand library, which is mostly comprised of content from the channels it carries. And just like most of the other cable-alternative services that we’ve covered, YouTube TV lets you test out its service for 1 week free.
Read our review on Youtube TV for more information.
How to watch the Boston Bruins on Sling TV
Sling TV doesn’t have the strength in sports channels as, say, fuboTV and YouTube TV, but you’ll still be able to stream a Boston Bruins game when on NBC Sports. Well, at least with Sling Blue or Sling Orange + Blue packages. But more on that in a second. Sling TV splits most of its channels between two packages: Sling Orange ($30/mo.) and Sling Blue ($30/mo.). But you can combine both plans into one with Sling Orange + Blue ($45/mo.)
Sling Blue has 45+ channels to Sling Orange’s 30+ channels. But where Sling Blue includes FS1, NBC Sports, NBC Sports Network, NFL Network, Stadium, and TNT; Sling Orange has ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, Stadium, and TNT. Or for a more complete experience, you can get them all with Sling Orange + Blue.
Sling TV has a reputation for its channel bundle add-ons known as Extras. One such add-on is Sports Extra, which costs $10/mo. for 10 extra sports channels. Sling TV currently extends a 3-day free trial period, no strings attached.
Read our review on Sling TV for more information.
How to watch the Boston Bruins on AT&T TV NOW
AT&T TV NOW is more expensive than the cable-alternatives we covered above, but it also deals out a steady flow of channels. A range of plans are available. So, there’s Plus ($55/mo.), Max ($80/mo.), Entertainment ($93/mo.), Choice ($110/mo.), XTRA ($124/mo.), Ultimate ($135/mo.), Premier ($183/mo.), and the Spanish-language option, Optimo Mas ($86/mo.)
Luckily all of the plans have NBC and NBC Sports. But if you want NHL Network, you’ll at least need to upgrade to XTRA. AT&T TV NOW offers 500 hours of cloud DVR storage, giving you the space to record as many games as you wish — for up to 90 days. Try AT&T TV NOW today for a free week to see if it’s the right service for you.
Read our review on AT&T TV for more information.