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The 2017-2018 NHL Hockey season is underway and we want to show you some of the best add-ons for NHL Kodi Hockey content!
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NHL Hockey Channels
NHL Hockey is broadcasted on a variety of channels in North America, Canada and USA. Below is a guide for all of the channels currently showing hockey content:
- SportsNet (Canada) – SportsNet is the main broadcaster of NHL hockey games in canada.
- CBC & City TV (Canada) – CBC and City TV have rights to the Hockey Night in Canada Saturday night feature.
- NBC & NBC Sports Network (USA) – The majority of USA hockey streams can be found via NBC and NBCSN.
- NHL Network (National)
- TSN (Canada) – TSN in Canada has the rights to show regional broadcasts for a few teams: Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg.
- Fox Sports (USA) – Local regional Fox Sports channels in Carolina, Columbus, Detroit, Florida, Tampa Bay, Anaheim, Arizona, Dallas, Los Angeles, Minnesota, Nashville, and St. Louis carry local games.
- MSG Network (USA) – Eastern teams like Buffalo, New Jersey, and New York get local coverage from the MSG Network.
Teams not listed above for regional broadcasts get their games broadcasted on one of the national channels.
Protecting Your Privacy
When using Kodi and geo-blocked P2P (Acestream) links, which share your connection with other users in order to minimize buffer for everyone, make sure you have a VPN connection active. This event is in high demand all over the world and that makes it more important to protect your internet connection.
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Live Streaming Kodi Tips
Here are some general Kodi streaming tips to help you when accessing media and content you are legally able to view:
- Make sure your internet connection is a minimum of 10mbps and recommend 20mbps in order to have the bandwidth required for live streams.
- Always make sure your media box is plugged in with hardwire Ethernet back to your router. The latency on wi-fi is 10x worse than hardwired Ethernet, which leads to more buffering.
- When using peer-to-peer or acestream links, use a VPN to hide your connection and access content safely.
- Test your streams well in advance of any event. Don’t wait until the last minute once an event has started.
Stream 2017-2018 NHL Kodi Hockey Content (National Hockey League) Online
- NHL.TV / NHL Gamecentre – NHL.tv and NHL GameCentre are two Kodi addons that allow you to login to your NHL.tv paid account. With an account, you can stream every single hockey game on Kodi throughout the entire season. For an all-in-one NHL Kodi hockey streaming solution, click here to find out more information.
- Over-The-Air – An OTA HD antenna can be great for streaming hockey games for free, especially in urban areas. In Canada, you can get access to SportsNet, CBC, and TSN and in the USA, NBC, MSG, Fox, and more. Click here to learn more information.
- USTVNow Plus – The USTVNow free plan only contains NBC, which shows weekend, special event, and playoff hockey games. If you wish to subscribe to the $19/month plan, you get the added bonus of NBCSN and 27 other channels to stream on Kodi, Android, iOS, and more. Click here to learn more about USTVNow. Click here to sign up for an account directly.
- Sling TV has one of the longest running skinny bundles for IPTV TV and their packages offer NBC, Fox Sports, SportsNet, amongst others. It is also one of the only IPTV services to offer NHL Network. For Sling TV Android information, click here. To sign up for Sling TV, click here.
- DirecTV Now – DirecTV Now contains most of the channels listed above as well. For full lineup in your area and to sign up for full HD Hockey for $35/month, click here.
- Playstation Vue – Playstation Vue is enticing because it offers live NHL Network and regional NBC streams in their sports package, amongst other national channels to stream hockey with. Click here to sign up for Playstation Vue.
- Youtube Vault – The YouTube Vault addon does not have live streams, but it does have a dedicated NHL hockey section featuring highlights, replays, previews, and league interviews. Click here to install Youtube Vault.
- Kodi Streams – All of the options above are completely legal and reliable options for NHL Hockey Kodi content. There are some third party add-ons outside of the official Kodi repository that may advertise Football Kodi related content. These add-ons host no streams and are purely search engines that pull in links from the public internet and display content like a web browser.
Third party addons for popular live sporting events are generally laggy and unreliable, so be aware of that. Lots of these addons rely on Acestreams, which use the BitTorrent network to share load between concurrent viewers. Sharing your connection will expose your IP address, so a VPN is recommended for these.
Note that these add-ons might not be illegal to use in every country, but we strongly recommend users opt for an official stream. Some examples of these third party addons include:
With the options above, there are plenty of ways to watch NHL streams online throughout this season. The NHL has been aggressive in branching out into the IPTV internet market, which is great news for those looking to cut the cord and get NFL Kodi streams on their Android box.