How to watch the Chicago Blackhawks

Based in Chicago, the Chicago Blackhawks are one of the original six NHL hockey teams. Since entering the world of hockey in 1926, they have won numerous Stanley Cup championships. But they have experienced some struggles in recent times, missing the playoffs for two seasons in a row before only making a short appearance in the 2019-20 season. With a full rebuild on the way, the future of the Hawks is unclear. But if you want to see how they do this year, keep reading to find out how to stream Blackhawks games.

What channels show Chicago Blackhawks games?

You can watch Blackhawks live streams on several NBC channels, including NBC Sports Chicago, NBC Sports Chicago+, and NBC Sports Network. Some games air on NHL Network, too. This NBC-focused selection means fuboTV is the ideal streaming service for Blackhawks fans. Although you’ll have to pay a little more for NHL Network access, fuboTV’s line-up features all of the aforementioned networks so you can stay on top of games, stats, and more.

Streaming the Chicago Blackhawks live without cable

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How to watch the Chicago Blackhawks on Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV’s list of 65+ channels features all of the NBC networks that air Chicago Blackhawks action. However, you won’t be able to watch any game that broadcasts via NHL Network. Don’t be downhearted, for there are more than 15 huge sporting names to browse, including ESPN and FS1. Most of the country is covered with Hulu + Live TV’s long list of regional sports networks, too, though note that many come from FOX and NBC. 

Subscribers will be asked to pay $54.99/mo. for access to all of the above, plus thousands of original and renowned on-demand titles. That price also comes with 50 hours of recording space for all your hockey needs and 2 simultaneous streams, so you can watch the Hawks crush it in peace while the rest of your household enjoys alternative entertainment. Hulu has plenty of tempting extras. Upgrade your DVR to 200 hours and enjoy unlimited simultaneous streams for an extra $9.99/mo. each, or combine both add-ons for the reduced price of $14.99/mo. What’s more, you’ll get a 7-day free trial to try everything out before making a final decision.

Read our review on Hulu + Live TV for more information.

How to watch the Chicago Blackhawks on fuboTV

For the ultimate Blackhawks streaming experience, opt for fuboTV’s Elite package. It costs $79.99/mo. and comes with more than 140 channels, including an add-on that features NHL Network. Plus, you’ll receive a whopping 1,000 hours of storage space for hockey game recordings and unlimited streaming at home to please the family. If you don’t want to splash quite so much cash, fuboTV’s base Family plan is a little cheaper at $64.99/mo. It has 100+ networks and airs all of the Blackhawks’ NBC games. But users are more restricted with just 250 hours of cloud DVR and 3 simultaneous streams.

As fuboTV has always been sports-oriented, it’s no wonder the platform has plenty of game-focused features. It’s one of the few streaming services to broadcast content in 4K and, in the past, has shown major events like the Super Bowl in this super high resolution. And the streamer will ensure you don’t miss the start of a game ever again with its Startover option. Simply hit the button to restart any live broadcast from the very beginning. Start a 7-day free trial to see how it works with your very own eyes.

Read our review on fuboTV for more information.

How to watch the Chicago Blackhawks on YouTube TV

YouTube TV’s impressive local line-up fully covers over 98% of US households. That means all Blackhawks games shown on the likes of NBC Sports Chicago will appear on the YouTube TV schedule along with the platform’s 85+ other networks. However, subscribing will mean you’ll miss out on professional league names like the hockey extravaganza that is NHL Network. The inclusion of the likes of FS1 and NBA TV may make up for it, as will the unlimited cloud DVR storage that all users receive. (In fact, the DVR was made for sport-lovers, as it’ll automatically record Hawks games and extend recordings for an extra 30 minutes in case the action runs over.)

To get all of the above, you’ll have to pay $64.99/mo. But you can enjoy a 2-week free trial before spending a single cent. Don’t forget to check out YouTube TV’s add-ons selection, either. From premium names like HBO to more soccer and football, there are plenty of ways to customize your subscription.

Read our review on YouTube TV for more information.

How to watch the Chicago Blackhawks on Sling TV

Sling TV only offers a couple of ways to watch a Blackhawks game live. Sign up to the $30/mo. Blue plan to access NBC Sports Network and pay an extra fee of $10/mo. to watch NHL Network through the Sports Extra add-on. Or you can become an Orange subscriber for $30/mo. and pay the same additional fee for NHL Network, plus the likes of NBA TV and SEC Network. (NBC, however, is not available to Orange users.) You can also pay $45/mo. for the combined Orange + Blue package.

All of the packages come with varying totals. The Orange plan has 31 networks, including ESPN, while the Blue package has over 40 networks, including NFL Network and select FOX regional channels. The combined package gives you the best of both worlds. If you’re not sure which color is right for your sports streaming needs, you can try Sling TV for free for 3 days. Remember, though, that every package only comes with 10 hours of recording space, so you may need to pay more for an upgraded experience.

Read our review on Sling TV for more information.

How to watch the Chicago Blackhawks on AT&T TV Now

Compared to most streaming services, AT&T TV Now offers an impressive number of packages. But this does make it difficult to decide on the one to pick so you can watch Blackhawks games live. For access to both NBC Sports Chicago and NBC Sports Network, choose the $79.99/mo. Max plan. It’s one of the platform’s most popular options, encompassing around 60 networks. There are, of course, plenty more packages to browse. To secure NHL Network access, for example, you’ll have to shell out either $124/mo. for the Xtra package, $135/mo. for the Ultimate plan, or $183/mo. for the mega Premier option, which offers more than 140 channels. Only select plans come with a week-long free trial. Luckily, the Max is one of them.

Start a trial to get a glimpse of the expansive 500-hour DVR limit and the offline viewing capabilities along with the full channel list, which includes everything from nationals like CBS and FOX to Big Ten Network and ESPN. There’s even plenty of on-demand content to sit back and relax to.

Read our review on AT&T TV for more information.