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How to Watch the Carolina Hurricanes Live Without Cable

Written by Derek Fleming

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Watch the Carolina Hurricanes live without cable from Raleigh on Bally Sports, or out-of-market on ESPN+.

Table of Contents
  1. The most important channels for Hurricanes fans
  2. From the Carolinas
  3. Out-of-market
  4. Watching the Carolina Hurricanes FAQ
  5. More NHL Teams

The Carolina Hurricanes are an NHL team that plays in the Eastern Conference. The Canes are always in contention for the Metropolitan Division, which means hockey fans in Raleigh want to tune in to see if their hometown team can get to the Stanley Cup Finals.

If you can’t make it to PNC Arena to watch the Hurricanes in person, you can live stream Hurricanes games on a host of different devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, and more.

DIRECTV STREAM – Choice

Watch WRAZ-TV FOX 50 Raleigh, Bally Sports South, ABC, ESPN, TNT, TBS, FS1, ACC Network, and more.

$99.99 / month

5 Day Free Trial

ESPN Plus

Watch the Hurricanes out-of-market.

$9.99 / month

Sign Up for ESPN+

Bally Sports+

Watch the Hurricanes in-market on Bally Sports South only.

$19.99 / month

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The most important channels for Hurricanes fans

Most Hurricanes games are regional broadcasts to fans in North Carolina, and across the southeast, on Bally Sports South. Formerly called FOX Sports South, Bally Sports South usually carries about 74 Hurricanes games for local fans. When the Hurricanes are on national TV, the games air on ABC, ESPN, TNT, and TBS.

ESPN+ airs most out-of-market Hurricanes games, but also features 75 exclusive streaming only games on its platform. When the Hurricanes are featured in an exclusive ESPN+ game, or an exclusive national broadcast, Bally Sports South will be blacked out.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoiceDIRECTV STREAMFuboHulu + Live TVSling Orange & BlueYouTube TVBally Sports+
ABC ABC
ESPN ESPN
NHL Network NHL Network
Bally Sports Carolinas Bally Sports Carolinas
Bally Sports South Bally Sports South
TBS TBS
TNT TNT

From the Carolinas

If you are an in-market fan, you can watch the Hurricanes entire season on DIRECTV STREAM “Choice.”

DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” gets Hurricanes fans full NHL coverage, with both regional and national games, as well as ACC Network, NFL, MLB, and NBA games.

In Raleigh, Carolina Panthers fans can watch the team most Sundays on WRAZ-TV FOX 50 Raleigh, and in Charlotte on WJZY FOX 46 Charlotte with DIRECTV STREAM.

Fubo carries Bally Sports RSNs for local Hurricanes coverage, but lacks TNT which means major gaps in national and marquee games. Although the lack of TNT isn’t ideal for hockey, Fubo offers the channels needed to watch UNC and NC State sports all year long.

Bally Sports Plus offers in-market Hurricanes coverage for 74 regular season games, as well as some first round playoff action. Games that air on ABC, ESPN, ESPN+, TNT, and TBS can’t be viewed on Bally Sports Plus, the platform is a one channel subscription.

If you want to watch the Hurricanes entire season, as well as the NHL playoffs, DIRECTV STREAM is a better option than Bally Sports Plus.

Out-of-market

ESPN Plus is now home to the NHL’s out-of-market TV inventory. This means you can watch the Hurricanes on ESPN+ if you live outside of the Bally Sports South TV region.

ESPN+ doesn’t carry every Hurricanes game. Exclusive ABC, ESPN, and TNT games, as well as out-of-market games that air on NHL Network, are not available on ESPN+.

Watching the Carolina Hurricanes FAQ

How can I watch the Carolina Hurricanes on the Bally Sports app?

If you are a cord cutter, there are two paths to watching the Carolina Hurricanes on the Bally Sports app.

Either sign in to an existing Bally Sports Plus account on the Bally Sports app, or use your DIRECTV STREAM login credentials to login to the Bally Sports app. In either scenario, you will need to be an in-market fan, and an existing Bally Sports Plus or DIRECTV STREAM subscriber, to watch the Hurricanes game on the Bally Sports app.

Last, If your cable provider carries Bally Sports South, as Spectrum does, you can login to the Bally Sports app with your Spectrum login credentials.

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