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How to Watch the Boston Bruins Live Without Cable in 2022-23

Written by John O'Connor

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Boston Bruins fans in the northeast can live stream regular season games on NESN with DIRECTV STREAM and fuboTV. Both services support most major streaming devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, laptops, iPhone, Samsung Smart TV, and more.

Two live TV streaming services, fuboTV and DIRECTV STREAM, carry NESN, the regional sports network that broadcasts Bruins and Red Sox games to sports fans in the northeast. As the only platform that carries ABC, ESPN, TNT, and NESN all in one app, our top pick for watching the Bruins is DIRECTV STREAM “Choice.” Out-of-market Bruins fans can follow the team on ESPN+.

DIRECTV STREAM – Choice

Watch WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston, ABC, ESPN, TNT, NBC Sports Boston, and NESN.

$99.99 / month

5 Day Free Trial

fuboTV

Watch WBZ-TV CBS 4 Boston, ABC, ESPN, NBC Sports Boston, and NESN. Missing TNT.

$74.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial

ESPN Plus

Watch the Bruins out-of-market.

$9.99 / month

Sign Up for ESPN+
Table of Contents
  1. How to watch tonight’s Bruins game
  2. The most important channels for Bruins fans
  3. How to watch the Bruins on DIRECTV STREAM
  4. How to watch the Bruins on fuboTV
  5. Watching the Bruins FAQ
  6. More NHL Teams

How to watch tonight’s Bruins game

What channel is the Bruins game on tonight? We list the Bruins TV schedule, as well as the live TV streaming services that carry each game, in the easy to use table below.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceDIRECTV STREAMBally Sports+fuboTVHulu + Live TVSling Orange & BlueYouTube TV
Florida Panthers vs Boston BruinsJanuary 28 2023, 06:00 PMNHL Network, NESN
Carolina Hurricanes vs Boston BruinsJanuary 29 2023, 05:00 PMNESN, Bally Sports Midwest
Toronto Maple Leafs vs Boston BruinsFebruary 01 2023, 07:30 PMNESN
All times are local

The most important channels for Bruins fans

The majority of Bruins regular season games air on NESN. When the Bruins are on national TV, or in the playoffs, the games will be covered by ABC, ESPN, or TNT.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceDIRECTV STREAMfuboTVHulu + Live TVSling Orange & BlueYouTube TV
ABC ABC
ESPN ESPN
NESN NESN
TNT TNT

How to watch the Bruins on DIRECTV STREAM

In order to access the Bruin’s broadcasts on NESN, DIRECTV STREAM requires an upgrade to its more expensive “Choice” plan. With DIRECTV STREAM “Choice,” sports fans gain access to the local regional sports network in their viewing area, including NESN for watching Bruins and Red Sox games.

If you don’t live in Boston, to make 100% sure you will have access to NESN, confirm you are in the channel’s viewing area prior to paying for DTV.

NESN publishes a territory map, which can be viewed here.

Outside of the NESN viewing territory, Bruins fans can watch the team out-of-market on ESPN+, or wait for the team to appear in nationally televised games.

How to watch the Bruins on fuboTV

fuboTV is another excellent choice for live streaming Bruins games. The platform carries NESN and NBC Sports Boston in the base package, and comes with 1,000 hours of DVR storage.

The main drawback with fuboTV for NBA and NHL fans is the app’s lack of TNT.

Watching the Bruins FAQ

Can I watch the Bruins on NBC Sports Boston?

No, you can’t watch Bruins games on NBC Sports Boston. NBC Sports Boston airs Celtics games, not Bruins games. NESN is the network that broadcasts Bruins and Red Sox games to fans in the northeast.

Can I watch the Bruins on Hulu?

You cannot watch the Bruins on Hulu if you live in New England because the platform doesn’t carry NESN. If you live outside of New England, you can watch Bruins games on Hulu with the ESPN Plus bundle, but it is also possible to save money, skip Hulu altogether, and just sign up for ESPN+.

Can I watch the Bruins on YouTube TV?

No, you can’t watch most Bruins games on YouTube TV. YouTube TV carries NBC Sports Boston for watching the Celtics, but the platform is missing NESN, which means you can’t watch the Red Sox or Bruins on YouTube TV unless the games air on national broadcasts, which only happens a handful of times each season.

Can I watch the Bruins on ESPN+?

You can watch the Bruins on ESPN+, but only if you live outside of New England. ESPN+ is the new home of NHL.TV, which is the NHL’s out-of-market product. If you live in New England, Bruins games on ESPN+ will be blacked out to protect NESN’s TV rights.

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