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How to Watch the Stanley Cup Finals Live Online

Written by Derek Fleming

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Table of Contents
  1. Which live TV streaming services carry TNT?
  2. How to watch the Stanley Cup Finals live online
  3. DIRECTV STREAM
  4. Hulu + Live TV
  5. YouTube TV
  6. Sling TV

Thanks to a new TV deal that runs through the 2028 season, it’s easy and predictable to live stream the Stanley Cup Finals. This year’s NHL finale will air ABC and ESPN.

DIRECTV STREAM – Choice

Watch ABC, ESPN, TNT, NHL Network, and more.

$99.99 / month

5 Day Free Trial

Hulu + Live TV

Watch ABC, ESPN, ESPN+, TNT, and more.

$69.99 / month

Sign Up for Hulu

Under the terms of the NHL’s TV deal with Disney and Turner Sports, exclusive coverage of the Cup Finals alternates year to year between ABC and TNT, with ABC having the rights to 4/7 of the Finals until 2028. You can watch the 2024 Stanley Cup Finals on TNT.

Stanley Cup Finals Channel by Year

  • 2022 – ABC/ ESPN
  • 2023 – TNT
  • 2024 – ABC / ESPN
  • 2025 – TNT
  • 2026 – ABC/ ESPN
  • 2027 – TNT
  • 2028 – ABC / ESPN

Which live TV streaming services carry TNT?

In the easy to use table below, we list the live TV streaming services that carry TNT. You can watch every game of the Stanley Cup Finals with any of these services, although Sling TV Orange is the cheapest.

DIRECTV STREAMHulu + Live TVFuboYouTube TVSling Orange
TNT TNT

How to watch the Stanley Cup Finals live online

Time needed: 15 minutes

Watch the Stanley Cup Finals on your phone, tablet, or smart TV

  1. Signup for a live TV streaming service and download the app to the device of your choice

    Any of the streaming services listed above that carry ABC and ESPN will get you access to the entirety of the Stanley Cup Finals. Once signed up, download the streaming services’ app to your phone, tablet, or smart TV.

  2. Sign in to the live TV streaming service

    Once you have signed up and added the app to your chosen device, sign in and scroll through the channel options until you find ESPN.

  3. Start streaming the Stanley Cup Finals

    It’s that simple to get started live streaming the Stanley Cup Finals. Simply choose a streaming service that carries ESPN, download the app, and watch all the Stanley Cup action.

DIRECTV STREAM

For NHL fans who live in-market for their favorite NHL team, watching the Stanley Cup Finals on DIRECTV STREAM is the best bet. With ABC, ESPN, and TNT in the base package, as well as the largest selection of regional sports networks, DIRECTV STREAM allows NHL fans to not only follow the Stanley Cup Finals, but also to watch their team’s regular season next year.

Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV carries ABC and ESPN in the base package, and with the ESPN+ bundle, NHL fans get access to 1,000 out-of-market NHL games on the platform each season. If you live in a different city than the NHL team you follow, Hulu + Live TV is the best bet for watching the Stanley Cup Playoffs, as well as next year’s regular season.

YouTube TV

YouTube TV carries ABC, ESPN, and TNT in the base package, making it an excellent choice for live streaming the Stanley Cup Finals, especially in markets where YouTube TV air the local regional sports network; Boston, Philly, DC, Bay Area, Pacific Northwest, and Sportsnet NY for Mets fans.

Sling TV

You can watch the entire Stanley Cup Finals on ESPN with Sling Orange, and at a great price.

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